The Annual Blessing of the Fleet and Seafood Festival is coming up this weekend in Mount Pleasant.
The event takes place every year and is a celebration of Mount Pleasant’s local shrimping and fishing industry. This year’s Blessing of the Fleet will take place on April 25th from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Memorial Waterfront Park.
According to their website, “participants are treated to a boat parade and ceremonial blessing of the shrimp/fishing fleet, savory seafood samplings sold by some of Mount Pleasant’s best restaurants, live music, a craft show, Shag and shrimp-eating contests, and family-friendly activities.”
Admission to the festival is free for festival-goers. In addition to free admission, there will also be free shuttle buses running all day from various locations in Mount Pleasant to Memorial Waterfront Park.
Officials are encouraging attendees to engage in social distancing and wear face masks during the event.