Blessing of the Fleet

Darien, GA


Marine Parade

Arts and Crafts

Street Parade

Car Show

Art Show



Buy tickets in advance at Skipper's Fish Camp or The Darien-McIntosh County Visitors' Center

Mandy Harrison

Darien-McIntosh County Chamber of Commerce


(912) 437-6684



For immediate release:


Let me preface my remarks by reinforcing that the health and safety of our community, volunteers, festival attendees, vendors and performers is our top priority. 

After careful consideration, we have been advised by the Department of Health, the District Board of Health, City and County Officials as well as the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors that is it necessary to POSTPONE the 2020 Blessing of the Fleet event at this time due to the global concerns over the COVID-19 virus.

The new date of the event will be announced as soon as possible. 

We will be contacting ALL sponsors and vendors as soon as possible.

For additional information please contact The Darien-McIntosh County Chamber of Commerce (912) 437-6684.





The Blessing of the Fleet is one of the top  events in the USA by Top Events USA!! Check it out here!  


   The Blessing of the Fleet is an annual festival that the Darien-McIntosh County Chamber of Commerce hosts to celebrate our biggest industry, shrimping. This three day fun-filled event consists of an art show, various food and drink vendors, arts and crafts, a YMCA 5K, children's activities, a classic car show, nightly live entertainment and a marine parade.


  On Sunday we Bless our shrimpboat captains with a safe and prosperous season. Darien's Blessing of the Fleet is the largest on the East Coast! This weekend long festival is a great celebration of food, family and fun that usually draws in a crowd of 30,000+ throughout the weekend. We welcome you to come and join in our fellowship!


The cost for entry each day is $5 per person and children up to the age of 13 get in for free. Sunday is free to everyone. You may bring coolers in for a fee of $10 a piece.


For more information please contact the Chamber at (912) 437-6684 or e-mail at 

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