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Blessing of the Fleet

March 27-29

Darien, GA


    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 info@blessingofthefleet.com. 

Marine Parade

Arts and Crafts

Street Parade

Car Show

Art Show




We've gone green!! The energy used at our festival this year will all be recycled. For more info click here.