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



After much consideration, and out of an abundance of concern for public safety and health, we are unable to reschedule the 2020 Blessing of the Fleet Festival.  This was not an easy decision, and it was made based on the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The dates for the 2021 Blessing of the Fleet Festival will be April 16 – 18, 2021.  We are looking forward to the 2021 event and hope you will come and celebrate our local commercial fishermen.

All vendors who applied to participate in the 2020 festival will be contacted individually regarding the options of transferring your 2020 application to the 2021 event or a fee refund.  (If you are a vendor and you do not hear from us by Friday, June 26, 2020, please contact us via email at )



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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