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The Blessing of the Fleet is a celebration that consists of several different events. Below is a list and desription of our events, if you would like to participate in one or more please visit the event application page. For more information please e-mail the Chamber of Commerce at info@blessingofthefleet.com.

Art in the Park

   McIntosh Art Association presents "Art In The Park" a two-day event taking place in lovely historical Vernon Square in Darien, GA from 10am-5pm on Saturday and Sunday, April 6th and 7th, 2019.

Street Parade

The parade steps off at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday April 6, 2019 and follows Hwy. 17 from Hwy 251 to the Darien Bridge.  This year the theme is Let the Good Tides Roll!  Come watch this lively celebration of the Blessing of the Fleet. 

Blessing of the Feet 5K

 This event will be held on Saturday, April 6th at 8am. Sponsored by the McIntosh County YMCA.  

Children's Activities

Annual Fishing Rodeo and Kids' Zone.  Call (912) 437-4837 to register your child for the Fishing Rodeo where they can win prizes like Biggest Fish and Most Fish caught

Marine Parade

Join us in the largest shrimpboat Blessing on the East Coast! Help us wish the shrimpboats, captains, and crews a successful year of fishing!

Car Show 
Saturday, (  10 am-3 pm)

The Castaway Coastal Cruisers will host a Classic Car Show on Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm. With registration at 9 am.  

Community Worship Service

Everyone is invited to attend, to show support for the community as a whole.  The service will be held on Wednesday at 7:00 pm.

Fishing Rodeo

   Sign your son or daughter up to compete in the Annual Fishing Rodeo! They will be given a rod and bait then set loose. Held at the Tidewaters Industrial Complex. There will be winners in each gender for categories of biggest fish & most fish.


Little Miss Blessing

  This pageant is open to single girl’s ages 0-15 years old that reside or attend school in McIntosh County. Entry Fee for all contestants is $50.00.  

Miss Blessing

  This pageant is open to girls ages 16-20 who reside in McIntosh County and are currently enrolled in school or graduated from high school.