If you live in an apartment in Charleston, SC, you can enjoy the The Blessing of the Fleet & Seafood Festival. The Festival began in 1987 to support and honor local shrimpers. This year the festival takes place on Sunday, April 29, at Memorial Waterfront Park from 11:30 am - 6:00 Overlooking beautiful Charleston Harbor at the picturesque Memorial Waterfront Park and Pier, this festival is one of the most highly anticipated events of the year for seafood lovers!
Come on out and enjoy live music with Southwood and the East Coast Party Band!
The Blessing of the Fleet and Seafood Festival has grown into such a recognized event that it has become a destination – spawning a week of activities centering on the shrimping industry. More than 12,000 people attend the festival each year. It has outgrown its original venue and has been relocated to the new Memorial Waterfront Park in Mt. Pleasant.
Memorial Waterfront Park provides a panoramic view of the fleet, a state-of-the-art playground, and sprawling lawns for our chefs, our crafters and our artist guild. Come enjoy spectacular views of the shrimping fleet, award-winning seafood, cooking demonstrations, shag dancing contest on the pier, and other exciting activities centering on the local maritime culture.