If you live in an apartment in Charleston, SC you can enjoy water fun this weekend. The 28th Annual Blessing of the Fleet & Seafood Festival is one of the most highly anticipated events of the year!
The festival pays tribute to Mount Pleasant's local shrimping and fishing industry, offering a boat parade, live music, craft show and lots of free activities with the picturesque Ravenel Bridge and Charleston Harbor for a backdrop!
Participants are treated to a boat parade and ceremonial blessing of the shrimp/fishing fleet, savory seafood samplings sold by some of Mount Pleasant's best restaurants, live music, a craft show, art exhibition, Shag and shrimp-eating contests, and family-friendly activities. Admission and activities are free!
As you enjoy the festival you can also enjoy local food from area restaurants and food vendors.
Stroll through the Craft Show and enjoy a variety of hand-made arts and crafts. You're sure to find plenty of unique Lowcountry creations that make great gifts for yourself or your loved ones!
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Memorial Waterfront Park
11:30 am - 6:00 pm
Every year the proceeds from the festival have been donated to local nonprofit organizations. This year the beneficiary is East Cooper Habitat for Humanity.