Destin Tradition Celebrates 60 Years Near Destin Vacation Rentals
Blessing of the Fleet
Just before HarborWalk Village’s Memorial Day weekend celebration, the 60th annual Blessing of the Fleet will take place this Thursday, May 25th, just minutes away from many Destin Vacation Rentals! The event is hosted by Immanuel Anglican Church, the Blessing of the Fleet takes place each year during “Destin’s Week of Blessings” and features a blessing from area pastors followed by a Fish Fry. This year’s 60th Blessing of the Fleet will begin with a service at 4 pm at Destin Fishing Fleet Marina behind Brotula’s Seafood House and Steamer. The blessing will be at 5 p.m. with a fish fry at 5:30 pm.
This tradition was created to ask for God’s blessing over each boat that is part of Destin’s Fishing Fleet and offers a blessing for captains and their crew as they head out on their passage. Destin, Florida is home to the largest fishing fleet in North America and since the tradition’s birth, no charter fishing boat has been lost at sea! The harbor, near Destin vacation rentals has become the World’s Luckiest Fishing Village, and some believe the Blessing of the Fleet is to thank.
Along with the blessings, legends from the surrounding area as well as fallen fisherman are acknowledged for their contribution to the Destin fishing community. This annual blessing is a reminder of the importance of fisherman as Destin has grown throughout the years and shines light on the real reason Destin has become what it is today.
Come out and join us for a view from the docks or over dinner at one of the HarborWalk Village restaurants near Destin vacation rental, Emerald Grande, to catch sight of this unique community experience!