Saturday April 13, 2013
Event Information
Section: Festivals and Events
Blessing of the Fleet Festival in Darien

When: April 13, 2013
08:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Where: Blessing of the Fleet/Darien
Phone: (912) 437-6684
Address: P O Box 1497
1111 Magnolia Bluff Way SW Ste 255
Darien, GA 31305
Ages: 12 & Under Free Free Sunday April 14
Cost: $5/13 & Up Free Sunday April 14

Description: The 45th annual Blessing of the Fleet Festival in historic Darien April 12-14 will kick off Friday at 5pm with arts and crafts and food including sweet Georgia Shrimp. The Waterfront Park stage will come alive at 7 pm with a concert by Brent Browning and The County Line Band. Saturday events will include a street parade with US military and Scottish color guards at 10am, 5K Darien River Run/Walk at 8am, continuous live entertainment, Kids' Zone, and classic car show at 11am. Performances will begin at 6pm with Soul Gravy, Mason Wayers and The Groove Allstars at 7pm, and Darien's own Vic Waters at 8pm. Art in the Park, a juried fine art show will be held in Vernon Square with entertainment on Saturday and Sunday along with paintings, photography, sculpture, jewelry, and textiles. A fireworks display will begin at 9pm. The Shrimp Boat Marine Parade beginning Sunday at 2pm will be followed by the blessing ceremony overseen by representatives of the Darien-McIntosh Ministerial Association. An awards ceremony will follow at 4pm.


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