A City Blessed…
Destin Celebrates Blessing of the Fleet & Week of Blessings
It’s a beautiful sight to see…every year,¬†the annual Blessing of the Destin Fishing Fleet takes place in the Destin harbor on Ascension Day.¬† On this day, local pastors gather to bless charter fishing boats, boat captains, boat crews, and passengers. ¬†The blessings and prayer are for safe sea passage and bountiful catches. This will be the 57th year to celebrate this special occasion.
Destin area churches, civic leaders, and businesses will also join together to offer a variety of events over a 7-day period under the banner ‚ÄúDestin‚Äôs Week of Blessings.‚ÄĚ ¬†
Kicking off the week will be¬†the¬†Blessing of the Families at area churches on Sunday, May 25.¬† A¬†Day of Gratitude in honor of Memorial Day will be held Monday, May 26.¬†¬†This will be followed by a Destin city-wide day of¬†Prayer & Ministry Day on Tuesday, May 27. The¬†Blessing of the Marketplace will be Wednesday, May 28.¬† This Marketplace event will be held in the Life Center at Destin United Methodist Church,¬†located¬†on Beach Drive, 11:30-1:30 p.m.¬†To pre-register for the Blessing of the Marketplace, visit online at¬†www.destinblessings.com.¬†
The Blessing of the Fleet will be held at Destin‚Äôs Fishing Fleet Marina on Thursday, May 29. A short church service precedes the fleet blessing at 4 p.m. ¬†The boats will line up in the harbor, and each one will be blessed by area pastors. A fish fry on the dock follows the blessing.
The week of festivities continue on¬†Friday, May 30 with youth t-shirt day when area¬†young people will wear specially-designed t-shirts to school. ¬†The Week of Blessings will culminate with a Saturday celebration at HarborWalk Village’s outdoor stage¬†with local band favorite, Shake the City, 6-9 p.m.
Wishing you a wonderful Memorial Day & Week of Blessings!
Kendra Veach ¬†