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Destin Celebrates Week of Blessings

Blessing of the Fleet

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 (Thursday, May 14.)  

  • 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. 
  • Destin area churches, civic leaders, and businesses join together to offer a variety of events over a 7-day period under the banner “Destin’s Week of Blessings.” This will be the 58th year to celebrate this special occasion.  
  • The Blessing of the Fleet will be held at Destin’s 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. Additional details are online at www.DestinBlessings.com.
  • The week of festivities continue on Friday, May 15 with youth t-shirt day when area children wear specially-designed t-shirts to school. It concludes with the Beach Bash at Henderson Beach from 5-7pm. The Week of Blessings will culminate on Saturday, May 16, with a celebration at HarborWalk Village with a concert by “Consumed Fire,” 7-9pm. 

If you are traveling to our area and would like to go charter boat fishing, you can view our recommended options under activities in Destin with links to charter boat suggestions from iLoveDestin.com.

Wishing you a wonderful Week of Blessings!

Kendra Veach  

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