Annual Blessing of the Fleet
The Blessing of the Fleet is an annual festival that the Darien-McIntosh County Chamber of Commerce hosts to celebrate our biggest industry, shrimping. This three-day fun-filled event consists of an art show, various food and drink vendors, arts and crafts, a YMCA 5K, children’s activities, a classic car show, nightly live entertainment, and a marine parade.
On Sunday we Bless our shrimp boat captains with a safe and prosperous season. Darien’s Blessing of the Fleet is the largest on the East Coast! This weekend-long festival is a great celebration of food, family, and fun that usually draws in a crowd of 30,000+ throughout the weekend.