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Biloxi Blessing of the Fleet 2024

Biloxi Blessing of the Fleet

Date:

7 July, 2024

Location: Biloxi

, Mississippi

Venue: Biloxi Harbor Channel

Note: For the most updated information on this event’s dates, schedule, location, and tickets, please also check the official references below.

About the Event

The Biloxi Blessing of the Fleet, a cherished tradition in Biloxi, Mississippi, is an annual event that celebrates the region’s rich maritime heritage and the beginning of the fishing season. The festivities typically include a vibrant parade of beautifully decorated shrimp and fishing boats, each vying for the title of best-decorated vessel.

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FAQ

Where is the event located?

679 Beach Blvd, Biloxi, MS 39530, United States

How much is admission?

$5 - $7.

What activities are available at the event?

The festival features a parade of decorated shrimp and fishing boats, a ceremonial blessing of the fleet by local clergy, live music, seafood tastings, arts and crafts vendors, and family-friendly activities such as carnival rides and games.

Is there a specific time for the ceremonial blessing?

The ceremonial blessing typically takes place as the boats pass by the "Blessing Boat" where the officiating priest sprinkles holy water and gives a blessing for a safe and prosperous fishing season.

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Official References

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