Free Event

Annual River Blessing

Saturday, January 25, 2020 | 9 - 11 a.m. at Alpine Groves Park

Guests can participate in this annual "river blessing" ceremony on the beautiful St. Johns River.

2060 State Road 13, Switzerland, FL, 32259
(904) 209-0348
  • The St. Johns County Parks Department will partner with the St. Johns and Matanzas Riverkeepers for the Annual River Blessing at Alpine Groves Park on Saturday, January 25, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 .m.

    Guests can gather beside the St. Johns River next to the historic Bennett House to hear a selection of speakers and then participate in the silent, non-denominational ceremony where a bowl of water is passed guided by a heartbeat drum by First Nations.

    After the blessing, attendees are welcome to tour nearby Beluthahatchee Park from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

    Please email St. Johns County Park Naturalist AyoLane Halusky here or give him a call at (904) 209-0348 for more information.

    Admission: The program is free.

    When: From 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 25, 2020.

    Where: Alpine Groves Park is located at 2060 S.R. 13 in Fruit Cove, FL 32259. Beluthahatchee Park is located at 1501 State Rd 13 in Fruit Cove, FL 32259.

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