Free Event

Blessing of the Fleet: 2021

March 28, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. at St. Augustine Municipal Marina

Visitors can enjoy an historic tradition as St. Augustine vessels are blessed by the Bishop of the Diocese of St. Augustine.

After the procession, view from the Bridge of Lions.
111 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine, FL, 32084
(904) 824-9725
  • The Blessing of the Fleet in St. Augustine, an historical ceremony dating back to the city’s earliest days of Spanish colonial occupation, takes place each year on Palm Sunday. On March 28, in 2021,all vessels — commercial and pleasure — are invited to receive a blessing from the Bishop of the Diocese of St. Augustine.

    With roots from the Spanish Colonial days when seafaring vessels would be blessed so as to have a safe journey, the tradition continues in 2021. All watercraft from trawlers to yachts and more are welcome. Each vessel is encouraged to decorate with flags and bunting as well.

    The ceremony begins at noon on Sunday, March 28, 2021, with a procession from the Cathedral Basilica along the Plaza de la Constitución to the St. Augustine Municipal Marina. This traditional blessing will then take place at the Marina. This event is open to the public.

    Admission: FREE

    When: Palm Sunday, March 28, 2021, at noon.

    Where: Begins at the Cathedral Basilica located at 38 Cathedral Place (along the plaza) and ends at the St. Augustine Municipal Marina located at 111 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine, FL 32084.

    Call (904) 824-9725 for more information.

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