Blessing of the Fleet
CANCELLED at St. Augustine Municipal Marina
This event has been CANCELLED. Due to the coronavirus emergency, the City of St. Augustine has prohibited events and/or large gatherings through May 8, 2020.
The Blessing of the Fleet in St. Augustine is a historical ceremony dating back to the city’s earliest days of Spanish colonial occupation. This event takes place on Palm Sunday (April 5, 2020) and invites all vessels, commercial and pleasure, 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 2020. 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, April 5, 2020, 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.
When: Palm Sunday, April 5, 2020, 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.