Blessing Week in DestinMay 12, 2015
If you have recently purchased real estate in Destin and have been hearing about ‘Blessing Week’ or the ‘Blessing of the Fleet’, get excited. You’ve arrived in time to experience one of our area’s best traditions.
Blessing Week is currently taking place and involves the area churches going out to visit and bless different organizations each day. Today, for instance, is Community Prayer Day when area pastors will visit nursing homes, schools, first responders and more.
While this is a special week for many, perhaps the biggest events of the week are the Blessing of the Marketplace, when business owners and leaders gather to have their shops blessed, and the Blessing of the Fleet. The marketplace blessing will take place Wednesday, while the fishing fleet and Destin Harbor will be bless on Thursday.
We highly encourage you to attend the Blessing of the Fleet. No matter your religious preferences, this is a fun event attended by many and unofficially marks the kickoff to our summer fishing season. The 57th annual service will be conducted at 4pm, before the boat blessing at 5pm, which is followed by a fish fry. We hope to see you there!