First Blessing of The Fleet
And The Narragansett Lions Club Presents The
Annual Blessing of the Fleet
July 30, 2016
Blessing Weekend Sponsorship Opportunities and Overview
The Blessing of the Fleet itself is a spectacularly colorful event that takes place at noon on Saturday, in Galilee. On a good day, hundreds of vessels line up to parade past thousands of spectators.
The Blessing features a colorful parade of commercial and recreational watercraft, large and small. Each parading vessel is blessed by The distinguished clergymen, and judged for prizes in three different categories by State and local officials.
Local clergymen bless each and every decorated vessel as they pass before them and a panel of celebrity judges rate the decorations in a variety of categories. Recent years' judges included the Governor of RI, the Lt. Governor, Senator Reed, Congressman Langevin, Miss Rhode Island and other local dignitaries.
The Blessing of the Fleet Schedule
Port of Galilee
Saturday July 30 2016