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'Blessing of the Fleet' taking place in Mt. Pleasant

Watching the boats go by is a popular pastime at the festival. Watching the boats go by is a popular pastime at the festival.
MT. PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) -

The 29th annual Blessing of the Fleet and Seafood Festival is taking place this weekend.

The event pays tribute to Mount Pleasant's shrimping and fishing industry.

Participants are treated to a boat parade and ceremonial blessing of the shrimp and fishing fleet, seafood samplings sold by local restaurants, live music, a craft show, art exhibition, Shag and shrimp-eating contests, and family-friendly activities.

Admission and activities are free.

The event begins at 11:30 Sunday morning at Mount Pleasant's Memorial Waterfront Park.

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