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Darien to hold annual Blessing of the Fleet Festival

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Darien's Blessing of the Fleet is a festival that the Darien-McIntosh County Chamber of Commerce hosts annually to celebrate its shrimping industry. 

This year's celebration will start on April 11th, with events consisting of an art show, various food and drink vendors, arts and crafts, a YMCA 5K, children's activities, a classic car show, nightly live entertainment and a marine parade. 

The festival will finish up on Sunday, April 13th, with a blessing for the shrimp boat captains to have a safe and prosperous season followed by the marine parade. 

Each day is $5 per person and children up to the age of 13 get in for free. Sunday is free for everyone. Festival goers may bring coolers in for an additional fee of $10 each. 

For more information, contact the Darien-McIntosh County Chamber of Commerce at 912.437.6684, e-mail info@blessingofthefleet.com or click here.

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