Kemah, TX Blessing of the Fleet
42nd Annual Blessing of the Fleet Weekend to Include Gumbo Cook-Off and Bluegrass Festival
Kemah, Texas - The 42nd Annual Blessing of the Fleet will be held Sunday May 2 at 2:00 p.m. on the Clear Creek Channel along the Kemah Boardwalk. The 'Blessing' will include Shrimp Boats and Pleasure Boats that will be colorfully decorated and will file past the Cadillac Authentic Mexican Restaurant where they will be blessed by the officiating priest and minister.
The main focus on this year's blessing is to bring awareness to the local shrimpers who where directly affected by Hurricane Ike. The celebration goes beyond the beautifully decorated boats; it is and event that also recognizes the importance of the shrimp fishermen and the seafood industry to our local community and economy. Boat owners of all types are invited to enter the parade, decorate their boats and receive a blessing. Sponsorships for the fishing vessels are available. Cash prizes will be given to the top three entries in commercial class and trophies for the pleasure craft, at the Awards Ceremony starting at 4:30 p.m. on theBoardwalk. Although entries will be accepted the day of the event, early registration is appreciated. Boat entry form PDF HERE
Bring family and friends to witness the festive occasion as the colorful crews parade down the channel celebrating this time honored tradition. Chairman Tom Hults stated, "Whether you enter your boat or just enjoy the parade, this is one event that you won't want to miss!"
For more information on the Blessing of Fleet, the Boat Parade, Gumbo Cook-Off and the Bluegrass Music Festival call the Kemah Visitor Center at 281-334-3181, toll 877-775-3624. For additional information on the Blessing of the Fleet boat entry, contact Tom Hults at 713-545-5246. "Stay and Play on Galveston Bay!"
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