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Blessing of the Fleet

May 9 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Put-in-Bay’s blessing of the fleet event is a long-standing tradition that takes place every summer on Lake Erie. The event is a celebration of the island’s maritime heritage and is attended by both locals and tourists alike. During the ceremony, local clergy bless the boats and crews that will be navigating the waters throughout the season. It is said that the blessing helps ensure a safe and successful journey for all those who take part. In addition to the blessing, there are often other festivities including live music, food and drink vendors, and even a parade of boats decorated in colorful flags and banners. The event is a beloved tradition on Put-in-Bay and a testament to the island’s rich history and culture.


Fox’s Dock
239 Bayview Ave
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456 United States
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