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MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (June 4, 2020) – After careful consideration and to safeguard the community from the spread of COVID-19, the Town of Mount Pleasant has made the difficult decision to cancel the 33rd Annual Blessing of the Fleet & Seafood Festival presented by East Cooper Medical Center and Harris Teeter.
The rescheduled event was planned for Sunday, June 28 at Memorial Waterfront Park.
Town events staff will work with the Magwood family, our event partners, sponsors and entertainers to plan an incredible celebration for the 2021 festival scheduled for April 25.
“The annual Blessing of the Fleet is one of the best days of the year in Mount Pleasant and while we regret that this decision was necessary, we believe it is the right thing to do for our community,” said Nicole Harvey, special events manager for the Town of Mount Pleasant.
The town held a private blessing ceremony for all the captains and fishing vessels on Shem Creek on April 14 just before the shrimping season opened.
Please be sure to support your local shrimpers and fishermen! By buying local, you help to sustain this important part of our town’s maritime heritage while also enjoying the very best seafood you can find anywhere.
For more information about Town of Mount Pleasant events, visit ExperienceMountPleasant.com/events or Facebook.com/MountPleasantRec.