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Blessing of the Fleet Festival

At the Tarpon Rodeo Pavilion April 12-14, 2019

Activities include: blessing of the fleet, rides, food and drink booths, music and carnival games.

Schedule of Events:

Friday, April 12

4pm ~ Opening ceremonies (prayer) under Pavilion and fair opens with Dj Capt P playing until band starts, also introduction of Admiral and queen and all pageant winners  

5pm ~ 9pm Music by Ryan Foret & Foret Tradition with auction items during break

10pm ~ 2am Music by Jr. Lacrosse

Saturday, April 13

11am ~ Fair opens with D.j. Capt P playing till band starts

12pm ~ 3pm ~ Music by The Fender Benders

3pm ~ 5pm ~ Auction of pageant crowns & auction items & shrimp boot decorating contest   

5pm ~ 7pm ~ Music by Shorts in December ~ auction items during breaks

8pm ~ 12am ~ Music by Velvet Sky ~ auction items during breaks

Sunday, April 14

11am ~ Fair opens with DJ Capt P till band starts up

10am ~ 1pm Boat Blessing Ceremony (Sand Dollar Marina)  rope throwing contest & distribution of plaques following after under the pavilion 

1pm ~ 2pm ~ Kids crab races ~ must bring own crab

 2pm ~ 6pm ~ Music by The Gordon Bradberry Band  

Blessing of the Fleet information- All boats are welcome to attend (Shrimp boats, fishing boats, pontoon boats, yachts, houseboats etc.) but we ask that you register beforehand to get a blessed plaque so that you can participate.

Fair Hours:

Friday: 11am to 12am

Saturday: 11am to 12am

Sunday: 11am to 6pm

Ticket Information:

Tickets will be sold for $1.00 a piece. Each rides varies for the amount of tickets. 

Weekend Bracelets are $45.00, session times and prices are as follows:

Friday: 4pm to 9pm – $20.00

            9pm to 12am – $20.00

Saturday: 12pm to 4 pm – $20.00

             4pm to 8 pm – $20.00

             8pm to 12 am – $20.00

Sunday: 1pm to 6 pm – $20.00


Plenty of Cajun Food, soft drinks and alcohol booths also sweets, crackling & crafts all weekend long!!!!  

Grand Isle Blessing of the Fleet Fair Board Members:
Brian Barthelemy 985-665-7833
Dana Barthelemy 985-397-2269
Chris Hernandez 504-915-6385
Cherish Verdin 504-382-0733