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Blessing of the Fleet and Kid's Parades

Where: Onset Pier, 186 Onset Avenue, Onset MA View Map


How Much: Free

Categories: 4th of July

Event Contact: Kat Jones, email, 508-295-7072

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About Blessing of the Fleet and Kid's Parades...After four successful years we are pleased to announce the 5th Annual Onset Bay Blessing of the Fleet!

The 2018 Blessing of the Fleet will kick off on Saturday July 7, at 10:30 am. The vessel parade will start at 11 am. For those of you in
terested in this event, spectators can view the parade of boats from the Onset Pier while taking in all the festivities.

Participating boaters will parade their vessel on a route that will form between the islands near red nun 14, then proceed inbound to the face of the Onset Pier where your vessel will be blessed by our local priest. All mariners are encouraged to decorate their vessel. Lets see your creativity! Patriotic, pirates, dance party!!! Yes, we have great prizes for best dressed vessel and crew.

To participate in the Blessing of the Fleet please email us: or feel free to message us at the official Onset Bay Blessing of the Fleet facebook page. Please provide us with your contact information, vessel name and registration number.

We look forward to seeing everyone at The Onset Bay Blessing of the Fleet!

After the Blessing, children of all ages are invited to participate in some fun activities to celebrate Independence Day! As in the past, we will be hosting a Pet Parade, A Doll Carriage Parade and a Bicycle Parade. Sign up sheets will be made available that morning on the Pier. Awards will be given for best presentation. For more info contact us at or call 508-295-7072

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