Biloxi Blessing of the Fleet

2019

Saturday June 1st, through Sunday June 2, 2019

 The Blessing Mass at St. Michael Catholic Church, located on Highway 90, will be held on Saturday, June 1 at 4 p.m.  During this 90th year, the Committee is pleased to continue a much-loved Biloxi tradition, the Fais Do-Do.  The Fais Do-Do will be held Saturday, June 1 at Point Cadet Pavilion from 4p.m. to 10 p.m.  See Map below for directions.

The Biloxi Cultural and Heritage Exchange will take place starting at 4pm during the Fais Do-Do on Saturday, June 1, 2019.  The committee’s goal is to bring together everyone who has a connection to the Blessing of the Fleet, Biloxi’s Seafood Industry and East Biloxi.  Individuals are encouraged to bring boards illustrating their connection to: The Blessing of the Fleet, the seafood industry past or present; St. Michael Catholic Church, the Slavonian Community, the French Community, etc. Please download the resource packet below for information and instructions to submit your boards and general schedule information.

With continuous live entertainment, craft vendors, local artisans, and the best seafood in the entire world, the Fais Do-Do is certain to be an event to remember.    Early Admission is $5.00. After 5:30 admission will be $7.00.  This festive party will climax at 5:30pm with the coronation of the King and Queen, and then beginning at 7:00pm The Chee-weez  band will perform.

The celebration continues Sunday, June 2 with the ceremonial wreath dropping at 2:00 PM.  Boats will form in the west end of the Biloxi Channel near the Beau Rivage Casino and then parade east in the Biloxi Channel.  Shrimp and recreational boats are welcome to receive blessing for a safe and bountiful season.   Boat participants do not need applications.   Cash prizes will be given; $1000 will be given to the 1st place best decorated boat, $500 will be given to 2nd best decorated boat, and a $500.00 participation award will be given to a selected working boat.

 

For more information call 228-435-6339 or email

kmiller@biloxi.ms.us

 177 First Street  Biloxi, Mississippi 39530  (228) 435-5578

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