Blessing of the Fleet Festival
From 2016 Blessing of the Fleet Festival | © Digital Media Naragansett Lions
Narragansett Lion’s Club
Festival: Thursday, July 25 to Saturday, July 27
10-Mile Road Race: Friday, July 26
Blessing of the Fleet: Saturday, July 27
The Narragansett Lions Club has held the Blessing of
the Fleet since 1972, and over the years it has grown
into a three-day celebration including the blessing and
boat parade, a certified road race, and a festival with
thousands of attendees.
The Festival features food offered by the Narragansett Lions Club and other vendors, live music from popular local bands (check website for lineup), games, rides, and a beer tent which also includes wine and hard seltzer.
The Road Race attracts approximately 3,000 runners, walkers, and wheelchair entrants each year to compete for best in class on the scenic course through historic Narragansett.
The Blessing of the Fleet features a parade of boats – many with festive decorations – receiving the blessing by a local reverend.
Visit the website for times, locations, and details.