Floats, Festivity and Fireworks at Blessing of the Fleet

Festival ParadeDon’t miss Ulladulla’s spectacular annual Blessing of the Fleet Festival on Easter Sunday April 5, one of the biggest festivals on the South Coast.

The Festival Parade will start off the day at 11am with the wonderful imaginative floats carrying Ulladulla’s beautiful princesses accompanied by their princes.  Each float is themed and the costuming of all the locals walking alongside each float is an amazing sight.

The Floats are led down the Princes Highway (which is closed to traffic for the day) by Father David Anthony and St Peter, patron saint of the fishermen,  and the fishermen of Ulladulla all making the pilgrimage to the Harbour for the traditional Blessing Ceremony.

There will be entertainment on the main stage near the Civic Centre and also music down by the harbour foreshore.  This year there will be a roving band, Hot Potato, who have been known to cause a severe case of happy fever.  This horns and drums street band will bring New Orleans to Ulladulla.

Browse the many stalls that will surround the Civic Centre area and you won’t go hungry if you visit the food court on the grass or the eateries in the main street.

Scottish TattooKids should head to the Civic Centre for some fun in the Kids’ Zone.  Here there will be painting activities, a lego corner and a visit to the face painter is a must.  Don’t miss the Clown Show on stage at 1pm.

The ever popular Scottish Tattoo will be on the highway at 2pm and join the tug-o-war and the Greasy Pole as well as beach games down on the harbour foreshore in the afternoon.

This wonderful family fun filled day will culminate with the Circus performing at 4pm and then the spectacular fireworks at 6.00pm.

The Blessing of the Fleet is made possible by the proud support of many community businesses with the major sponsors being Coles Ulladulla and Shoalhaven City Council and is coordinated by the Rotary Club of Milton Ulladulla.

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