How the Ulladulla Community comes together for the Festival


The Blessing of the Fleet is an annual event held every Easter Sunday.  It is a very special time of the year.  Not only is it the most holy Catholic time of the year, but it is also a time when families and friends get together to enjoy the Easter holidays here in Milton Ulladulla.  

Shoalhaven City CouncilA big part of this enjoyment in the Shoalhaven area is the Blessing of the Fleet Festival with its parade, entertainment, stalls, food, exhibitions, games rides and spectacular fireworks in the evening.

We truly have a wonderful community as there are so many worthwhile causes calling on funds each year and, each year, the community gives and gives.  We have been truly fortunate this year to have our major sponsors, the Shoalhaven City Council, the Milton Ulladulla Ex-Servos Club and funding from the NSW Government.

For the 8th year in a row the Milton Ulladulla ExServos Club is pleased to be involved with the Blessing of the Fleet festival, for the 2018 Festival by an increased commitment of $10,000 with a platinum sponsorship. So don’t miss our Ulladulla spectacular annual Blessing of the Fleet Festival on Easter Sunday 1 April 2018, one of the biggest festivals on the South Coast.

There will be a myriad of colour for the Milton Ulladulla Ex Servos Club Blessing of the Fleet Parade for the start of the day with the wonderful and imaginative floats with the festival’s princesses and their partners.ulladulla exservos club

The Milton Ulladulla Ex Servo Club Blessing of the Fleet Parade is led by St Peter the patron saint of the Fishing Fleet following by the float of the winning Festival princess and her partner.

The Horizon Credit Union Ulladulla Princess Ball is being held at the Ulladulla Civic Centre on Saturday 17 March. “What better way to celebrate our community than to be a gold sponsor of the biggest event in Ulladulla. We’re thrilled to be a part of it” said Ulladulla Branch Manager, Kevin Whitford. Horizon will be sponsoring the Blessing of the Fleet Princess Ball on Saturday 17 March 2018.

Horizon Credit Union

Priceline Pharmacy UlladullaSome of the other Festival sponsors and events are the Bannisters Hotel Apex Beach Games, Mollymook Golf Club and Priceline Pharmacy Ulladulla Fireworks and the Ulladulla Fishermen’s Co-operative Society Blessing of the Fleet Ceremony, Marlin Hotel Family Carnival, South Coast Hospitality and the Milton Ulladulla Times Newspaper. And new to the 2018 festival is celebrity Denise Drysdale as a Gold sponsor.

ulladulla Fishermen's Coop

South Coast Hospitality

Many other local businesses have got behind the 2018 Ulladulla Blessing of the Fleet festival including other gold sponsors the Marlin Hotel, Milton Ulladulla Times In addition to the Milton Ulladulla Bowling Club, Shoalhaven Signature, Dolphins of Mollymook, Radio 2ST, Power FM, South Coast Leisure Times, Ulladulla Printing Services, Ulladulla Shopping Centre, Bartercard South Coast and Highlands, Hayden’s Pies, Lucky Freshest Seafood and Harbour View apartments Ulladulla.

Rotary InternationalMilton Ulladulla Rotary is a non-profit organisation and raises money for charity, each year they approach the community for financial help as this is their only means of raising funds necessary to run the Festival.  And each year the community pulls together and very generously donates to showcase Ulladulla to both locals and holidays makers alike. 

The Milton Ulladulla Rotary Club thanks all our sponsors and supporters, we urge the community to avail themselves of the goods and services these businesses have to offer. The Milton Ulladulla Rotary Club have been organising the Ulladulla Blessing of the Fleet Festival for over ten years and the men and women in Milton Ulladulla Rotary make time in their business schedule, spending hundreds of hours to make this event possible.

The financial support of all our sponsors and supporters is gratefully accepted and makes it possible for Milton Ulladulla Rotary Club to run the Festival.  For without their input, we could not afford to present the Festival event to make it as popular as it is today.  

To donate to the Blessing of Fleet crowdfunding campaign visit Horizon Credit Union, Ulladulla or make a transfer using your online banking: BSB: 802 124 Account number: 106 513. Name: Rotary Club of Milton Ulladulla Blessing of the Fleet. Reference: Your surname or Business name.

Blessing of The Fleet Ulladulla

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