Road Closure: Easter Sunday

Road Closure: Easter Sunday

The following road closures apply to Easter Sunday 1 April 2018 for the Ulladulla Blessing of the Fleet Festival

5.00am – 10.00pm: Green Street between Boree Street and the Princes Highway

9:00am – 12:30pm: Burrill Street North from Narrawallee St to Crescent St
9.00am – 12.30pm: Crescent Street
9.00am – 12.30pm: Princes Highway, Ulladulla between North St and South St
9.00am – 12.30pm: North St between Princes Highway and Burrill St North

9.00am – 1:00pm: South Street from Princes Highway to Burrill Street SouthFireworks
9.00am – 1:00pm: Burrill Street South from South St to Wason St
9.00am – 1:00pm: Wason Street from Burrill Street South to Princes Highway

9.00am – 10:00pm: Princes Highway Ulladulla between Church St and Wason St

No parking in Green Street between Boree St & Princes H’way from 10:00pm Saturday night to 8:00pm Sunday night.

Alternate route both north and south is along St. Vincent Street.

A fireworks display will be held at Ulladulla Harbour at 6.30pm. Any inconvenience is regretted.

Milton Ulladulla Rotary

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Kids Zone

Kids should head indoors to the Civic Centre for some fun in the Kids’ Zone. Here there will be arts & craft activities, a lego corner and a visit to the face painter,  Arts & Crafts and Kinder-Gym

Also in the Kids Zone in the Civic Centre, children can join in the fun with drawing, colouring in, cutting, pasting.

They can try their skills in the Kinder Gym (gold coin donation), play with the thousands of pieces of lego and have their face painted.

Live Wire Studios performing interactive show in  Kids Zone 1pm
Livewire Studios present ‘An Eggstremely Eggcelent Adventure’, an interactive show for children of all ages featuring singing, dancing, magic, puppetry, and eggstreme  silliness. Lulu and Dotty need your help as they journey to the centre of the labyrinth to find the golden egg and rescue the Easter Bunny. On the way, they’ll battle evil magicians and creatures, and meet strange and mysterious characters on their own adventures.

ulladulla exservos clubThe Civic Centre Kids Zone will open from 10am (will closed during the Milton Ulladulla’s Exservos Club festival parade.

A truly wonderful day of entertainment that wouldn’t be possible without the support of our very generous sponsors.

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Music and entertainment at the Festival sponsored by the Marlin Hotel

The Blessing of the Fleet Festival entertainment is brought to you by the Marlin Hotel Ulladulla

Kingdog and the Catz

Kingdog and the Catz – Civic Centre Grounds 1pm – 3pm
Influenced by artists such as Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Frank Zappa and Bob Dylan, KINGDOG & THE CATZ uniquely blend the genres of Funk,Folk and Soul. The bands energetic live performances, consisting of catchy songs, infectious vibes and enthusiastic dance floors has them currently making a name for themselves.

Kids Zone 1pm: Live Wire Studios performing interactive show @ Civic Centre
Livewire Studios present ‘An Eggstremely Eggcellent Adventure’, an interactive show for children of all ages featuring singing, dancing, magic, puppetry, and eggstreme  silliness. Lulu and Dotty need your help as they journey to the centre of the labyrinth to find the golden egg and rescue the Easter Bunny. On the way, they’ll battle evil magicians and creatures, and meet strange and mysterious characters on their own adventures.

2.00pm: Scottish Tattoo – Princes Highway

scottish tattoo

Chris RulewskiChris Rulewski
With musical influences from Tommy Emmanuel, Eric Clapton, John Mayer, Ed Sheeran, his musical versatility covers ballads to rock; blues to pop; decades both past and present.  If you’d like to add a highly enjoyable, listenable and entertaining experience at the Ulladulla Blessing of the Fleet Festival.
1 – 2pm Marlin Hotel Family Carnival: Chris Rulewski
3pm – 6:30pm Harbour stage: Chris Rulewski & Friends. Sponsored by the Marlin Hotel.

Jacii Leigh:
Jaccii plays acoustic guitar and has a wide variety of music to please all ages. Including her original self-penned numbers.
2pm – 3pm Marlin Hotel Family Carnival: 
3.45pm – 5.30pm Marlin Hotel Family Carnival

The Little Forest Band
A relaxed vibe at the Festival with Pop covers, originals, soul, blues, funk and folk!
3pm – 4:30pm Civic Centre grounds stage: Little Forest Duo. Sponsored by the Marlin Hotel.

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How the Ulladulla Community comes together for the Festival

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.

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Exhibitor Applications

Exhibitor Applications

The festival committee is encouraging local businesses to have an expo space or market stall on Easter Sunday.

With expected crowds of up to ten thousand people, the vibrant festival is an excellent opportunity to showcase your business.

If you would like to exhibit at the Ulladulla Blessing of the Fleet Festival, please complete the application form and email to ulladulla@blessingofthefleet.info, or post to : Blessing of the Fleet PO Box 883 Ulladulla 2539.

 

Cost:

Milton Ulladulla Community Groups – No Charge
Milton Ulladulla Retailers – $100.00
Eurobodalla/Shoalhaven Retailers & Food Vans – $150
Illawarra/Sapphire Coast Retailers & Food Vans – $250
Above prices for 3m x 3m – add $50 for 6m x 3m All other stands from other areas – $400

 

Please, NO monies to be sent until application has been processed.

 

Download Stall Application : Application-Form-2019-stalls-and-exhibits

 

 

 

BLESSING OF THE FLEET FESTIVAL TERMS OF AGREEMENT

  1. Copy of Public Liability Certificate of Currency to the amount of $5 million must accompany application form
  2. Payment must be received by the organisers no later than three weeks prior to the Festival.
  3. A Certificate of Currency for a public liability cover of at least $1 million must accompany the return of the booking application from all stall holders.
  4. Food vendors licences must accompany the return of the booking application and must be up to date for all food vendors.
  5. All packaging material (cardboard, polystyrene, paper etc) must all be taken off the grounds by each individual stall holder.  They must not be placed in rubbish bins on site.
  6. No plastic bags to be used by any stall holder.
  7. All cups, plates must be compostable.  No polystyrene or plastic products – paper products preferred.
  8. Applications close 5 Feb 2019.

 

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