Milton Ulladulla Ex Servo’s Blessing of the Fleet Parade

Milton Ulladulla Ex Servo’s Blessing of the Fleet Parade

 

The 2019 Parade is proudly brought to you by the Milton Ulladulla Ex Servos Club.

                          

 

The Festival Committee are pleased to announce that the Milton Ulladulla Ex Servo’s Blessing of the Fleet Parade will commence from the Rotary Park and will continue along the Princes Highway, turning into South Street, then  Burrill St and finishing up at the Ulladulla harbour wharf.

Commencing at 11:20 am, The Milton Ulladulla ExServo’s Blessing of the Fleet Parade is a highlight of the Blessing of the Fleet Festival. Entering it’s 63rd year, the Parade not dissappoint this year, with myriads of colourful and exciting floats, all vying for First, Second and Third place.

 

 

The Festival and the Princesses showcase the most wonderful imaginative floats, making it one of the largest Street Parades in New South Wales. Lead by St Peter, the Italian community and the Festival Princess, the Parade is the annual pilgrimage to Ulladulla harbour for the traditional blessing ceremony under the watchful eye of St Peter, the Patron Saint of the Fishermen.

On Easter Sunday thousands flock to see the Parade, the Blessing Ceremony, enjoy the entertainment and activities around the harbour and then marvel at the fireworks display in the evening over Ulladulla Harbour.

 

 

The Easter weekend is a time when Ulladulla comes alive to celebrate one of the biggest festivals on the South Coast. It is a time when the family can enjoy a relaxing break from every day life as well as enjoy the celebrations that see people coming back year after year, making it a family tradition for many.

 

 

 

Milton Ulladulla ExServos Club

 

212-222 Princes Highway,

Ulladulla. NSW. 2539.

(ph) 4455 1444

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Bannister’s Hotels Apex Beach Games

Bannister’s Hotels Apex Beach Games

Greasy PoleEnjoy the Bannisters Mollymook APEX Beach Games with lots of FREE games and activities for the kids including Football Pass, Egg & spoon races, Sack Races and the famous Thong toss, Greasy Pole and Tug-o-war. And back is the Spaghetti Eating Competition. It takes strength, agility and sheer determination to make it to the top without the aids of ropes, belts etc. It also takes a good sense of humor to fall into a heap at the bottom covered in grease.

Team spirit will be the emphasis, when the battle lines are drawn in the sand for the Tug-o-war, open to both men and women and why not support your friends on the cheer squad. So join in on all the fun with friends, register your team for the greasy pole and the tug-o-war with the Apex Club at the beach games area from 1.30pm on Easter Sunday. There will also be lots of other activities with Football Pass and Painting Easter Shapes, Egg & spoon races, Sack Races and that Thong toss.

Beach Games: Ulladulla Harbour Foreshore: 1.30pm – 4.00pm
Football Pass and Painting Easter Shapes Egg & spoon races Sack Races Thong toss and the Spaghetti Eating Competition

The pressures onFrom 2.30pm Tug-o-war and Greasy Pole Challenge 
We invite and encourage you, your friends/family/group/business to organize a team of 6 and be part of this iconic local event and have lots of fun at the same time. Just think of the prestige in being able to say “We Won the Greasy Pole Competition”! To register your team please contact Matt Dell on 4455 1277. 

2:30pm Tug O War
3:15pm Greasy Pole

Apex Club

Bannisters Hotels Mollymook

 

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Blessing Ceremony

Blessing Ceremony

St Peter Patron saint Blessing of the FleetThe Blessing of the Fleet is an old and revered tradition which has been passed down from generation to generation originating in Sicily and as ancient as biblical times. This centuries old Italian rite calls on divine providence to safeguard our ships and crews from the danger of the seas.

Ulladulla’s Italian community’s traditional ceremony of blessing the Ulladulla Fishing Fleet is on Easter Sunday at 1.00pm from the harbour foreshores under the watchful eye of St Peter, the Patron Saint of the fisherman and the festival princesses. Sponsored by the Ulladulla Fishermans Co-Op

Fr Michael Dyer Blessing of the Fleet

 

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