Due to Covid19 Health regulations, the 2020 Ulladulla Blessing of the Fleet Parade and Festival were cancelled.
The Blessing of the Fleet committee will be examining options for 2021.
Let’s hope for further easing of restrictions on group gatherings.
The Ulladulla Blessing of the Fleet Parade commences from the Rotary Park and continues along the Princes Hwy, turning into South St, then Burrill St and finishing up at the Ulladulla harbour wharf.
Commencing at 11:20 am, The Blessing of the Fleet Parade is a highlight of the Blessing of the Fleet Festival.
A 64 year old tradition, the Parade never disappoints, 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 the local 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.
Each 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.