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Blessing of the Fleet

  • 47 Adelaide Street Fremantle, WA, 6160 Australia (map)

The Blessing of the Fleet was first introduced to Fremantle by Italian migrantfisherman in 1948 and is a celebration of fishing traditions, religion and the
wider Fremantle community.

The colour and pageantry of this event are the heart of what makes Fremantle special.

The Blessing of the Fleet parade leads down to Fishing Boat Harbour and is combined with entertainment on the boardwalks followed by a spectacular fireworks display.

9.45am Mass at St Patrick's Basilica, 47 Adelaide Street

2pm Procession leaves from the Basilica and fi nishes at Fishing Boat Harbour

3pm Blessing of Boats at Fishing Boat Harbour

3.15pm Procession leaves and returns to St Patrick's Basilica, stopping at the Esplanade Reserve for a short cracker display

4pm Blessing service at St Patrick's Basilica

8pm Fireworks display

Earlier Event: October 16
Opening of Canning Showgrounds
Later Event: November 5
Canning Agricultural Show