Blessing of the Fleet

Thursday, Jun 25, 2020

6:00pm – 10:00pm

Harbor Springs will sail into another beautiful summer season on Little Traverse Bay. On Thursday, June 25th, the Harbor Springs Area Historical Society kicks off the season with a traditional Blessing of the Fleet boat parade, followed by the Summer’s Launch Party. This wonderful pairing of events, now in its eighth year, is the official start of summer in Harbor Springs.

The Blessing of the Fleet community boat parade on the harbor begins at 6:00 pm. This parade honors our rich maritime history and blesses our community’s watercraft for a safe and fun boating season. Vessels of all shapes and sizes are welcome to take part in this free event and decorations are encouraged. Boat registration will be online closer to the event. No boat? No problem! Spectators can enjoy the parade from the city docks or along the waterfront while enjoying music by the Harbor Springs Community Band.

After the blessing, the Summer’s Launch Party begins at 7:00 pm at the Walstrom Showroom right on the water. Guests enjoy a strolling supper complemented by local beer, wine and cocktails. This evening of food, friends and music is the Historical Society’s signature fundraising event, and celebrated as the summer’s first “not to miss” event!

The Walstrom Marine Showroom is located at 500 E Bay Street, Harbor Springs. Tickets for the Summer’s Launch Party are $150 each. Call the Harbor Springs Area Historical Society at 231.526.9771.

Event Location

Walstrom Marine Showroom
500 E Bay Street,
Harbor Springs, MI, 49740

Event Fees