Blessing of the Fleet

Thursday, Jul 2, 2020

6:00pm – 8:00pm

On Thursday, July 2, the Harbor Springs Area Historical Society kicks off the season with a traditional Blessing of the Fleet boat parade on Little Traverse Bay. This wonderful event, now in its eighth year, is the official start of summer in Harbor Springs.

The Blessing of the Fleet boat parade 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 and decorations are encouraged.

Weather permitting, the parade will extend from Harbor Point to the Petoskey State Park to allow for an increased viewing area and social distancing –download a map of the route here. Route information and staging areas for specific types of watercraft will be emailed to participants leading up to the parade but can also be found here. 

Register your vessel below or call us at 231-526-9771. When registering, participants can select from several options which include offers of commemorate baseball caps. The caps are white with navy embroidery.

Event Location

Little Traverse Bay
Harbor Springs, Michigan, 49740

Event Fees

Boater Registration
Registration & Donation for HSAHS 30th Anniversary
$ 30.00
Registration including 1 Commemorative Cap
$ 100.00
Registration including 2 Commemorative Caps
$ 150.00
Registration including 3 Commemorative Caps
$ 200.00