Cape Cod Events
72nd Annual Provincetown Blessing of the Fleet
The 72nd annual Provincetown Blessing of the Fleet is the highlight of the Provincetown Portuguese Festival. The blessing takes place at Provincetown Harbor at 1pm. Local boaters--commerical and pleasure--decorate their boats and parade past the bishop for a blessing.
The Blessing begins with a Fishermen's Mass at St. Peter the Apostle Church in Provincetown from 10:30am to 11:30am. At 12:00pm a procession heads to Provincetown Harbor. The Blessing takes place at 1pm. At the Harbor, Portuguese musicians and dancers perform.
See the Provincetown Portuguese Festival website for a complete calendar of events for the entire festival.