6th Annual Blessing of the Fleet and Summer's Launch
Harbor Springs, MI 49740
In just a few short weeks, Harbor Springs will sail into another beautiful summer season on Little Traverse Bay. You are invited to kick off the season at our Blessing of the Fleet and Summer’s Launch Celebration on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. This wonderful pairing of events, now in its sixth year, has become the official start of summer in Harbor Springs. We hope you will join us to celebrate traditions old and new while supporting the mission of the Historical Society.
The Blessing of the Fleet, a community boat parade on the harbor, will begin at 6:00 pm. The Historical Society hosts our parade to honor our rich maritime history and to bless 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. Those wishing to participate may register online at HarborSpringsHistory.org. No boat? No problem! Spectators are invited to watch the parade from the city docks or along the waterfront while enjoying music by the Harbor Springs Community Band.
Gather your friends and join us after the blessing for the Summer’s Launch Celebration beginning at 7:00 pm. The party is the Historical Society’s largest fundraising event. Guests will enjoy a strolling supper by Vernales complemented by local beer, wine and cocktails. After dinner, sample a variety of delicious desserts while browsing our silent auction! This evening of food, friends and entertainment is something you won’t want to miss!
The Summer’s Launch Celebration will be held at the Walstrom Marine Showroom at 500 E Bay Street, Harbor Springs. Tickets for the Summer’s Launch Celebration are $100 each or buy 4 tickets for $325. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Historical Society at 231.526.9771 or by stopping at the Harbor Springs History Museum, 349 E Main Street. Tickets are also available online.
Thank you to our premier sponsor of the Blessing of the Fleet and Summer’s Launch Celebration, Walstrom Marine! Thank you for additional sponsor support from Pedego Electric Bikes, Boyne Highlands, Dave Kring Chevrolet- Cadillac, Elizabeth Blair Fine Pearls, First Community Bank, Graham Real Estate, Harbor Springs IGA, Tiara Yachts, Toski Sands Markets, Barton & Gray Mariners Club and Petoskey Plastics.