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Blessing Of The Boats

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Date(s) - June 26, 2021
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Blessing Of The Boats is a southern Italian tradition that dates back to the sixteenth century. Boats are decorated with flags and blessed by a priest to protect the crew and bring them good fortune. For our take on the event, Walloon Lake Community Church’s Pastor Jeff Ellis will be be praying over the boats and the 2021 boating season.


  • Win prizes for “Best Decorated Boat” and “Largest Vessel”
  • Barrel Back will be hosting a Fish Fry!
  • Fun and games on the lawn along with sidewalk sales, including arts and craft vendors.