Thunderbolt Blessing of the Fleet

27apr11:00 am4:00 pmThunderbolt Blessing of the Fleet

Event Details

Get ready for a maritime spectacle like no other!

The 2024 Thunderbolt Blessing of the Fleet is back for year 3 after a triumphant two-decade hiatus, promising a tidal wave of excitement. Join us in honoring Thunderbolt’s rich shrimping and fishing heritage with a spectacular fleet blessing, accompanied by the harmonious beats of live music echoing along the enchanting Wilmington Riverfront. Indulge your taste buds with diverse culinary delights from food trucks and local Thunderbolt eateries, explore vibrant vendor stalls, and revel in free activities that make this event a true celebration of community spirit.

Don’t miss the boat—whether you’re a vendor, sponsor, or eager volunteer, set sail with us by reaching out to This is the maritime event of the year, and you’re invited to be part of the wave!


(Saturday) 11:00 am - 4:00 pm


River Drive, Thunderbolt