The Blessing of the Fleet was first introduced to Fremantle by Italian migrant fishermen in 1948, it’s become an important annual event for the port, combining culture and history in a day of fun including fireworks
The annual procession leaves from St Patrick’s Basilica to the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour for the Blessing. The procession is followed by a celebration on the Esplanade Reserve. The procession usually leaves from St Patrick’s at about 2.00pm, and finishes around 5pm. Free fireworks starts at 8pm!