The Ulladulla Blessing of the Fleet Festival is a historic and vibrant community event, now in its 63rd year.
Attracting crowds of over 10,000 people and closing the Princes Highway for 12 hours, this iconic festival is arguably the best free family event in the Shoalhaven.
The Rotary Club of Milton Ulladulla has produced a jam-packed program for Easter Sunday, April 21.
Josh Rawiri will kick off the entertainment on the main stage at 10am.
The iconic Ex-Servo's Blessing of the Fleet Princess Parade will begin at 11.20am from Crescent Street, Ulladulla and continue along the Princes Highway, across South Street, down Burrill Street and conclude at the Ulladulla wharf. This year there are 23 princesses accompanying their brightly decorated floats, each vying for the winning floats, as judged by local dignitaries.
The Ulladulla Civic Centre will play host to the Kids Zone again this year, with Lego, art and craft, face painting, Kinder Gym and a live interactive pantomime, performed by local legends LiveWire Studios.
Father Michael will perform the official Blessing Ceremony at 1pm, on the harbour and then bless the fishing trawlers on the wharf immediately after.
The Marlin Mini Carnival is back after being a huge success in it's inaugural year in 2018. Coast to Coast Portable Synthetic Ice Rink will be set up for all day fun. Wendy's Pony Rides will be there, as well as a circus performance at 3pm by local company 35 Degrees South.
Live music will continue from 1pm with Chris Rulewski, and a jumping castle and face painting will ensure there is something for everyone all day.
The main act, Elton - The Young Years will rock the crowd from 1pm on the main stage.
The Bannister's Beach Games will feature the famous spaghetti eating competition, egg and spoon race, and three-legged race will lead the crowd into the historic tug-o-war and greasy pole, presented by the local Apex Club.
The popular Scottish Tattoo will entertain festival goers from 2pm on the highway.
DJ Mystergio will take the harbour stage from 4pm, entertaining the crowd right up to the spectacular Mollymook Golfie Fireworks at 6pm.
The Blessing of the Fleet Festival is one of the largest in NSW, providing free family entertainment all day.
There will be dozens of market and food stalls, Streetfeet Dance performance, an art exhibition, vintage car display, stamp fair, amusement rides and show bags.
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