The Blessing of the Fleet

Watch the pageantry and splendour of the Blessing of the Fleet as this annual procession makes its way from St Patrick’s Basilica to Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour, culminating in a spectacular fireworks display at 8pm.

The Blessing of the Fleet is a tradition that began centuries ago in Mediterranean fishing communities to ensure a safe and bountiful fishing season. First celebrated in WA by an Italian migrant fisherman, the historical port of Fremantle celebrates its 70th anniversary this year.

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2pm, Sunday 28 October


Procession begins at St Patrick’s Basilica, 47 Adelaide Street Fremantle, and continues to Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour


  • Young men carrying a Madonna