Blessing of the Inlet
The Blessing of the Inlet at Belin Memorial United Methodist Church, Highway 17-Business, Murrells Inlet, will celebrate its 22nd anniversary as one of the Inlet’s most revered festivals.
The Blessing of the Inlet was first started 22 years ago to create a festival filled with worship, food, fun, and fellowship that was highlighted by a ‘Blessing’ ceremony, celebrating our Lord’s continued blessings in the Inlet Community. And the Blessing of the Inlet was to generate funds for many missions, charities, and nonprofit organizations.
The festival has grown to include a day of entertainment, more than 100 arts and crafts vendors, various Murrells Inlet restaurants and local food purveyors, children’s play area with inflatables, pony rides and fun events. This year the festival will also include competitive game activities for adults and youth. All festival attendees are encouraged to stop by the events and ‘cheer on’ the contestants.
This festival is highlighted by the Blessing of the Inlet ceremony which starts at 11:30 AM. The Blessing will be administered by the Reverend Dr. Mike Alexander and the Reverend Walter Cantwell. Immediately following the “Blessing” ceremony, all visitors will be invited to “Stay to Pray” in the Belin sanctuary. Belin’s Stephen Ministers will be on hand.
The festival is a free event with no admission or parking charge and is always held rain or shine. Free shuttle rides to and from the Blessing will pick up and drop off from behind the Inlet Square Mall and run from 8:30 am until 4 pm. Festival participants are encouraged to take advantage of free and ample parking at the mall and a fun-filled bus ride with a live informative tour guide.
Everyone is invited to come help us celebrate the Glory of God and all He has ‘blessed’ us with.
For more information about the event schedule or participating as a restaurant or crafter, please visit: www.BlessingoftheInlet.com .
“SEE YA’ SATURDAY!!!” (MAY 5, 2018)