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Travel industry organization has saluted region’s best events since 1985
ATLANTA, Ga. (January 16, 2018) – Southeast Tourism Society has named the 31st Annual Town of Mount Pleasant Blessing of the Fleet & Seafood Festival one of the STS Top 20 Events in the Southeast for April 2018.
This year’s Blessing of the Fleet & Seafood Festival is Sunday, April 29. The STS Top 20 Festival and Event Awards have highlighted programs around the Southeast since 1985.
Travel industry experts select 20 events per month, and STS publicizes them throughout the United States. The complete list is published on two websites: Southeast Tourism Society and Travel Media Press Room.
The Blessing of the Fleet & Seafood Festival pays tribute to Mount Pleasant's local shrimping and fishing heritage, offering a boat parade, live music, an arts and crafts show, and a variety of other free activities with the picturesque Ravenel Bridge and Charleston Harbor for a backdrop.
“The Southeast is home to unique and memorable events throughout the year. In spotlighting the Top 20 festivals and events each month, STS is not only giving these events the recognition they deserve but we’re also creating a quick reference guide to some of the best festivals in the Southeast,” said Bill Hardman, president and CEO of the Southeast Tourism Society. “These events are important to the economic vitality of our communities and this is a way for us to acknowledge the time and resources organizers have tirelessly spent to create memories for their attendees.”
Events considered for the STS Top 20 recognition must be at least three years old and have attendance of at least 1,000. The online nomination link and submission deadlines are available at SoutheastTourism.org or by calling (770) 542-1523.
STS, founded in 1983 and headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting tourism to and within 12 states – Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.
For more information about the 31st Annual Blessing of the Fleet & Seafood Festival visit ExperienceMountPleasant.com or the Mount Pleasant Recreation Department’s Facebook event page.