Blessing of Fleet tonight

Mount Pleasant's annual Blessing of the Fleet festivities get started tonight at Memorial Waterfront Park.

From 4 to 5:30 p.m., Meet The Fleet offers a chance to meet local shrimp boat captains, sample shrimp and watch a shrimp-heading contest. Bluegrass Under The Bridge begins at 8 p.m.

The main event is from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. It begins with the blessing of the fleet procession on the pier, followed by entertainment from Permanent Vacation and East Coast Party Band.

There will be shagging and shrimp-eating contests. Admission and parking are free.