Blessing of the Inlet (BOI)

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The Blessing of the Inlet will celebrate its 28th anniversary as one of the Inlet’s most revered festivals and has thousands of participants. This year’s festival will be held on May 4, 2024 from 9 AM – 3 PM.

The Blessing of the Inlet was first started 28 years ago to create a festival filled with worship, food, fun, and fellowship that is highlighted by a “Blessing” ceremony, celebrating our Lord’s continued blessings in the Inlet Community.  The Blessing of the Inlet generates funds for many missions, charities, and nonprofit organizations due to Belin’s focus on the people and lives of Murrells Inlet and the surrounding South Strand.

The festival has grown to include a day of entertainment, with arts and crafts vendors, various Murrells Inlet restaurants and local food purveyors, and a children’s play area with games and fun events for the entire family. There’s guaranteed something for everyone.

This festival is highlighted by the Blessing of the Inlet ceremony, which starts at 10 AM. The “Blessing“ will be administered by Pastors Will Malambri, Isaac Dusenbury, and JT Brown. The actual “Blessing” ceremony will start our event and be held in front of the cross on the inlet.

The festival is a free event with no admission or parking charge and is always held rain or shine.

Everyone is invited to help us celebrate the glory of God and all His blessings.