As with tradition, crowds gathered in masses for the annual Blessing of the Market place Wednesday and the Blessing of the Fleet Thursday.



This year's Blessing of the Fleet was the largest yet, with 153 vessels participating, according to the team at Immanuel Anglican Church in Destin. The Blessing of the Marketplace saw a crowd that filled the Life Center at the Destin United Methodist Church.



TO SEE PHOTOS FROM THE BLESSING OF THE MARKETPLACE, CLICK HERE.



As part of this year's blessing, Mayor Sam Seevers presented a "Key to the City" to each of the pastors that are involved in this Destin tradition. Keys were also presented to Week of Blessings co-founders, Capt. Mike Parker and Mel Ponder.



The Week of Blessings concludes with a "Saturday Celebration" tonight at HarborWalk Village, which will feature local band Shake the City at 7 p.m.