The statue, made by Josephine Jakobi, is carried in the St. Nicholas Parade for the Blessing of the Fleet

The statue, made by Josephine Jakobi, is carried in the St. Nicholas Parade for the Blessing of the Fleet

Images: St. Nicholas Festival

Lakes Entrance Festival Committee

Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia

Festival of St. Nicholas

The St. Nicholas Parade carries St. Nicholas' statue to the harbor for the blessing of the fleet, as Lakes Entrance is the largest fishing port in the Southern Hemisphere. St. Nicholas himself greets children before the parade. Festival activites include sand sculpture, St. Nicholas feast, a seafood cooking contest, family-friendly beach sports and barbecue, a model goat regatta, and art displays.
The statue, made by Josephine Jakobi, is carried in the St. Nicholas Parade for the Blessing of the Fleet
The logo is appropriate for St Nicholas, patron saint of seafarers