Winterfest Boat Parade Tips

Winterfest Boat Parade Tips

The Winterfest Boat Parade heats up South Florida on December 10th

Happy Holidays! One of South Florida’s biggest events of the year is coming up in December: The 45th Annual Winterfest Boat Parade. On December 10, 2016, boats will line up in the New River in downtown Fort Lauderdale a parade up the intercoastal waterways. Boats of all sizes will adorn their decks with lights and decorations, blast holiday music, entertainment, and even some celebrity guests as the holiday season heating up the holidays in true South Florida style.

Winterfest Boat Parade Schedule

During the parade, you’ll see this year’s theme unfold: “Comics and Cartoons Rockin’ the Night Away”, and you’ll be able to see this year’s Grand Marshall, Pitbull. There are many places to watch the parade along the intercoastal. To find out more about it, you can visit the website at

Boat Parade Entry Application

Virtual Parade Route

Bridge Closure Schedule

Watch from the Water

We have the perfect place to launch your boat to watch the boat parade in Fort Lauderdale. Our sister company, Riverfront Marina & Pirate Bar is located along the New River at 20 SW 3rd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, 33315. Contact us to schedule your boat launch at 954-527-1829.

North Beach Miami Boat Parade December 17th

Although not as big and extravagant as Winterfest, North Miami Beach has a wonderful boat parade of its own! The North Beach Boat Parade is on December 17, 2016, starting at 86th Street. What started as a small neighborhood parade is growing into a fun community event that gives our local community something to both enjoy and participate in. For information on this fun family, event visit

Happy Holidays from our family to yours!

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