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Why You Won’t Want to Miss the Winterfest Boat Parade

Added: Sep 17, 2018
Category: Festivals & Events

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While South Florida is well known as one of the top summer vacation destinations, many visitors are surprised to find that there are just as many exciting things to do during the winter season. One such activity is the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade, and annual tradition that attracts over a million viewers from all over the world. Here’s what you need to know about the holiday parade and how to get the most out of your viewing experience.

The Winterfest Boat Parade
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More About the Winterfest Boat Parade

Known as the “Greatest Show on H20,” the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade is the traditional kickoff to the holiday season in South Florida. Boats of all sizes and shapes will be strung with a wide variety of dazzling Christmas lights and sail across 12-miles of the Intracoastal Waterway to the delight of over a million viewers! The parade has grown so popular over the years, it is now broadcast live on TV for those who aren’t able to make it to the event but still want to experience the spectacle.

The Winterfest Boat Parade 2018 is scheduled for December 15th, and the theme is “Best of the 80’s.”

Where to Watch the Winterfest Boat Parade

There are several fantastic Winterfest Boat Parade viewing spots throughout Fort Lauderdale. You’ll be able to watch the party anywhere along the Winterfest Boat Parade route starting in Downtown Fort Lauderdale and ending at Lake Santa Barbara in Pompano Beach. However, if you want the best views in town, these are the places locals highly recommend.

Fort Lauderdale Riverwalk

The Riverwalk in Fort Lauderdale, FL is a hub of activity surrounded by a lush and tropical setting. Plus, its location right on the water will allow visitors to easily watch the Winterfest Boat Parade sail by. You may also decide to grab a seat at one of the local restaurants and enjoy the show from your table.

Hugh Taylor Birch State Park

Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway, Hugh Taylor Birch State Park offers some of the best views of the parade. The park usually hosts a parade viewing party each year starting in the middle of the afternoon and ending with the main event! Bring your family for a full afternoon and evening of exciting games, music, food, and more.

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