The Winterfest Boat Parade – officially The Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade – is this Saturday evening in Fort Lauderdale and Pompano Beach. The parade kicks off around 6:30 pm near down-town Fort Lauderdale and heads east to the Intracoastal Waterway, then north into Pompano Beach.
(Check out local bridge closings if you are driving in the area)
Hundreds of boats are decorated with lights and music – from small private boats to large party yachts. The sight is truly spectacular! Viewing parties are planned along the New River in down-town Fort Lauderdale and along the Intracoastal Waterway. One of the best places to view is from the banks of the Intracoastal inside Hugh Taylor Birch State Park where the entry fee is only a few dollars. For big spenders, nearly all the venues along the waterway have special events planned. Check out the websites for Shooters, Flip-Flops, North Beach Village, and Bokampers.