Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade

Get ready for the most festive show on water.Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade Logo

Greater Fort Lauderdale is the “Yachting Capital of the World,” so it’s only fitting to have an epic boat parade to celebrate the holiday season in this tropical paradise. Gather with friends and family along the 12-mile parade route for the 52nd Annual Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade on Saturday, December 16, 2021 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Boyz II Men, the best-selling R&B group of all time, will serve as the Grand Marshals, leading 100 boats adorned with brilliant lights and holiday décor along the New River and Intracoastal Waterway.  

Boys II Men

This year’s theme “Reflections Afloat” celebrates the 20 years of partnership between the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and Winterfest. Participants are encouraged to decorate their boats in styles from past parade themes, offering a nostalgic journey through two decades of festive history. This theme promises to transform the parade into a vivid showcase of Winterfest's rich legacy.

The Winterfest Boat Parade is the traditional kickoff to the South Florida holiday season. The 12-mile route begins at the New River in front of the Historic Stranahan House and continues north via the Intracoastal to Lake Santa Barbara in Pompano Beach.

The best way to see the parade is from Winterfest’s Parade Viewing Area located at Las Olas Intracoastal Promenade Park. Gates open at 4 p.m. with live music and entertainment. Tickets can be purchased here. You can also watch the world’s most-watched boat parade live on TV or the internet from the comfort of your own home or hotel room.

Private boats to giant showboats and corporate superyachts will be on festive display with hundreds of thousands of lights, music, entertainment, celebrities, musical groups, beauty queens and more. The show is viewed annually by more than 1 million spectators. This beloved event is one you won’t want to miss.

For more details visit WINTERFESTPARADE.COM