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Winterfest Boat Parade 2023

Winterfest Boat Parade 2023 in Fort Lauderdale.

Dec 16, 2023 → Dec 16, 2023

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Your Ultimate Guide to Winterfest Boat Parade 2023

Everything You Need to Know About Winterfest Boat Parade 2023

The Winterfest Boat Parade, also known as Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest is taking place on December 16th, 2023. It is not just an event; it's an unforgettable experience that brings the vibrant city of Fort Lauderdale, FL to life. This annual spectacle, also known as the "Greatest Show on H2O," illuminates New River with a parade of beautifully decorated boats. The event is a testament to the city's rich maritime history and a demonstration of its festive spirit. The 52nd annual holiday parade starts in the downtown area at 6:30 PM with a pre-show of non-motorized vessels at 6:00 PM. The Winterfest boat parade will take the stage on the New River in downtown Fort Lauderdale, along the docks west of Stranahan House to the Broward Center for Performing Arts.

The Winterfest holiday parade takes off from the downtown Fort Lauderdale area, near the historic Stranahan House, travels along the New River, and continues north to Lake Santa Barbara in Pompano Beach. The Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade is a sight to behold, with private boats and boats of all sizes adorned with dazzling lights and festive decorations. The atmosphere is electric, filled with the sounds of holiday music, cheers from the crowd, and the gentle lapping of water against the parade boats.

With a live audience of over one million spectators, you are certainly guaranteed an amazing time.

A Memorable Travel Experience

The event offers a variety of food options, from local delicacies to international cuisine. Dress warmly, as December nights can be chilly, but don't forget to add a festive touch to your outfit. The music is a mix of holiday classics and contemporary hits, setting a joyful mood that resonates throughout the parade viewing area.

Other Activities at the Rock Winterfest Boat Parade

Apart from the parade, Fort Lauderdale offers a plethora of activities. You can visit the historic Stranahan House, explore the downtown area, or simply enjoy the beautiful beaches. As for tips, arrive early to secure a good viewing spot, and don't forget to bring a camera to capture the magical moments.

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At Bounce, we believe in making your travel experience as smooth and enjoyable as possible. Our luggage storage facilities in Fort Lauderdale allow you to enjoy the Winterfest Boat Parade without having to worry about your bags or belongings. With over 10,000 storage locations worldwide, we offer a simple, reliable, and affordable solution for short-term luggage storage. 

Our friendly and trustworthy service ensures your items are safe, giving you the freedom to explore the event and its surroundings. With our BounceShield™ Protection, each item stored through our platform comes with $10,000 in protection. Plus, we have a flexible cancellation policy and offer free cancellation, because we understand that plans can change!

Bag Policy At Winterfest Boat Parade

Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC and do not exceed 12” X 6” X 12. A small clutch or purse no larger than 4.5” X 6.5” with or without a handle or strap can be taken into the facility after proper inspection. To avoid being stranded with your bags, and to save you time from bag searching, Bouce storage is available to help you keep your luggage safe and secure while you enjoy the parade.

Things to Do in Fort Lauderdale

Explore and Enjoy

Fort Lauderdale is a city full of life and activities. Visit the historic Stranahan House, take a stroll in downtown Fort Lauderdale, or enjoy the beautiful beaches. Don't miss the chance to explore the New River by boat or kayak. For food lovers, the city offers a variety of cuisines to satisfy every palate.

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The Winterfest Boat Parade 2023 is a must-visit event, promising an unforgettable experience in the heart of Fort Lauderdale. With Bounce's luggage storage service, you can enjoy the event to the fullest, free from the hassle of carrying your belongings. So pack your bags, book your tickets, and we'll see you in Fort Lauderdale!

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All you need to know

  • Where is the best place to watch the Winterfest boat parade?

    One of the best location to catch the show is at the official Winterfest viewing area, which is at Las Olas Intracoastal Promenade Park near Fort Lauderdale beach.

  • What time does the Fort Lauderdale Winterfest boat parade start?

    The 2023 Winterest Boat Parade takes place on December 16, 2023 starting in the Downtown Area at 6:30 PM

  • Where is the Winterfest parade?

    The boat parade starts along the docks west of Stranahan House to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Then the boats travel from New River in Fort Lauderdale to the Intracoastal Waterway as it continues North to Lake Santa Barbara in Pompano Beach.

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