Title Sponsor Rocks the PINK for Pinktober!

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino rocks the Pink  with Hard Rock properties worldwide!


For the last 15 years, the PINKTOBER® campaign has raised millions of dollars globally for breast cancer awareness and research. What makes the PINKTOBER® initiative so unique is that it mobilizes the rock and roll community and its patrons from around the world to join the fight against breast cancer through creative and exciting partnerships, events, merchandise, and music! This year’s campaign includes limited time menu items, beautifully designed merchandise and electrifying events at Hard Rock properties worldwide.

Jr. Captain’s Showboat Design Unveiled

Alex Casamento representing Arthritis Foundation, Florida Chapter, SE Region will be aboard the Jr. Captain Showboat powered by FPL

Eleven-year old Alex Casamento, representing the Arthritis Foundation, Florida Chapter, SE Region, as the 2014 Winterfest® Jr. Captain in the 43rd Annual Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest® Boat Parade will feel like “Superman.” Deco Productions recently unveiled the design for this year’s showboat with the Man of Steel. What a perfect image for our hero battling polyarticular Juvinele Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA). For more details on Alex and the contest, please visit our website’s media section or our dropbox: http://bit.ly/winterfestpr


JR CAPT            Alex Casamento Photo for Winterfest Junior Captain

Fort Lauderdale Historical Society to honor Winterfest®

This year, the 20th annual Fort Lauderdale Historical Society Founders Dinner honors Winterfest® and the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest® Boat Parade for its positive influence and economic impact of more than $48 million on the local community. The “Dock, Dine and Dance” themed event will be held October 17th at Pier Top Lounge at Hyatt Regency Pier 66, from 6-9 p.m.  “The Fort Lauderdale Historical Society provides education, research and preservation of our rich history. Now they honor one of our oldest AND BEST LOVED events:  Winterfest, a 43 year-old tradition that launches the holiday season in Greater Fort Lauderdale and welcomes with dazzling lights the first of winter weary tourists to our sun-kissed shores,” said Nicki E. Grossman, President of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau.  Tickets to attend the 20th Annual Founder’s Dinner on October 17 are $150.

Call the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society at 954-463-4431 ext.15 or order online at http://tinyurl.com/dock-dine

Winterfest WINS at FFEA!

The Florida Festivals & Events Association (FFEA) recently announced the winners of its annual SUNsational Awards during its 20th anniversary convention and tradeshow.

Winterfest, Inc. won in the following categories::

 Promotional Item:  WINTERFEST ORNAMENT –  Pat Anderson Artist  won 1st Place

Promotional Poster: 2013 POSTER –  Pat Anderson Artist / S.Mark Graphics won 1st Place

Television Show: produced by WSVN won 3rd Place

For a full list of winners, including second and third place award recipients, visit www.ffea.com/sunsational-awards. Press Release is available on this website under Media.

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Winterfest’s Facebook Goes Pink for October





DONATIONS ARE SIMPLE – CLICK TO VOTE: http://bit.ly/vote-lisa Votes are $1 each (Ex: $20 =20votes ,$100 =100 votes)
Vote in any increment and as many times as you like… There are No Limits on your generosity!

Glam-A-THON raises funds for the Broward Health Foundation to financially assist breast cancer patients being treated at the Lillian S. Wells Women’s Center and requiring mammograms through the Lisa Boccard Breast Fund.

The 2014 Glam Doll Strut is October 18th 11 am – 3 pm  – JOIN and Support our Winterfest Team – “Sole Sisters”


FFEA Announces Winterfest Director on Board

1010657_10201334169138508_1868042439_nDawn Read – Event Director -Winterfest, Inc.

The Florida Festivals and Events Association (FFEA), the state’s primary professional organization for producers, vendors, and sponsors of festivals, fairs and special events, recently announced the election of directors and officers for its Board of Directors. Officers for the 2014 – 2015 FFEA Board of Directors are as follows: Chair – Patti Hamilton, Southern Waste Systems (Davie), Chair-Elect – Dan Goode, Sunfest, Inc. (West Palm Beach) Secretary – Dawn Read, Winterfest, Inc. (Fort Lauderdale); Treasurer – Dutch Sanger, Panama City Downtown Improvement Board (Panama City) and Past-Chair – Katherine Phillips-Chaplin, Coconut Grove Arts Festival (Coconut Grove). For the complete press release – click on the Winterfest Media page.10530526_10152370930913845_4819899677898109833_o

100 Days til Parade

September 100 days til parade

FORT LAUDERDALE (Broward County), FL- The Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest® Boat Parade is less than 100 days away! This year’s Parade is set to sail on Saturday, December 13, 2014 starting at 6:30 PM from downtown Fort Lauderdale with the theme “TV’s Greatest Hits.”

For details on how to be a part of all the fun and excitement of Winterfest, contact their office at 954.767.0686 or visit the Winterfest website at WinterfestParade.com.


Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Black Tie Ball presented by Moët & Chandon in association with Absolut Vodka and Milestone wines will set the surrealistic mood for this enchanted evening. Tagged as the largest holiday gala in Fort Lauderdale, attendees dressed in formal wear will dance and be entertained by a special performance direct from the Broadway Musical “Motown.”

The Ball is the most elegant of our festivities and by far the highlight of Fort Lauderdale’s social season. Bid on over 250 items in the Fidelity Investments Silent Auction. A live auction takes place inside the ballroom with items such as a Wine Estate Vacation and a shopping spree from Carroll’s Jewelers. Bid on weekend vacations, dinner at your favorite restaurant, sports memorabilia, fine art, collectibles and much more.

Entertainment brought to you by Greenspoon Marder Law Firm and Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

Enjoy the Patriot National Insurance Group Welcome Reception featuring an expanded Fidelity Investments Silent Auction from 6 – 8 p.m. https://qtego.net/auc/winterfest/ Dinner and Dancing 8 – midnight. Hosted by the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino at Hard Rock Live.

Enjoy the Night – Be Responsible – Myredcap.com for information on having a driver drive your car home after the event.