Winterfest Wins at FFEA

The Florida Festivals & Events Association (FFEA) presented Winterfest Inc. with eight awards during their 22nd annual convention and tradeshow in Orlando. The annual SUNsational Awards program recognizes members’ innovation, individuality and creative collaboration.
Winterfest, Inc. which produces the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade won the following awards:
TWO (2) – 1st Place for Brochure, Tickets and Invitations.
FIVE (5) – 2nd Place for Facebook promotions, Promotional Items, T-shirt and Poster.
ONE (1) – 3rd Place for Tickets.
Creative work by SMark Graphics, Wizards Creation along with artists Pat Anderson and Marcia Moore where highlighted during the 2015 Winterfest campaign.
For a complete list of winners, visit www.ffea.com/sunsational-awards.
For more information on Winterfest, visit winterfestparade.com or call 954-767- 0686.

BizBash names Winterfest on 2016 list of Top 100 Events

Winterfest, a Florida not-for-profit organization known as the producers of “The World’s Most Watched Boat Parade,” has been listed by BizBash as one of the top three parades in the South Florida market solidifying the title Top 100 Events for 2016.

The greater Miami area of South Florida is an eclectic melting pot of people and cultures, and the events presented here are no different. From lavish see-and-be-seen fund-raising galas to cutting-edge conferences to over-the-top pool parties, South Florida residents gather with purpose.

To choose and rank the annual events on this list, BizBash considers several factors, including economic impact, buzz, innovation, and an event’s prominence within the communities it intends to serve.

“Winterfest’s economic impact on the community is estimated at more than $50 million per year. Winterfest, Inc. which produces the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade has work for 45 years to encourage community connection while celebrating the boating paradise we live in during December, said Lisa Scott-Founds. “We are proud to be the signature event of South Florida and encourage everyone to embrace this year’s theme “Comics and Cartoons Rockin’ The Night Away.” The organization is working with Florida SuperCon during their anniversary year to bring Superheroes and Showboats together to create a magical evening on December 10, 2016.

For more information on how to enter your boat for only $35 or purchase tickets, visit winterfestparade.com or call 954-767-0686

2015 Parade Winners- Results

RESULTS FOR THE 2015 SEMINOLE HARD ROCK WINTERFEST BOAT PARADE (these are not all the winners)

BEST OVERALL is picked on a total calculation of points (and may have been seen in earlier results as winners for multiple categories).

People’s Choice Award: Congratulations Pet Supermarket #7

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A Broward College aboard Sea Ark and Broward College aboard Whaler

Pre-Show: Best in Lights

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D Dania Beach Ocean Rescue
G paddleboarder

Pre-Show: Best in Entertainment

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 C Romantic Venice

Pre-Show: Best in Lights

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1 USCG Hudson  Coast guard
2 Winterfest Fireworks Barge presented by Dynamic Effects  Fireworks
3 Grand Marshal Showboat presented JM Lexus

Showboats: Best in Theme

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4 Anthony’s Runway 84/ Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza/ Big 105.9 aboard Summerwind

Showboats (100 and under): Best in Sound

 Anthonys
5 Republic National Distributing Company aboard Catalina

Showboats 100+: Best in Sound

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6 Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity  6
7 Pet Supermarket aboard Windridge K

Showboats 100+: Best Overall

and PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD

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8 Sail Fish  8
9 Date Night  9
10 Bimini Twist

Private (40-49): Best in Entertainment

 Boat 10
11 General Lee

Private Entry (30-39): Best in Theme

 Boat 11
12 Cutie Putt Tootie

Private Entry (20-29): Best in Theme

 12
13 Shirean

Classic (40-49): Best in Theme

 13
14 OuttaControl  14
15 Two Men And A Truck

Commercial (20-30): Best in Lights

 15
16 Jr. Captain Showboat powered by FPL  JR Captain, FPL
17 Construction Angels aboard Kool Kats

Non-Profit (20-30): Best in Lights

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18 The Wellington Wildlife Conservation Center aboard Musette  18
19 Winterfest Fantasy Dragon presented by BB&T

Charter (100 and under): Best Overall

Don Moore Award – Creativity and Effort

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20 Bahia Breeze

Private (30-39): Best Overall

 20
21 Once Upon A Time

Private (20-29): Best in Lights

 21
22 WSVN Channel 7 aboard Venetian Lady  22
23 Winterfest Social Media aboard AquaAdz

Commercial: Best in Entertainment

 23
25 Mr. Bobb

Private (60+): Best in Lights

 25
26 Nutcracker aboard First Love

Sailboat: Best in Theme

 26
28 Miss Trish

Private Entry (40-49): Best in Theme

 Boat 28
29 Advanced Roofing

Commercial: Best Overall

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29 Advanced Roofing Limo Boat

 

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30 Rotary of Fort Lauderdale

Barge: Joe Millsaps Award

 30
31 West Insurance of Florida aboard Salty Dawg

Commercial: Best in Entertainment

 West
32 Boatsetters aboard Alcyon  32
33 Cliff Berry Inc. aboard The Berry Patch  33
34 Carefree Boat Club aboard Scout Dorado  34
35 Carefree Boat Club aboard My Girl

Commercial 30-39: Best in Theme

 35
36 Carefree Boat Club aboard 2 Much Fun

Commercial 30-39: Best in Entertainment

 36
37 Carefree Boat Club aboard Great Escape  37
38 Conchflyer

Sailboat: Best of Entertainment

 38
39 American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Broward County

Non-Profit: Rookie Award

 39
40 Knit Wits

Classic 60+: Best in Lights

 40
41 Hatterascal

Private 60+: Best in Theme

 41
43 Season’s Hospice Foundation aboard Sea Life  Seasons Hospice
44 Burger Fi aboard Water Taxi- Island Expedition

Beacon Light Award

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45 Roxie

Private Entry (50-59): Best in Theme

 45
46 12 Dinghies with Toys for Tots

Non-Profit 60+: Best in Entertainment

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47 ACR Electronics aboard Mark VI  Boat 47
48 Lajran  Boat 48
49 20/20  49
50 She’s A 10

Private 60+: Best in Entertainment

 50
51 Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Showboats: Best in Lights

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52 Miss Jules  52
53 Bikini Boat Wash aboard Hit That  53
54 Galleria Reindeer aboard Caprice

Charter 100+: Best in Lights

 Galleria
55 Miss Bradford

Classic (50-59): Best in Theme

 55
56 Tortuga Music Festival aboard Water Taxi – Island Discovery  56
58 Birch State Park aboard Water Taxi Rio Vista  58
59 Florida Spine Specialists aboard Sundream  59
60 South Florida Chronicles aboard Lauraki

Commercial 50-59: Best in Sound

 60
61 Salt Life Rentals aboard Tons of Fun

Commercial: Rookie Award

 61
62 Xtra Dirty  62
63 Andy Jay

Sailboat:

 63
64 The Yellow Streak
65 SeaSpy

Private (30-39): Best in Lights

 65
67 Chinese Cultural Association of Coral Springs aboard Aqua View

Non-Profit (40-49): Best in Theme

 67
68 Freedom Waters Foundation  68
69 Outboard Paint Shop aboard Boom  69
70 B and B  70
71 Resolutions Made Easy – Credit Repair  71
72 Navigator

Sailboat (30-39): Best in Entertainment

 72
73 Mr. CJ  Boat 73'
74 Nauti Lady

Private: Rookie Award

 74
75 South Florida Ford

Barges: Best Overall

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76 Chabad Lubavitch, Happy Chanukah aboard Flamingo

Non-Profit (60+): Best in Sound

 Chabad
80 Love Magic

Private: Rookie Award

 80
84 US Naval Sea Cadet Corps aboard Archer

Admiral Award – Spirit and Enthusiasm

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88 Three of a Kind  88
89 Diveheart aboard War Eagle

Non-Profit (40-49): Best in Lights

 89
91 Belzona Marine I  91
92 Belzona Marine III  92
93 Belzona Marine III  93
94 Seakeeper  94
98 Its All Good
99 Winterfest Fairy Tales Afloat aboard Liberty Bell

Charter 60+: Best in Theme

 99
100 Baptist Health Santa Claus Showboat

Showboat: Best in Sound

 Baptist Health

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to our Winterfest Boat Parade Supporters and Friends – because of you – Winterfest is able to produce the “Greatest Show on H2O” What are YOU thankful for today? Please share what makes you feel blessed! #WhyImThankful #WhyI’mThankful

Thanksgiving

2016 Winterfest Boat Parade Bridge Closings

Don’t let a closed bridge rain on your parade! Be informed on all bridge closings on Saturday, December 10th: http://winterfestparade.com/when-are-the-bridges-up.

REMEMBER THE WATERWAY CLOSES TO BOAT TRAFFIC:

NEW RIVER CLOSES AT 2:30PM til PARADE END

INTRACOASTAL CLOSES 5:20PM SOUTH / NORTH OF OAKLAND PARK BRIDGE 6:20PM til PARADE END

If you are trying to travel the Intracoastal or New River on Parade Day during these times – you will be STOPPED and asked to TURN AROUND – NO EXCEPTIONS!

Click here to view a virtual of the parade route including anchoring locations for spectators.

Deco Contest

2015 WINTERFEST DECO DREAM GET-AWAY SWEEPSTAKES CONTEST

Look for our displays at participating retail stores such as

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Enter the one of  codes on the displays or  $2 discount coupons at the counters

CODE WORD IS THE SAME WORD USED TO TEXT TO ENTER

(if you entered by Text to Win – simply text the CODE WORD to 23000 – you do not need to fill out the sweepstakes form).

ONE ENTRY PER PERSON.  Register to WIN – now until December 6, 2015

 CROWN LOCATIONS
SOUTH FLORIDA LOCATIONS  CROWN LOCATIONS
1030 N.E. 15th Avenue Fort Lauderdale  33304
954-358-9463
FORT LAUDERDALE 1645 Cordova Road Fort Lauderdale 33316

954-525-6565

1320 N Federal Hwy Pompano Beach 33060

954-941-2608

NORTH BROWARD

 

306 S Federal Highway Deerfield Beach 33441

954-427-5274

SOUTH BROWARD

3363 Sheridan St Hollywood 33020

954-987-9463

532 SE 15th Avenue Boynton Beach 33435
561-734-9463911 SE 6th Avenue Delray Beach 33483
561-278-2100
PALM BEACH

757 S Federal Highway Boca Raton 33432
561-394-3828

3500 N Federal Highway Boca Raton 33431

561-392-6366

1590-94 S Dixie Hwy (Mia) Coral Gables 33146

786-621-9463

 

MIAMI

5749 SW Bird Road Ste 104 Miami  33155
305-662-9898

2947 Coral Way Miami  33145
305-982-8256

2046 SW 57th Ave Miami  33155

305-264-4210

 

 

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Having difficulty? Click on the link at the end of this page to register: http://winterfestparade.com/sweepstakes