Recap of the 2017 Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade.
2018 GRAND MARSHAL TO BE ANNOUNCED
The 2018 Grand Marshal Experience will be hosted at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
This Winterfest Celebration welcoming our Grand Marshal includes dignitaries and celebrities who join us at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to celebrate, Winterfest style. RECEPTION BY INVITATION ONLY.
This fabulous reception presented by JM Lexus is the prelude to the parade. Many local VIP’s, dignitaries, sponsors will be on hand to welcome this year’s celebrity Grand Marshal. Fort Lauderdale’s Mayor, Dean Trantalis, will give the Grand Marshal a key to our beautiful city and Riverwalk, Inc. will present a brick in his/her name(s) for the Riverwalk Celebrity Walk of Fame on the banks of the staging area of the Parade.
Please view photos of our past parade Grand Marshals Big & Rich, PITBULL, Flo Rida, Deborah Norville, Barry Gibb, Brooke Burke, Kim Kardashian, Alonzo Mourning, Jim Belushi, Lorraine Bracco, Frankie Valli, Randy Jackson, Shaquille O’Neal, Ryan Hunter-Reay, and many more on our Facebook page.
This is a private reception to honor our Grand Marshal. Become a Sponsor – Get Invited!
SPONSORSHIPS are still available with this event.
It is looking like Winterfest with the start of the Parade’s Boat Committee Meetings. We are happy to announce our 2018 host location – Lauderdale Yacht Club. If you would like to be involved with the “Greatest Show on H2O” – please contact Kathy at the Winterfest office. 954-767-0686.
Home of the Parade’s Boat Committee Meetings!
Lauderdale Yacht Club was founded in 1938 and is located in the Heart of Sunny Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Home to one of the most elite junior sailing programs in the nation, LYC continues to strive in our endeavor to invest in the Youth of the Community, who are interested in Seamanship. In addition to Sailing, the Club has a wide variety of Social Events, Fine Dining, Marina, a Thriving Tennis Program, Junior Olympic Swimming Pool and much more. Members at Lauderdale Yacht Club enjoy an elegant lifestyle with exceptional service that offers traditional and family friendly values.
For more information about our Club and its amenities contact our Membership & Communications Director, Michelle Metzger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Life is Why! Join me, Lisa Scott-Founds, President & CEO of Winterfest, Inc. in supporting the American Heart Association! Please join me as I walk and cheer on my fellow Heartwalkers. Imagine April 22nd as the day we strive to reduce death and disability from cardiovascular diseases and stroke
Go Back In Time with the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade
Parade Date: December 15, 2018 with the theme: “Best of the 80s”
Video Flashback courtesy of Hotwire Communications: https://youtu.be/X7WRofAFbyc
BOATERS: Join The Biggest 80s Party on the Water!
Boater “Dudes / Dudettes”—
We want to welcome you to the “Rad” Winterfest Family and join the Parade on December 15, 2018 when we “Like Totally” go back in time!
Enter your decorated boat for only $35* (* privately owned / no advertising) on our website: https://winterfestparade.com/parade-application
Want to advertise your business? Entry fees start at only $250.00
Don’t want to decorate? Consider teaming up with a nonprofit organization to create a “Fresh” entry OR be a “ Totally Tubular” Control Boat on Parade night.
For more information, visit: https://winterfestparade.com/events/control-boat-meeting
Questions? Don’t be “wiggin’ out”! Call Winterfest: 954-767-0686
The best and brightest were spotlighted this week at the Southeast Festivals and Events Association’s Kaleidoscope Awards, in Murfreesboro, TN on February 26th. The ceremony was held in conjunction with the 15th Annual SFEA Conference. Top festivals and events throughout the southeast were recognized for their outstanding contribution to the events industry.
“The quality of submissions continues to increase each year making it more difficult for the judges to select the winners,” noted Brenda Pierce, executive director for SFEA. “Of course, to ‘win gold,’ becomes all the sweeter when there is additional competition and the recognition a festival receives for winning is priceless.”
The name “kaleidoscope” was selected due to the colors in the logo image that represent the many different elements and facets within festivals and events. A call for entries was posted last fall and all southeast festivals and events were encouraged to participate. A panel of experts in event planning, marketing and tourism spent an entire day reviewing the entries from eight states. The judges looked for originality, creativity, media impact, volunteer programs, and the overall impact to the community.
Winterfest, Inc. producers of the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade – the World’s Most Watch Boat Parade – headquartered in Broward County, Florida, won in multiple Kaleidoscope Award Categories. The 2017 Winterfest poster painted by local Fort Lauderdale artist, April Renee Kirk, won silver in the promotional poster division. The Parade’s television commercials produced by WSVN, Channel 7, won Bronze and the Winterfest Black Tie Ball digital invitation won Silver produced by Blue Truck Media, Inc.
The Kaleidoscope Awards were sponsored by Classic Tents & Events, Norcross, GA and Pit Stop Portable Restroom Company, Marietta, GA. Classic Tents’ representative Karen Alcock and Pit Stop representatives Brett and Amanda Roques presented the awards to the winners.
A Little Holiday Fun from the Winterfest Team: Chairman of the Board – Ben Wesley, Parade Chair – Mark Swenson, President & CEO – Lisa Scott-Founds, Event Director – Dawn Read and Marketing & Parade Director – Kathy Keleher.
Happy Holidays and mark the Parade date for next year: December 15, 2018
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