Looking for a Boat for the Parade?

Don’t own a boat but want to decorate one and enter the Parade? The Fort Lauderdale area has some great vessels to charter – below is a list of some available charters.

Please contact Winterfest with any questions.

BOAT CERT. # LENGTH INSURANCE PRICE CONTACT PHONE EMAIL WEBSITE DÉCOR FOOD & DRINK
Blue Safari Terry 954-608-2662 www.bluesafarifishingcharters.com
Catch My Drift 132 (80) 85′ YES follow up Andy 754-214-7863 fishheadquarters@gmail.com www.fishheadquarters.com included
Chasin Finz 6 53′ YES  $     1,200 Josh, owner 754-800-9732 info@chasin-finz.com www.chasin.finz.com excluded included
Engage 2 6     305-321-0665   www.engagefishingmiamibeach.com    
Fish on Board 6 46′ 954-549-0941 www.corsairsportfishing.com
Full Circle 6 48′ YES  $     1,200 Kim, owner 305-942-0767 fullcirclecharters@gmail.com www.fullcirclesportfishing.com included excluded
Lady Helen 29′ 954-336-3256 www.ladyhelencharters.com
Lady Pamela II 60 50′ YES  $     4,000 David 954-761-8045 / 647-3503 info@ladypamela2.com www.ladypamela2.com excluded excluded
Lois Ann 60 65′ YES David 954-761-8045 / 647-3503 info@ladypamela2.com www.ladypamela2.com
Marlin My Darlin 46′ 954-761-8202 www.all-inclusivesportfishing.com
Mary B III 52 (35) YES follow up Andy 754-214-7863 fishheadquarters@gmail.com www.fishheadquarters.com included
New Latitude 6 46′ 954-707-2147 www.newlatitude.com
Paddle Lodge 6 26′ YES  $     1,200 Ron, owner 954-635-6300 info@paddlelodge.com www.paddlelodge.com included excluded
Palm Breeze 49 55′ YES Holly holly@airandsea.com www.airandsea.com included excluded
Sea Legs 3 40 75′ YES  $   10,000 Jessica, owner 954-923-2109 sealegsmarina@gmail.com www.deepseafishingsealegs.com included included
Tacos Hooked Up 6 45′ YES  $     1,200 Taco, owner 954-764-4344 tacohookedup@aol.com www.tacohookedup.com excluded
The Flamingo 49 75′ YES  $     4,800 Rebecca 954-462-9194 captflamingo@bellsouth.net www.flamingofishing.com excluded excluded

bridge closing 2017

Parade Affects Boating & Vehicle Traffic. Plan ahead and get to your destination on time!

WATERWAY CLOSINGS

2:30PM New River closure to non-parade vessels from the fork near Little Florida, west of Cooley’s Landing and east to Marker 9.
5:20PM Intracoastal Waterway closure from Port Everglades to Oakland Park Bridge South
6:20PM Intracoastal Waterway closure from North of Oakland Park Bridge to Lake Santa Barbara

BRIDGE CLOSING times FOR VEHICLE TRAFFIC
(times are approximate)
7th Avenue Bridge…………………………………6:00PM…………………………..8:30PM
FEC Railroad Bridge………………………………..4:45 PM…………………………..8:30PM
Andrews Avenue…………………………………….6:00PM…………………………..8:30PM
Third Avenue Bridge………………………………6:00PM…………………………..8:30PM
Las Olas Boulevard…………………………………7:00PM…………………………..9:00PM
Sunrise Boulevard………………………………….7:30PM…………………………..9:30PM
Viewing from the Grandstand Area ( just north of Sunrise Boulevard)
Oakland Park Boulevard……………………….8:00PM………………………….10:00PM
Commercial Boulevard…………………………8:30PM………………………….11:00PM

 

Winterfest named Top 20 Festival & Event winner

Southeast Tourism Society has named Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade one of the STS Top 20 Events in the Southeast for December 2017.

This year’s Parade is December 9, 2017.  The STS Top 20 Festival and Event Awards have highlighted programs around the Southeast since 1985.

Travel industry experts select 20 events per month, and STS publicizes them throughout the United States. The complete list is published on two websites: Southeast Tourism Society and Travel Media Press Room.

December 9, 2017, Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade, Fort Lauderdale, FL, https://WinterfestParade.com/

The world’s most watched parade travels the Intracoastal waterways, 12 miles in Broward County from Fort Lauderdale, north to Lake Santa Barbara in Pompano Beach. The parade hosts brightly embellished boats carrying celebrities, musical groups, beauty queens and other thrilling entries such as a floating Broadway barge. The theme for the parade is “Broadway on Parade.” The International Festival and Events Association named Winterfest to its top 20 Parades in the World. Come see why 1 million people come to watch this holiday spectacle every year!

“The Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 Festival and Event list is an excellent guide for the Southeast’s visitors, residents and travel writers.  The events selected represent the best, and often most unique, activities in our region,” said Bill Hardman, president and CEO of the Southeast Tourism Society.

Events considered for the STS Top 20 recognition must be at least three years old and have attendance of at least 1,000.   The online nomination link and submission deadlines are available at SoutheastTourism.org or by calling 770-542-1523.

Winterfest Tightens Broadway Ties with Parade Theme Announced during Board Installation

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 2017 – Winterfest announced the 46th Annual Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade theme of “Broadway on Parade” at their recent board turnover on the Sun Dream Yacht – Catalina. Winterfest, Inc., a Florida not-for-profit organization known for producing “The World’s Most Watched Boat Parade,” also inducted their 2017 / 2018 executive board and new board members.

The Catalina, docked along the Parade route, was the perfect setting for the new board installation and announcement of this year’s theme.  Past Chairman of the Board, Jim Dunn, Vice President of JM Lexus, handed over the gavel to Ben Wesley, External Affairs Manager for FPL.

“The 2017 / 2018 Winterfest Board has a fresh new direction,” said Lisa Scott-Founds, Winterfest President & CEO. “As we embark on our 46th Parade year, Winterfest continues to look for a twist of the unexpected. Many committees are already working on ideas with our Broadway theme for the Parade and other events during the Celebration. Winterfest is proud of our close relationship with Broadway Across America and it seemed fitting to showcase this relationship on the water.”

The Winterfest board of directors is composed of 50 business leaders who serve as spokespeople for this South Florida signature event. The new board installation will commence for a one year term.

2017 Officers include:

  • CHAIRMAN: Ben Wesley, FPL External Affairs Manager

  • CHAIR ELECT: Susan Renneisen, Vice President of Community Affairs, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

  • TREASURER: Ken Ortner, President, Kenneth A. Ortner, P.A.

  • CO-COUNSEL: Robyn Vines, Attorney at Gray Robinson Attorneys at Law

Johnny Williams, Managing Partner, ProMotion Sports & Entertainment, LLC

  • SECRETARY: Lisa Duke, CFO, Walter Duke + Partners

  • BOAT PARADE CHAIR / ASST. TREASURER: Mark Swenson, Vice President – Wealth Management, UBS Financial Services, Inc. – The Garvin Financial Team

New Board Members:

  • Kim Butler, Vice President Marketing Communications, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors (photo not available)
  • Jason Cotter, Food and Beverage Director, Riverside Hotel (photo not available)
  • Harold Gubnitsky, CEO, ProcessMAP

  • Shira Kastan Goldstein, Associate Vice President Strategic Relations, University of Miami Health System

  • Tommy Knapp, Baseball to Business Program, Miami Marlins

  • Alex Parker, Senior Manager, Partnership Activation, Miami Dolphins (photo not available)
  • Kim Sweers, Managing Partner, FB Marine Group

  • Karla Thatcher, Director of Public Relations & Community Affairs, Hotwire Communications

New Advisory Members:

  • Michael Baer, Regional Sales Director, Edrington Americas

  • Kelty Heilman, Senior Programming Manager, Fox Sports Florida/Fox Sports Sun

  • Britt Lanier, Owner, Two Men and a Truck (photo not available)
  • Connie Loewenthal, Senior Account Executive, iHeartMedia (photo not available)

The involvement of this diverse board, enhances awareness of the Boat Parade and other Winterfest events in the community. For more information, photos and a complete list of Winterfest Board and Advisory Members, visit winterfestparade.com or call 954-767-0686.

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About Winterfest, Inc.

Winterfest is a Florida not-for-profit organization based in Broward County that produces a variety of events including the free public event known as the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade – “The World’s Most Watched Boat Parade.” Approximately one million spectators view the Parade on the 12-mile route along with millions more via television and the internet bringing National and International recognition to South Florida.  Winterfest also hosts annual events to enhance the community’s image and provide unique, wholesome family entertainment. For more information on Winterfest, please contact the office at (954) 767-0686 or their website: www.winterfestparade.com.

 

About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, located minutes from Fort Lauderdale’s world-famous beach, features a AAA Four Diamond resort with 469 luxury rooms and suites, award-winning restaurants, high-energy nightlife, a lagoon-style pool and Beach Club, a Hard Rock-inspired spa, and premium meeting and convention space. As South Florida’s premier entertainment destination, Seminole Hard Rock hosts top-name acts at its 5,500–seat Hard Rock Live concert arena and offers more than 100 table games, 2,000 of the most popular slots and a stand-alone poker room. Fine dining options include Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, the resort’s signature steakhouse, and Kuro, a luxe and socially vibrant restaurant offering new-style Japanese cuisine. The resort also features contemporary and casual eateries, including Blue Plate, the hotel’s 24-hour diner-inspired restaurant; Constant Grind, a gourmet coffee and pastry shop; and the ever-famous Hard Rock Cafe – Hollywood, part of Hard Rock’s 155 globally recognized rock ‘n’ roll restaurants.

For more information, call 954-327-ROCK or 800-937-0010, visit us online at www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com or follow us on Facebook: @SeminoleHardRockHollywood, Twitter: @HardRockHolly, Instagram: @HardRockHolly

Winterfest Listed in Top 100 Events

BizBash Selects Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade as One of Miami/South Florida’s Top 100 Events

Winterfest, Inc.  is acknowledged as one of the most powerful events making an impact in Miami/South Florida.

May 23,2017 — From galas and benefits, to entertainment, sporting events, and more, BizBash has announced its 2017 list of Top 100 Events in Miami/South Florida and has named Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade to this exclusive list. To select and rank these events, BizBash considers the event’s influence within the industry, in addition to innovation, reach, economic impact, and more.

Winterfest, Inc., which produces the Parade known as the “Greatest Show on H2O” and One of the Top Parades in the World, recently announced the theme for this 46th annual event “Broadway on Parade.” Set to sail along the Fort Lauderdale waterway on December 9, 2017, Winterfest will host 100 entries featuring the most spectacularly decorated mega yachts, barges, kayaks and privately owned vessels.

“So many high-profile events call Miami and South Florida home, and to choose the best from this diverse landscape is no easy task,” says Beth Kormanik, BizBash executive editor. “Today’s top events reflect a sharply honed sense of mission, thoughtful production, and engaged guests—factors that all contribute to their success.”

“Winterfest is honored to be recognized fourth out of 100 events by BizBash in all of South Florida. As the signature event of South Florida and the Greater Fort Lauderdale area during the Winter Holidays season,” added Lisa Scott-Founds, President & CEO, Winterfest, Inc. “Winterfest entertains over one million people watching along the waterway and millions more on television and online, this parade has something for everyone.”

From galas and benefits, to entertainment, sporting events, and more, BizBash has announced its 2017 list of Top 100 Events in Miami/South Florida and has named Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade to this exclusive list. To select and rank these events, BizBash considers the event’s influence within the industry, in addition to innovation, reach, economic impact, and more.

Winterfest, Inc., which produces the Parade known as the “Greatest Show on H2O” and One of the Top Parades in the World, recently announced the theme for this 46th annual event “Broadway on Parade.” Set to sail along the Fort Lauderdale waterway on December 9, 2017, Winterfest will host 100 entries featuring the most spectacularly decorated mega yachts, barges, kayaks and privately owned vessels.

“So many high-profile events call Miami and South Florida home, and to choose the best from this diverse landscape is no easy task,” says Beth Kormanik, BizBash executive editor. “Today’s top events reflect a sharply honed sense of mission, thoughtful production, and engaged guests—factors that all contribute to their success.”

“Winterfest is honored to be recognized fourth out of 100 events by BizBash in all of South Florida. As the signature event of South Florida and the Greater Fort Lauderdale area during the Winter Holidays season,” added Lisa Scott-Founds, President & CEO, Winterfest, Inc. “Winterfest entertains over one million people watching along the waterway and millions more on television and online, this parade has something for everyone.”

Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade and the rest of Miami/South Florida’s Top 100 Events list can be found at www.bizbash.com/top-100.