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
For more information on Winterfest, visit 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 or call 954-767-0686

2015 Parade Winners- Results


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

Text: Boat (the letter or number you see below) to 23000 PRESHOW PHOTO
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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 J  South Florida Kayak Meetup  WF_ DSC_3311
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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

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

Showboats (100 and under): Best in Sound

5 Republic National Distributing Company aboard Catalina

Showboats 100+: Best in Sound

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

Showboats 100+: Best Overall


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

13 Shirean

Classic (40-49): Best in Theme

14 OuttaControl  14
15 Two Men And A Truck

Commercial (20-30): Best in Lights

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

21 Once Upon A Time

Private (20-29): Best in Lights

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

Commercial: Best in Entertainment

25 Mr. Bobb

Private (60+): Best in Lights

26 Nutcracker aboard First Love

Sailboat: Best in Theme

28 Miss Trish

Private Entry (40-49): Best in Theme

 Boat 28
29 Advanced Roofing

Commercial: Best Overall

29 Advanced Roofing Limo Boat


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30 Rotary of Fort Lauderdale

Barge: Joe Millsaps Award

31 West Insurance of Florida aboard Salty Dawg

Commercial: Best in Entertainment

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

36 Carefree Boat Club aboard 2 Much Fun

Commercial 30-39: Best in Entertainment

37 Carefree Boat Club aboard Great Escape  37
38 Conchflyer

Sailboat: Best of Entertainment

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

Non-Profit: Rookie Award

40 Knit Wits

Classic 60+: Best in Lights

41 Hatterascal

Private 60+: Best in Theme

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

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

51 Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Showboats: Best in Lights

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

Charter 100+: Best in Lights

55 Miss Bradford

Classic (50-59): Best in Theme

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

61 Salt Life Rentals aboard Tons of Fun

Commercial: Rookie Award

62 Xtra Dirty  62
63 Andy Jay


64 The Yellow Streak
65 SeaSpy

Private (30-39): Best in Lights

67 Chinese Cultural Association of Coral Springs aboard Aqua View

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

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

73 Mr. CJ  Boat 73'
74 Nauti Lady

Private: Rookie Award

75 South Florida Ford

Barges: Best Overall

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76 Chabad Lubavitch, Happy Chanukah aboard Flamingo

Non-Profit (60+): Best in Sound

80 Love Magic

Private: Rookie Award

84 US Naval Sea Cadet Corps aboard Archer

Admiral Award – Spirit and Enthusiasm

88 Three of a Kind  88
89 Diveheart aboard War Eagle

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

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

100 Baptist Health Santa Claus Showboat

Showboat: Best in Sound

 Baptist Health