Sonia Rodriguez – 2018 Child Ambassador

The 47th Annual Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade and Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

will host an exclusive area for special guests during the Grand Marshal Reception.

Featured Guests will be cancer survivor Sonia Rodriguez and a Miami Dolphins legend.

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Child Ambassador for 2018

For more information on Sonia Rodriguez or to receive her bio, please contact WOW MKTG in Coral Gables

or contact Winterfest, Inc. 954-767-0686


2018 Grand Marshal – Huey Lewis


Huey Lewis – 2018 Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade

The 2018 Grand Marshal Experience will be hosted at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

This Winterfest Celebration welcoming our Grand Marshal Huey Lewis includes dignitaries and celebrities who join us at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to celebrate, Winterfest style. RECEPTION BY INVITATION ONLY.


VIP Experience with special guests,

Sonia Rodriguez and a Miami Dolphins legend. (click here for more details)

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Child Ambassador for 2018

Captain Lee, Miss Florida USA, Miss Teen USA, Joey Fatone, Chris Kirkpatrick, 2018 Commodore Johnny Williams and Miss Latina Internationals.

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.

Boat Committee Meeting Have Started!

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.


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Lauderdale Yacht Club

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

Donate today and be a fellow Heartwalker!

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 

– one step – one day – one goal – 

Please help us change the lives of our community

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Thank you in advance for your support!