2018

Winterfest Flashback to 2018

2018 brought “Best of the 80s” to the Waterway and goes back in time with Huey Lewis as Grand Marshal, Johnny Williams as Commodore and Alyssa Lovitt as Belle of the Ball.

Jr. Captain of the Parade was Thomas Boegler rep. The Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital at Broward Health with Child Warrior Ambassador Sonia Rodriguez rep. Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Parade Theme: Best of the 80s

Grand Marshal: Huey Lewis

Celebrity: Captain Lee (Bravo’s Below Deck)

Commodore: Johnny Williams

Jr. Captain of the Parade: Thomas Boegler rep. The Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital at Broward Health

Child Warrior Ambassador: Sonia Rodriguez rep. Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Belle of the Ball: Alyssa Lovitt

Poster Artist: Raquel Cordon

Ornament Designer: Pat Anderson

2018 Collectible Ornament - "Best of The 80's"

Boat Parade Chairman: Mark Swenson

Ball Chairs: Susan Renneisen and Gregg Snowden

Student Art Chair: Rosalie Wheatley

Grandstand Chairman: David Greenberger

Control Boat Chair: Terry Delmonaco 

Ham Operator Chair: Robin Terrill and Carol Sjursen

Dock Walker Chair: Jeff Sturgis

VIP Area: Lisa Duke

Captain’s Cup Chairman: Kelly Tortoriello

Carolyn McLaughlin Volunteer Spirits Award Winner: Anne Hunt

Chairman of the Board: Ben Wesley

President/CEO: Lisa Scott-Founds

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS:

Joey Fatone and Chris Kirkpatrick, founding members of NSYNC, are special guests of the 2018 parade.

Winterfest wins big at the 2018 SunSational Awards, presented by the Florida Festivals & Events Association, taking home fifteen first, second and third place awards. Read more here. (.pdf)

An image of the 2018 Winterfest Newsletter Cover
Download and read the 2018 Winterfest Newsletter with highlights of all the season’s events (.pdf)

2017

Winterfest Flashback to 2017

2017 brought “Broadway on Parade” to the Waterway with a little bit of Country. Big & Rich – Grand Marshals with Ken Ortner as Commodore and Eugenia Ellis as Belle of the Ball.

Winterfest won USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Award Contest for Best Holiday Parade.

Parade Theme: Broadway on Parade

Grand Marshals: Big & Rich

Celebrity: Captain Lee (Bravo’s Below Deck)

Captain Lee Rosbach Photo
Below Deck’s Captain Lee Rosbach

Commodore: Ken Ortner

2017 Commodore Ken Ortner with Ben Wesley and President/CEO Lisa Scott-Founds
2017 Commodore Ken Ortner with Chairman Ben Wesley and President/CEO Lisa Scott-Founds

Belle of the Ball: Eugenia Ellis

Winterfest 2017 Belle of the Ball Eugenia Duncan-Ellis and Commodore Ken Ortner
Winterfest 2017 Belle of the Ball Eugenia Duncan Ellis and Commodore Ken Ortner

Jr. Captain of the Parade: Grayson Zrelak – Deliver the Dream

2017 Jr Captain Grayson Zrelak – Deliver the Dream

Poster Artist: April Kirk

Ornament Designer: Pat Anderson

2017 Collectible Ornament - "Broadway on Parade"

Boat Parade Chairman: Mark Swenson

Ball Chairs: Susan Renneisen and Danielle Dattile

Student Art Chair: Rosalie Wheatley

Grandstand Chairman: David Greenberger

Control Boat Chair: Jim Zimmerman and Terry Delmonaco 

Ham Operator Chair: Robin Terrill and Carol Sjursen

Dock Walker Chair: Jeff Sturgis

VIP Area: Lisa Duke

Volunteer Chair: Ginny Miller

Captain’s Cup Chairman: Kelly Tortoriello

Carolyn McLaughlin Volunteer Spirits Award Winner: Bob Parkinson 

Chairman of the Board: Ben Wesley

President/CEO: Lisa Scott-Founds

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS:

For the third year in a row Winterfest won USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Award Contest for Best Holiday Parade.

2017 USA Today 10Best Holiday Parade