Control Boat Meeting

2022 CONTROL BOATERS, PARADE SPOTTERS, and HAM OPERATORS ONLY at the Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce. Contact Winterfest on how to get involved and click here to download a .pdf of the 2022 Control Boat Application.

CONTROL BOATERS: Get a FRONT ROW seat to the 2022 parade while being the eyes and ears for the “Greatest Show on H2O!” All control boaters receive a goodie bag at the Control Boat Meeting with light and signs. AFTER THE PARADE, volunteers are invited to the Winterfest Volunteer Party! Join Today.

Santa At The Boat Show

Winterfest hosts Santa’s Vacations! This year, we are taking the “Jolly Ol’ Elf” to #FLIBS

🎅 You can find him with his Winterfest family in their “Holiday Corner” at the Convention Center! 🎄

❄️ 10/26 @ 12-3 PM

❄️ 10/27 @ 12-3 PM

❄️ 10/28 @ 12-3 PM

❄️ 10/29 @ 12-3 PM

❄️ 10/30 @ 1-4 PM

Times subject to change without notice – Santa will be taking breaks to feed his reindeer!

#WinterfestFL #SantaAtFLIBS #Santa #BoatParade #FLIBS2022

Shoreline

Celebrate with Winterfest! Let us know if you are hosting a Parade Viewing Party on Land! Tell us your location – house, condo, business, restaurant, or dock along the route – we want you to light up our ‘stage” for our waterway Parade!

This page will have decorating, contest and parade voting links information in the Fall. Please visit again in September for updates on the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade on December 10, 2022.

LOOKING TO DECORATE and ENTER OUR SHORELINE CONTEST?

• Be a Part of the Shoreline Extravaganza
• Opportunities for a Grand Marshal Shout-out of your Party during the Parade
• Sing along with the Karaoke Boat & see your Party on the screens
• Vote for your favorite decorated home/business and Parade entry for the chance to win prizes

Looking for Lights? Click here for a light catalog by Christmas Decor Southeast.

Looking for a decorator for your home or business? Visit http://xmasdecorfla.com.

Get your Quote for home decorations today: http://xmasdecorfla.com
A community favorite in Shoreline Decorating – Dr. Zenga’s Home
Stranahan House
A New River decorated home favorite in the past – Huizenga Home

Savor the Winterfest Season Party

SAVOR the WINTERFEST SEASON PARTY – Secrets of the Sea

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The Ultimate Mansion Party – Savor Style

The party will host a spectrum of entertainment, fashion, and fabulous-themed cuisine.

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

LIMITED Valet parking / Uber is recommended

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL US AT 954-241-7938 or EMAIL US.
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Live Entertainment

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The Umbrella Group
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Republic National Distributing Company logo
RNDC Brand logos for 2022

Nautical Costuming Attire Suggested

Attire: Nautical Chic

Looking for a fun Nautical Look?

Visit Crazy about Costumes in Fort Lauderdale

SPONSORSHIPS

Host: Steven Savor’s Villa de Palma

Title: Umbrella Group

Liquor: Republic National Distributing Company

OPEN SPONSORSHIPS

Entertainment: $10,000

Cuisine:

Valet: $5,000

Décor Sponsor: $5,000

Photography Sponsor: $3,000

Grand Marshal Reception

The 2022 Grand Marshal Experience presented by Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center | University of Miami 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.

Say “Bye Bye Bye” to just one and plan on being more than “Satisfied” with three Florida – based Grand Marshals for Winterfest 2022 – Taylor Dayne, Joey Fatone and Chris Kirkpatrick.

2022 Grand Marshals for the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade - Taylor Dayne, Joey Fatone and Chris Kirkpatrick
Co-Grand Marshals: Taylor Dayne, Joey Fatone and Chris Kirkpatrick

Many local VIPs, dignitaries, and sponsors will be on hand to welcome this year’s celebrity Co-Grand Marshals. Fort Lauderdale’s Mayor, Dean Trantalis, will give the Co-Grand Marshals 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 2021 Grand Marshal Mario Lopez, and past Grand Marshals: Brett Michaels, Huey Lewis, 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.

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logo for sylvester comprehensive cancer center
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RNDC Brand logos for 2022

This is a private reception to honor our Grand Marshal. Become a  Sponsor – Get Invited! SPONSORSHIPS are available with this event. The event includes honoring our Jr. Captain from the Winterfest Foundation.

Need a room for the night? Click Here!

October Happy Hour

The 2022 Winterfest October Happy Hour has entered the history books!

Coming in 2023, this page will be updated with all the exciting details of the next Winterfest October Happy Hour.
We’ll see you then!

COME BY CAR…

COME BY BOAT!

October 19 Happy Hour at Bokampers
WE LOVE OUR BOATING COMMUNITY   
Please join your friends at Winterfest for fun, hors d’oeuvres, raffles and happy hour prices. Boaters registered for the Parade (as an entry or control boat) will be automatically entered to win additional prizes.
WE LOVE OUR BOATING COMMUNITY  
Please join your friends at Winterfest for fun, hors d’oeuvres, raffles, and happy hour prices.
Boaters registered for the Parade (as an entry or control boat) will be automatically entered to win additional prizes.
 

@ Bokamper’s Sports Bar & Grill

WE LOVE OUR WINTERFEST and BOATING COMMUNITY  

Please join your friends at Winterfest for fun, hors d’oeuvres, raffles, and happy hour prices. Boaters registered for the Parade (as an entry or control boat) will be automatically entered to win additional prizes.

Shopping with Winterfest

Our online store (shopping cart) is stocked with Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade Merchandise specially crafted to help you get your Winterfest on! Shirts – Hats – Ornaments – Charms – more.

Four Winterfest Collectible Ornaments

Pro Tip: Round out your collection of one-of-a-kind, commemorative Annual Winterfest Boat Parade Ornaments. They make great gifts!

2019 Grand Marshal – Bret Michaels

Bret Michaels – 2019 Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade

The 2019 Grand Marshal Experience will be hosted at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

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

Captain Lee, Miss Florida USA, Miss Teen USA, Joey Fatone, Chris Kirkpatrick,  and Miss Latina Internationals.

This fabulous reception  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 Huey Lewis, 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.

Family Fun Day

The 2022 Family Fun Day has entered the history books!

Coming in 2023, this page will be updated with all the exciting details of the next Family Fun Day.
We’ll see you then!

Two smiling little girls with face paint at the 2022 Winterfest Family Fun Day

Winterfest Family Fun Day at Esplanade Park

For an exciting day of family fun in Fort Lauderdale, head on over to Esplanade Park for Winterfest’s Family Fun Day. Main sponsors include Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Publix Super Markets / Publix Greenwise Markets. This event offers many FREE activities for kids of all ages–and parents, too! This holiday event features giant slides such as the Alpine Woods Toboggan Tunnel, Polar Express Slide, Catabella Express Train, and other activities.

Our Family Fun Day is in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale and it is packed with exciting family activities. You can get your face painted by our lovely artists, check out the Florida Renaissance Pirate Ship, hang out with the most adorable puppies from Pet Rescue Row, hear the sounds of a Fifth Third Bank‘s Race Car, and so much more!

If you work up an appetite, there will be plenty of food and beverage options for sale. Get samples from LaCroix, and so much more.

TITLE SPONSOR: Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital

PRESENTING SPONSOR: Publix Super Markets / Publix Greenwise Markets

SPONSOR: La Croix, SOS Conservation Village, iHeart Radio

List of Event Highlights and booths:

  • Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Face Painting, Balloon Art, Bounce Houses, Teddy Bear Clinic
  • Stoked on Salt Ocean Conservation Village
  • Experience Catabella Express Train, Polar Express
  • Free bicycle helmets from Epilepsy Alliance
  • Photo booth with Santa & kids’ games!
  • Entertainment provided by School of Rock
  • Broward College Snow Mountain
  • Frankie P from Y-100 to MC
  • Pet Rescue Row – Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida, Inc., Humane Society of Broward County, Paw Patrol, Broward County Animal Care and Puppy Kissing Booth
  • Give-a-ways and Activities with the Florida Panthers, South Florida Ford, Cirque Dreams, Holidaze, Fifth Third Bank NASCAR Show Car, The For Paul Foundation, YMCA, Ave Maria Community, Florida Children’s Theatre, Nova Southeastern University, Sampling by Publix Food Truck, Rita’s Ice and SO MUCH MORE!

With great food, fun activities, and live music, this is an event you don’t want to miss out on. It’s a perfect day on the New River / Riverwalk for the entire family. Don’t miss the excitement for 2022, contact us today to be a sponsor at 954-767-0686

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LaCroix logo
Ave Maria logo
Museum of Discovery and Science Logo

2021 Sponsors:

Photos are on our Facebook page.

PRESS CREDENTIALS: All media requests must be submitted using an email address from the media’s active domain address. The submission must include a commitment from an editor/publisher noting where and when the story/photos will be printed/uploaded on social media platforms.

Any social media influencers must submit their handles, viewership and pre-/event day promotions plan when requesting credentials.

Black Tie Ball

The 2022 Black Tie Ball has entered the history books!

Coming in 2023, this page will be updated with all the exciting details of the next Black Tie Ball.
We’ll see you then!

Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Black Tie Ball Save the Date Poster

Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Black Tie Ball presented by Broward Health in Association with Republic National Distributing Co. will set the surrealistic mood for this enchanted evening.

Special performances from the North American Tour of TINA (Special thank you to Broadway Across America), and the band Private Stock will guarantee guests will dance the night away.  Welcome Reception sponsored by Hotwire Fision. Entertainment sponsor: DEX Imaging. This event is tagged as the most prominent holiday gala in Fort Lauderdale.

The Ball is the most elegant of our festivities and by far the highlight of Fort Lauderdale’s social season.

$5,000 tables are SOLD OUT – LIMITED NUMBER OF TICKET ARE STILL AVAILABLE.

Fidelity Investments Silent Auction: Bid at the convenience of your home with over 250 items.  A live auction takes place inside the ballroom. If you wish to donate an item to our auction – contact Winterfest.

Cocktails, Dinner, and Dancing 6 pm-midnight.

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Hosted by the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

Don’t have a ticket? You can still bid on auction items.

Nkeki Obi-Melekwe and Ikettes in TINA - Photo Manuel Harlan
Nkeki Obi-Melekwe and Ikettes in TINA – Photo Manuel Harlan
Nkeki Obi-Melekwe & The TINA Band in TINA - Photo by Manuel Harlan
Nkeki Obi-Melekwe & The TINA Band in TINA – Photo by Manuel Harlan
Nkeki Obi-Melekwe in TINA - Photo by Manuel Harlan
Nkeki Obi-Melekwe in TINA – Photo by Manuel Harlan
Nkeki Obi-Melekwe & The Cast of TINA in TINA - Photo by Manuel Harlan
Nkeki Obi-Melekwe & The Cast of TINA in TINA – Photo by Manuel Harlan
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DEX Imaging logo
Broadway Across America logo
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Fifth Third Bank logo
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Carroll's Jewelers logo
Zola Keller logo
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Big 105.9 logo
Dr. Lisa J. Learn logo
RNDC Brand logos for 2022

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Photos are on our Facebook page.

PRESS CREDENTIALS: All media requests must be submitted using an email address from the media’s active domain address. The submission must include a commitment from an editor/publisher noting where and when the story/photos will be printed/uploaded on social media platforms.

Any social media influencers must submit their handles, viewership and pre-/event day promotions plan when requesting credentials.