CONTROL BOATERS, PARADE SPOTTERS and HAM OPERATORS ONLY at the Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce. Contact Winterfest on how to get involved.
CONTROL BOATERS: Get a FRONT ROW seat to the 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 a light and signs. AFTER THE PARADE, volunteers are invited to the Winterfest Volunteer Party at Timpano! Join Today.
SPONSOR: FB Marine Group, Frank & Jimmie’s Prop Shop, Karma, Image360, and ACR Electric.
WINTERFEST CAPTAIN’S MEETING is a mandatory meeting for all Boat Parade participants, and it is hosted by Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina. Captains will receive line-up information, along with rules and regulations for the parade. Goodie bags, featuring great items from our sponsors, and raffle items are for Parade participants. CAPTAINS ONLY.
Want to promote your company to boaters? Donation items/gift certificates to the boaters – contact Winterfest for details.
PRESS CREDENTIALS: All media requests must be submitted using an email address from the media’s active domain address. The submission must include 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 plans when requesting credentials.
SPONSORS: Holy Cross Health, Hotwire Communications, Nova Southeastern University
The most prestigious location to watch the Winterfest Boat Parade! Close to 400 community leaders, dignitaries, and Winterfest Sponsors will enjoy the ambiance of the VIP Area nestled next to Stranahan House at Laura Ward Park. This location is where the Parade starts along the New River. This event includes a magnificent buffet and cocktails featuring local restaurants, Riverside Hotel, Tower Club, and much more. The area is also host to the television show and our boat parade judges. This area is Winterfest’s way of saying thank you to all of our Board of Directors and Sponsors. BY INVITATION ONLY.
Previous Sponsors included Hotwire Communications, Holy Cross Hospital and Riverside Hotel.
SPONSOR: Beach Business Improvement District – City of Fort Lauderdale, Florida Panthers, Stella Artios
Winterfest’s PARADE VIEWING AREA sponsored by Baptist Health is located at Las Olas Intracoastal Park. Conveniently located in east Fort Lauderdale. Rideshare is encouraged and there is parking within walking distance from the event area. Guest will enjoy a festival atmosphere with live entertainment before and after the Parade.