At Winterfest, we pride ourselves in the ability to bring together our South Florida community and vacationers from around the world with the various Fort Lauderdale holiday events we host. We are a special organization that loves to celebrate the uniqueness of South Florida by organizing events that highlight and encompass the beauty and diversity of our community. So be sure to mark your calendars because Winterfest has a series of delightful soirées coming your way!

While Winterfest Inc. is best known for producing “The Best Show on H2O”, the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade, we also organize a variety of holiday events in Fort Lauderdale. From casual, kid-friendly fun to luxury black-tie events, we put together some of the most entertaining and engaging events around South Florida. However, it’s with the help of our dedicated sponsors that we are able to orchestrate these extravaganzas while staying true to our mission: To produce wholesome, unique, internationally recognized events that enhance Fort Lauderdale’s image and reflect the diversity and culture of South Florida.

Winterfest Events

Santa At The Boat Show

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Winterfest hosts Santa’s Vacations! This year, we are taking the “Jolly Ol’ Elf” to The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

Christmas In July

Join Us for Christmas in July!

Why wait for the winter to participate in your favorite holiday festivities? 
Good ol’ Saint Nick is taking a vacation to Fort Lauderdale this summer and you are invited to take part in the Christmas Day Fun on July 22, 2023!

September Happy Hour

Join your Winterfest friends at The House on the River for our September Happy Hour!

October Happy Hour

Join your Winterfest friends at the Historic Downtowner for our October Happy Hour!

November Happy Hour

Join us for Winterfest’s November Happy Hour at Bokampers!

Winterfest Appreciation Party

This celebratory event honors the people who play a huge role in the success of Winterfest® – our volunteers! Carolyn McLaughlin Spirit of Volunteerism Award winner will be announced during event.

March Happy Hour

Join your Winterfest friends at YOT for our March Happy Hour!

Savor the Winterfest Season Party

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The ultimate mansion party – Savor Style. A limited number of tickets will be sold for this event. This is the place to be and be seen. Go back to the Roaring 20s and experience a spectrum of entertainment, fashion, and fabulous themed cuisine.

Black Tie Ball

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The Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Black Tie Ball will set the surrealistic mood for this enchanted evening. The Ball is the most elegant of our festivities and by far the highlight of Fort Lauderdale’s social season.

VIP Viewing Party

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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 Riverside Hotel located moments from the beginning of the parade route.

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512 NE 3rd Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
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600 Isle Of Palms Dr, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301