Winterfest Events

Captain’s Cup

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Winterfest celebrates the parade participants and sponsors that make the parade possible. The best of the best will win the coveted “Boatie.”

Control Boat Meeting

Control Boaters, Parade Spotters and Ham Operators Only at the Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce.

VIP Viewing Party

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.

Winterfest Sanctioned Events

South Florida Fair

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The 2018 South Florida Fair will feature 17 days of themed parades, highlighting a famous parade from around the world each day!

Plywood Regatta

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The 22nd Annual Plywood Regatta is an event where middle, high school, and college students will attempt to build sea-worthy vessels using simple hand-tools and only a limited set of supplied materials. The public is invited to watch on April 14-15, 2018!

Broward County Waterway Cleanup

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The 41st Annual Waterway Cleanup is organized by the Marine Industries Association of South Florida and Marine Industry Cares Foundation. Get involved in largest and longest-running environmental event in the county.

Marine Industry Day

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The 5th Annual Marine Industry Day is a free family-oriented event at Esplanade Park aimed at celebrating the region’s marine industry through a variety of fun, interactive experiences.

Glam-A-THON

Divas don’t hike…they STRUT! THIS SANCTIONED EVENT OF WINTERFEST will stage exciting events to raise awareness and funding for breast cancer research.

Florida Renaissance Festival

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Travel back in time to the 16th Century at the 26th Annual Florida Renaissance Festival, coming to Quiet Waters Park, February 10th, 2018 through March 25th, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to Sunset!

Paradise City Comic Con

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SUPERCON PRESENTS Paradise City Comic Con on January 12-14, 2018 in Miami at the Miami Airport Convention Center. Paradise City Comic Con is 3 days of fun featuring celebrity guests, comic book creators, voice actors, cosplayers, Q&A’s, films & shorts, costume & cosplay contests, vendors, parties, anime, workshops, video gaming and more!

Fort Lauderdale Pirate Festival

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Celebrate Fort Lauderdale’s pirate history at the first ever Fort Lauderdale Pirate Festival, brought to you by the Rotary Club of Fort Lauderdale.

Toys in the Sun Run

Join the fun on December 10, 2017 for the “30th Annual South Florida President’s Council (SFPC) Toys in the Sun Run.” Proceeds benefit the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Supercon

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Supercon is a four-day festival at the Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center on July 12-15, 2018. Join us to celebrate Comic Books, Animation, Cartoons, Anime, Video Games, Cosplay, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Pop Culture and all things Geek!

Coral Springs Holiday Parade

Coral Springs Holiday Parade – The City of Coral Springs “A Tropical Holiday” Parade will host more than 60 entries this year. The parade includes local high school bands, as well as themed floats, mascots, and of course, Santa! www.CoralSprings.org/holidayparade or call 954.345.2200.  

Chinese Lantern Festival

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The Chinese lantern festival is a dreamscape of illuminated animals, buildings, and myths. The Festival has become a must-see event in every location within the art and culture scene.

Spin-A-Thon

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Marine Industries Cares Spin-A-Thon on Fort Lauderdale Beach at D.C. Alexander Park benefiting local charities.