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

Volunteer Appreciation Party

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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.

October Happy Hour

The 2022 October Happy Hour has entered the history books!
We’ll see you in 2023 for the next October Happy Hour.

COME BY CAR…
COME BY BOAT!
@ Bokamper’s Sports Bar & Grill

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.

Savor the Winterfest Season Party

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. 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. The party will host a spectrum of entertainment, fashion, and fabulous themed cuisine.

Family Fun Day

The 2022 Family Fun Day has entered the history books!
We’ll see you in 2023 for the next Family Fun Day.

FREE for the entire FAMILY. Enjoy a traditional family event, fun for young and old with lots of activities, food and a variety of beverages for sale to make this Sunday a perfect outing for everyone.

Black Tie Ball

The 2022 Black Tie Ball has entered the history books!
We’ll see you in 2023 for the next Black Tie Ball.

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.

Control Boat Meeting

2022 Control Boaters, Parade Spotters and Ham Operators Only at the Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce.

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!

Grand Marshal Reception

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The 2022 Grand Marshal Reception has entered the history books!
We’ll see you in 2023 for the next Winterfest Grand Marshal Reception.

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.

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.

Parade Viewing Area

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The 2022 Winterfest Parade Viewing Area is now closed!
We’ll see you in 2023 for the 52nd Annual Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade.

Winterfest Organized Outdoor Parade Viewing Area to watch the 51st Annual Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade. PARADE VIEWING AREA: Southeast corner of Las Olas Boulevard and the Intracoastal Waterway.

The Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade

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The 2022 Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade has entered the history books!
We’ll see you in 2023 for the 52nd Annual Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade.

Starting in Fort Lauderdale’s Downtown, traveling East on the New River and North on the Intracoastal to Lake Santa Barbara in Pompano Beach, it’s 12 Miles of the “Best Show on H20.”

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