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

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.

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.”

Volunteer 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.

September Happy Hour

All Hands on Deck!

Let’s Celebrate Sailing Into 50 Years of Winterfest!
@ Galuppi’s Restaurant

October Happy Hour

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

November Happy Hour

Join us for $6 Martinis at Winterfest’s November Happy Hour at Anthony’s Runway 84! Featuring Deep Eddy Vodka, meatballs and more.

Happy Hour at Tarpon River Brewing

Meet up with your Winterfest friends for a Happy Hour at Tarpon River Brewing. Craft beer made on site, and a mouth-watering, beer-inspired food menu.

An events map

Parade Viewing Area
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Las Olas Promenade Park 300 Las Olas Circle, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
The Winterfest White Hot Launch Party
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3030 Holiday Dr, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Black Tie Ball
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Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood, Fl 33314
Grand Marshal Reception
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Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood, Fl 33314