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Grandstand Viewing Area at Hugh Taylor Birch State Park

Get your tickets for the “Greatest Show on H20” on December 14th, 2019. Purchase your tickets EARLY and SAVE $5 (on adult tickets) using promo code: WF5Off
Enjoy a Festival Atmosphere prior to the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade at the Winterfest Grandstand Viewing Area powered by Ford. This organized and reserved seating area is the largest public viewing area along the 12 mile Parade route. Viewers can reserve a seat at an affordable price or walk into the park ($5 pp & find a viewing area along the seawall – no seating).

Enjoy the pre-parade fun with food, drink and craft vendors, live entertainment and other activities.. Tickets are $20 (children)-$25 (adult without the promo code).

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Heiko Dobrikow – 2019 Downtowner of the Year

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Council recognized Heiko Dobrikow as the 2019 Downtowner of the Year presented by the Downtown Development Authority. Dobrikow, who is currently Executive Vice President at the Las Olas Company and the General Manager of the Riverside Hotel, has become a fixture of leadership within our community and exemplifies the spirit of the Chamber’s annual award, which honors an individual and/or business organization that has made a significant impact within Downtown Fort Lauderdale and the region as a whole.

The Winterfest team with their recently installed chairman, Susan Renneisen, attended the event and congratulated Heiko Dobrikow on his award. Dobrikow has been an active member of the Winterfest Board of Directors since 2012. He is currently involved with the Winterfest VIP Viewing Area Committee and the Vision Committee for the Parade’s 50th Anniversary in 2021.


first paragraph from the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce website:  Mike Cobelo on Monday, January 7, 2019  

Photo by Downtown Photo – Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce Downtowner of the Year. In the Photo: Susan Renneisen, Kathy Keleher, Heiko Dobrikow, Lisa Scott-Founds and Dawn Read

Photos by Downtown Photo

Meet the Staff

Lisa Scott-Founds
President and CEO
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Marketing & Parade Director
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Interns and Office Staff

Isabelle Borer
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Dolores Campbell

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Winterfest Welcomes New Chair: Susan Renneisen and 2019-2020 Board / Advisory Members


Installation of Winterfest 2019-2021 Chair, Susan Renneisen, at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Winterfest Board and Advisory members met after the turnover for the first meeting of the 2019/20 year followed by a get-together hosted by the property.  
For a complete list of the Winterfest, Inc. Board and Advisory Members:
https://winterfestparade.com/board-and-advisory-members

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2019 MISS FLORIDA USA® scheduled to be a part of the Winterfest Celebration

Miss Florida USA® Nicolette Jennings will be a part of the Winterfest Celebration for 2019. She is scheduled to attend the Winterfest White Party and will be on a showboat in the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade. More details to come as we get closer to the event.

MEET THE 2019 MISS FLORIDA USA®

Nicolette Jennings

Nicolette Jennings graduated cum laude from the University of Florida in four years with a B.S. degree in Telecommunications and an outside concentration in sports management.  While attending the University of Florida, she worked as a sports reporter and sports anchor at WUFT, a student-run on-campus news station, and a sports coordinator for ESPN 98.1 FM 850 AM WRUF.  She was Vice President of Membership, and President at Zeta Tau Alpha. 

This past fall Nicolette interned with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in charge of producing live shows for social media outlets, interviewing players and coaches, creating and producing video stories about players and taking video of different game day events, including game action. 

Currently, Nicolette is working towards her master’s degree in sports management online at Texas A & M University.  Once she has graduated with her master’s degree, Nicolette wants to work for a professional sports team as a team reporter.  Nicolette’s ultimate career goal is to be a sideline reporter for a major sports network. 

When she is not studying for school, watching or playing sports, Nicolette enjoys relaxing on the beach, working out and volunteering.  Some of the charities for whom she enjoys volunteering are Claudia Meyer Foundation, Women with Purpose, Bright Pink, Children’s Miracle Network, Operation Gratitude, Our Military Kids and Junior Achievement.

taken from: https://www.missfloridausa.com/reigning

LINK:  PHOTOGRAPHY BY CARLOS VELEZ FOTO
LINK:  Hair/MU by VictoriaDukeBeauty.com

2018 Winterfest People’s Choice Award – Pick Your Favorite Boat

WINTERFEST PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD SWEEPSTAKES

(“Sweepstakes”)

Official Rules

BY FILLING OUT THIS FORM OR TEXTING TO ENTER THIS SWEEPSTAKES – I have agreed to the Official Rules of this Sweepstakes and have authorized the above information be placed in this winterfestparade.com database and used for Winterfest purposes in accordance with the Winterfest privacy policy. I hereby certify that I am 19 years of age or older, am a resident in Florida and have complied with and agree to be bound by the Official Rules of this Sweepstakes.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Data rates may apply. Data plans may not be available through all wireless carriers. Message & Data rates may apply when you text to enter contest, verify eligibility and confirm entry.

TEXT THE BOAT YOU LIKE TO 23000:   BOAT(#) to 23000    (Message and Data rates may apply).

Photos can be found on the Winterfest App, Winterfestparade.com and on our Social Media.

  1. Eligibility: Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of Florida who are at least nineteen (19) years old at the time of entry. The following persons are not eligible to participate or win prizes: employees, agents, immediate families (spouses, children, household members) of Winterfest, Inc. (“Sponsor”), Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, iHeart Media, Southwest Airlines Co. (collectively, the “Sweepstakes Entities”), their divisions, affiliates, subsidiaries, distributors, advertising or promotion agencies, printers and suppliers, judging or fulfillment organizations, or auditing or legal firms involved with this promotion, or any family member of, or any person residing in the same household as any person in any of the preceding categories.
  2. No person who has won any prize in any prior Winterfest® People’s Choice Awards is eligible to win any prize in this 2018 Sweepstakes. Winners will be required to show proof of eligibility.
  3. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
  4. Sponsor: Winterfest® Inc. 512 Northeast 3rd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
  5. Timing: The Sweepstakes begins on December 15, 2018 at 11:59 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on January 12, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. ET (the “Promotion Period”). Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Sweepstakes. Winner may not substitute or transfer all or any portion of any prize.
  6. How to Enter: During the Promotion Period, you may enter the Sweepstakes via one of the following methods:

(a) Visit the Sweepstakes entry page at:http://www.winterfestparade.com complete and submit your vote to receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes.

(b) Use your two-way text-messaging capable device to text “BOAT (#)” to 23000. Message and Data rates may apply. Text “STOP” to 23000 to stop receiving text messages. Text HELP to 23000 for help information. Upon receipt of your text message, you will receive a reply text with a link to the Sweepstakes page URL, www.winterfestparade.com. Each text message, sent or received, may incur a charge as provided in your rate plan. Message and data rates may apply. If you participate via text message, you will receive at least one (1) text message in response to your participation. Text-messaging may not be available through all wireless carriers and in all areas.

(c) From the Winterfestparade.com website: Click on the Sweepstakes tab. You will then be directed to the People’s Choice Award entry page at:https://winterfestparade.com/peoples-choice-award.

Entrants who enter the Sweepstakes via text-messaging on their phone or other web-enabled device may be charged according to their carriers’ data rate or text-messaging plans; entrants should contact their carriers for pricing details. Data plans and text-messaging may not be available through all wireless carriers or phones. Limit: Each person may enter one (1) time ONLY during the Promotion Period, regardless of method of entry. Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same email address or phone number. Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that entrant’s entries and that entrant may be disqualified. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification. In the event of a dispute as to any registration, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register will be deemed to be the entrant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Each potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.

Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received.

  1. Prize:One (1) winner will receive round trip air travel on Southwest Airlines® for winner and one (1) guest  (subject to Air Travel Restrictions set forth below). Winner must comply with the complete terms and conditions of the prize.  Approximate retail value: $800.
  2. Expenses not set forth above are the responsibility of the winner. No substitutions; cash equivalents; or transfers of prize will be permitted; except at the option and sole discretion of the Sponsor. All expenses and incidental travel costs not expressly stated in the package description above; including but not limited to; meals; personal charges; security fees; taxes; gratuities or other expenses or incidentals are the responsibility solely of winner. Winner and travel companion must travel at the same time and must depart from the same city. Travel arrangements must be made upon acceptance of prize; at the discretion of the Sponsor and are subject to availability. Sponsor may substitute prizes of equal or greater value. Limit one prize per household.
    1. Eligibility: Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of Florida who are at least nineteen (19) years old at the time of entry. The following persons are not eligible to participate or win prizes: employees, agents, immediate families (spouses, children, household members) of Winterfest, Inc. (“Sponsor”), Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, iHeart Media, Southwest Airlines Co. (collectively, the “Sweepstakes Entities”), their divisions, affiliates, subsidiaries, distributors, advertising or promotion agencies, printers and suppliers, judging or fulfillment organizations, or auditing or legal firms involved with this promotion, or any family member of, or any person residing in the same household as any person in any of the preceding categories.
    2. No person who has won any prize in any prior Winterfest® People’s Choice Awards is eligible to win any prize in this 2018 Sweepstakes. Winners will be required to show proof of eligibility.WINTERFEST PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD SWEEPSTAKES

      (“Sweepstakes”)

      Official Rules

      BY FILLING OUT THIS FORM OR TEXTING TO ENTER THIS SWEEPSTAKES – I have agreed to the Official Rules of this Sweepstakes and have authorized the above information be placed in this winterfestparade.com database and used for Winterfest purposes in accordance with the Winterfest privacy policy. I hereby certify that I am 19 years of age or older, am a resident in Florida and have complied with and agree to be bound by the Official Rules of this Sweepstakes.

      NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Data rates may apply. Data plans may not be available through all wireless carriers. Message & Data rates may apply when you text to enter contest, verify eligibility and confirm entry.

      TEXT THE BOAT YOU LIKE TO 23000:   BOAT(#) to 23000    (Message and Data rates may apply).

      Photos can be found on the Winterfest App, Winterfestparade.com and on our Social Media.

    1. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
    2. Sponsor: Winterfest® Inc. 512 Northeast 3rd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
    3. Timing: The Sweepstakes begins on December 15, 2018 at 11:59 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on January 12, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. ET (the “Promotion Period”). Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Sweepstakes. Winner may not substitute or transfer all or any portion of any prize.
    4. How to Enter: During the Promotion Period, you may enter the Sweepstakes via one of the following methods:

    (a) Visit the Sweepstakes entry page at:http://www.winterfestparade.com complete and submit your vote to receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes.

    (b) Use your two-way text-messaging capable device to text “BOAT (#)” to 23000. Message and Data rates may apply. Text “STOP” to 23000 to stop receiving text messages. Text HELP to 23000 for help information. Upon receipt of your text message, you will receive a reply text with a link to the Sweepstakes page URL, www.winterfestparade.com. Each text message, sent or received, may incur a charge as provided in your rate plan. Message and data rates may apply. If you participate via text message, you will receive at least one (1) text message in response to your participation. Text-messaging may not be available through all wireless carriers and in all areas.

    (c) From the Winterfestparade.com website: Click on the Sweepstakes tab. You will then be directed to the People’s Choice Award entry page at:https://winterfestparade.com/peoples-choice-award.

    Entrants who enter the Sweepstakes via text-messaging on their phone or other web-enabled device may be charged according to their carriers’ data rate or text-messaging plans; entrants should contact their carriers for pricing details. Data plans and text-messaging may not be available through all wireless carriers or phones. Limit: Each person may enter one (1) time ONLY during the Promotion Period, regardless of method of entry. Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same email address or phone number. Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that entrant’s entries and that entrant may be disqualified. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification. In the event of a dispute as to any registration, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register will be deemed to be the entrant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Each potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.

    Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received.

    1. Prize:One (1) winner will receive round trip air travel on Southwest Airlines® for winner and one (1) guest  (subject to Air Travel Restrictions set forth below). Winner must comply with the complete terms and conditions of the prize.  Approximate retail value: $800.
    2. Expenses not set forth above are the responsibility of the winner. No substitutions; cash equivalents; or transfers of prize will be permitted; except at the option and sole discretion of the Sponsor. All expenses and incidental travel costs not expressly stated in the package description above; including but not limited to; meals; personal charges; security fees; taxes; gratuities or other expenses or incidentals are the responsibility solely of winner. Winner and travel companion must travel at the same time and must depart from the same city. Travel arrangements must be made upon acceptance of prize; at the discretion of the Sponsor and are subject to availability. Sponsor may substitute prizes of equal or greater value. Limit one prize per household.
    3. Air Travel Restrictions: Air travel is subject to Southwest Airlines terms and conditions; certain restrictions may apply. Round trip travel for two (2) on Southwest Airlines will be awarded in the form of four (4) Southwest flight e-passes.  Each Southwest flight e-pass is valid for one-way travel on Southwest Airlines-operated, published, scheduled service. The Southwest flight e-pass will bear the date of issue and the date of expiration. Expiration dates will not be extended, and travel must be completed on or before the expiration date. The Southwest flight e-pass is not valid on interline or codeshare service. The Southwest flight e-pass is non-refundable and is not redeemable for cash or credit. The Southwest flight e-pass will not be replaced for any reason, including, without limitation, if lost, stolen, or fraudulently used. The Southwest flight e-pass is non-transferrable and cannot be sold to a third party. Sale, auction, or re-tendering of the Southwest flight e-pass for money or otherwise is strictly prohibited. The Southwest flight e-pass may not be used for promotional purposes unless previously approved by Southwest Airlines. Any suspected fraud, misrepresentation, misuse, abuse or violation of the Southwest flight e-pass rules and regulations may result in cancellation of the Southwest flight e-pass(es). Southwest flight e-pass holders are required to be nineteen (19) years of age or older and a legal U.S. resident. However, the recipient of a Southwest flight e-pass may arrange travel for another person if done without selling or bartering a Southwest flight e-pass.  Air transportation by Southwest Airlines is subject to Southwest Airlines’ Passenger Contract of Carriage set out at www.southwest.com/contractofcarriage.  If the winner does not live in a city served by Southwest Airlines, he/she is responsible for transportation to and from the nearest airport served by Southwest Airlines. Winner is responsible for booking all travel and paying all applicable international taxes and fees.  Travel is based on seat availability.  Seats on any desired flight are not guaranteed.  Winner and guest(s) must travel on the same itinerary and are responsible for obtaining all required travel documents. Winner and guest must have valid government-issued photo identification at the time of travel.  If the travel guest is a minor, winner must be his/her parent/guardian, or be accompanied by his/her parent/guardian. Should the itinerary include international travel, air travel does not include taxes and fees of up to $5.60 per one-way flight.
    4. Drawings: The potential winner will be notified by the email or phone number provided as part of his/her Sweepstakes registration page. Email and phone number must be valid, or potential winner may be disqualified at Sponsors sole discretion. Within two (2) days after being notified, the potential winner will be required to submit proof of residency and that they are over 19 years of age in order to claim his/her prize. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, or fails to submit the complete contact information (full name, address, phone number) within the required time period (if applicable), potential winner forfeits the prize. Receiving a prize is contingent upon compliance with these Official Rules. In the event that a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor will award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries. Only three (3) alternate drawings will be held, after which the applicable prize will remain unawarded.
    5. Release: By receipt of any prize, winner agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Sweepstakes Entities, and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, advertising/promotion agencies, and prize suppliers, and each of their respective parent companies and each such company’s officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.
    6. Publicity: Except where prohibited, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes each winner’s consent to Sponsor’s and its agents’ use of winner’s name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions and/or hometown for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration.
    7. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute all or any portion of any prize with a prize of equal or greater value. All determinations shall be made by Sponsor and its decisions are final and binding with respects to all aspects of this Sweepstakes.

     

    1. Limitations of Liability: The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Sweepstakes; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; (5) late, lost, undeliverable, damaged or stolen mail; or (6) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt of use or misuse of any prize. If for any reason an entrant’s entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant’s sole remedy is another entry in the Sweepstakes, if it is possible. If the Sweepstakes, or any part of it, is discontinued for any reason, Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may elect to hold a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the date of discontinuance for any or all of the prizes offered herein. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. In the event that production, technical, seeding, programming or any other reasons cause more than the stated number of prizes as set forth in these Official Rules to be available and/or claimed, Sponsor reserves the right to award only the stated number of prizes by a random drawing among all legitimate, un-awarded, eligible prize claims.
    2. Disputes: Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate Broward County Court located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Florida without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Florida or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Florida.
    3. By entering this Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees to Sponsor’s manner of collection, use, retention, and disclosure of entrant’s personal information submitted in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, all names, addresses, emails, phone numbers, and birth dates obtained from or provided by entrants. Information collected is subject to Sponsor’s privacy policy and any state or federal law.  Information collected is subject to Sponsor’s privacy policy and any state or federal law.  Information collected from this sweepstakes is subject to the collector’s privacy policy can be found at https://www.vibes.com/online-privacy-policy/.
    4. Winner List: For a winner list, visit www.winterfestparade.com. The winner list will be posted after winner confirmation is complete. To receive a list of winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope, along with specific written request, to: Winterfest®, Inc., Attn: People’s Choice, 512 N.E. 3rd Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. All such requests must be received by Winterfest® on or before January 12, 2019.

Sonia Rodriguez – 2018 Child Ambassador

The 47th Annual Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade and Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

will host an exclusive area for special guests during the Grand Marshal Reception.

Featured Guests will be cancer survivor Sonia Rodriguez and a Miami Dolphins legend.

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Child Ambassador for 2018

For more information on Sonia Rodriguez or to receive her bio, please contact WOW MKTG in Coral Gables   wowmktg.com

or contact Winterfest, Inc. 954-767-0686