Winterfest invites YOU to be a star in the “Greatest Show on H2O”! You can experience the excitement and wonder of this 48 year old South Florida tradition by simply entering your decorated boat for only $35 (no signage / private vessel only). It’s EASY! Just fill out the application below. You can click on links to help guide your decorating and sound ideas. DON’T HAVE A BOAT? We have a list of charter vessels which you can decorate. Still have questions? Call our office at 954-767-0686.

Boat Parade Entry Application – Part I

Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019

Theme: “Lights, Camera, Action … Movies on Parade”

Parade Start Time: 6:30 p.m. Roll Call starts at 4:30 p.m. Staging is along the New River
This Application must be approved prior to receiving Application – Part II

If you wish to receive this application as a pdf – please email

Vessel Information:
Vessel Type
Pick Your Boat's Theme
Vessel Size
Captain's Contact Information:
Parade Experience:
If NO – we encourage you to travel the Parade route within 30 days prior to parade.
Winterfest requires a DEDICATED person assigned to monitor VHF Radio during the Parade at ALL TIMES.
Additional Contact Information: IF owner is not the Captain OR there is an Organizer for the Vessel
Payment: You may purchase your parade entry in our online store after you submit your parade application. After your application submission, the confirmation message will have a link directly to the Boat Entry Fee that matches your choice of Vessel Category above. Please enter your vessel name in the "Order notes" field during checkout.

The types of parade entries and the prices are as follows:
  • GOVERNMENT: $35.00 (Government signage allowed)
  • COMMERCIAL SIGNAGE (ALL signage approved by Winterfest.) Fees are based on vessel size:
    • $250.00 20’ to 39’
    • $500.00 40’ to 59’
    • $1,000.00 60’ +
  • CHARTER (ALL signage approved by Winterfest):
    • $500.00 20’ to 39’
    • $1000.00 40’ to 59’
    • $1,500.00 60’ +
  • SHOWBOAT (Any vessel with approved signage – Sponsor designation and Guaranteed Television): $8,000.00
All Entry Fees include an 8x10 photo of entry & Two tickets to the Captain’s Cup Awards Dinner on January 30, 2020. Additional tickets to the Captain's Cup Awards Dinner are available in our online store.
Required Items: Certain items MUST be received by Winterfest before your application can be processed. These include:

Maximum filesize: 64 MB. Allowed extensions: pdf, jpg, jpeg.

Maximum filesize: 64 MB. Allowed extensions: pdf, jpg, jpeg.
By typing my electronic signature, checking this checkbox and submitting this form I agree that I have read, understood and accepted the terms and conditions and, furthermore, that it is my intent to submit an application to be in the Winterfest Boat Parade.