Winterfest® Launch Party Hosted a Star-Studded Event with Parade Highlights and Poster Unveiling


Kathy Keleher, Winterfest, Inc.
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FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (October 22, 2022) – South Floridians know the holidays are here when the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest® Boat Parade comes to town. The Gray Robinson, P.A. Winterfest® Launch Party, recently held at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa, gave guests a taste of the neon glow and glamour they should expect in December. A video produced by Hotwire Communications started the evening with event and Parade highlights, followed by the unveiling of the commemorative poster by Dennis Friel and announcement of the Grand Marshals.

Culinary creations featured Casa Calabria Restaurant, along with other local establishments such as 3030 Ocean, Andy’s Live Fire Grill, Billy’s Stone Crab, Eddie V’s, Mimi’s Ravioli, Piazza Italia, Fogo de Chao, Sea Level, Timpano, and BK Lobster. Republic National Distributing Company highlighted their brands with decadent cocktails created with 13 Celsius, Benziger Tribute, Chloe and Cupcake Wines, Brugal 1888, Cointreau, Deep Eddy Vodka, Fireball Whisky, Remy Martin, Happy Dad along with Stella Artois, and a sampling of LaCroix Sparkling Water and Celsius energy drinks complimented the Neuvana Lounge.

Event Chairwomen Alyssa Lovitt of I LOV-ITT Events, LLC. and Gray Robinson P.A. partner, Robyn Vines, welcomed guests with Winterfest® President & CEO, Lisa Scott-Founds and Winterfest® Chairman Mark Swenson as the under the sea themed room peaked the excitement of the attendees for this year’s Parade.

Y-100’s Drew kept the entertainment flowing with Ivan Rodriguez Productions. Performances by Steven Avi on his neon-lighted violin, and sea and neon character photo ops from Florida Children’s Theatre and Pomp, Snow & CIRQUEumstance, Cirque Dreams Holidaze, and more. Guests made a splash as they entered Robinson’s Jewelers Grand Entrance.

Celebrities who attended the event:

  • Parade Captain – Bravo’s Below Deck: Captain Lee
  • Miss Florida USA – Taylor Fulford
  • Miss Florida Teen USA – Alyssa Khan
  • City of Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis
  • Broward County Mayor Michael Udine

Visual highlights of the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest® Boat Parade were featured on the screens. Here are a few of the Parade showstoppers coming to South Florida’s waterways on December 10th:

  • Kroger Delivery Fireworks Barge
  • Fifth Third Bank Grand Marshal Showboat, with the City of Fort Lauderdale, featuring the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest® Boat Parade Grand Marshals – Taylor Dayne, Joey Fatone and Chris Kirkpatrick. 
  • Republic National Distributing Company Holiday Cheer Entry
  • Jr. Captain powered by FPL, moved by TWO MEN AND A TRUCK
  • Santa onboard Jungle Queen
  • WSVN Channel 7 Super Bowl Entry
  • Freedom Waters
  • Nutcracker 
  • Winterfest® Neon Nightlife Under the Sea “Octopus Garden” show float
  • Aqua-Flight fire show
  • Dinghies of Christmas with Winterfest®
  • Blue Foot Pirate Tours with Florida Renaissance Festival
  • Florida Children’s Theatre boat
  • Rudolph in the Parade Sing-along entry
  • Karaoke Show Float
  • Blah Face, LLC
  • Sony Music’s new Country Duo Tigirlily on board Breezy Tiki

For more information on how you can be a participant in the Parade on December 10th, visit or call 954-767-0686.


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