Family Fun Day

Winterfest Family Fun Day at Esplanade Park

For an exciting day of family fun in Fort Lauderdale, head on over to Esplanade Park for Winterfest’s Family Fun Day. Main sponsors include Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Publix Super Markets / Publix Greenwise Markets. This event offers many FREE activities for kids of all ages–and parents, too! This holiday event features giant slides such as the Alpine Woods Toboggan Tunnel, Polar Express Slide, Catabella Express Train, and other activities.

Our Family Fun Day is in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale and it is packed with exciting family activities. You can get your face painted by our lovely artists, check out the Florida Renaissance Pirate Ship, hang out with the most adorable puppies from Pet Rescue Row, hear the sounds of a Fifth Third Bank‘s Race Car, and so much more!

If you work up an appetite, there will be plenty of food and beverage options for sale. Get samples from LaCroix, and so much more.

TITLE SPONSOR: Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital

PRESENTING SPONSOR: Publix Super Markets / Publix Greenwise Markets

SPONSOR: La Croix, SOS Conservation Village, iHeart Radio

List of Event Highlights and booths:

  • Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Face painting, Balloon Art, Bounce Houses
  • Stoked on Salt Ocean Conservation Village
  • Sampling: LaCroix
  • Catabella Express Train, Polar Express
  • Broward College’s Snow Mountain
  • Ford prize wheel
  • Photo booths with Santa, give-a-ways & kids’ games!
  • Pet Rescue Row—Abandoned Pet Rescue, Beyond Nine Cat Rescue, Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida, Inc., Humane Society of Broward County, Broward County Animal Care, Paw Patrol, and Puppy Kissing Booth
  • Activities with the Florida Panthers, Broadway Across America, Flamingo Gardens, Fifth Third Bank NASCAR Show Car, Museum of Discovery Science, The For Paul Foundation, YMCA
  • Storytime with POMP, SNOW & CIRQUEumstance
  • Florida Children’s Theater
    • Click on a sharable flyer

With great food, fun activities, and live music, this is an event you don’t want to miss out on. It’s a perfect day on the New River / Riverwalk for the entire family. Don’t miss the excitement for 2022, contact us today to be a sponsor at 954-767-0686

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The Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade

The 51th Annual Holiday Parade takes place DECEMBER 10, 2022 starting in the Downtown Area at 6:30 PM with a preshow of non-motorized vessels at 6:00 p.m. The Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade will stage on the New River in downtown Fort Lauderdale, along the docks west of Stranahan House to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.

The Parade starts at Stranahan House traveling East along the New River in Fort Lauderdale to the Intracoastal Waterway as it continues North to Lake Santa Barbara in Pompano Beach. It’s 12 Miles from the “Best Show on H20.” The Parade takes approximately 2 and 1/2 hours to view from one location (starting locations stagger as you travel north).

Private boats to the giant showboats and corporate megayachts will be adorned with hundreds of thousands of lights, music, entertainment, decorations, celebrities, musical groups, beauty queens, and many other exciting entries expected to be viewed by over one million spectators.

Boat entry fees start at ONLY $35.

To view the parade live, get your Parade Viewing Area tickets BELOW. Learn more HERE.