Entry Fees Start At $35

Payment: You may purchase your Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade entry in our online store after you submit your parade application. After your application submission, you will be redirected directly to the Boat Entry Fee in our online store that matches your choice of Vessel Category above. Please enter your vessel name in the “Order notes” field during checkout. It’s an easy step to Holiday FUN!

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 8×10 photo of entry & Two tickets to the Captain’s Cup Awards Dinner in 2021. Additional tickets to the Captain’s Cup Awards Dinner are available in our online store.

Grandstand Viewing Area

2019 Sponsors: Broward Health and the Florida Panthers

The BEST seats on land to view the 49th Annual Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade. All seats are RESERVED and ASSIGNED, located inside Hugh Taylor Birch State Park on the Northeast corner of Sunrise Boulevard and the Intracoastal Waterway. Tickets are:

$30 – individual adult tickets with bus ticket
$27 – groups of 20 or more
$25 – children 10 years & younger

Tickets will NOT be mailed to you until October 2020.

The excitement begins at 3:30 pm when the gates open to the Grandstand Viewing Area. Come early and bring the family (no pets please) to enjoy all of the amenities associated with your reserved and assigned seats. Join the “Party in the Park” – Stella Artois Culinary Courtyard, Live Entertainment, and activities. The Parade gets underway at 6:30 p.m. along The New River in Downtown Fort Lauderdale and should arrive at the Grandstand area at approximately 7:30 pm. For Grandstand Viewing Area Tips, Click Here.

Come and enjoy an assortment of interactive games with fun for the whole family! After working up an appetite, choose your favorite dish from a variety of delicious foods. Thirsty? How about a nice cold Budweiser or perhaps a refreshing glass of wine!


There is no parking inside Birch State Park for the Parade. The ONLY Shuttle service will be offered at one convenient Fort Lauderdale location: Galleria Mall (East Sunrise Boulevard). Parking is FREE and bus service is $5 per person round-trip (without an all inclusive grandstand ticket).  To purchase tickets: https://winterfestparade.com/tickets


Bus service to the parade begins at 3 p.m. and runs continuously until 6:30p.m. Return shuttle service concludes 1 hour after parade’s completion.

PARKING FOR PUBLIC VIEWING OUTSIDE OF BIRCH: Public Parking areas and garages along the 12 mile parade route – visit the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Website: http://fortlauderdale.gov/parking/parking.htm

To enter Birch State Park  without sitting at the Grandstand Viewing Area, park entrance fee is $5.