2019 Grand Marshal – Bret Michaels

Bret Michaels – 2019 Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade

The 2019 Grand Marshal Experience will be hosted at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

This Winterfest Celebration welcoming our Grand Marshal Bret Michaels includes dignitaries and celebrities who join us at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to celebrate, Winterfest style. RECEPTION BY INVITATION ONLY.

Captain Lee, Miss Florida USA, Miss Teen USA, Joey Fatone, Chris Kirkpatrick,  and Miss Latina Internationals.

This fabulous reception  is the prelude to the parade. Many local VIP’s, dignitaries, sponsors will be on hand to welcome this year’s celebrity Grand Marshal. Fort Lauderdale’s Mayor, Dean Trantalis, will give the Grand Marshal a key to our beautiful city and Riverwalk, Inc. will present a brick in his/her name(s) for the Riverwalk Celebrity Walk of Fame on the banks of the staging area of the Parade.

Please view photos of our past parade Grand Marshals Huey Lewis, Big & Rich, PITBULL, Flo Rida, Deborah Norville, Barry Gibb, Brooke Burke, Kim Kardashian, Alonzo Mourning, Jim Belushi, Lorraine Bracco, Frankie Valli, Randy Jackson, Shaquille O’Neal, Ryan Hunter-Reay, and many more on our Facebook page.

This is a private reception to honor our Grand Marshal. Become a Sponsor – Get Invited!

SPONSORSHIPS are still available with this event.

Family Fun Day

Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Winterfest Family Fun Day  at Huizenga Plaza presented by Publix

featuring Stoked on Salt Ocean Conservations

For an exciting day of family fun in Fort Lauderdale, head on over to Huizenga Plaza for Winterfest’s Family Fun Day. At the Winterfest Family Fun Day sponsored by  Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital and presented by Publix, we offer a plethora of free activities for kids of all ages–and the parents, too! Since this event is right in time for the holidays, be sure to keep an eye out for the brand new giant Alpine Woods Toboggan Tunnel, Polar Express Slide, Catabella Express Train, Giant Gingerbread house by Publix bakery and other activities from the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital.

Our Family Fun day is packed with exciting Fort Lauderdale family activities where you can win prizes from South Florida Ford, get your face painted by our lovely artists, check out the Florida Renaissance Pirate Ship, hang out with the most adorable puppies from Danielle Pet Rescue Row, and so much more. There are even plenty of opportunities for photo ops with Santa,  and other surprise guests. While participating in the activities, you can enjoy the sounds of the Shane Duncan Band and Bonn E. Maiy. 

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

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. If you would like to become a sponsor, contact us today at 954-767-0686

  • Photo opps: Santa
  • WSVN Channel 7  and EyeOnSouthFlorida.com are scheduled to be on-location
  • Cathy & Larry Danielle Pet Rescue Row
  •  Southwest Airlines
  • Fifth Third Bank

Video from 2018 Florida Panthers Winterfest Family Fun Day presented by the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital (followed by the Grand Marshal Reception)

Black Tie Ball

Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Black Tie Ball Presented by Ford, in Association with Republic National Distributing Co. will set the surrealistic mood for this enchanted evening.

Video on the 2018 Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Ball presented by Ford – filmed by WSVN

Special performances direct from the Broadway Production (Special thank you to Broadway Across America) and dance the night away.  This event is tagged as the largest holiday gala in Fort Lauderdale.

The Ball is the most elegant of our festivities and by far the highlight of Fort Lauderdale’s social season. 2019 Belle of the Ball: to be announced

The Red Carpet Reception features an expanded Fidelity Investments Silent Auction from 6 – 8 p.m.

Bid on over 250 items.  A live auction takes place inside the ballroom.

Dinner and Dancing 8 – midnight. Hosted by the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Event Center.

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Captain’s Meeting

WINTERFEST CAPTAIN’S MEETING PRESENTED BY INFORMA is a mandatory meeting for all Boat Parade participants, hosted by Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina. Captains receive line-up information, along with rules and regulations for the parade. Goodie bags, featuring great items from our sponsors, and raffle items for Parade participants. CAPTAINS ONLY.

Want to promote your company to boaters? Donation items / gift certificates to the boaters – contact Winterfest for details.

OFFICIAL BOAT SAFETY SPONSOR OF THE PARADE

 

The Winterfest White Party

GrayRobinson P.A. Winterfest White Party and hosted by Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa featuring delights from top restaurants.

Want a ticket? Become a Sponsor – Get Invited! 

Be a part of the media glitz as Winterfest kicks off the Holiday Season! Musical performances highlight the parade’s theme throughout the evening at this exclusive party for sponsors, media partners and other select Winterfest guests.

Poster Unveiling by artist Brooke Trace

Appearance by Bravo’s Captain Lee from Below Deck

Jewelry display from Carroll’s Jewelers.  Special room rates are available for this event.

Main Sponsor: Gray Robinson, P.A.

Location: Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa

NO TICKETS ARE SOLD FOR THIS EVENT – you must be a Winterfest Sponsor! Call Winterfest today at 954-767-0686.

Video from 2018 Winterfest White Party

CONTACT WINTERFEST ON HOW TO BE A SPONSOR. Photos are on our Facebook page.