Winterfest Flashback to 1985

Parade Theme: “Tropical Treasures

Co-Grand Marshals: Willard Scott – NBC Today Show and Doc Severinsen – NBC Tonight Show

Boat Parade Chairman: Diane Simonsen

Parade Poster for 1985


Winterfest Black Tie Ball joins the roster of events. The Black Tie Ball is held at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa and hosts national entertainment and the cream of Fort Lauderdale society, including notables such as Wayne Huizenga.

The Second Annual Winterfest Beach Ball entertainment included concerts from stars James Taylor and Doc Severinsen, who was accompanied by the South Florida Symphony.

Celebrities on one of five lead boats in the parade included Grand Marshals Doc Severinsen and Willard Scott, Entertainment Tonight host Mary Hart, Miss Universe Deborah Cathy-Deu, singer Mel Torme and treasure hunter Mel Fisher.

MR. BOBB, the 60 foot Hatteras Sport fisherman owned by the Messingschlager Family, debuts. Over the decades MR. BOBB has become a tradition and has always been a “People’s Choice Award” winner.

Mr. Bobb
Mr. Bobb
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