Winterfest Flashback to 1984

WINTERFEST goes national with Boat Parade Grand Marshal Willard Scott, famed meteorologist of NBC’s Today Show.

Willard Scott, Grand Marshal in 1984, 1986 and 1987

Poster Artist: Don Eighnie

Boat Parade Chairman: Dick Burkle


Winterfest Beach Ball” is added as an event and, with musical guests Spyro Gyra, draws a crowd of 100,000.

The Winterfest Beach Ball, a free event which takes place the day after the Boat Parade, closes down A1A from Las Olas to Sunrise with a stage featuring national entertainment each year such as Roberta Flack, James Taylor, etc. It was an all day event, including arts & crafts, restaurants, and music on 3 different stages.

The Winterfest Beach Ball with stage and large crowd
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