Winterfest Flashback to 1982

Winterfest has its first President/CEO/Chairman, Ina Lee of TravelHost Magazine. Ina would helm the nascent Winterfest organization for the next six years, overseeing the creation of the Winterfest Black Tie Ball and the Winterfest Beach Ball.

Winterfest was created as an umbrella for over 100 major events happening in Broward County during the holiday season, including the Pompano Beach Boat Parade.

Executive Director: Diane Grow

Broward’s Tourist Development Council, June Switken, director, first funds Winterfest in 1982 with $8,000.

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