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Free event: DIY cardboard boats float at regatta in Hollywood

If it floats, hop in and paddle. Hollywood is featuring an event in which participants navigate Hollywood Marina in their own DIY watercraft.

Photo/Hollywood Parks and Recreation

What: Cardboard Boat Regatta

2023 event: 10 a.m. October 14

Where: Hollywood Marina, 700 Polk Street, Hollywood

Entry is free. Parking is free.

Watch a YouTube video.

Rules and registration are online. Boats are built off-site, using cardboard and other eligible items.

If you're not participating, feel free to watch the fun.

Refreshments are available for purchase.

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