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Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade in Fort Lauderdale

Popular and festive, the  Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade features elaborately decorated water crafts floating in formation on The New River & Intracoastal Waterway in Fort Lauderdale.

The event in 2022 is at 6:30 p.m. on December 10  featuring a prime outdoor watch area in Fort Lauderdale with  live entertainment and a jolly vibe. Another watch area is offered on the New River. Discount opportunities are featured for watch areas.

For watching in person, purchase tickets for the designated watch area, reserve a seat at a restaurant or pub along the route, or pick a place along the waterways. If you’re not watching in person, usually the parade is featured live on WSVN TV or WSVN Facebook and aired December 17 on WSVN TV.


At 6 p.m., prior to the parade is a show featuring non-motorized vessels.

The parade route is New River in downtown Fort Lauderdale, from 335 SE 6th Avenue, east to the Intracoastal Waterway, north to Lake Santa Barbara in Pompano.

Parade Watch Zone

Events & activities are featured at Las Olas Intracoastal Promenade Park, 80 Las Olas Circle, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316.

Entry is $20 for ages 10 and younger and $25 for adults. Gates open at 4 p.m., and festivities include live entertainment.

Live entertainment at the prime watch zone includes:

  • Shane Duncan band
  • Southern Blood

Parking for the prime watch area includes Las Olas Parking Garage, 200 Las Olas Circle, Fort Lauderdale 33316.  Parking for the event is $30.  Parking information for Fort Lauderdale is on the website.

Discount opportunities

  • For watch area, when promotion is offered,  use promo code WF51 for a discount. With $5 off discount, adult price is $20.
  • Some hotels are offering deals

Parade Watch Party on New River

Watch Party on New River for $20 if purchased prior to the event online and $25 at the event. Entry is free for ages 9 and younger. Limited parking is $10.

Watch party is presented by All Saints Episcopal, 333 Tarpon Drive, Fort Lauderdale. Bring your own chairs. Pets are OK. Food and drinks available for purchase.   



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