Every year for the past 5-6 years I have had the privilege to ride along with Lisa Scott-Founds & Mayor Seiler on a boat prior to the start of the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade, and take photos of the boats before the sun sets and the parade kicks off.  Lisa Scott-Founds, Kathleen Keleher & Dawn Read, the driving force behind the parades success, along with the many volunteers.  Susan Renneisen, with Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, has been a major sponsor of this amazing parade.  Thanks Jeanie & Scott for the hospitality on your boat!

Starting in Fort Lauderdale’s Downtown, traveling East on the New River and North on the Intracoastal to Lake Santa Barbara in Pompano Beach, it’s 12 Miles of the “Greatest Show on H20.”  Viewed by thousands along the shore and at the boat parade grandstand area in Birch State Park.  BEST seats on land to view the 44th Annual Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade. All seats are reserved and assigned, located inside Birch State Park on the Northeast corner of Sunrise Boulevard and the Intracoastal Waterway.

The most prestigious location to watch the Winterfest Boat Parade! Close to 400 community leaders, dignitaries and Winterfest Sponsorsl enjoyed the ambiance of the VIP Area nestled next to Stranahan House at Laura Ward Park. This location is where the Parade started along the New River. This event included a magnificent buffet and cocktails. The area is also host to the television show and our boat parade judges. This area is Winterfest’s way of saying thank you to all of our Board of Directors and Sponsors.