Monday, January 3, 2011

Friday, December 17, 2010

Watch the Parade!

Winterfest Friends
Happy Holidays! Thank you for being a part of such a spectacular event this year. Please remember to tune in  to watch our one-hour special on WSVN Channel 7.

  • Saturday, December 18 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 25 at 4:00 p.m.
  • New Year’s Day at 4:00 p.m.

AND REMEMBER to VOTE for your FAVORITE PARADE ENTRY (on the or websites) for the opportunity to win two (2) tickets on Spirit Airlines.

Comcast also bring the parade to residents throughout the state of Florida with the rebroadcast on Fox Sports Net during the holiday season.

Happy Holidays – Lisa, Dawn and Kathy

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Important Info for Saturday, December 11th, 2010

The bridge and road opening and closing times  are APPROXIMATE based on the number of boats and conditions - please schedule your traveling time accordingly.

7th Avenue Bridge
Closed for automobile traffic: 6:20 - 8:00pm

FEC Railroad Bridge
Up: 4:30pm
Down: 8:00pm

Andrews Avenue Bridge
Closed for automobile traffic: 6:00 - 8:00pm

3rd Avenue Bridge
Closed for automobile traffic: 6:00 - 8:00pm

Las Olas Boulevard Bridge
Closed for automobile traffic:7:00 - 9:00pm

Sunrise Boulevard Bridge
Closed for automobile traffic: 7:20 - 9:30pm

Oakland Park Boulevard Bridge
Closed for automobile traffic: 7:40 -10:00pm

Commercial Boulevard Bridge
Closed for automobile traffic:8:00 -10:30pm

The New River will close to spectator watercraft at 2:30pm.

The Intracoastal Waterway will close to spectator watercraft at 4:30pm.

TV Filming Location
Riverside Hotel
starts 6:30pm ends 8:00pm

Click here to view a virtual map of the parade route including anchoring locations for spectators.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Important Information

All boats are encouraged to stage before 4:00pm.
  • Zone A docks before 4:30pm
  • Zones B, C, D, & E dock before 4:45pm and 5:30pm
  • Zones F & G dock between 4:30pm and 5:00pm
  • Zone H docks between 4:00pm and 5:00pm

The Intracoastal Waterway closes at 5:20pm and the New River closes at 2:30pm.

Other reminders...........
Zone B is on the north side and Zone C is on the south side of the New River this year.

John Haley, Boat Parade Chairman
Parade Control is VHF Channel 68 the night of the parade.

Feel free to ask any questions prior to the parade by calling 954-767-0686.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Captain's Meeting - MANDATORY - Dec 06, 2010 - 18:00

Captain's Meeting presented by Memorial Healthcare

"This year's parade will feature a number of specialty boats with a few extravagant productions onboard. Although a little more challenging for us, the entries are well worthwhile and ready to captivate the viewing public. This year's parade will have a strong emphasis on fun for the parade entries as well as the spectators but of course, our first priority is always safety. The plans are all in place and everyone involved is ready to go ! We look forward to seeing everyone on the 11th either on the water or along the shore."

John J. Haley , P.E. | Haley Engineering, Inc.
2010 Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade Chairman
954-260-6194 | |

Hosted by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (Meeting Rooms) from  5:30-8:00 PM

The following information must be filled out PRIOR to this meeting: Prelimary Application (what you see on this website)
  • Proof of Insurance with notation that Winterfest is named additionally insured
  • Application II (which will be mailed/emailed to you separately)
  • Dock Waiver signed (which will be mailed/emailed to you separately)
  • Parade fee received in the Winterfest office.