Thursday, October 28, 2010


Did you know that the basic cost to enter the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade starts at $35 for a Private Entry!

Find out more by visiting our website or stop by and see Kathy at the Boat Show - Convention Center First Floor Booth 3058!

Kathy & Skippy will be at the Boat Show, come on down!

Come see us at the  Boat Show!  Winterfest Boat Parade is at the Convention Center First Floor Booth 3058!

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, lives up to its nickname as "Yachting Capital of the World", hosting the 51st Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show this weekend. With more than 3 million square feet of space over five locations, the show's transportation network of bus shuttles, water taxis, and riverboats ensures attendees can easily navigate the boat show and its expansive waterways system.

Come visit our booth to learn all about the 39th annual Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade. I'm there with our Winterfest Team and Skippy too! to navigate you through this year's parade. In celebration of the theme “Dancing thru the Decades” the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade 2010 Grand Marshal is Brooke Burke. The “Dancing with the Stars” host has the perfect synergy with the parade’s theme as well as the official spokeswoman for underWAY – the sponsor of this year’s Grand Marshal Showboat.

 We'll see you there!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Winterfest will float your Boat!

Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade sets sail on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. Hailed as the holiday event with a “twist” after all - the floats REALLY do FLOAT,” the Winterfest celebration has something for everyone. Boats of every size from sail to showboat - kayaks to motoryacht – Winterfest is a great event to bring together family, friends and corporate partners together during the holidays. Savvy entries host a pre-parade party and have friend help decorate their boat with inexpensive pre-fab illuminations from retail store or pool together unused holiday lights and decorations from the past. Others have their guests be a part of the decorations with costumes and props. With this year’s parade theme “Dancing thru the Decades” – there is something for everyone to embrace. Boaters can dance the Salsa - put on Flappers and Swing – Hop their Socks Off – Moonwalk along the Waterway or turn up the Heat with a Disco Inferno.

Winterfest is honored this year as the kick-off event for the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Centennial along with a section of the Centennial’s poster showcasing the Parade. 3-D Pop Artist, Charles Fazzino has been chosen as the poster artist for both the Winterfest and the Centennial Celebration this year.

Frank Herhold, retired Executive Director of Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF), and recognized in our community as a champion for the boating industry, will be honored as the 2010 Commodore of Winterfest.

Let's make this year’s parade one for the memory books. Consider entering your vintage boat to honor Fort Lauderdale’s 100th birthday, team-up with a charity to embrace the holiday spirit during December and/or get your friends together to decorate to a dance theme to create your own parade party. You have an opportunity to be a star of the parade by entering your decorated boat for only $35. This entry fee is for either a private or non-profit entry on a privately owned vessel (so you can put a sign on your boat promoting your charity of choice), photograph of your decorated vessel as it travels past our VIP/Judging area and two tickets to our awards dinner.

For details on the parade and other Winterfest events call 954.767.0686 download a parade application.

Decorations available to the public!

PROP WAREHOUSE OPEN TO PUBLIC FOR ARTISTIC RECYCLING PROGRAM - Sixth Star Entertainment and Marketing and Trash to Treasure Creative Reuse Center joined forces to recycle used props and scenic décor leftover from special events and transform them into works of art.  For the first time, Sixth Star opened its warehouse to artists and the general public to tour 20,000 square feet of "treasure".  Items run the gamut and include holiday lights, Styrofoam  shapes, 4'x8' painted scenic theatrical flats and cut outs, metal and plastic pieces, and even some household items.

Representatives from Trash to Treasure were on site to assist the public and answered questions about their program.  The efforts are coordinated through a partnership Sixth Star has developed with Trash to Treasure Creative Reuse Center, a 501c3 not for profit organization.  Doug Jones, President of Sixth Star stated, "Sustainability and supporting our local arts community is important to Sixth Star and this is a perfect project for us to support."    F.A.T. Village Art Walks feature open galleries and special theatre events.  They are held on the last Saturday of each month at 505 NW 1st Avenue, Ft Lauderdale (F.A.T. Village). For more information about Trash to Treasure's membership, programs and activities, please email  or contact Nanette Saylor at 561-504-1078.

Sixth Star Entertainment and Marketing  is a Fort Lauderdale-based special event and entertainment company specializing in providing memorable events for corporate, casino, not for profit, resort, theme park and cruise clients. Sixth Star's maintains 40,000 sq feet scenic décor, props and costumes in Downtown Ft. Lauderdale.

Be A Part Of History

Ahoy there....only $35 to enter your boat and celebrate in the kick off event of the City of Fort Lauderdale's Centennial!

Friday, October 1, 2010

A WInterfest Sanctioned Event Update: The Fort Lauderdale Billfish Tournament

Established in 1965, the Fort Lauderdale Billfish Tournament (FLBT) is one of the oldest and most prestigious competitive offshore fishing tournaments in South Florida.

In response to numerous angler requests this year, the FLBT is moving back to its original November dates and exciting things are in store to celebrate this 45 year milestone! This year’s event, presented by Mercury Marine, will be a one-day competition with the chance for teams to fish from one of three inlets in either Dade, Broward or Palm Beach counties!

The kick-off event will be held on Thursday, November 18th at the International Game Fish Association. Fishing will take place on Saturday, November 20th and the Awards Party will take place on Sunday, November 21st at Bimini Boat Yard.

Mark your calendars for November 18-21, 2010! For details visit