Winterfest Boat Parade
Winterfest is a Florida not-for-profit organization based in Broward County that produces a variety of events including the free public event known as the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest® Boat Parade – “The World’s Most Watched Boat Parade.”
More than one million spectators view the Parade along the 12-mile route, with millions more via television and the internet.
The 2022 Winterfest Boat Parade will feature three Grand Marshals:
• Taylor Dayne‘s career launched in the 1980s with a groundbreaking debut single, “Tell It To My Heart.” A successful string of singles followed earning Dayne three Grammy nominations, and an American Music Award. She has sold over seventy-five million albums and singles worldwide.
• Joey Fatone first rose to fame as a member of the record-shattering, multi-platinum boyband *NSYNC—Over the past decade, he has gone on to find success as an actor, host, Broadway star, voiceover artist, dancer, and media personality with several successful television shows under his belt.
• Chris Kirkpatrick is a founding member of the multi-platinum-selling Grammy-nominated pop group, *NSYNC. After the success of their debut release in Europe, *NSYNC went on to dominate the Billboard charts in the United States with their self-titled album which went on to become certified ten times platinum. The 2000 release of “No Strings Attached” debuted at #1 with 2.4 million albums sold in one week, which held the record for most album sales in the first day and week for 15 years and became the bestselling album of 2000.
The 51st annual holiday parade takes place Dec. 10, 2022, starting in the downtown area at 6:30 p.m. with a preshow of non-motorized vessels at 6:00 p.m. The Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade will stage on the New River in downtown Fort Lauderdale, along the docks west of Stranahan House to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
Private boats to the giant showboats and corporate mega yachts will be adorned with hundreds of thousands of lights, music, entertainment, decorations, celebrities, musical groups, beauty queens, and many other exciting entries expected to be viewed by over one million spectators.
Tickets are also available for a special parade viewing area that will be set up in Las Olas Intracoastal Promenade Park.