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Holiday Boat Parade Celebration at the Riverwalk

Holiday Boat Parade 

Saturday, December 5, 2015   5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Plaza Down Under on the Riverwalk

The Town of Jupiter and the Marine Industry Association of Palm Beach County are once again teaming up to bring the Holiday Boat Parade north to the Jupiter Lighthouse!

Marine Industries Assoc.The Marine Industries Association is the proud producer and sponsor of the annual parade and On the Water Toys for Tots Drive.  It is their premier "gift to the community".  It can only happen with the help of generous sponsors and the community.  It is FREE for boat owners to enter, and there is $10,000 in cash and prizes awarded for different categories. 

Click here
to go to their page for more info and to enter your boat.

Free Family Fun!
Under the Indiantown Road bridge is the perfect viewing spot for the parade.  This event under the bridge is free, with vendors selling holiday crafts, yummy food vendors, free activities for the kids (train ride, bounce house, games, face painters and crafts), a free photo booth, live entertainment by the Jerry Thomas Elementary School Chorus and the Jupiter Dance Academy, plus a visit from Santa from 5:30-7:30pm! 

  • Free Kid's Activities 5:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Jammin' Jim 5:00 - 9:00 pm
  • Jerry Thomas Elementary School Chorus 5:15 - 6:00 pm
  • Santa visits 5:30 - 7:30 pm
  • Jupiter Dance Academy 6:30 - 7:15 pm
  • Boat Parade 8:00 - 9:00 pm

- Come early with your chairs to stake out the best viewing spots, then enjoy some food, beer, and entertainment before the parade and fireworks start, around 8:00pm.

Please note: All the vendor spaces are currently filled.  We will have local vendors selling holiday gift items.  Food vendors attending are Chappy's, Chowderheads, Herbeque BBQ, Taste & Tell, Jupiter Java, Delicious Sweets, Kettlecorn, Annie's Italian Ice, and Tristan's Cool Dreemz Ice Cream.

Volunteers are needed for this event.  If you are interested in volunteering visit here.


If interested, please contact Jennifer Chaparro by email or by phone at 561-741-2365.  Visit the sponsorship page to see what levels of sponsorship are available for this major town event.

Bridge Openings
Due to weather, winds, tides and currents we cannot predict the EXACT time bridges along the parade route will be going up and down. Here are our best estimates based on past parades.

  • Donald Ross Bridge - Will open for the boats sometime between 7:15 and 7:30. Our permit allows for a 45 minute opening.
  • Indiantown Road Bridge - Will open for the boats sometime between 8:00 and 8:15. Our permit allows for a 45 minute opening.
  • Jupiter Federal Bridge - Will open for the boats sometime between 8:15 and 8:30. Our permit allows for a 45 minute opening.

Follow @TownofJupiter for live tweets on parade progress.

FREE parking & trolley shuttles

There will be free parking in lots on Indiantown Road, east of the US 1 intersection and a FREE trolley shuttle to get you and your family safely to the Plaza Down Under on the Riverwalk.  Click here to see a map.
Toys for Tots
The Plaza Down Under on the Riverwalk is an official Toys for Tots collection location, so bring a new, unwrapped toy for this annual tradition of giving.  You can also drop off your donation at one of the drop boxes located at the Jupiter Town Hall lobby or the Jupiter Community Center lobby (between Nov. 9 - Dec. 11, 2015).

Thanks to our Gold Event Sponsor:
Florida Blue

Thanks to our Silver Event Sponsor:
Premier Dentistry

 Thanks to our Annual Sponsors:
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