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Holiday Boat Parade Celebration at the Riverwalk

Holiday Boat Parade 

Saturday, December 6, 2014   5:00 pm - 9:00 pm • Riverwalk Events Plaza 

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.

The Town of Jupiter will host a FREE special parade viewing event at the Riverwalk Events Plaza, located under the east side of the Indiantown Road bridge, including food, music, fireworks and festivities. We recommend that you bring your own chair to have the best seat in town!  In addition to the Riverwalk Events plaza, the boat parade can be viewed from Sawfish Bay Park and Lighthouse Park.* 

  • Santa will make a special visit from 6:00-8:00pm!
  • Live entertainment by local performance groups!
  • DJ Jammin' Jim will provide music from 5:00-9:00pm!
  • Free kid's activities!
  • Parade and Fireworks from 8:00-9:00pm!

*Please note these additional viewing sites do not have public restroom facilities, food vendors or entertainment.

Food Vendors are encouraged to use the online application.  Spaces are on a first come, first served basis, and will be notified if accepted.  Food, beverages, liquor and specialty foods (ice cream, sno-cones, cookies, chocolate, etc.).  10' x 10' booth spaces are $100 for food or liquor vendors, $75 for specialty food items and free for non-profits (limited spaces are available). 

Volunteers are needed to help out in the children's area and with the entertainment.  We will have an online registration available before the event.  Click here for more information.

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

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 Riverwalk Events Plaza.  Click here to see a map.
Toys for Tots
The Events Plaza is an official Toys for Tots collection location, so bring a new, unwrapped toy for this annual tradition of giving.

Sponsorships available.
Sponsors are needed for this event.  If your business is interested in becoming a sponsor, please call Jennifer Chaparro at 561-741-2365 or email at .

 Thanks to our Annual Sponsors:
 DignityMemorialOval_4C.jpg  Jupiter Animal Hospital  Jupiter Tequesta AC