Holiday Boat Parade

Marine Industries Association Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade

Saturday, December 1, 2018
Parade arrives in Jupiter area approximately at 8 pm

Viewing Locations: 

Harbourside Place • Jupiter Riverwalk Sawfish Bay Park • Lighthouse Park • Inlet Village • Waterway Park • Lagoon Bridge

The Marine Industry Association of Palm Beach County will once again bring holiday cheer along the waterways of North Palm Beach to Jupiter! These spectacularly decorated boats, led by a traveling fireworks display, will light up the Intracoastal Waterways this Holiday season.

$10,000+ will be awarded in cash & prizes to the best-decorated boats in each category. You have until November 30 to enter your vessel into the parade. To enter your vessel in the parade, please click here.

Bring a Toy
The parade will have a water-based toy drive benefiting Toys for Tots. A “toy fleet” of boats will travel along the parade route and make convenient dockside pickups during the parade. Just wave a flashlight when you see a boat with a flashing amber beacon and/or Toys for Tots signage. The uniformed Marines and volunteers will pull right up to your dock to collect donations. Whether you are heading to a parade viewing party or planning your own, don’t forget to bring a new, unwrapped gift!

Tentative Scheduled 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.
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