DECEMBER 10, 2016
Host and local food personality Chad Thilborger, along with Tranika Dufresne, narrate you through the 45th Anniversary of the best show on H2O!
Theme: “Comics & Cartoons Rockin’ the Night Away” – celebrating our 45th Anniversary
The Boat Parade was staged on the New River in downtown Fort Lauderdale, along the docks west of Stranahan House to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. The Parade traveled East to the Intracoastal Waterway and it continued North to Lake Santa Barbara in Pompano Beach. It’s 12 Miles of the “Greatest Show on H20.” The parade takes approximately 2 and 1/2 hours to view from one location (starting locations stagger as you travel north – please look at the bridge closings on this website).
Private boats to the giant showboats and corporate megayachts were adorned with hundreds of thousands of lights, music, entertainment, decorations, celebrities, musical groups, beauty queens and many other exciting entries were viewed by over one million spectators. Parade highlights: Grand Marshal Showboat, Galleria Mall Reindeer Barge and the Santa Showboat.