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Lighted Boat Parade

lightedboat_200Welcome to the homepage of the Annual Lighted Boat Parade.  This year, the 24th Annual Parade will set sail on Sunday December 15th 2013 around 6pm. Yes, it moved to a SUNDAY three years ago!

Watch the Parade

Thanks to all the boaters for putting on a spectacular show. 

This year promises to be even bigger and better than EVER before, thanks to the support and partnership of FISHERMEN'S VILLAGE.

Every year, this parade attracts huge crowds to Charlotte Harbor and we strongly suggest that you view the attached route map  and select the best viewing area for you and your family very carefully. Each year the route changes, due to the tidal nature of our waters and to protect the safety of both particpants and spectators alike. Plan to arrive early and enjoy this very festive occasion.

The best viewing spots are Edgewater Lake in Charlotte Harbor, Fishermen's Village, the bridges of US41 North and Southbound (no chairs will be permitted at this location) and Laishley Park Marina as the final stop. The attached route map will give you estimated times of arrival of the parade at each stop. For further details, please call the Punta Gorda Chamber on 941 639 3720.


Please don't forget to thank our sponsors of this event. Our Partners in Action located on our homepage as well as our event sponsors (listed below) are hugely important to the success of this event and we encourage your patronage of their businesses in particular!

2013 Parade Route

Boat Parade Registration Form 2013

2013 Sponsors Lighted Boat Parade on the Peace River

Main Event Sponsor:Fishermen's Village

Co-Sponsors:   All Marine Canvas, Clear Channel Radio, Smugglers Enterprises

In addition to this parade, there is also the Saturday Night Before Christmas Eve Parade - this year sailing on Saturday 21st December. For details and the route, simply click here


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