Watch The 2018 Holiday Boat Parade at Regatta Pointe Marina

Celebrate the 2018 Holiday Season and boating community at the 2018 Manatee County Holiday Boat Parade on Saturday, Dec. 8.

The Manatee River Holiday Boat Parade is a staple of the Bradenton/Palmetto holiday calendar. Volunteers sign up to decorate their boats for chances at cash prizes. Spectators are invited to watch the parade from public locations at Regatta Pointe Marina / Riverhouse Reef & Grill, the Green Bridge Fishing Pier, and Twin Dolphin Marina / PIER 22. Bring the whole family to watch beautiful parade boat floats light up the night and the Manatee River!

Public Viewing Locations & Estimated Arrival Times:

Boats take off from Snead Island area at the cross beginning at dusk approximately 6:30 p.m.
Westside portions of Riverside Drive on Palmetto side with boats arriving at approximately 8:15 p.m.
Regatta Pointe Marina with boats arriving at approximately 8:15 p.m. 
Green Bridge fishing pier and sidewalk areas with boats arriving at approximately 8:30 p.m.
Riverwalk Gateway at Bacarrota Ave / 1st Ave W. -West of the Green Bridge only with boats arriving at approximately 8:45 p.m.
PIER 22 Restaurant with boats arriving at approximately 8:45 p.m. 

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