Winterfest Holiday Boat Parade 2021 – First Annual Whitney Turner Holiday Parade Paddle.



50th annual Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Holiday Boat Parade

took place in Ft Lauderdale on December 11th, 2021. The parade was cancelled last year (2020) due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Once again we led the parade as part of the non-motorized vessel pre-show. Notably absent however was our dear friend Whitney Turner, RIP.

Whitney was a key figure in South Florida paddling as the organizer of the South Florida Kayaking Meetup group for many years. He was also instrumental in organizing and hosting our kayak runs of the Winterfest Boat Parades, and as such a new paddling tradition has been borne in his honor.

So the 2021 Winterfest Boat Parade also inaugurates the

First Annual Whitney Turner Holiday Parade Paddle!


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This one goes out to you Whitney!
First Annual Whitney Turner Holiday Parade Paddle.


They’re .. here!

Home for the Holidays ..

The Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade is our “local” Ft Lauderdale annual tradition for all! It is the largest single event not just in our town, but in all of Florida. It’s also one of the largest in the USA, drawing over a million estimated spectators along a 12 mile route! This is the one time that people from all walks of life get together with good Holiday cheer and become a part of a bigger picture.

The Parade becomes more than the sum of it’s parts!



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We covered about 14 miles on the First Annual Whitney Turner Holiday Parade Paddle.
This includes about 3.5 extra miles to the start of the Parade from the George English Park launch.


Happy Holidays! Feliz Navidad!

Veselé Vánoce!




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