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» STUDENT ART CONTEST
Event Date: Dec 10, 2013 - 10:00
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Winterfest Fantasy Boat Student Art Contest           Deadline: December 10th

Students in grades 3rd, 4th and 5th -

NEW: THE FIRST 2500 ENTRIES will receive a ticket to the South Florida Fair!

Tickets will be issued to the students that participate in your art contest.  The tickets are good for a child admission (ages 6-11) to be used any one day from January 17-January 23.  This is the first 7 days of the Fair.  The only requirement is the student must be accompanied by an adult. The Fair is January 17 – February 2 .  We are located on Southern Blvd. in West Palm Beach.  Directions and other information is available at southfloridafair.com.  All students will receive an invitation to a Winners’ Reception at Art Serve.       Rules / Flyers Click here.

Awards Sponsorship: $5,000
  

» WHITE PARTY - exclusive event
Event Date: Nov 15, 2014 - 18:00
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Winterfest White Party Hosted by Harbor Beach Marriott. Be a part of the media glitz as Winterfest kicks off the Holiday Season. Musical performances highlight the parade’s theme throughout the evening at this exclusive party for sponsors, media partners and select Winterfest guests. Jewelry display from Carroll’s Jewelers, White fashion chic by The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. Unveiling of this year’s poster and entertainment. Special room rates for this event.

Title Sponsor:Gray Robinson, P.A.                        Presenting Sponsor: Publix Aprons Event Planning Catering
Moet & Chandon, Malibu Rum, Absolut Vodka, Simply Naked Wines, Michelob Ultra
 

 


» FAMILY FUN DAY
Event Date: Nov 23, 2014 - 12:00
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Winterfest Family Day presented by the Florida Panthers  Hosted by Riverside Hotel on the Lawn.
Enjoy FREE family activities such as arts, crafts, bounce house,  samplings, photos with Santa and much more. A variety of entertainment for the entire family to enjoy.
 


» BLACK TIE BALL
Event Date: Dec 06, 2014 - 18:00
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Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Black Tie Ball presented by Moët & Chandon      

in association with Absolut Vodka      Clus du Bois      Southern Wine & Spirits

Patriot National Insurance Group Reception 6 - 8 p.m.    Dinner and Dancing 8 - midnight
Hosted by the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino  at Hard Rock Live

The Ball is the most elegant of our festivities and by far the highlight of Fort Lauderdale’s social season. Bid on over 250 items in the Fidelity Investments Silent Auction.  A live auction takes place inside the ballroom with items such as a Wine Estate Vacation from Southern Wine & Spirits and a shopping spree from Carroll’s Jewelers. Bid on weekend vacations, dinner at your favorite restaurant, sports memorabilia, fine art, collectibles and much more.


» CAPTAIN MEETING
Event Date: Dec 08, 2014 - 18:00
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Captain’s Meeting presented by Show Management and hosted by Grateful Palate

This is a mandatory meeting for all Boat Parade participants to receive line-up information, rules and regulations for the parade. West Marine Goodie bags featuring great items from our sponsors. CAPTAINS ONLY.
 


» SHORELINE DECORATION
Event Date: Dec 09, 2014 - 18:00
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Shoreline Decorating Extravaganza presented by Universal Property and Casualty Insurance Co.
This festive event encourages the shoreline community to show their holiday spirit while creating a beautiful backdrop for the Boat Parade. WSVN will film all the beautifully decorated homes & businesses along the New River in Downtown Fort Lauderdale to the Intracoastal Waterway ending at Lake Santa Barbara in Pompano Beach along the Parade Route. Contact Winterfest on details regarding Holiday Light Cruises aboard the M/Y Floridian Princess and other vessels.
 


» CONTROL BOAT MEETING
Event Date: Dec 10, 2014 - 18:00
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CONTROL BOATER, PARADE SPOTTERS and HAM OPERATORS ONLY at the Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce. Contact Winterfest on how to get involved.


» GRAND MARSHAL RECEPTION
Event Date: Dec 12, 2014 - 18:00
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This Winterfest Celebration welcoming our Grand Marshal includes dignitaries and celebrities who join us to celebrate. Winterfest style. RECEPTION BY INVITATION ONLY. at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.  This fabulous reception is the prelude to the parade. Many local VIP’s, dignitaries, sponsors will be on hand to welcome this year’s celebrity Grand Marshal. Fort Lauderdale’s Mayor, Jack Seiler, will give the Grand Marshal a key to our beautiful city and Riverwalk, Inc. will present a brick in his/her name(s) for the Riverwalk Celebrity Walk of Fame on the banks of the staging area of the Parade.


» GRANDSTAND VIEWING
Event Date: Dec 13, 2014 - 15:30
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Grandstand Viewing Area presented by TigerDirect.com

at Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, Fort Lauderdale
For the best seats on land to view the Parade, reserve your reserved and assigned seats online. FREE interactive games for the whole family in the Chris Evert Hospital Safety and Family Fun Zone

Jimmy Riffle of the Gator Boys Road Show   - SunSentinel's Kids's Town  - Bounce House and Rock Wall

Florida Marlins Prize Wheel   - Michelob Ultra Culinary Courtyard - Miami Food Trucks - Florida Panthers Slap Shot Game  -  Mobile Mike and much more!!!

GET YOUR DISCOUNT TICKETS/CODE at BB&T Bank and Publix Super Markets.
PICK UP YOUR TICKETS at local Bennett Auto Supply Stores and TigerDirect.com - click here for a list (TICKETS WILL BE AVAILALABLE AFTER NOV. 12th).


» VIP VIEWING
Event Date: Dec 13, 2014 - 18:00
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The most prestigious location to watch the Winterfest Boat Parade! Close to  400 community leaders, dignitaries and Winterfest Sponsors will enjoy the ambiance of the Riverside Hotel located moments from the beginning of the parade route.  This event includes a magnificent buffet and cocktails. The area is also host to the television show and our boat parade judges. This area is Winterfest’s way of saying thank you to all of our Board of Directors and Sponsors. BY INVITATION ONLY


» BOAT PARADE
Event Date: Dec 13, 2014 - 18:30
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2014 THEME:

Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade  starting on the New River in Fort Lauderdale and traveling to the Intracoastal north to Lake Santa Barbara in Pompano Beach.   The 43rd  Annual Boat Parade will stage on the New River along the docks west of Stranahan House to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. The Parade travels East to the Intracoastal Waterway as it continues North to Lake Santa Barbara in Pompano Beach.  Private boats to the giant showboats and corporate megayachts will be adorned with hundreds of thousands of lights, music, entertainment, decorations, celebrities, musical groups, beauty queens and many other exciting entries expected to be viewed by over one million spectators. Parade highlights: Grand Marshal Showboat (Floridian Princess), Galleria Mall Reindeer Barge and the Baptist Health Santa Showboat. Boat entries are now being accepted (Cost to enter a private boat is ONLY $35 - download under applications).


» WINNERS CIRCLE
Event Date: Feb 24, 2015 - 18:00
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Hosted by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center

This wrap up party recognizes parade entries, corporate sponsors, board of directors, and Winterfest supporters. One lucky winner will win for the People’s Choice Award. Remember to vote for your favorite decorated home or parade entry by visiting the Winterfest website – by voting – you are saying thank you to those that went the extra mile to become a winner!
 

 
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