The annual boat parade and decorating contests provide Rocky Point residents a very special Florida-holiday season.
The 2023 Rocky Point Boat Parade will be held Dec. 9!
We’d like to thank all who participate from Dana Shores, Pelican Island, Sweetwater, and neighboring communities by boat, on land, and behind the scenes for the great turnout year after year. Your creative decorations, festive parties, and organizational efforts bring joy to many. Special thanks also goes to our annual sponsors and congratulations go to our annual contest winners.
Volunteers have secured several sponsors for this year’s parade, and we have some great prizes in store for our winners along with new opportunities for those watching the parade to get involved.
- On the evening of the parade, boats will line up in the basin in front of the Westin and Bahama Breeze between 6:00 and 6:30 p.m. After one warm-up lap, they will head north to Pelican Island, with a stopover in Sweetwater Cove, followed by all of Dana Shores. To view the parade route, click here and to participate in the parade, visit the Captains page and Requirements and Registration.
- If you’re hosting a registered watch party, we have party packs available for you and your guests to cheer on the captains and their crews.
- All residents who are signed up to receive emails from the Dana Shores Civic Association will receive an electronic email allowing them to vote the night of the boat parade. Voting will continue through 9:00 p.m..
- After the parade, captains and crews are invited to the Captain’s After Party at Bahama Breeze where parade winners will be announced!
Watch the Shores Lines for more information regarding prizes, raffles, and other details.