Sun Dec 15, 6:00 PM - Sun Dec 15, 7:00 PM

Lowry Park Boat Ramp

7525 N Blvd, Tampa, FL 33604

Community: Seminole Heights


Friends of the River's 20th ANNUAL Holiday Boat Parade is a celebration of life in a city with a beautiful, healthy river flowing through it! REGISTER for this FREE event @

Event Details

PARADE STARTS @ 6:00 pm on the Hillsborough River at Lowry Park Boat Ramp and goes upriver to end between the I-275 & Nebraska Ave. bridges, where we say Happy Holidays to the Sulphur Springs community's party at Sulphur Springs Park. Mandatory check-in & registration is from 4:30 - 5:30 pm.

PARADE ROUTE: Starting at 6:00 pm, paddlers lead the parade, followed by powerboats, with the Friends' Safety Boat and Tampa Police Dept. Marine Patrol boat maintaining separation between paddlers and powerboats.

Once paddlers cross under I-275, proceed upriver along shoreline on either side of the river, leaving the broad middle section open for powerboats. After ~ 15-20 minutes in the Springs area, the Parade will be declared over, at which time powerboats will lead the way back downriver, followed by the Safety Boat and Marine Patrol and, finally, paddlers, to Lowry Park or your final destination on the river.

RULES: All paddlers and representatives of power boats must check in 4:30 - 5:30pm at Lowry Park boat ramp. Sierra Club Outings waiver forms must be completed for each participant and submitted prior to event or at the Sierra Club table at the boat ramp.

MANDATORY WAIVER: Watch for waiver form via email from after you "buy" your FREE ticket, and return form completed for each member of your boat's party in advance to
Completed waiver forms may also be submitted at Sierra Club Outings table from 4:30-5:30pm. ALL participants must be listed on a waiver form submitted prior to 5:30 pm, 12-15-19 - NO EXCEPTIONS.

REGISTER for this FREE event @

SAFETY: All paddlers must wear Coast Guard approved personal floatation devices. All powerboats must carry enough Coast Guard approved personal floatation devices for all passengers on board. Powerboat captains must play "Designated Driver" role and abstain from alcohol during event.

THANKS TO: Our co-sponsors, Tampa Bay Sierra Club's Outings Program and c.1949 for again making this event possible. Let's make our 20th Annual Friends of the River Holiday Boat Parade our biggest, safest parade yet.

Plan to come to c.1949's OFFICIAL HOLIDAY BOAT PARADE AFTER PARTY @ on their brick p

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