Manatee River Holiday Boat Parade

Manatee River
Bradenton, FL 34208
United States

Event Dates and Times
The Manatee River Holiday Boat Parade is the county’s largest holiday event of the year. A fleet of decked out vessels will tour up the Manatee River competing for cash prizes and the winning title while thousands of area residents and traveling spectators flock to the river to experience the magic.

The boat parade gets underway at 6:30 p.m. Arrive downtown early for Sounds of the Season, the annual Christmas celebration on Old Main Street sponsored by Realize Bradenton. Sounds of the Season continues until 10 p.m., so you can go after the boat parade, too. Special viewing events scheduled at Caddy’s Bradenton and Pier 22.

The Manatee River Holiday Boat Parade, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity, is dedicated to providing a memorable and safe annual event that brings the heart of the holidays to our community. We believe it is a time to celebrate our loved ones, cultivate traditions, support our local businesses, and cheerfully give back to our community.

🐶 Find a bad link or discover an incorrect date on Festhund? Please report any errors to
View Count 148