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July 4th Boat Parade

Monday, July 4, 2022
6:00 pm8:00 pm
Hillsborough River, Watch Party at Sparkman Wharf
To participate in the July 4th Boat Parade, your boat must be registered!

Celebrate July 4th with Friends of the Riverwalk as we host our 2nd Annual July 4th Boat Parade and Blessing of the Fleet. The parade route will be similar to our holiday light boat parade but will include a blessing station. The Blessing of the Fleet is a tradition that began years ago but is still practiced in many fishing and boating communities around the world to ensure a safe and bountiful season. Boats will be decked out in red, white and blue and compete for the most patriotic boat in the small/motorboat and large/sailboat competitions. Registered boaters will partake in a Poker Run for a chance to win the grand prize! The boat parade will be followed by fireworks displays at multiple locations.