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July 4th Boat Parade

Celebrate July 4th with Friends of the Riverwalk as we host our 3rd 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 poker run and 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 trophy. Registered boaters will partake in a Poker Run for a chance to win a grand prize and several other great prizes! The boat parade will be followed by fireworks displays at Sparkman Wharf.     

We'll see you Tuesday, July 4, 2023!

VIP tickets to watch the parade and boat registration will open soon!

*Tickets and registration are nonrefundable. No reschedule date, parade is rain or shine.

2022 July 4th Boat Parade, Water Ski Show & Blessing of the Fleet

Photos by: Tacy Briggs-Troncoso Photography & PamElla Photography

2022 July 4th Boat Parade Winners


Thank you to our 2022 Sponsors!

We sincerely appreciate our event sponsors.  Without their support, the July 4th Boat Parade & Blessing of the Fleet would not be possible.