22 Oct 2020 Lighted Boat Parade Will Kick Off the Island-Style Holiday Activities on Pensacola Beach
by Katie King |Katie@ewbullock.com
2020 Lighted Boat Parade Will Kick Off the Island-Style Holiday Activities on Pensacola BeachSaturday, Dec. 5 at 6:30 p.m.
“It’s been an unprecedented year, so we hope to spread some holiday cheer along the island this season and invite the public to enjoy the annual light spectacle along the water,” said Executive Director of the Pensacola Beach Chamber Patty Spradling.This year, due to COVID-19 crowd restrictions and Hurricane Sally damage to the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk pier, the parade will be modified from years’ past.
The 2020 Lighted Boat Parade will be led by Chase-n-Fins and will set sail from Sabine Marina in Little Sabine Bay at 6:30 p.m. The parade will wind its way around the Santa Rosa Sound to the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk and then will circle back. Spectators can watch the parade from Little Sabine or the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk.After the parade, a dazzling firework display will take place along the Santa Rosa Sound from the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk at 8 p.m.
TO JOIN IN THE PARADE:For those wanting to participate and compete in the Lighted Boat Parade, the deadline to register will be Monday, Nov. 30 at 5 p.m. The entry fee is $35 per boat. To download and fill out the application, click here.
Contest winners include Most Merry boat under 27 feet; Most Merry boat over 27 feet; and Best in Show.A mandatory Captain’s meeting will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 5:30 p.m. at the Sandshaker Lounge and Package on Pensacola Beach for all boat parade participants. For more information, go to www.pensacolabeachchamber.com or contact Patty Spradling at 850-932-1500.
“Season Your Holidays with Island Spirit Lighted Boat Parade” is one of several festivals and events presented by the Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce, Inc. The Chamber is a not-for-profit corporation committed to promoting, advancing and stimulating civic, business, commercial interests and the general welfare on Pensacola Beach.