512 NE Third Ave
Fort Lauderdale , FL 33301

Phone: 954-767-0686  

Fax: 954-767-0685    

Web Address:


Lisa  Scott-Founds, Executive Director
Kathy Keleher, Marketing and Parade Director
Dawn Read, Event Director


Winterfest, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization that produces a full complement of events.  The festivities include, but are not limited to, a posh White Party, a glittering Shoreline Decorating Extravaganza, a dazzling Black Tie Ball, extravagant Receptions and an explosive VIP Area. However, Winterfest is best known for its one of a kind Boat Parade, which is a ‘free’ public event known as “The World’s Most Watched Boat Parade.” Winterfest is a multi-cultural entity, which encourages and promotes diversity and is recognized on an international level - the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade. Date: December 13, 2014
The Winterfest Parade (known as the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade) is one of the top 20 parades in the entire world, 7th largest one day spectator event in the country and the largest one day spectator event in Florida with a media campaign of over 3 million dollars and an economic impact of over 45 million dollars. Our television partners, WSVN Channel 7 (Fox, network affiliate) produces a 1-hour television special that is run throughout the holiday season, both locally and in Boston (via WHDH-NBC). It is also made available throughout various systems around the country as well as in the state of Florida on Fox SportsNet and our reach continues to grow.