Manatee River Holiday Boat Parade
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 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.