The Winterfest Celebration embraces the dual goals of providing a means for the community to come together and enjoy spectacular and unique events as well as attract positive national attention to the Greater Fort Lauderdale area as a tourist destination and as a great place to live and work.
Winterfest is best known for it’s one of a kind Boat Parade celebrating 42 years. Spurred by the continued popularity of that event, a not-for-profit organization, WINTERFEST, Inc, was formed in 1988 to administer the Boat Parade and to build a festival around it. The rest, as they say, “is history.” Winterfest is a multi-cultural event, which encourages and promotes diversity and is proud to have representation from a variety of races and religions. The Winterfest organization is comprised of a huge contingency of volunteers, supporters, sponsors and Board of Directors. Winterfest, Inc. is entirely dependent upon sponsorship from local and national corporate sponsors. As most of the events are free to the public, we are particularly dependent upon our sponsors to assure the continued success and future growth of the Winterfest Celebration