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DBC's 68th Annual Lighted Holiday Boat Parade 2023

  • 12/02/2023
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Staging will be in the Open Area JUST SOUTH of Marker 1 Marina and ends at City of Dunedin Marina
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Our 68th Annual Lighted Holiday Boat Parade (2023) is in the books!

Our participating Skippers and Crews ROCKED IT!  Thank you to all for participants for doing a wonderful job decorating your boats and helping to create a fun, safe, and festive event for our local community!  The judges have tallied the scores and the winning skippers' names and boat numbers are:


  • 30 ft. or more:  Vince Caruso, Boat #13
  • Under 30 ft:  Izabella Murawski, Boat #10,


  • 30 ft. or more:  Bruce Kreutzer, Boat #17
  • Under 30 ft:  No boats were registered in this category

Congratulations to the winners and thank you again to everyone who participated!



  • PARTICIPATION:  This event is open to all boaters (Members and Non-Members).  Registration is required to participate, as is your attendance at the Mandatory Skipper's Meeting on November 30th. 
    • REGISTRATION STARTS:  November 1, 2023
    • REGISTRATION ENDS:  November 29, 2023 at Midnight
    • TO REGISTER:  Click on the blue "Register" button on this page. 
      NOTE:  The "Register" button will no longer appear once registration is closed.
  • FEES:  There is no fee to register and participate.  However, there is a limited number of registrations available.  If you register, please plan to participate. 
  • STARTING LOCATION:  The parade will be staged on-water in the open area just south of Marker 1 Marina and along the ICW just south of the Dunedin Causeway Bridge.  Vessels will not be permitted to enter Marker 1 Marina or tie up to any of the bulkheads or slips.  Please DO NOT enter Marker 1 Marina or attempt to tie up there.
  • ROUTE:  The parade will follow the ICW South to the Dunedin/Clearwater border, turn North, and proceed into the City of Dunedin Marina.
  • ENDING LOCATION:  The parade will conclude at the City of Dunedin Marina.
  • START TIME:  The parade will leave from the basin at Marker 1 Marina starting at 6:00 PM.  
  • SKIPPER'S INSTRUCTIONS:  Skipper's Instructions for the parade will be provided within your registration confirmation email.
  • MANDATORY SKIPPER'S MEETING:  The Skipper's meeting for the parade will be at the Dunedin Boat Club Clubhouse on Thursday, November 30th at 6:30 PM.  The address is:  49 Marina Plaza, Dunedin, FL 34698 (West side of the Dunedin Marina).
  • JUDGING LOCATION:  The judging will be conducted as you pass through the channel coming into the City of Dunedin Marina.
  • WAIVER:  Skippers are required to read and agree to a waiver during registration.  Acceptance of the waiver is a requirement to participate in the Lighted Boat Parade.
  • NO POLITICAL DECORATIONS:  We ask that boat decorations DO NOT contain politically related messages.
  • NO SANTA COSTUMES:  So we don't confuse the kids, we ask that boat decorations and crew DO NOT contain a likeness of Santa, as the real Santa will be arriving on the last boat.
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