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River Lights Boat Parade

Set your compass for the 2016 Seventeenth Annual River Lights Boat parade sailing on Saturday, December 3, 2016.  

Seeking Sponsors, participants and volunteers!  

Contact Maria Faith to register your boat for the River Lights Boat Parade or call the Main Street office 727.842.88066 or send an email: kc@nprmainstreet.  

Boaters Parade on the Cotee River down to Sims Park and back

This annual nighttime boat parade takes place on the first Saturday each December when brightly lit boats and watercraft are launched from Moonlight Bay at 6:30 p.m.  Cruising past the admiring crowds and numerous Holiday parties along the banks, and sailing past the judges stand, the parade finishes at Sims Park in downtown New Port Richey before heading back.  The parade which started in 2000, has become a Holiday staple for the New Port Richey Main Street program.

This boat parade is fun whether it is warm or cold – a very festive way to kick off the Holiday season here in New Port Richey whether you are watching from the shore or participating on a boat or kayak.  This year the fun starts at 6pm on December 2nd at Orange Lake with the Christmas Tree and Card Lighting Ceremony followed by a walk around the lake to see all the cards!  After that head on over to Sims Park for the FREE movie Polar Express!  Saturday the 3rd gets started at noon with arts, crafts, music, food vendors and all around fun!  Application link: Lights Boat Parade