2020 Jacksonville Light Boat Parade & Fireworks

  • by Charles Wagoner
  • November 20, 2020

A Jacksonville holiday tradition is making its return to Thanksgiving weekend. The City of Jacksonville is excited to announce the Jacksonville Light Boat Parade will be held on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020 on the St. Johns River.  The Jacksonville Light Boat Parade has been a holiday tradition for more than 30 years.

Vessels of all shapes and sizes adorn their hulls with festive decorations as they float along the north and south banks of the St. Johns River. Residents and visitors alike gather along the north and south riverbanks in downtown Jacksonville to witness this magical event.

The evening will close with one of the most memorable fireworks shows on the First Coast! Fireworks will be launched from a barge located in the St. Johns River, placed between the Hyatt Regency Riverfront and DoubleTree hotels, as well as the Acosta Bridge. The show will also feature the famous "waterfalls" off of the Main Street and Acosta bridges. The fireworks show will begin at approximately 8 p.m.

Photo Credit Mark Krancer

Viewing Areas
The Jacksonville Light Boat Parade and fireworks show can be clearly viewed from the north and south banks of the St. Johns River. The parade route will begin at the Hyatt Regency Riverfront Hotel and follow the Northbank Riverwalk to the Fuller Warren Bridge. The parade will then cross to the south bank and follow along the Southbank Riverwalk to the Duval County School Board building. 

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