The Annual Jacksonville Light Boat Parade is happening November 26th!

  • by 904 Newsroom
  • November 8, 2022

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, November 26, 2022 at 6:00pm 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 downtown along the North and Southbank Riverwalks including Riverfront Plaza to witness this magical event. Following the parade, the evening concludes with a beautiful fireworks show featuring the one-of-a-kind waterfall fireworks on the Main Street and Acosta Bridge.


Participants will be judged on overall look and decoration composition. 

Judging categories: Vessels under 30'; Vessels 30' and over; Sailboat; and Corporate


The 2022 Light Boat Parade will feature The 904 Pop Up from 4:00pm - 9:00pm at Riverfront Plaza! The 904 Pop Up will be curating Jacksonville's largest Small Business Saturday event featuring 15 food trucks, over 200 local creatives, makers, artists, and more.


Click here to visit the Jacksonville Light Boat Parade Facebook Page.



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