Registrations Growing for Florida’s Largest Boat Parade

Flyer Palm Coast Holiday Boat Parade

This year the Palm Coast Holiday Boat Parade hopes to hold its status as the largest lighted boat parade in the State of Florida. This year, the parade route has been lengthened over a mile, and shuttle bus services for spectators will be provided. Registrations are growing for the parade. The parade is free for all. To register a boat visit

To help improve parade access, parking will be available at the Palm Coast Community Center and the Daytona State College campus, both on Palm Coast Parkway. Flagler County buses will shuttle viewers between designated parking and European Village. Lit Parking signs will be posted along Palm Coast Parkway. Parking will also be open at Waterfront park. All parking and shuttle services are free and will be available continuously between 4pm and 9pm on December 9th.

The parade will begin at Cochise Waterway, the city’s northern most cut to the Intracoastal Waterway, and head south. The parade will pass the Cimarron and Club House Waterways and sail under the Hammock Dunes bridge, past St. Joes Walkway and Waterfront Park. Boats will turn at the Gazebo in Grand Haven and return.

The parade will be held in honor of the late Al Krier, a long time parade champion and community activist. At the head of the parade will be Krier’s 18 foot Herreshoff Pilot which has been generously donated by his family to the Palm Coast Yacht Club. Grand Marshalls will be Palm Coast Mayor David Alfin, and Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly. Carry the Grand Marshalls will be “Sunshine” a 55-ft Viking owned by club members Donna Heiss and Ken Mazzie.

Parade escorts include the Marine Unit of the FCSO, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and TowBoatsUS. The Florida Inland Navigation District is endorsing the event. Once again the parade will be broadcasted live by Flagler Broadcasting on KOOL-FM 100.9, and the City of Palm Coast will be streaming the event live on YouTube.

By Krys DeWind

Krys DeWind has been a Flagler County resident since 2016. She is active in her community and is always looking for ways to better it. She has a community first attitude which is one of the central founding ideals of the Flagler County Buzz.

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