Palm Coast, FL – The Palm Coast Yacht Club is proud to announce that the annual Palm Coast Holiday Boat Parade, considered the largest boat parade in Central Florida, will be back for its 36th year on December 18, starting at 6 p.m.

Under a full moon, brightly decorated boats large and small will parade down the Intracoastal Waterway.  Marked by enthusiastic parties all along the Parade route, once again the annual event will be broadcast live by Flagler Broadcasting on KOOL-FM.  Grand Marshalls will be Sheriff Rick Staly and the Mayor of Palm Coast.

Departing from the Cimmaron Basin, the Parade will pass the Tidelands, Marina Cove, the Hammock, Yacht Harbor Village, and the Palm Coast Legacy Vacation Resort.  It will then proceed under the Hammock Dunes Bridge along St. Joe’s Walkway and Canopy Walk, pass by Island Estates, Waterfront Park, and Grand Haven before dispersing at the Clubhouse Waterway.  The Parade will be escorted by the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, Tow Boat US, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

This year spectators will not have access to parking at Waterfront Park due to a city construction project to enhance water-based activities.  Parking is available near European Village for viewing along St. Joe’s Walkway, Canopy Walk, and at Waterfront Park.

Registration for boaters is required and is free.  Club membership is not required.  For registration forms contact Parade Captain Robert Ulis at 386-283-5166 or at  Forms and details about the parade are also available at the Palm Coast Yacht Club website at and on Facebook.  Rain Date is December 19.  Official notice of any change to the Parade status will be posted on the Palm Coast Yacht Club website by 4 p.m. on December 18.

The Palm Coast Yacht Club inaugurated this popular city tradition in 1985 and has sponsored the official Parade every year since except 2020 because of the pandemic.  The Club offers a wide variety of social activities for boaters and non-boaters alike.  The Club was established in 1979 and welcomes new members every month.

Media Release: Palm Coast Yacht Club


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