Celebrating 45 Years with Comics, Cartoons and Pitbull

“We’re so excited to see Pitbull exude his enthusiasm on the mic throughout the night to one million spectators.”

On December 10, 2016, South Florida’s world famous event, The Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade will be celebrating its 45th Anniversary with the theme “Cartoons & Comics Rockin’ the Night Away.” The Parade, heralded by Mr. Worldwide and native son, Pitbull, will be aboard the South Beach Lady, sponsored by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and JM Lexus. This milestone year will be celebrated with a 20-foot dragon, storm troopers, fly boards, pirates, barges and more. Spectators will have a chance to win tickets by downloading the Winterfest App. Along with the chance to win Spirit Airline tickets; users can keep tabs on Santa throughout the evening thanks to South Florida Ford, and ACR Electronics. “As a native of South Florida, I am especially proud to have Pitbull as our Grand Marshal.

This multi-dimensional globally-recognized superstar will rock our waterways and the world on December 10th,” said Lisa Scott-Founds, president & CEO of Winterfest, Inc.

Looking for a place to see all the excitement? The Grandstand Viewing area powered by Ford is the place to be December 10 with gates opening at Hugh Taylor Birch State Park at 3:30 p.m. Tickets are only $25 per adult / $20 per child. This festival area will have a variety of pre-parade amenities such as the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Fun Zone and Stella Artois Culinary Courtyard. Tickets can be purchased at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino front desk, Crown Wine & Spirit locations, the Winterfest office, website, or at 954-767-0686. Save up to $20 by visiting select Publix Super Markets.

Can’t wait until December to be a part of all the Winterfest Fun? This year’s Family Fun Day at Huizenga Plaza will host REAL Ice and the free event is set for November 27, starting at 10 a.m. The Park will be bustling with activities such as the Polar Express giant slide, characters from Florida Supercon and free bicycle helmets, while supplies last, from the Epilepsy Foundation. Joe DiMaggio Hospital Inferno Challenge, prize wheels from the Florida Marlins and face painting from Fifth Third Bank will add to the ambiance of a REAL Ice Rink presented by the Florida Panthers.

Life is A Cabaret will be the theme, just a week prior to Winterfest Boat Parade, with the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Black Tie Ball on December 3 at Hard Rock Live. The event presented by Patriot National Inc., in association with the Republic National Distributing Company featuring Brugal Rum, Russian Standard Vodka, and bubbly by Taittinger Champagne, is an elegant black-tie evening of entertainment. Guests will enjoy performances throughout the evening by the stars direct from Broadway from the production of “Cabaret.” Fabulous Silent and Live Auction details will be on event page of Winterfest website.