This Friday is the Key West Lighted Boat Parade an annual affair that is combined with the Harbor Walk of Lights celebrating the Christmas Holiday. Each year a variety of boats decorate their sails, masts and hulls with Christmas Lights and festive cheer.
There is an official judge’s stand along with a serious competition for the Best Nautical Holiday Decorations in Key West. 2017 will mark the 27th annual Key West Lighted Boat Parade. The judge’s stand is located at the Schooner Wharf Bar & Galley, and the lighted boat parade travels through the Key West Bight.
On Friday, festivities will start at 6:00 p.m. with the children of the Gerald Adams Elementary Steel Your Heart Band and House of Pan Steel Drum Band of Bahama Village are starting the evening’s magic! Then the Parade starts at 8:00 p.m. Vessels of all shapes and sizes will dazzle the crowd. The judging stand is at Schooner Wharf Bar and is the best place for viewing!
Come early to get an up-close look at all the beautiful vessels and take a stroll along the Harbor Walk of Lights.