The Rotary Club of FishHawk-Riverview is pleased to announce the 39th Annual Alafia Lighted Boat Parade and Chili Cook-off contest to be held on Saturday December 2, 2023. The celebration will take place at the Riverview Civic Center with announcements of the boat parade winners at River’s Edge Bar and Grill.
Saturday, December 2nd,The Rotary Club of FishHawk-Riverview invites you to experience the holidays Florida style! Celebrate with us and cheer on your favorite decorated boats completely decked out for the holidays as they travel up the beautiful Alafia River! Everyone is welcome! To enter your boat or compete in the Chili Cook Off, see below. Festivities include:
5 PM - 7 PM: Riverview Park & Civic Center, 11020 Park Dr, Riverview
Chili Cook Off - $5 to taste and vote. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place; Amazon gift cards of $100, $75 and $50
Riverfront viewing of the parade 8 PM - 10 PM: River’s Edge Bar & Grill, 6226 Ohio Ave, Gibsonton
After party where prizes will be announced.
Best Decorated Boats. Prizes sponsored by River’s Edge Bar & Grill.
All event proceeds benefit Friends of County Parks and local and global charities through the FishHawk-Riverview Rotary Club Foundation
We are excited to announce that Santa will be able to visit the children after disembarking from a boat at the Civic Center and onlookers will be listening to Christmas music and watching the bright holiday lights of the boats in the parade. Last year over 30 boats participated. We hope to have more this year!