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BOOT KEY HARBOR CHRISTMAS BOAT PARADE -
Hosted by Marathon Marina
                                   
  ... Founded in 1997 by Gregory Absten and Sam Nelson
          BOOT KEY HARBOR 22nd ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BOAT PARADE!
               Starting Dec 8 2018 The Parade will be Run by Marathon Marina
HURRICANE IRMA put off the parade last year in 2017. BUT IT'S BACK ON NOW FOR SATURDAY DEC 8TH, 2018, NOW HOSTED BY MARATHON MARINA AND RESORT.
$500 GRAND PRIZE!!!

PARADE REGISTRATION FORM

CLICK HERE for all the info on their Facebook Parade Poster page. Call the Marina at 305-743-6575 for more info. They're hosting overnight parade boats at the marina AT NO CHARGE! Walk the docs and look at the decorated boats, besides the parade itself.

You can get a slip overnight there so you don't have to go back in the dark, and they'll also have a shoreside tour of decorated boats throughout the marina.   - Greg Absten



Where to view from?
...... any of the restaurant/bars/marinas listed above, or privately from many of the homes, condominiums and apartments along the parade route having private viewing parties. If you're not from Marathon keep in mind that the Harbor is about 3 miles long, so there is no "One" spot to go to view. Familiarize yourself first with a map of the area. Links to some of these restauraunts/bars/marinas are listed below - click to go to their websites:
   

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