Start: November 24, 2018
6:30 pm
End: November 24, 2018
9:30 pm

boat-paradeThe Jacksonville Light Boat Parade has been a holiday tradition for more than 30 years and it is making its return to Thanksgiving weekend and The Jacksonville Landing is the BEST viewing area for your and your family and friends!

Boats of all sizes dazzle and shine on the St. Johns River as they bring holiday cheer to Downtown. The night is capped off by a dazzling fireworks display featuring the famous sparkling waterfalls off of the Main Street and Acosta Bridges. Fireworks will start at 9 p.m.

The boat parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. Boats will start at Metropolitan Park and follow along the Northbank Riverwalk to the Fuller Warren Bridge. The parade will then cross to the Southbank and follow along the Riverwalk to the Duval County School Board building. The boats will make their rounds along the St. Johns River passing The Landing at least two times.

Captains and crews of registered vessels are invited to participate in the Jacksonville Light Boat Parade. Registration is open and participation is free.

For more information and to participant, click HERE.

6:30 p.m. Light Boat Parade begins
9:00 p.m. FIREWORKS

The Jacksonville Light Boat Parade is FREE to enjoy at The Landing, however it is best enjoyed as a VIP – purchase your tickets for The Landing’s Boat Parade VIP before they sell out.


Join The Jacksonville Landing, on November 24, for the best viewing area of the Boat Parade and a VIP party that will make you feel like a real VIP! Click HERE for tickets. 

The party will start at 6:00 p.m. It will be located in the KOJA restaurant, above Benny’s Steak and Seafood. The entrance to that VIP party will be on the bridge by the glass elevator. This will be the only entrance. Fireworks will go off at 9 p.m. and the party will end at 9:30 p.m.

Tickets are $40 for adults and $20 for children (ages 4-12). All children under 3 are free.

Purchase your tickets, before they sell out. Click HERE.

Your $40 adult ticket will include a buffet of unlimited hors d’oeuvres, all you can drink soft drinks and bottled water, and a dessert station. Plus, two alcoholic drink tickets with your adult ticket. Your $20 children’s ticket include the buffet, all you can drink soft drinks and bottled water, and a dessert station. And we can’t forget, the very best view of the Jacksonville Light Boat Parade on the St. Johns River. Indoor and outdoor seating is available – the Boat Parade is best viewed on the outside balcony overlooking the St. Johns River.

You must have your ticket(s) printed for entrance to the VIP Party. Tickets will be sold at the door at first-come, first-serve basis. At the door tickets will be $50 adults and $25 for children. To buy your tickets ahead of time, click HERE.

Items prohibited at The Jacksonville Landing include: coolers, bottles, backpacks, weapons/firearms, masks, cups/cans, chairs, outside food and drinks, flying objects, personal fireworks. All purses/bags are subject to search.

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