The District’s Holiday Boat Parade
Join us as we celebrate the parade and see the beautifully decorated boats pass by. Get into the spirit with the guaranteed first snow of the season, and decorate your own boat. Sip hot cocoa and make s’mores at our fire pit. Visit our lighted Christmas Tree and enjoy other fun activities, including live music, skating on our ice rink and sampling winter drinks at our Waterfront Wine & Beer Garden. We'll also have can't-miss performances by Go Go Gadjet and Wil Gravatt Band.
4pm - 6pm — Prelude activities throughout The Wharf
6pm - 8pm — Landside activities
7pm — Boats arrive in the Washington Channel
8pm — Fireworks Finale
8pm - 10pm — Captain’s After Party
Plus, all parade-watchers are also judges! Tell us which boat you think should take top honors by texting the number of your favorite boat to 501.302.2125. There are 65 boats scheduled to sail in the parade so make sure you see them all! (Only one vote per person. Voting is open from 6:30-8pm.)