Jacksonville Light Boat Parade floats on desite pandemic
A Jacksonville tradition was welcomed back on Saturday night. The annual Jacksonville Light Boat Parade floated by spectators on the banks of the St. Johns River downtown, bringing boaters and a lot of fireworks in the sky. Angie and Anthony Armstrong just moved to Jacksonville in the past few months from Indiana and heard about the boat parade. “It’s like people are happy down here.”After the parade, the festivities got even brighter as fireworks could be heard from St. Nicholas to the Northside. The Light Boat Parade has been going on for more than 30 years.
City preps for annual Jacksonville Light Boat Parade
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Despite the pandemic, a Jacksonville tradition will take center stage this weekend on the St. Johns River. The Jacksonville Light Boat Parade will set sail Saturday evening and will be followed by what some say is the best fireworks show in the city. The parade, a tradition for over 30 years, begins at 6 p.m. Saturday when a fleet of boats decorated and lit up with holiday light cruise down the St. Johns River. The parade travels from the Main Street bridge, under the Acosta Bridge and then a bit further. The show includes a fireworks waterfall cascading off the Acosta and Main Street bridges.
Jacksonville Light Boat Parade returns Thanksgiving weekend
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A local holiday tradition is making its return on Thanksgiving weekend. The Jacksonville Light Boat Parade will be held on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, on the St. Johns River, the City of Jacksonville announced. The water parade has been a holiday tradition for more than 30 years. The event features a fleet of boats decorated and lit up with holiday light as they cruise down the St. Johns River. The night ends with a fireworks show featuring “waterfalls” off of the Main Street and Acosta Bridges.