Cape Coral Boat -A-Long

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Real Estate Agent SL3287291

Saturday, December 19,2015 the place to be is Cape Coral, Florida. The Cape Coral Holiday Boat-A-Long is one of the larger boat parades in Southwest Florida.

The Boat-A-Long takes place at Four Freedoms Park on Bimini Basin.

Festivities begin at 4PM with live music, vendors, food, beverages AND a visit from SANTA CLAUSE.

They are expecting over 100 boats of all sizes, from Yachts to kayaks. The boaters have become very competitive and go all out in their lighting and decorations. All trying to out do all the other boaters. The result is a real visual treat for all those viewing.

The Boat Parade will begin at 7PM.

After the Boat-A-Long, the Cape Coral Parks and Recreation Department will host a free "Movie in the Park" shown on a large inflatable screen. This years movie will be "ELF".

This is a great evening of festivities for the whole family.

Cape Coral, Florida is truly a Water Wonderland and the Boat-A-Long is just one of the reasons why.

Comments (18)

Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Coastal Properties

The boat parades at Christmas are one of my favorite events. This one sounds like it's going to be great. Have a wonderful time. Enjoy the festivities 

Dec 18, 2015 10:34 PM
John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Thanks Joyce. We all love a parade, there is something special about a boat parade.

Dec 18, 2015 11:01 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

John, I think this event would just be a hoot to attend.   We don't have that much water to have a boat parade.

Dec 19, 2015 02:45 AM
John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Joan, I never pictured Denver as a boaters paradise. But I know multitudes think of your area as a skiers paradise. We do not have that here. You should visit Southwest Florida in the winter and enjoy our type of paradise.

Thanks for the comment.

Dec 19, 2015 02:48 AM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Now, that is what I call a wonderful way to celebrate this holiday season. I guess no matter what time of the year.

Dec 19, 2015 05:04 AM
John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Yes, Joe, this has been an event that started with families that lived on Bimini Basin. Now 40 years later it is one of the big festival events.

Thanks for you comments.

Dec 19, 2015 05:53 AM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC

John

The Cape Coral Boat a Long is fun family event.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Dec 21, 2015 11:04 AM
John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Lou, family festival events are a great thing to attend.

Thanks for the comment.

Dec 21, 2015 08:29 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

What a nice tradition John and this has got to be a very popular event bringing tons of people out to see the lights.

Dec 22, 2015 12:02 AM
John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Debbie, it is one of the Largest Christmas Boat Parades in South Florida.

It is well attended and great fun.

Thanks for commenting.

Dec 22, 2015 02:08 AM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Nice story and photos John, thanks for sharing.

Dec 22, 2015 10:46 AM
John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Noah, thanks for stopping by and commenting.

Hope you will find some festivities to enjoy.

Dec 22, 2015 10:48 AM
Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     John, I grew up in Venice (my hometown).   The Boat Parades in Southwest Florida are the best!

Dec 22, 2015 10:59 AM
John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Yes, Fred, Southwest Florida has so much to offer and this time of year there is a lot going on.

Did not know you grew up in Venice, that is a great place.

Dec 22, 2015 11:01 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

John,

I love these boat parades, they are always so much fun to watch, and I love seeing the creativity of the owners.  A

Dec 23, 2015 05:37 AM
John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Thanks for the comments Alexandra. You are right about how creative people can be. It makes it fun for everyone because they are sharing.

Dec 23, 2015 05:43 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I bet this was wonderful....if my husband had his way we would be living somewhere with events like this instead of here buried under snow in the winter!

Dec 27, 2015 05:30 AM
John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Sharon, when people come for a visit to Florida, they often return to live.

Snow in the North is a big factor when compared to Sun and Sand.

Dec 27, 2015 05:37 AM