King harbor Boat Parade

 
Due to COVID 19, there will be no Parade in 2020.

Charitable contributions may still be made via this form.

This event is is an annual holiday event, and has been going for many many years.  King Harbor based boat owners decorate their boats with thousands of lights and displays, depending on the annual theme.  The boat parade is a fundraiser for several local charities, including the King Harbor Youth Foundation, Santa Monica Bay Maritime Training and Waterfront Education.  We have a Grand Marshall each year and they get to choose their favorite charity to receive a portion of the funds raised.  The whole harbor gets involved, and the Portofino Inn and local restaurants are packed with guests enjoying the parade.  There are grandstands setup in Moonstone Park and a huge party at King Harbor Yacht Club.  The boats compete for trophies and bragging rights.  There are two parades, one for paddle craft late in the afternoon, and shortly after dark for boats 20-80 feet long.

Please consider a contribution to the worthy organizations working to connecting youth with on-water and ocean conservation activities.