2014 Winterfest Boat Parade: Where to Watch, Park, and Avoid Traffic

The Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade takes place this Saturday night, and if you're planning on going, this is your life-hack-guide to navigating the night. "The Greatest Show on H2O" aka "The World's Most Watched Boat Parade" aka "Why Does A Boat Show Have Multiple Nicknames" is going with a "TV's Greatest Hits" theme this year; so you can expect boats recreating your favorite boob-tube shows from over the years to be sailing by you all-night-long.

The parade travels along the New River, then travels east to the Intracoastal waterway in Fort Lauderdale, then north to Lake Santa Barbara in Pompano Beach. There is expected to be lots of traffic, bridge closings, and a shortage of parking in the area; so here are some tips that will save you some frustration Saturday, and get you to the water in time for the fun.

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Ryan Yousefi is a freelance writer for Miami New Times, a lover of sports, and an expert consumer of craft beer and pho. Hanley Ramirez once stole a baseball from him and to this day still owes him $10.
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