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

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Bridge Closings

Starting at 4:30 p.m., the Florida East Coast Railroad bridge near Las Olas will be raised in anticipation of the parade. The 7th Avenue, Andrews Avenue, and 3rd Avenue bridges closing two hours later. At 7 p.m. the Las Olas Boulevard, Sunrise Boulevard and Oakland Park bridges raise, while the Commercial Boulevard bridge will raises at 8 p.m. All bridges will be back-in-business between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. As far as boaters are concerned, the intracoastal will be off limits beginning 5:20 p.m., and boat traffic is restricted from The New River at 2:30 p.m.

Join The Parade

For those who want to enter their boat into the parade, you can fill out the boat parade application here.

According to the event organizers, parade Start Time is 6:30 p.m., roll call starts at 4:30p.m., and the staging is along the New River. Also your application must be approved prior to receiving application - Part II, so if you haven't begun applying; you're running out of time.

All entry fees include an 8x10 photo of entry and two tickets to the Captain's Cup Awards Dinner on February 25, 2015.

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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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