The 20th Veterans Boat Parade Saturday November 7th, 2015

Honoring the United States Navy

Join the parade

The Veterans Boat Parade is a day parade that honors veterans and active service men and women from all branches of the Military. Please help us in supporting our veterans by participating in the parade. Decorate your boat in patriotic colors and have a fun day on the water.

We are not a volunteer organization we are an organization of volunteers with a common purpose to bring awareness to remember, honor, educate, and pass along to the next generation the significance of Veterans Day.

Main Sponsors

  • Courtyard Marriott
  • Target



Saturday November 7th, 2015
Ceremonies @ 10:30 AM Eastern
Parade @ 11:00 AM Eastern


Opening ceremonies are on the main dock of the American Legion just north of the Tom Stuart Causeway in Madeira Beach. The parade will proceed north to the canal of Reddington Drive then turn south to Treasure Island. The proposed route will take us into the canal of the new Madeira Beach City Hall, Boca Ciega Bay, John's Pass, and the large canal of Capri Isles and Isle of Palms.

Here is an image of the parade's route:


Any and all boaters are welcome to participate. Gather your family and friends, decorate your boat patriotically, and join the parade to show your appreciation for our troops.

You must register to participate. You can also download the registration from the “Join” tab and email or mail it.

The Skippers Meeting

The skippers meeting will be on Thursday November 5th at 6:30 - 8:00 PM.

It will be held at the American Legion Post 273's Banquet Hall and dinner will be available for purchase. The address for the meeting is 600 American Legion Dr. Madeira Beach. The north end of the building is the hall.

Did you know…

The city of Madeira Beach has adopted an ordinance granting municipal parking fee exemption for veterans. Any veteran whose vehicle displays one of the following special veterans license plates issued by the State of Florida can park free at metered municipal parking lots:

  • Ex-Prisoner of War
  • Pearl Harbor Survivor
  • Medal of Honor
  • Purple Heart