This is a day parade. Start time TBD.
The parade will proceed from just north of Tom Stuart Causeway in Madeira Beach south to Treasure Island Causeway and back. The proposed route will take us into Boca Ciega Bay, John's Pass, and the large canals of Capri Isles, Isle of Palms and Paradise Island. Click Here to view the map in pdf form
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. See Skippers Information page for more information.
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.
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
Stop by the locations below to register for the parade in person.
If you come by boat, the Coast Guard Auxiliary will be available to do a FREE Safety Vessel Inspection.
Saturday, October 12, 10:00 to 2:00 – Gators on the Pass (Tentative)
Sunday, October 13, 10:00 to 2:00 Bay Pines Marina
Saturday, October 19, 11:00 to 3:00 – The Pub Waterfront Restaurant
Sunday, October 20, 10:00 to 3:00 – Bay Pines Marina
Friday, Saturday, Sunday – Johns Pass Seafood Festival – Come see us at our booth!
Saturday, November 2, 10:00 to 2:00 – American Legion Post 273
Update: Due to the Government Shut Down, all Auxiliary events have been cancelled.
When the government begins running, the Coast Guard Auxiliary will be there.
You can also download the registration from the “Join” tab and email or mail it.