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Lighted Halloween Boat Parade happening on in Tampa this October

Shot from inside a tunnel along a waterfront stretch of sidewalk
Photo via Friends of Tampa Riverwalk

It’s spooky season, y’all. While we may continue to keep our distance, outdoor events in spacious areas do provide the opportunity to safely enjoy the city of Tampa. A new Halloween tradition will being in 2020 with the launch of Tampa’s lighted boat parade.

The National Pediatric Cancer Foundation in partnership with Friends of the Riverwalk proudly present Tampa Bay’s 1st Halloween Boat Parade!


Join the community on Saturday, October 24 from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm for the waterfront spectacle.

Boats will be decorated in an amazing display of lights parading over the Tampa Bay area. This calls for some serious nautical creativity.

Join the Halloween Boat Parade by water or by land. Those interested can register their boat for the parade.


When your register for the Halloween Boat Parade, you will be automatically registered for the “Best Boat Competition.”

Proceeds raised from this event will go towards the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation to raise awareness and funds to find a cure for pediatric cancer.

All boats must complete the registration form to participate in the NPCF Halloween Boat Parade.

A Captain Costume Party will be scheduled during the week of October 19.

More details will become available soon. Follow the Facebook event page for updates. With your registration, you are invited to attend The Captains Costume Party with a plus one.

The organizers will email everyone the date and time once it has been confirmed.

Click HERE to register online.

The lighted boat Parade will be viewable all along the Tampa Riverwalk.


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