Thursday, July 01, 2010

Boat Parades and Fireworks

Boat Parades, Fireworks Featured This Fourth of July Weekend Across the USA

In addition to watching fireworks from your boat this 4th of July weekend, you can also watch a boat parade in many communities across the US. You can even enter your own boat in the parade, and possibly win a prize if your boat is festive enough!

We've listed several boat parades around the country in our boating events calendar, but we may have missed a few. If you don't see one near you on our calendar, check with your local town marina or yacht club to see if there's a boat parade near you.

Buffett on the Beach
Not really a 'boating event', but worth mentioning. The Jimmy Buffett & Friends concert scheduled for tonight (July 1) in Gulf Shores, Alabama, has been rescheduled for July 11 because of concerns about surf conditions on the beach from Hurricane Alex. CMT has just confirmed on their website that they will air the show live and commercial-free, and stream it on The performances will be simulcast live on Radio Margaritaville, available on Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio.

Boat Show Down Under
This is the day of the week we normally tell you about the boat shows for the upcoming weekend, but with Independence Day in the USA, there are no boat shows anywhere on this side of the world. However, if you're in Australia this weekend, be sure to check out the 50th Melbourne Boat Show, which starts today and runs through Monday, July 5, at the Melbourne Exhibition Center.

For more info about this weekend's boating events or to find a future boat show near you, visit our boat show calendar.


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