Tampa Bay Boating Events: Seasonal Celebrations + Boat Shows
If you’re a lover of the sea and all vessels that float on it, you’ve come to the right place. It’s no secret that Marina Pointe is a boater’s dream residence. Nestled within a protected yacht basin and home to a private, state-of-the-art marina, this bayside spectacle could be your paradise. In addition to the on-the-water lifestyle steps from your door, there are various boating activities and events that will be yours as our resident. Get your calendars ready — From our Floridian tradition of holiday-themed water parades to weekend boating exhibitions that will excite your inner mariner, your nautical adventure has only just begun.
Tis the Season to Be Seaside
There’s nothing quite like a Tampa Bay area boat parade. This annual tradition on the water brings the community together with festive decorations and friendly competition. There are a few left to attend this year, but if you can’t make it out, there’s plenty of time to prepare for next year! Consider registering your boat to float in the parade or jumping on a neighbor’s and joining the festivities.
The Tampa Holiday Lighted Boat Parade happens every year on the Saturday before Christmas. On Saturday, December 18, bring the family to Tampa Riverwalk and enjoy this festive tradition. Watch the water come to life as the parade of twinkling boats marches along the Hillsborough River. Or if you’d rather join the fun, get your decorations out and register your boat to sail in the parade! Judges will choose a first, second, and third-place winner to each receive a trophy.
On Sunday, December 19, brightly decorated boats will sail from the Tom Stuart Causeway to Caddy’s Pub Restaurant in Indian Shores. From yachts to canoes, you will see it all! After the parade, celebrations will commence at Caddy’s and top prize winners will receive their awards.
Boat Shows on the Horizon
The 44th annual St. Petersburg Power and Sailboat Show has just gotten bigger! Starting January 20 – January 23, the St. Petersburg show will merge with the Progressive Tampa Boat Show to create the largest boat exhibition on the Gulf Coast. From sailboats and fishing boats to powerboats and yachts, boat enthusiasts from all over the world will come to view this impressive lineup!
For three days in March, the Florida State Fairground will be home to the largest Tampa Bay area boating sales show. In attendance will be the best boat dealers and manufacturers in the area! From March 4 – 6, peruse cutting-edge boating and fishing supplies, learn from experts at the Seminar Series, and maybe even find yourself aboard your dream boat!
The Tampa Bay area is overflowing with boating activities. You’ll want to mark your calendar with these upcoming events and stay tuned for more! Whether you enjoy socializing with other boat aficionados or celebrating the season waterside with family-friendly fun, Marina Pointe’s prime location in Tampa Bay grants endless opportunities.