Morro Bay Lighted Boat Parade Weekend

November 30th – December 2nd
From the Lighted Boat Parade, in its 33rd year, to the 2nd annual Paddle Parade… this is the weekend you simply cannot miss! Join us for the holiday weekend’s series of fun festivities.

Brought to you by the Rotary Club of Morro Bay!

Morro Bay Lighted Boat Parade Weekend

November 30th – December 2nd
From the Lighted Boat Parade, in its 33rd year, to the 2nd annual Paddle Parade… this is the weekend you simply cannot miss! Join us for the holiday weekend’s series of fun festivities.

Brought to you by the Rotary Club of Morro Bay!

Nov. 30th | 6pm

Morro Bay Lighted Boat Parade

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Enjoy our large vessels and commercial boats as they cruise up and down the Embarcadero waterway while you dine. They will be lit in full festive holiday spirit for your enjoyment, while you relax in one of the many waterfront restaurants. Some of the vessels included are: U.S. Coast Guard Vessel, Lady Washington Tall Ship, Papagallo, Chablis and several from our fishing fleet.

Brought to you by the waterfront restaurants and the Rotary Club of Morro Bay.

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Dec. 1st | 6pm

33rd Annual

Morro Bay Lighted Boat Parade

Take a seat anywhere on the waterfront for your front row view of the family-friendly annual holiday experience. This visual event will include music by the home town band, hot cocoa and treats for sale, and a winter wonderland. Prizes for best decorated boat include $1000 cash and more. 

Brought to you by Rotary Club of Morro Bay.

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Highlights from Past Lighted Boat Parades

Be PART of the Festivities! Register your boat for the parade HERE.

For Boater Information – CLICK HERE.

Dec. 2nd | 11am-1pm

Morro Bay Paddle Parade

On Sunday afternoon, it’s the Non-Motorized Lighted Boat Parade with kayaks, SUPs, small sailboats, surfboards, & anything that floats, decorated in festive holiday flair. Along with fun family activities on shore. Prizes for the best decorated will be $1000 cash plus gifts. 

Brought to you by Rotary Club of Morro Bay.

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Be PART of the Festivities! Register your Paddle-Powered sea craft HERE.

Something For Everyone!

The Morro Bay Lighted Boat Parade Weekend is more than a one-night parade… it’s a family-friendly holiday EXPERIENCE that spans 3 days!

Take a seat anywhere along the waterfront for your front-row view. These visual and fun events include a variety of music, hot cocoa & holiday style treats for sale (Sat. Night), and a winter wonderland… including Santa’s House for 15 days beginning Nov. 30th.

PLUS, we’ll be giving away prizes for the best decorated boat on Saturday and Paddler on Sunday, including $1,000 in cash and prizes. 

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Be Part of the Parade!

Application deadline is Saturday, December 1, 2018 before 4:30pm.

Prizes for best decorated lighted boat include $1000 in cash and gifts

Prizes for best decorated paddler-parade entry include $1000 in cash and gifts

Resources for Boaters

Boat Registration

Register your boat as a participant in the exciting annual event. Include your bio so our judges can let participants know who you are!

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Skipper's Information

Being the boat's skipper is an important role, especially when navigating dark waters. Here is where you'll find everything your Skipper needs to know.

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Parade Route

Know where the parade route begins, where the judges will be watching to grade your decorations, where to turn-around, and more right here.

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