City of Jacksonville Lights the River with Annual Light Boat Parade

November 16, 2021  
boat adorned with christmas lights and inflatable decorations

The City of Jacksonville will light up the St. Johns River with the annual Jacksonville Light Boat Parade on Nov. 27, 2021. The parade will feature boat vessels of all sizes beginning at 6 p.m. and will wrap up with one of the best fireworks show of the year featuring “waterfalls” off the Main Street and Acosta Bridge. In addition to activities on the river, The 904 Pop Up will be curating Jacksonville's largest Small Business Saturday featuring over 200 local creatives, makers, artists, and more.

“I am excited for our City to be hosting one of the largest Small Business Saturday events,” said Mayor Lenny Curry. “This provides an economic opportunity for our local small business owners to benefit from the tradition of the annual Jacksonville Light Boat Parade.” 
The Jacksonville Light Boat Parade vessels will float along the St. Johns River beginning at the Hyatt Regency Riverfront Hotel and follow the Northbank Riverwalk to the Fuller Warren Bridge. The parade will then cross to the Southbank and follow along the Southbank Riverwalk to the Duval County School Board building.
Spectators can view the parade from the North and Southbank Riverwalks, including Riverfront Plaza where the event will feature The 904 Pop Up from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. The Jacksonville Light Boat Parade will end with an incredible fireworks display featuring “waterfalls” off the Main Street and Acosta Bridge at approximately 8 p.m.
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