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Music Festivals You Can Cruise To

music festivals you can cruise to
Cruise to one of these music festivals in 2019.

2019 Music Festivals You Can Cruise To

Here are some of the music festivals you can cruise to in 2019. Will you be adding any of these to your itinerary?

Caribbean Music Festivals

January 18-20
BRT Weekend
Turks & Caicos

January 30-February 3
Bequia Music Fest
Bequia
Bequiamusicfestival.com

February 15-16
Cayman Islands
Kaaboocayman.com

April 3-7
Vujaday 2019
Barbados
Vujadaymusicfestival.com

May 22-28 (Memorial Day Weekend)
Soul Beach Music Festival
Aruba
Soulbeach.net/2019

June 27 – July 1
St. Kitts Music Festival
St. Kitts
Stkittsmusicfestival.net

September 21-22
Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival
Aruba
Caribbeanseajazz.com

US Music Festivals

March 28-April 3
Savannah Music Festival
Savannah, GA
Savannahmusicfestival.org

April 12-14
Tortuga Music Festival
Fort Lauderdale, FL
tortugamusicfest.com

April 13-14
High Water Festival
North Charleston, SC
Highwaterfest.com

April 26-May 5
New Orleans Jazz Festival
New Orleans, LA
Nojazzfest.com

June 6-9
CMA Fest
Myrtle Beach, SC
Cmafest.com

Holiday Boat Parades

Holiday Boat Parades

Holiday Boat Parades 2018

One of the best parts of the season? Holiday Boat Parades. Check out a parade near you.

Mid-Atlantic

November 24

WICOMICO YACHT CLUB
TOYS FOR TOTS CHRISTMAS BOAT PARADE
7 pm, Wicomico River
Salisbury, MD
(410) 219-5248
wicomicoyachtclub.com

December 1

2018 ALEXANDRIA HOLIDAY BOAT PARADE OF LIGHTS
5:30 pm, Alexandria Waterfront
Alexandria, VA
visitalexandriava.com/holidays/boat-parade/

22nd ANNUAL YORKTOWN LIGHTED BOAT PARADE
6-8pm, Yorktown Waterfront
Yorktown, VA
(757) 890-4970
visityorktown.org/211/Boat-Parade

December 8

EASTPORT YACHT CLUB LIGHTS PARADE
6 pm, Annapolis Harbor and Spa Creek Waterfront
Annapolis, MD
(410) 267-9549
eastportyc.org

SOLOMONS LIGHTED BOAT PARADE
6:15 pm, Solomons Yachting Center
Solomons, MD
(410) 326-2401
solomonsmaryland.com

Southeast Seaboard

November 24

BOAT PARADE OF LIGHTS
7:15 pm, Savannah River
Savannah, GA
(912) 201-2201
savannahharborfoundation.com

November 24-25

35th ANNUAL NORTH CAROLINA HOLIDAY FLOTILLA
6 pm, Wrightsville Beach
Wrightsville, NC
(910) 256-2120
ncholidayflotilla.org

 

December 8

37th ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARADE OF BOATS
5:30 pm, Charleston Maritime Center
Charleston, SC
(843) 724-7414
swagertyr@charleston-sc.gov

SOUTHPORT CHRISTMAS FLOTILLA
7 pm, Cape Fear River from Southport
Marina to Kingsley Street
Southport, NC
(910) 279-4616
ncbrunswick.com/event/christmas-flotilla-southport-nc

The Bahamas

December 15

SIR DURWARD KNOWLES FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS CHRISTMAS BOAT PARADE
Nassau
(242) 427-3735
festivaloflightsbahamas.com

The Caribbean

December 8

CROIX CHRISTMAS BOAT PARADE
6pm, St. Croix, U.S.V.I
(340) 643-0555
stcroixchristmasboatparade.com

 

Gulf Coast

December 1

37th ANNUAL HARBOR LIGHTS FESTIVAL AND BOAT PARADE
7pm, Bayfront Marina
Corpus Christi, TX
(361) 510-0480
harborlightscc.com

December 8

57th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BOAT LANE PARADE
6 pm, South Shore Harbor Marina
Clear Lake
Houston, TX
(281) 488-7676
clearlakearea.com/events

DELCAMBRE CHRISTMAS BOAT PARADE
5:30 pm, Delcambre Docks
Delcambre, LA
(337) 577-3807
facebook.com/delcambreboatparade

Florida

November 24 

JACKSONVILLE LIGHT PARADE
6:30 pm, St. Johns River
Jacksonville
specialevents.coj.net/Special-Events

December 1

24th ANNUAL PALM BEACH HOLIDAY BOAT PARADE
6 pm, on the ICW from North Palm
Beach to the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse
Palm Beach
(561) 863-0012
palmbeachboatparade.org

30th ANNUAL FORT MYERS BEACH CHRISTMAS BOAT PARADE
6 pm, Matanzas Harbor
Fort Myers Beach
(239) 454-7500
fmbboatparade.com

DAYTONA BEACH CHRISTMAS BOAT PARADE
Halifax River
Daytona Beach
(386) 255-7459
hryc.com

VENICE CHRISTMAS BOAT PARADE
6pm, starts north of Albee Road Bridge then south along the ICW
Venice
(305) 497-5405
venicechristmasboatparade.com

December 8

33rd ANNUAL SARASOTA HOLIDAY BOAT PARADE
6 pm, Sarasota Bay
Sarasota
(941) 637-1655
sarasotachristmasboatparade.com

43rd ANNUAL IEYC HOLIDAY BOAT PARADE
6:30 pm, Coachman Park
Clearwater
(727) 461-3949
floridabywater.com

BONITA SPRINGS BOAT PARADE
5 pm, Imperial River
Bonita Springs
(239) 495-0455
bonitaboatparade.com

KEY LARGO BOAT PARADE
7:30 pm, starts at Blackwater Sound
MM 104
Key Largo
(305) 394-3736
keylargoboatparade.com

NAPLES CHRISTMAS BOAT PARADE
6:15-8:30pm, Naples City Dock
Naples
(239) 682-0900
miacc.org

REGATTA OF LIGHTS
6pm, downtown on the bayfront
St. Augustine
(904) 824-9725
staugustineyachtclub.com

37th ANNUAL MARTIN COUNTY CHRISTMAS BOAT PARADE
6pm, Jensen Beach Causeway
Stuart
(772) 692-7599
discovermartin.com

December 9

31st ANNUAL HOLIDAY ON THE HARBOR DESTIN BOAT PARADE
6pm, Destin Harbor
Destin
(850) 837-6611
visitflorida.com

December 14

47th ANNUAL HOLIDAY BOAT PARADE
6:30pm, along ICW between the Lantana Bridge and C-15 Canal
Boynton/Delray Beach
(561) 600-9097
catchboyton.com

56th ANNUAL POMPANO BEACH BOAT PARADE
7 pm, starts at Lake Santa Barbara
Pompano Beach
(954) 941-2940
pompanobeachchamber.com

December 15

21th ANNUAL MIAMI OUTBOARD CLUB HOLIDAY BOAT PARADE
7 pm, Bayfront Park
Miami
(305) 668-6176
mocholidayboatparade.com

SEMINOLE HARD ROCK WINTERFEST BOAT PARADE
6:30pm, New River and ICW
Fort Lauderdale
(954) 767-0686
winterfestparade.com

December 22nd

32nd ANNUAL ILLUMINATED BOAT PARADE
5 pm, Vinoy Basin waterfront
St. Petersburg
(727) 822-3277
stpeteboatparade.org

42nd ANNUAL HOLIDAY BOAT PARADE
6:30-8pm, starts at C-15 Canal on the ICW
Boca Raton
(561) 367-7073
myboca.us

PUNTA GORDA BOAT PARADE
6pm, Punta Gorda
(941) 637-1655
puntagordaboatparade.com

RIVERWALK LIGHTED BOAT PARADE
6:30pm, view at Channelside Bay Plaza
Tampa
thetampariverwalk.com

Sights From FLIBS

Sights from FLIBS

Did you make it to the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show?

There were some serious boats, some shiny electronics, and a pinch of everything else.

Some highlights included a new diesel outboard motor, a partnership between Garmin and Yacht Controller, the debut of a 60-foot center console, the insane HBC Estrella, and so much more. If you needed a boat from ten to three hundred feet, then FLIBS was the place to be.

Here’s a look at some of the latest and greatest in the marine industry:

The famed HCB Estrella 6500

HCB Estrella 6500

The HCB Estrella was one of the hottest boats at the show. The 65-foot center console turned heads with her five outboards from Seven Marine. Estrella is the largest center console currently in production. Rumor has it that there were multiple sales at the show. hcbyachts.com

Riva Boats from the Ferretti Group

Riva Boats from the Ferretti Group

Riva brought some beautiful yachts to the show. Cloudy skies didn’t stop the crowds from taking a look. riva-yachts.com

Junkanoo

Junkanoo at FLIBS

Told you it was more than just boats. Visitors were treated to a Junkanoo parade in several tents.

Brokerages Abound

Rick Obey and Associates

Brokers had a full fleet of boats on display. Here, Rick Obey and Associates share some Sunseekers.

Party Girl

Party Girl Aft Deck

No, this isn’t the pool deck of a hotel. It’s the aft deck/swim platform on the M/Y Party Girl. Party indeed.

Belzona Zone

BelzonaThe shade canopy on this Belzona came in handy– temperatures on Wednesday were in the 90’s!

Making a Statement

Statement boatsI think Statement Marine lived up to their name with this bright blue center console that was a shock on the dock. statementmarine.com

McLaren

McLaren sights from FLIBSStatement Marine claims their center console coloring was inspired by this McLaren above in Curacao Blue. Do we get a discount if we purchase both?

Garmin

We foresee some serious screen time at this console from Garmin.

Midnight Express

Midnight ExpressFrom blue to orange. Midnight Express provides ample seating on this snazzy center console.

Good things, small packages

TendersInnovation abounds even in smaller boats. Boarding couldn’t be easier with this drop-down boarding system.

What do you call a group of Vikings?

VikingsAn angler’s dream.

Oh, hello Marlow

Marlow YachtsMarlow Yachts brought along a fleet of their classically good-looking boats. marlowyachts.com

Marine Max to the MAX

Marine Max ChartersCharter? Own? Both? With MarineMax, you can do it all. And look good doing it. marinemax.com

And most importantly…

There we are 🙂

All photos courtesy of caynegphoto.com

Grilled Prosciutto-Wrapped Turkey Breast

Prosciutto-Wrapped Turkey

Grilled Prosciutto-Wrapped Turkey Breast

Cruising during Thanksgiving? You can skip the full bird this year, too much work, too much heat in the kitchen. Mix it up and try this twist on a turkey: a Grilled Prosciutto-Wrapped Turkey Breast.

You certainly don’t have to miss out on the feast! If you happen to be with a few more people than usual, you can whip up a meal that all will be grateful for.

Ingredients:

2 Tbsp. butter softened
½ Tbsp. lemon zest
½ tsp. sage
1 Tbsp. garlic, crushed
¼ tsp. each salt and pepper
3-4 lb. skinless turkey breast
8 slices prosciutto

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees (or cook in a foil pan on a covered grill). Mix butter, lemon, sage, garlic, salt, and pepper in a bowl to combine into a paste. Place turkey in baking pan and rub the paste on turkey breast. Lay each slice of prosciutto across the top of turkey breast, overlapping until covered. Bake for 50-60 minutes until juices run clear when tested with a skewer. Rest turkey 15 minutes before carving.

By Lori Ross, Southern Boating November 2018

More Thanksgiving Recipes:

Corn Pudding

Green Beans Amandine

Relish and Liptaur Cheese Tray

Cranberry Vanilla Cake

Cranberry Spritz

Cranberry Vanilla Cake

Cranberry Vanilla Cake

Cranberry Vanilla Cake

Cruising during Thanksgiving? You certainly don’t have to miss out on the feast! If you happen to be with a few more people, you can whip up a meal that all will be grateful for. Be sure to end that meal with this Cranberry Vanilla Cake.

Give this Cranberry Vanilla Cake a whirl in the oven. With just eight ingredients, you’ll have dessert ready in no time.

Ingredients:

8 Tbsp. butter, melted and cooled
1½ cups self-rising flour
1 cup sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
½ tsp. baking powder
2 eggs
½ cup milk
1½ cup whole cranberries

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line an 8×8-inch cake pan with foil or nonstick baking paper. Place butter, flour, sugar, vanilla, baking powder, eggs, and milk in a large bowl and whisk until well combined. Add cranberries. Pour mixture into pan, smooth the top and bake for 55-60 minutes until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Cool and slice to serve.

By Lori Ross, Southern Boating November 2018

More Thanksgiving Recipes:

Corn Pudding

Relish and Liptaur Cheese Tray

Green Beans Amandine

Cranberry Spritz

Grilled Prosciutto-Wrapped Turkey Breast

 

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