Annual Palm Valley Boat Parade to kick off holiday season Dec. 2


A time-honored holiday tradition, the annual Palm Valley Boat Parade will be held Dec. 2 at 6 p.m.

The parade route will begin just south of the Palm Valley Bridge (County Road 210) and travel north to the end of Marsh Landing. All are welcome to participate and view the parade from any of the numerous restaurants along the Intracoastal, including LULU’s, Barbara Jean’s, Palm Valley Fish Camp and PVO (Palm Valley Outdoors).

Prizes will be awarded in numerous categories, including a grand prize of $5,000. There will be a lighted dock competition as well, with prizes going to the top three docks.

Parade participants must attend the mandatory Captain's Safety MeetingSaturday, Nov. 11 at The American Legion Palm Valley Post 233 at 560 North Wilderness Trail in Ponte Vedra Beach.

Since the event’s origination in 1993, the Palm Valley Boat Parade has offered spectators a uniquely personal and interactive holiday experience, due to the narrow nature of the Intracoastal Waterway. For registration and additional information, visit