December 14, 2019
A longtime favorite of locals and visitors to the area, this hugely popular South Bay event gets under way at 4:30 p.m. in the main channel of King Harbor. As always, the Body Glove yacht Disappearance will lead off the parade with this year’s Grand Marshall, Gary Crum, Chairman of the International Surf Festival. The boats will light up the night at 5:30.
If you plan to observe from shore, you can do so from any number of vantage points in King Harbor, from the Redondo Beach Marina, Redondo Pier, Portofino Hotel and Marina/Sea Wall, Seaside Lagoon Sea Wall and several restaurants with harbor views.
King Harbor Marina/Moonstone Park will provide FREE bleacher seating provided the city. Seating is first come, first serve. Starting at 3:30 p.m. several food trucks will be available with an array of food for purchase. Access is from Marina Way.
Boats participating in the parade will be judged by vessel type in several different categories. Awards will be given for Best Costumes, Best Lighting, Best Animation, Best Execution of Theme, Best in Fleet and the Overall Winner.
All boats are encouraged to participate and there is still time to register! Visit the website at http://kingharborboatparade.org/.