I’m not entering the boat parade, but can I still take my boat out and watch in marina?

The Sheriff’s Harbor Patrol will be in charge of boat traffic and safety during the Parade. The Sheriff Harbor Patrol and or Coast Guard may do random security checks on vessels. Vessels not officially in the Parade requiring transit through the Marina during the Parade will require a Sheriff’s Harbor Patrol escort. We ask to stay out of the parade route and be safe. We encourage you to enter the …

Does the weather affect the parade?

What if it rains? The parade will run rain or shine. However, in the interest of safety, upon the issuance of a small watercraft advisory notice from the Coast Guard, the parade would be cancelled for that evening. This decision will be made at 6:00 pm on the day. A message will be posted on the web site at https://mdrboatparade.org in the extremely rare case of the parade being cancelled.

What are my options for parking during the parade?

Parking at Burton Chace Park is available for $8 in County Lots #77 and #4. Pay stations take credit cards and cash. Parking is also available at Fisherman’s Village (cash only; $1 per 20 minutes, $15 max; pay attendant at exit). More information and Parking map

Where can I watch the Parade?

The public can view the parade and listen to live announcements at two locations: • Burton Chace Park • Fisherman’s Village