NOW OPEN: Buy your party, raffle tickets

On this first day of fall, ’tis much closer to the season to jingle and mingle on the harbor front!

Now you can purchase your tickets to join the Rotary Club of Charleston as we celebrate the holiday season with a viewing party of the Holiday Parade of Boats at the Maritime Center.  Use the form at right, or click “read more” to find the form: Read more

Oh, what fun we had in 2016!

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Santa greeted this little boy after arriving at the party on a city fire boat.

Thank you to all of the festive party-goers and hundreds of attendees at the annual Light Up The Night Parade Party for the 2016 Charleston Parade of Boats.

banner_paradeofboats1_60There was lots of barbecue-eating, music-listening, and hand-rubbing as participants greeted Santa and Mrs. Claus and had fun watching more than 30 boats parade on the Cooper River in front of the Charleston Maritime Center.

In the days ahead, we’ll post information here on the raffle winner and how much the Rotary Club of Charleston raised for local charities.

In the meantime, thank you again to all for attending.  We look forward to you joining us next year on the second Saturday evening of December.  See you on Dec. 9, 2017!

Look at what you could win!

How would you like to own a brand new 2017 186 Commander Sea Fox boat? The 18-foot center-console 186 Commander with a value of more than $38,000 is powered by a 115XB Yamaha motor and features an Infinity stereo system with Bluetooth radio as well as a Garmin Echo 50 series GPS, a Bimini top, two batteries, a Magic-tilt trailer and more.  (Winner will be responsible for sales tax, registration, titling and closing fee.) Read more

Register your boat to be in the parade!

Here’s some surefire fun — participating in the 2016 Charleston Holiday Parade of Boats on the Cooper River, followed by a great party at the Charleston Maritime Center.

If you want your boat to be in the 2016 Charleston Holiday Parade of Boats, please download the form below and send it to the City of Charleston’s Office of Cultural Affairs.  Details are provided in the form.

Download the form.

Questions?  Contact Ray Swagerty at 843.724.7414

Remember:  When you’ve finished with showing your boat during the parade, you should join us at the Light Up The Night event to celebrate the season!