Newport Harbor Illuminated Boat Parade is Friday, November 23, 2018 at 6:15pm (the day after Thanksgiving!) The boats will rendezvous at the Goat Island Causeway at 1800 for a prompt 1815 start. The parade will begin traveling east (clockwise around Newport Harbor) leaving Newport Yacht Club (where judges are located) to port. The route will continue towards King Park and lighted Bell #3. Boats will finish the least leg of the circle headed North back towards the Goat Island Causeway area.
Participating vessels may continue around the Harbor and also are invited to temporarily dock at Newport Yacht Club for the awards ceremony and party. In the event of sever weather, please call: 401-845-5815 and listen to the recording. Please also tune to VHF 14 for announcements.
View from Newport Yacht Club (open to the public), Bowen's Wharf, Bannister's Wharf and all points around Newport Harbor.
Watch boats compete for best prizes including:
Best decorated sailboat - recreational
Best decorated sailboat - commercial
Best decorated powerboat - recreational
Best decoratd powerboat - commercial
Best decorated fishing boat
Best decorated porch or docks
Most team spirit
For more information, contact the Harbormaster: 401-845-5815