This year’s theme​: ​The Fourth of July and What it Means to Us.​

Fourth of July Patriotic Boat Parade
By: Fred Greene

For the 14th year, the Sandbridge Yacht Club and its commodore will be leading a patriotic boat parade through the canals and waters of the Back Bay on the Fourth of July. Over the years, the number of boats taking part has more than quadrupled, making this a much-anticipated event in Sandbridge!

This year’s theme, The Fourth of July and What it Means to Us, provides unlimited opportunities for decorating your boat. Boats are asked to gather in Osprey Bay (Teal Crescent) before the starting time of 7:00 p.m. The boat parade first goes to Mill Pond and circles the fireworks platform. Then boats will then travel up and down Sandpiper/Bluebill and Bluebill/Wood Duck canals. You will then return to Mill Pond around 8:30 p.m. to watch the fireworks. DO NOT CIRCLE THE FIREWORKS PLATFORM! Judging takes place when boats enter Mill Pond for the first time from the north.

Last year was the largest crowd ever to see the fireworks, and that brought parking and traffic problems. The best way to see the show is from a boat!

For more information on the boat parade, please call Fred Greene at 757-288-0372.

Courtesy: Sandbridge Civic League