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Boat Parade Units

Parade Units 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2022  |  4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us in the Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade! Your decorated boat will be showcased to thousands of spectators lining the shores of Tempe Town Lake.  Applications close on December 2, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.

Apply to be a Parade Unit


2022 Entry Fees & Application

Individual or Community Units:  $60
Commercial Units: $225


Awards & Judges

As a participant in the Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade, you are automatically entered into the competition to win some great cash prizes! Your unit number/burgee must be visible on the port side of your boat to be judged. 

A panel of local community members will use the following criteria to determine the winners: originality, technical design, and entertainment value, to maximize the parade theme. Overtly commercial units that do not conform to the entertainment theme will be disqualified. 

This year, cash prizes of $500 each will be awarded to the best units in 5 separate categories:

  • Best Use of Lights
  • Best New Entry
  • Best Special Effects
  • Best Music
  • Best Originality

Have additional questions? Contact Kim at

Check Out these previous Boat Parade Winners!

Best Use of Lights
Clay Denk (#53)
Most Original Unit
Boulder Boats (#44)
Best Music
Kim Weisenburger (#38)
Best Special Effects
Keith Berkshire (#46)
Best New Entry
Christel Savoy (#3)
Best Themed
Paul & Debby Castaldo (#18)


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