42nd Annual Parade of Lights

A big congratulations goes out to ALL Parade of Lights 2018 participants! The decorated boats looked fantastic at the 42nd annual Parade of Lights & Fireworks held in Ventura Harbor on December 14th & 15th.

Below are the specific boaters who we're awarded high scores by our community judges (and voted on by the public for 'People's Choice' Facebook!).

Peoples choice award


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Sweepstakes Award


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Showstopper Award


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power 26 and up


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Power boats under 25 feet


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Sail 30 feet plus


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commercial vessel winners


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non profit winner


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dingy / duffy


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human powered winners


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Do you have a boat? Join us next year! Ventura Harbor's Parade of Lights 2019 theme will be "Seeing is Believing". Think mermaids, unicorns, aliens, superheroes, Santa, flying reindeer, Tooth Fairy, Mary Poppins, etc! Contact [email protected] for more details on participation. We would love for you to join us!

Parade of Lights Boater Participation Perks

Every Single Captain Receives:
A Gift Certificate to Andria’s Seafood Restaurant & Market
A Gift Certificate to Coastal Cone Ice Cream
2 Complimentary Tickets to the Boater’s Award Brunch
A complimentary professional 8” x 10” photograph of your boat

1st Place Prizes / Categories:
$300 for SWEEPSTAKES (2 winners) - Award honors Best in Show for both Power (26ft & Over) & Sail (30ft & Over)
$150 for SHOWSTOPPER (2 winners) - Award honors Best Showstopper for both Power (25ft & under) & Sail (29ft. & under)
$100 for PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD (1 winner with most votes on Facebook!) - Plaque Displayed at Port District Office & Commemorative Cleat (+ Coveted Bragging Rights)

Plus 1st & 2nd place winners Receive:
Framed Professional Photo with Plaque





Special Thank You to our Parade of Lights Sponsors Making this Community Event a Success

Admiral Sponsors

Ship’s Captain Sponsor

Starboard Sponsors

Sweepstakes Sponsor

Award Sponsors

Stern & In-Kind Sponsors

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