Boat Parade at Smack's Bayou in St Petersburg, Shore Acres | Video

By Published On: December 22nd, 2021

Boat Parade at Smack’s Bayou in St Petersburg, Shore Acres | Video

Published on 12/22/21 (scroll down for video):

Boat parades are certainly a popular holiday activity around Pinellas County. Keep them on your radar if you’ve never been to one. If you’ve have, which one(s) do you typically attend? Treasure Island, Shore Acres, St Pete Beach, Madeira Beach and other areas typically host one in December. There are quite a few others around the Tampa Bay area!

While I typically don’t post event schedules (events are added daily in St. Pete, tough to maintain), next year I’ll try to post a list of the nearby boat parades in case you enjoy them as much as our family. If you’re a boat owner, makes for a fun night to decorate your boat and cruise around.

Smack’s Bayou Boat Parade near Snell Isle / Shore Acres

This video of mine is of the recent Smack’s Bayou Boat Parade near Snell Isle / Shore Acres. From Cousin Eddie’s boat and Elvis impersonator to what appears to be a ‘night club’ boat at the end 😂, you never know what you might see. The group at St. Raphael Catholic Church did it up right, allowing residents to use their lawn area for viewing. They even had food trucks and a band. We also lucked out with a nearly full moon.

The boat parades we’ve seen around Pinellas have been open to anyone, both watching as well as participating. Just like a regular parade, spectators line up to watch as the decorated boats cruise by with their music and decorations.

We’re all lucky to live within 20-30 minutes of the water, whether it’s Tampa Bay or the Gulf of Mexico! Hope you’re able to head out and see a boat parade this weekend!

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Written by : St Petersburg Realtor, Mike Braswell

Mike Braswell is a Tampa Bay Realtor, serving St Petersburg, Clearwater, all nearby beaches and more. Mike started LovingStPete in October of 2020 after a difficult year took its toll on local businesses. After being cooped up for portions of 2020 (lockdown) Mike and his son decided to get out and explore, helping spread the good word about the local area he loves so much. Often even doing gift card giveaways to support local. LovingStPete is now followed by over 48 thousand people on social media! The majority of posts are informative on fun parks, activities, day trips, great restaurants, and in general provide a comprehensive tour of the area!

Soon after receiving his bachelors in Management Information Systems, Mike developed and then operated a vacation rental advertising business for 10+ years as CEO/Owner. The business was eventually acquired by VRBO. Mike has earned the trust of many large clients over the years. Such as NFL, Wynn Resorts, Blue Cross Blue Shield, VISA, Genuine Parts Company (NAPA Auto Parts), AT&T, and other Fortune 500 companies.

When not spending time with his beautiful wife and energetic son, Mike enjoys boating and is also an avid tennis player. An interesting fact about Mike is that he grew up on an avocado farm with over 15 varieties, some of which you can find in our local Publix/Winn Dixie as his dad still farms the same farm at 87 years old!

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