History - In 1989 Jim Hussmann and a couple of others formed a committee and started the Venice Christmas Boat Parade. They overcame a lot of obstacles but on the 1st Saturday in December, 41 boats decorated in holiday theme completed the parade route, and under John Osmulski's leadership for the last 14 years the parade has
remained an annual event.
Under the direction of our new president, Joe Zgrzepski, the board & committee volunteers, our goal is to make this parade the most viewed and talked about holiday show in Southwest Florida. If you have a boat join us. It doesn't matter if this is your first parade or a continuing participant, all are invited.
If you participated in the past, rejoin us. If you have never viewed our parade start a family tradition and make this year your first!! The boaters enjoy and anticipate the audience's appreciation resulting in the decorations becoming more spectacular each year.