Dependable Website Management CEO Patrick Zarrelli loves the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade. Known as the “Greatest Show on H2O”. The amazing yacht & boat festival is best known as the traditional kickoff to the South Florida Holiday Season. He has been a participant in the boat parade and has even taken home some awards over the years representing his former print paper and current website SFLChronicle.com on the boat the Laura Ki.
Zarrelli has made the Winterfest Boat Parade a staple part of his company’s holiday season. It basically has doubled as a Christmas party for his staff, and they absolutely love it. Not only is it cool to be a part of, but it is fun to have all these people waving and cheering at your boat. A good time is truly had by all.
Winterfest brings together community and visitors from around the world. In 1988, community leaders decided to build upon the popularity of the already successful boat parade and create a non-profit organization that would make the parade and all of its surrounding events into a world-class community extravaganza. The County of Broward also benefits, thanks to Winterfest’s economic impact on the community of more than $50 million per year.
It encourages and promotes diversity among all Fort Lauderdale cultures, races and religions. Winterfest has a huge base of 300+ volunteers, supporters, and sponsors. Since most Winterfest events are free to the public, sponsorships from local and national corporations and organizations provide the “fuel” to help run all Winterfest festivities. Winterfest has a wide array of boats and yachts in different colorful and extremely well lit up themes. It is one of Fort Lauderdale’s biggest attractions.
You can read all about Patrick Zarrelli’s Winterfest awards and fun at SFLChronicle.com. You can see from that article exactly why Zarrelli has so much fun at the parade, and why he has no plans on quitting.