2nd Annual Harbor’s Christmas Boat Parade in Ocean Springs is on Dec. 13th

The Jackson County Small Craft Harbor’s “2nd Annual Christmas Boat Parade” has been set for Saturday, December 13th. The parade route will begin near the Ocean Springs Yacht Club at 6 p.m. and the run along Front Beach to the entrance of the Small Craft Harbor in Ocean Springs.

“We want to invite everyone to come out and watch the lighted boat parade,” says Harbor Master Danny Jalanivich. “It’s a fun family event that both boaters and spectators will enjoy.”

The Parade’s lead boat will be accompanied by Grand Marshall Bobby Cox, Ocean Springs Alderman and Parade Marshall Troy Ross, Jackson County Supervisor.

Parade participants are asked to register their boats by Thursday, December 4th at 4 p.m. at the Harbor Office. A Captain’s Meeting will be held on Thursday, December 11th at 6 p.m. Every boat entry will get commemorative coffee mugs courtesy of Seymour Engineering.

There is no entry fee, however parade organizers are requesting boaters donate non-perishable food items for The Lord is My Help. The public is also welcome to donate. A drop box will be set up at the Harbor Office through December 13th.

The boat with the overall “Best Holiday Decorations” will be recognized with the “Anchor Award” at a reception following the parade. The reception is open to all participants and will end at 9 p.m.

Event Specifics:
•December 4th: Registration Deadline
By 4 p.m. at the Jackson County Small Craft Harbor in Ocean Springs
•Entry Fee: Donations for The Lord is My Help
Suggested $10+ value
•December 11th: Captain’s Meeting
6 p.m. at the Harbor Office
•December 13th: Parade Day
5:30 – Parade Staging between the Ocean Springs Yacht Club and the Bridge
6 p.m. – Parade Begins and runs along Front Beach
8 p.m. – Reception and Award Presentation following event (approximately 8 p.m.) until 9 p.m. at the Harbor Office (for participants only)

For more information about participating in the parade or sponsoring the event visit the Jackson County Small Craft Harbor in Ocean Springs, 1310 Harbor Road, Ocean Springs or call 228-872-5754.

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