Veterans Boat Parade Madeira Beach FL

2023 Parade Event Details

Note: This is a non-political event honoring all who served (and those currently serving). We request that all attendees and participants refrain from political messaging.

Date: Saturday, November 11, 2023

Location: American Legion Post 273
600 American Legion Drive
Madeira Beach, FL 33706

The Legion will be Open to the Public that day!

Time: Veterans Day Ceremony begins at 10:00 a.m. and the parade will begin when the ceremony concludes.

November 18th Captains’ Party at Post 273

No use of Flares or Air Horns unless there is an Emergency

Veterans Boat Parade

At the Post 273 Boat Parade this year, we will have a boat specifically for Female Veterans. I am reaching out to fellow female vets at the Post to invite them to ride on the boat with us.

In the meantime, we ask if you can share this flyer with your network of friends. We are asking female vets in the area to come join us that day. This event will provide us an opportunity to get females outside of our Post or even the American Legion as a whole, to register for an upcoming Female Veterans Forum.

Susan Kohler, Second Vice Commander
727-398-5680 – option 7


In 1996 a small group of patriots from American Legion Post 273 in Madeira Beach started a small boat parade on the Saturday closest to Veterans Day.

Boat captains decorated their boats with military-related and patriotic-themed decorations – and prizes were given for those voted as “best.”

What started out years ago as a unique way to utilize our local canals and waterways to honor our Veterans has turned into a prominent fundraiser that now assists our local veteran community

26 Years later, that parade has turned into a year-long celebration that includes participation in – and sponsorship of – numerous events — and the parade itself has grown to the point that the residents of Madeira Beach, Redington Beach & North Redington Beach, along with folks from neighboring towns, flock to the waterways on parade day to honor and cheer on the boats as they pass by!

All the events are designed with the same goal of raising money to help veterans. It’s our way of saying

Proceeds from our many annual fundraisers go directly to local Veteran charities and help groups.

All these efforts are made possible by a group of dedicated and tireless volunteers who organize and run these events. 

The fundraising efforts are further aided by a wonderful group of business sponsors who want to show their appreciation to our veterans. With their help and financial support, we are able to provide assistance to those who served to protect the freedoms we all enjoy. Please give them your business to thank them for their support.

2023 Veterans Boat Parade Route

copyright 2023 – American Legion Post 273

600 American Legion Dr.
Madeira Beach, FL 33706
727-398-5680 extension 1