Float Your Boat

Next date: Friday, 24 June 2022 | 06:00 PM to 09:30 PM

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Float Your Boat is an open competition for boat owners to dress their boats with lights and take part in a flotilla parade for cash prizes.

Scheduled dates for next year are 24 and 25 June 2022.

Held on our beautiful Lake Macquarie, spectators will line the shores to watch boats in a rainbow of colour cruise past before casting their vote for the People's Choice Award.

There are many ways you can enjoy the magic of Float Your Boat. Here’s a few ideas:

  • There is over 20km of front row seats for you and your family to get the perfect view of the flotilla. Pack some camp chairs and a picnic to enjoy the show, or watch your very own drive-in illumination show from the comfort of your car.
  • Visit one of the foreshore live sites.
  • For a proper night out, why not support our local businesses and reserve your table at your favourite restaurant around the lake.
  • If you have a view from your place, host a BBQ with family and friends. Show your support to our boaties with the traditional “torch flash-back at ya” and let the evening sky light up!


2021 event proudly sponsored by:

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Calling all boaties

We will be looking for boaties to help us light up the lake. By decorating your boat in lights and taking part in the flotilla parade, you could win cash prizes.

The participation form for the 2022 event will be available next year.


  • Friday, 24 June 2022 | 06:00 PM - 09:30 PM
  • Saturday, 25 June 2022 | 06:00 PM - 09:30 PM

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