Float Your Boat

Vote for your favourite boat in the People’s Choice Award.

Dress up your boat with lights this June and help us light up Lake Macquarie!

Float Your Boat is an open challenge for boat owners to dress up their boats with lights and take part in a flotilla parade held over two nights on our beautiful Lake Macquarie.

Now in its second year, Float Your Boat will be held on 22 and 23 June 2018, from 6-8pm. Take a look at the Float Your Boat program, featuring the event schedule, maps and live site details.

By participating in Float Your Boat, you can win one of three cash prizes:

Stay up to date with all the event news by following the Float Your Boat 2018 Facebook event page.

Live sites


Toronto foreshore


DJ, food stalls, kids' activities and face painting

Wangi Wangi

Wangi Wangi RSL foreshore


Street barbecue, live music and face painting

Warners Bay

Warners Bay foreshore


Fire twirling, food stalls, live music, fireworks and hula hoop workshops

Float Your Boat schedule

Friday 22 June  
5pm Launch event with Mayor of Lake Macquarie, Cr Kay Fraser, at Marmong Point Marina
6pm Launch from Marmong Point Marina
6.30-7pm (approx) Toronto
8pm (approx) Rathmines
9pm (approx) Wangi Wangi
Saturday 23 June  
6pm Launch from Marmong Point Marina                                                                       
6.30-7pm (approx) Warners Bay
8pm (approx) Valentine
9pm (approx) Belmont

Register your boat

Applications to be involved in this year’s Float Your Boat parade and competition are now open. Registration is free.

To register, simply complete and return the Expression of Interest form.

Become a sponsor

We’re looking for sponsors to be a part of this special event. There are a variety of sponsorship supporter packages available with opportunities including naming rights, online promotion, sponsor acknowledgement at events and in promotional event materials.

For more information on how to become a sponsor, see our sponsorship proposal.





Page last updated: 12 December 2018