Light Up The Lake

Friday 28 and Saturday 29 June

Float Your Boat returns this year for two nights of light-up fun for the whole family. Setting off from Marmong Point Marina on beautiful 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. Come see the magic and join in the festivities, or be a part of the spectacle!

Entrants can win one of three prizes:

  • People’s Choice Award – $2000
  • Mayor’s Best Boat Award, 10m and Over – $1000
  • Mayor’s Best Boat Award, 5m and Over – $1000

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

Apply to be in the parade more information here Apply to be in the parade.

For more information, visit Lake Macquarie website.



To be a part of this exciting event, get in quick! The first 14 participants get access to a free light installation workshop at Marmong Point Marina along with $100 worth of LED lights.

Apply NOW

Official Program

For course maps and more detailed information on times, locations and events, Float Your Boat Parade Route and timetable.