Float Your Boat Lake Macquarie

When: Friday 21 June and Saturday 22 June

Friday 21 June – Marmong Point Marina to Toronto, Coal Point and Wangi.

Saturday 22 June – Marmong Point Marina to Warners Bay, Valentine and Belmont

Float Your Boat returns this year with 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!

On Friday evening the flotilla will sail down the West side of Lake Macquarie. Opposite the Brighton Apartments you can enjoy the Toronto Foreshore live site and winter extravaganza! Live music, food vendors, illuminated art installations and more between 5:00pm and 9:30pm.

Toronto Foreshore Park and Public Wharf is also the perfect viewing spot to see the parade only metres from your quality accommodation at The Brighton Apartments Toronto. The flotilla is scheduled to sail into Toronto Bay between 6:30 and 7:30pm.

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

Please note, the above information is a general guide only. For full details and to apply to be in the parade, please visit the official event page here Lake Macquarie City Float Your Boat Event

Float Your Boat Lake Macquarie

If you have a boat and would like to create a light display and join the flotilla, there are multiple prizes to be won:

  • People’s Choice Award – 1st $1000, 2nd $600, 3rd $400
  • Mayor’s Best Boat Award, 10m and Over – $400
  • Mayor’s Best Boat Award, 5m and Over – $400

Prize Winners will be announced on lakemac.com.au and facebook.com/lakemaccity



To be a part of this exciting event and light up your boat, get in quick! Boating numbers are limited so register your interest now!

Float Your Boat Lake Macquarie

Official Program

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

Float Your Boat Image Gallery