Float Your Boat Lake Macquarie

Friday 18th June and Saturday 26th 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 and find more information on the Lake Macquarie City Float Your Boat Event Page

Saturday 26th June Suggested viewing locations

  1. Speers Point jetty and eastern side of Speers Point Park
  2. Shared pathway between Speers Point and Eleebana
  3. Warners Bay Foreshore (live site)
  4. Red Bluff Boardwalk – Eleebana
  5. Lions Park – Eleebana
  6. Croudace Bay Park and Valentine Bowling Club
  7. Bennett Park – Valentine
  8. Green Point Walk, foreshore and Sea Eagle Lookout
  9. Lake Macquarie Yacht Club
  10. Belmont Baths and Belmont Foreshore
  11. Belmont 16s

Saturday 26th June Program

  • 5-9.30pm: Warners Bay Foreshore live site and winter extravaganza. Live music and entertainment, magic shows, illuminated art installations, children’s activities and food trucks.
  • 6pm: Launch from Marmong Point Marina
  • 6.30-7.30pm:     Warners Bay
  • 8pm: Valentine
  • 9pm: Belmont



To be a part of this exciting event, get in quick, boat numbers are limited.

Apply Now
Float Your Boat 2021

Official Program and Course Maps

For course maps and more detailed information on times, locations and events, keep your eye on the Lake Macquarie City Float Your Boat Event Page