Pasadena Boat Parade To Light Up Local Waterways


Pasadena’s creeks will become a little more festive on November 30. Organized by PYY Marine, the Pasadena Boat Parade is back by popular demand. 

More than 20 boats are expected to leave from the Broken Oar Bar & Grill on Stoney Creek at 5:00pm, and make their way to PYY Marine on Rock Creek for judging at the gas dock pier, with final judging taking place at the Maryland Yacht Club.

“This is a great way to kick off the Christmas season and it’s for the whole community to enjoy,” said Mike Hatcher of PYY Marine.

The boats with the best decorations and lights will receive a prize. A $500 prize will awarded to first place, $250 to second, and $100 to third. Boats will be judged by local business owners based on a point system.

Designed so families can view the event from their waterfront, the parade invites the community to watch along the route or from the launch party, held at the Broken Oar from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. Enjoy the lights and celebrate while boaters make their way to their next destination.

This year, the festivities will continue at the Maryland Yacht Club for an after-party with music, a buffet, cash bar, dancing and the official parade award ceremony. The event is family friendly and fun for the whole community. The party begins at 7:00pm.

The buffet menu includes chicken cordon bleu, stuffed shells, scalloped potatoes, steamed vegetables, salad, and desserts.

Tickets are $30 per person, and the money raised will be donated to a local nonprofit.

“Ticket sales to the after-party will benefit ClearShark H2O, a nonprofit organization that creates and offers hands-on programs and experiences for the community that are designed to inspire a passion for Maryland’s waterways and connect them with one of the state’s most cherished resources,” said Tina Westervelt, who does customer relations at PYY Marine.

Hatcher hopes that this event becomes a holiday tradition for families all over Pasadena to enjoy.

November 11 is the last day to register a boat for the parade and to buy tickets for the after-party. For more information, boat registration and purchasing tickets, contact Westervelt at or 410-255-1771. Tickets and after-party information can also be directed to the MYC at or 410-627-3093.


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