Happy Holidays Everyone.
Did you enjoy last years’s parade ?
We sure did !
Remember, this Parade is a Volunteer effort.
A few bucks would really
help out with overhead costs.


We will use your donation
to continue our Tradition.


Thanks to our sponsors

2018 Sponsors

Ron Hoover
West Marine
Mickey’s Marine
The Bryan Museum
Bayou Bistro
Lori Laborde
Salt Water Garden Club
Bobby Martin
John Thomas
The Stepchinskis
GC Sheriffs Office – John Venzke
Bayou Vista Police Department
Gulf Coast Computers
The Johnstones

2018 Supporters

Donna Martin
Scott Moga-Man
John & Mari Berend
Sigrun (Queenie) Burke
George Glazer
The Wooden’s
The Martins
Jerri Nelms
The Buckleys

Past Sponsors

Baja Cantina, Faust Distributing
Galveston Island Brewing
Moody Gardens Golf Course

Bryan Museum
West Marine, Academy Sports & Outdoors
Fishing Tackle Unlimited, Finish Line Marina
Mickeys Marine, Pelican Rest Marina
Ron Hoover Marine, Bayou Bistro

Thank you All


Welcome to the annual Bayou Vista Boat Parade.

This year, our parade will be on Saturday, December 8th, 2018

  • First off, A big Thank You to Bobby Martin and John Thomas. Y’all have once again stepped up. Without volunteers like you, this event just would not happen.
  • Decorated boats will meet at 5:45 PM in Highlands Bayou, in front of 159A Tarpon (Johnstones house).
  • Parade will begin at 6 PM.
  • This year, the parade will proceed down the Blue Heron canal first, ending on the Dolphin canal.
  • Trophies and prizes will be presented at the After Party. The after party will once again be hosted by John Thomas.
    John has graciously volunteered and stepped up again this year to offer his place for the awards ceremony, John’s house is located at the end of Barracuda (285). We will have set-ups and hot dogs, and plenty of Christmas Music and Friendship. Everyone invited, BYOB.

How to enter

  • Online entry form is available on this website. ( Click this Online Entry Form )
    This is the preferred method of registration.
  • You may also print out an entry form. Then just fill it in and drop off or mail as directed.
    ( Click this Printable Entry Form )

 How to help

  • Enter the parade, enter the parade, enter the parade.
  • Become a sponsor. (Visit the Contacts page.)
  • Help get sponsors, gift cards, donations etc. (Visit the Contacts page.)
  • All sponsors will be acknowledged on the website, social media and at the after party.

Captains info

  • Captains meeting, Tues, Dec 4th,  6 PM, Bobby Martin’s house, 818 Marlin in Bayou Vista.
  • See the info on the Captains Info page. (Click this Captains Info page)

How to get more information

Thanks to our Sponsors

  • It is only with the help of our parade Sponsors and hardworking volunteers that our Bayou Vista Annual Christmas Boat Parade has been able to continue for so many years. Thanks to all who help contribute to this great event. Please support all these fine folks.