Boat Parade and Sea Battle
The Boat Parade Committee has shanghaied ships from all ports to participate in the Boat Parade and Sea Battle. Groups loyal to John LeVique will include armadas from the Rough Riders, the Krewe of Conquistadors, and the
Krewe of Neptune. The Flotilla will set sail Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 12 Noon from just north of the Treasure Island Bridge and will continue past Eleanor Island before entering the battle zone in front of the Johns Pass Boardwalk at High Noon. The Loyalists plan to surprise their foes by out-flanking them and engaging in a sea battle with plenty of water pistols, super soakers, and black powder cannons! Behind the scenes, judges will be searching for boats that are, among other categories, the best decorated, most lively, smallest, and have the wettest crews. Following the invasion, the sea Loyalists will rendezvous with their land-side troops and Parade through the Village handing out beads and other trinkets to the children.
The parade which starts at 1:30, will wind through the Village and end at the center square tent where prizes will be given to the winners of each boating category. This is a free fun-filled family adventure.
Interested parties can request additional information by sending an email to, Commodore Terry Morehouse
This event is environmentally friendly. No beads or balloons shall be thrown during the Sea Battle.