A spectacular parade of boats lighting up Lake Macquarie | 28-29 Jun
More than 17,000 spectators lined the shore of Lake Macquarie last yearSee our handpicked guides to Newcastle
Float Your Boat is back for another year ready to dazzle audiences with boats draped with lights. Float Your Boat is an open challenge for boat owners to take part in a flotilla parade for the chance to win awesome prizes.
The fun is not just on the water, with live sites at Toronto and Warners Bay.
Friday 28 June, 5.30-8.30pm
Bring your picnic blanket, find a grassy spot and enjoy a night of lights, music, food and entertainment including performances from Circus Avalon.
Warners Bay Foreshore
Saturday 29 June, 10am-3pm and 5-8pm
The festival begins from 10am with market stalls and entertainment followed by a night of live music, entertainment (including awesome LED hula-hoop and fire show), delicious gourmet food vans and specialty stalls.
Illuminated Costume Workshop
Children will get to make their own illuminated firefly costume and join the fantastic firefly performers in a parade around the foreshore. They will learn about fireflies in the local area and be able to take home the firefly costume they make. Project led by Deep Sea Astronauts.* limited to 50 children each night
Friday 28 June, Toronto Foreshore, 5.30-7.30pm
Saturday 29 June, Warners Bay Foreshore, 5.30-7.30pm
Catch the illuminated boats parade along the western side of the Lake on Friday, and on the eastern side the following evening.
Friday 28 June
6pm Launch from Marmong Point Marina
7.30pm Coal Point
9pm Wangi Wangi