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First Responder Pontoon Boat Parade

Sat July 10, 2021 Discovery Bay, CA 94505 US



Saturday Jul 10, 2021 12:00pm - 5:00pm PDT

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Donations Only

Saturday Jul 10, 2021 12:00pm - 5:00pm PDT

Don't have a boat but still want to donate! You can do that! Donate in increments of $25 by clicking that plus button to your heart's content! Thank you!

Event Information

Join us for a fabulous day on the waterways of beautiful Discovery Bay celebrating our beloved first responders in our new

First Responder Pontoon Boat Parade

from 12:00 to 2:30 pm on Saturday, July 10th!!

Pontoon boat owners will be assigned 2 or 4 first responders and chauffeur them through the bays of Discovery Bay
while they relax and take in the views that we enjoy daily.
The parade will begin in Lighthouse Bay and finish in Harbor Bay by the Discovery Bay Marina
where parade-goers will be treated to a live band playing aboard the 56 foot Rosemarie houseboat from 2:30 to 5:00 pm.
The Band is sponsored by Preferred Lending!

Parade is limited to the first 75 pontoon boats that register

All boats must pre-register and be able to host 2 to 4 first responders that will be pre-assigned.
It will be the boat owner's responsibility to arrange arrival and departure procedures for the first responders to and from the boat.
Since there is a possibility that some may not want to stay for the band and subsequent cruise back to the boat owner's home,
we suggest leaving a car at the marina so guests may disembark boats prior to entering Harbor Bay if they prefer to not stay.


Your entry fee is a tax-deductible donation but you are welcome to donate more.
Event proceeds will be split evenly between the local

Sherrif's department, ECCFD, and our local Doctors and Nurses. 


Don't have a boat but still want to donate? You can do that! Donations are in increments of $25. Just click on the plus button of the Donations Only tile until you get to your desired amount. Want to donate $100, click + until it says 4! Get it?


Common Courtesy and parade rules:

  1. Absolutely NO wake. At all. Ever. Even if that means you are below 5 mph
  2. Driver cannot consume any alcohol during the parade
  3. Vessels must keep 50 feet between each boat for safety
  4. No loud music as we will respect all residents and other boats around us
  5. All boats will stay in line for the entire parade
  6. Once you have entered Harbor Bay to listen to the band either side tie to others or make sure your anchor is secure before turning off your boat. It is best to have a stern anchor as well. Harbor Bay is over 20 feet deep so be sure to have a 75 ft rope attached to your anchor.
  7. No music allowed in your boat once the band begins. Again, please be courteous to everyone around you and help others when needed

We will have several safety vessels making sure all rules will be followed. Don't blow it! In order to make this an annual event, we must all be courteous and safe!

All boats and drivers must have all the proper documentation and safety equipment on board as stated in the “ABC’s of Boating” manual and will adhere to all coast guard rules and regulations. ABC's of Boating Link

All drivers 40 years and under must have their California state boating card to drive in this parade


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Lighthouse Bay
Discovery Bay, CA 94505 US

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