Des Moines Waterland Festival & Parade

A Waterland tradition since 1959

2021 Virtual Parade will be live streamed on the Waterland Blog Facebook page and shared on the Destination Des Moines and Des Moines Waterland Festival & Parade page.

Look for some of your favorites during this online Facebook Live Stream event as the Destination Des Moines' volunteers drive through Des Moines highlighting neighborhoods. You never know who you will see out and about in our Waterland Community.

Parallel processions of boats from Redondo to the Marina and cars, fire truck, and more from Redondo through the neighborhoods and into the marina district ending at the south end of the Marina floor to meet up with the Seafair pirates.

2020 Waterland Virtual Parade:

Thank you to all of the sponsors and our terrific Destination Des Moines and Rotary of Normandy Park/Des Moines for putting on the virtual Waterland Parade for 2020.  The Parade was a mix of shout outs from the community, mixed with previous year's parades and historical photos.  Enjoy!!

Waterland Parade

Waterland Parade

Waterland Wheels & Keels

Waterland Wheels & Keels

Waterland Parade

Waterland Parade

Seattle Cossacks

Seattle Cossacks

Waterland Parade Motorcycle Staging

Waterland Parade Motorcycle Staging

SeaFair Pirates Waterland Parade

SeaFair Pirates Waterland Parade

SeaFair Sanctioned Waterland Parade

SeaFair Sanctioned Waterland Parade

SeaFair Sanctioned Waterland Parade

SeaFair Sanctioned Waterland Parade

SeaFair Sanctioned Waterland Parade

SeaFair Sanctioned Waterland Parade

MV Lotus at Wooden Boat Show

MV Lotus at Wooden Boat Show

Navy Band at Waterland Parade

Navy Band at Waterland Parade