WHAT: Register Today to Help Break the Guinness World Record for the Largest Boat Parade
WHO: Boaters Throughout the Country
WHEN: Saturday, June 11 WHERE: Lake of the Ozarks, MO
The Lake of the Ozarks attempted to break the record for the world’s largest boat parade last summer. Event organizers are confident that they will set a new record on June 11, 2022
LAKE OF THE OZARKS, MO – The Lake of the Ozarks will make a second attempt at breaking the current record for the largest official boat parade in the world on Saturday, June 11, 2022.
“This is an invitation to all boaters from across the country to come to the Lake of the Ozarks and help us break the world record on June 11,” says Lagina Fitzpatrick, executive director for the Lake of the Ozarks Tri-County Lodging Association and one of the organizers of the event. “What better way to spend a summer Saturday than boating on the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks and being part of history?”
The current record, according to Guinness World Records, stands at 1,180 vessels and was set in Terengganu, Malaysia in September 2014. Over the years, there have been many attempts to break the record by different cities, including last year’s attempt at the Lake of the Ozarks, but the 2022 parade organizers say they “are in it to win it” and are confident they can make it happen this June.
The 2022 boat parade, which will be marshaled by title sponsor Mortgage Headquarters (MHQ), will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 11 and will run from the 3 mile marker near Lake of the Ozarks State Park marina to the 1 mile marker of the Grand Glaize arm of the Lake of the Ozarks. Official adjudicators from Guinness World Records will be on hand during the parade to certify the results and, according to Fitzpatrick, hopefully declare it the largest boat parade in the world the same afternoon.
All participating vessels must register ahead of time to be counted. Registration for the 2022 boat parade costs $20 per boat and includes an official “Guinness World Records Attempt” flag to fly on each boat during the parade and an official numbered wristband. Parade organizers encourage those interested in participating to register early at www.funlake.com/boat-parade-registration.
For more information on the boat parade, visit www.funlake.com/events/boat-parade.
Visitors also can learn more about all the fun events, attractions and activities, as well as lodging and dining options available all year at the “Best Recreational Lake in the Nation” at www.FunLake.com or by calling the Lake of the Ozarks Convention and Visitor Bureau at