The 9th annual Riverlights Boat Parade will take place Saturday, Sept. 17, at 7:30 p.m., on the Housatonic River, starting at the I-95 Moses-Wheeler Bridge, Stratford and proceeding down river to the Knapp's Landing Restaurant in Stratford. Renee Chmiel of Channel 8 News will serve as Grand Marshal of the Riverlights Boat Parade this year. The public is invited to view the lighted boats parade from Birdseye Dock and meet Chmiel.
All net proceeds will be donated to St. Vincent's SWIM Across the Sound to provide cancer education, screening, and prevention programs for the community, as well as financial aid and assistance to cancer patients, survivors, and their families. Since it began, the Riverlights parade has raised more than $80,000 for the SWIM.