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2019/2020 “Vote For Your Boat” has begun!

There are 18 boats in the fleet this year!

Each one supporting a local charity. Please view the boats and vote for your favorites here.

Remember, every vote is $1 and you may vote as often as you wish, for as many boats as you’d like. Thank You!


Sailing Through the Winter Solstice by Color on the Creek.

Annually, Sailing Through The Winter Solstice begins in November, when a number of boats, transformed through the creative minds of many Frederick friends, set sail on the Creek. Our fleet has grown from one boat the first year to 16 sailing boats and 2 land-locked boats in 2019. The boats are anchored in Carroll Creek, between Market Street and Carrol Street.

The fleet includes gaff-rigged ketches, yawls, three-masted schooners and pirate ships, moored with their sail outlines, rigging and decks lit up from dusk till dawn. If you can’t imagine it make sure to come by and take a look at the amazing flotilla!

It’s not just fun. We vote for our favorites – $1 per vote. All proceeds raised will flow to Color On The Creek and other participating Frederick County based charities. The event runs from launch week in November through the weekend of Fire & Ice in February.

Read more information on What Floats These Boats?

Now, view the boats and Vote For Your Favorite!