P.O. Box 1411 Englewood FL 34295              941.474.8700                  info@englewoodpioneerdays.com
Englewood Pioneer Days

62nd Annual


The Coast Guard auxiliary, Englewood Flotilla 87 is the host of Cardboard Boat Race! For years the  Auxiliary has participated operating the first aid Safety booth, and additionally has distributed life jackets to the participants who needed them.

This year they take a larger role,

and will organize the event!


Cardboard Boats are built from boxes, rug tubes, sona-tubes and all things cardboard. They are piloted by the builders and participants, and need to float to complete the course.

Note: You can't build a cardboard boat overnight.

So if you are planning to join us,

it's time to get underway.


Participants range from kids (and their parents)  to fun loving adults to local businesses. Paint the name of your business on the boat for an advertising opportunity. The goal is to build a sea-worthy vessel from ordinary cardboard, decorate it in any way that you choose, and then paddle or sail it

through a course on Englewood's largest outdoor swimming pool at Ann Dever Memorial Park on San Casa!



Two  build-a-boat workshops (time and location will be announced soon) with tips for building, plans, material requirements, decorating, and construction ideas and demonstration of how to make a simple boat from used cardboard.


Registration can be done on the website or the morning of the race. See the website link above. Wear your company t-shirt and show some pride!


Get your team together -- get some T-shirts --

build your boat and join the fun!


It all starts with Registration at 8:30am

gates open at 9am

Races beigin at 10am

at Ann Dever Memorial Park Aquatic Pool on San Casa

Seating will be limited, bring a chair.

See you there!



The Final Build A Boat Workshop

Hosted by the US Coast Guard Aux. Flotilla 87

Saturday August 18  2018

1949 Englewood Rd.

It's FREE event to help you build a better cardboard  boat


Our Partners for the 2018 Race!


ALL 10 and Under Entries are FREE thanks to

TIFFANY SQUARE BINGO



Would your organization like to volunteer?

How about your company becoming a Partner?

Send us an email and tell us how you would like to help, info@EnglewoodPioneerDays.com

Cardboard Boat Race

Saturday ~ September 1, 2018

NEW LOCATION @ ANN DEVER MEMORIAL PARK

6791 San Casa Dr.

Registration starts at 8:30am Race starts at 10am