By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Aug 28, 2020 at 1:01 PM

More than a dozen artists and community members will participate in the 4th annual Milwaukee Riverkeeper Boat Parade.

The artists will show their floating art installations – aka "parade floats that really float"– during a water show themed "Where There Is Water There Is Life" on Sunday, Aug. 30 at noon.

The parade will begin in the Milwaukee Mooring Basin which is viewable from Harbor View Plaza, 600 E. Greenfield Ave. It will then travel up the Milwaukee River before turning around at the Holton Avenue Bridge (near Lakefront Brewery). For a map of the route, go here.

The parade is also viewable via livestream on Youtube and Facebook.

Viewers will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite float here. Voting automatically enters viewers into a drawing for a gift package.

Participating artists include:

  • Leslie Vaglica and Adam Beadel
  • Breaking Chains Across Cultures by Renaissance Bxtches
  • Val Loughran
  • SistaStrings
  • We Row as One by All Hands Boatworks
  • Live to Play by Linda Freund
  • Lex Allen
  • Milwaukee Community Sailing Center Float by Teresa Coronado / Milwaukee Community Sailing Center
  • Mother by Cori De Stael
  • Plastic Free MKE featuring Jahmes Finlayson by Shannon Molter
  • Bull Boat by Jeff Holub
  • TRUE Skool
  • Sturgeon Waterfall Temple by Riveredge Nature Center / Heather Eiden

Molly Snyder grew up on Milwaukee's East Side and today, she lives in the Walker's Point neighborhood with her partner and two sons.

As a full time senior writer, editorial manager and self-described experience junkie, Molly has written thousands of articles about Milwaukee (and a few about New Orleans, Detroit, Indianapolis, Boston and various vacation spots in Wisconsin) that range in subject from where to get the best cup of coffee to an in-depth profile on the survivors of the iconic Norman apartment building that burned down in the '90s.

She also once got a colonic just to report on it, but that's enough on that. 

Always told she had a "radio voice," Molly found herself as a regular contributor on FM102, 97WMYX and 1130WISN with her childhood radio favorite, Gene Mueller.

Molly's poetry, essays and articles appeared in many publications including USA Today, The Writer, The Sun Magazine and more. She has a collection of poetry, "Topless," and is slowly writing a memoir.

In 2009, Molly won a Milwaukee Press Club Award. She served as the Narrator / writer-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel from 2013-2014. She is also a story slam-winning storyteller who has performed with The Moth, Ex Fabula and Risk!

When she's not writing, interviewing or mom-ing, Molly teaches tarot card classes, gardens, sits in bars drinking Miller products and dreams of being in a punk band again.