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2017 Summer Events
4/1/17 - 9/30/17
National Marina Day
5/29/17 - 9/4/17
Metro Boat Show
9/14/17 - 9/17/17
Detroit Boat Show
2/17/18 - 2/25/18
Novi Boat Show
3/15/18 - 3/18/18

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2017 Summer Events

Michigan's communities are the perfect hosts for summertime boating-centered activities. From Grand Haven and its annual Coast Guard Festival extravaganza, to the Nautical Mile Splash Bash in St. Clair Shores, boaters looking for a good time have many ports of call during the 2017 season.
Among the best boating-centered events:



  • Traverse City Boat Show, February 24-26, 2017 , Howe Arena, Traverse City,; Blue Water Promotions presents this one-of-a-kind retail event.
  • ‘Up North’ Lake &Cottage Show April 7-9, 2017 at Howe Arena, Traverse City, Blue Water Promotions, or (231) 775-9900







  • Free Model and RC Boat Show, June 3, 2017, 10am-4pm,  St. Clair Boat Harbor, for more information call 810-329-4125 or visit or click here to view the flyer.
  • Mt Clemens Art Fair, June 2-4, Downtown Mount Clemens MI
  • National Fishing & Boating Week, June 3-11
  • Linwood Beach Boating week event, June 17th
  • Celebrate the Lake , Saturday, June 10, 2017, MacRay Harbor, Harrison Twp., MI
  • 6th Annual Sprint and Splash at Lake St. Clair, June 17th, Lake St. Clair Metropark, Harrison Twp.MI. For more information visit
  • Walled Lake Thunder
  • Free Vessel Safety Check, St. Clair Boat Harbor, St. Clair, June 17th 10am-4pm, for more information call 810-329-4125
  • Fresh Water Festival, June 17, 2017, Elk Rapids. For more information call (231) 620-0530
  • Bay Harbor In-Water Boat Show, June 16-18, Bay Harbor Lake Marina, for more information visit
  • Summer Sailstice, June 24/25, for more information and a list of events, visit
  • Detroit River Days, June 23-25,2017, Takes place along the Detroit Riverfront, for more information on the festival visit,
  • The Ford  Fireworks, June 26 2017, The 59th annual fireworks Hart Plaza, along the Detroit International Waterfront downtown Detroit.
  • New Baltimore. Fishfly Fest, Begins June 21-25, Downtown New Baltimore.
  • Algonac Antique & Classic Boat Show, June 23-26, Algonac, Michigan.  For more information go to: Contact Rick Laenen
  • Ride & Decide Demo Days, June 9-11, St. Joseph Michigan at Pier33. To register:

  • Thunder Bay Maritime Festival. July 4, 2017.  call (989) 356-8805 ext 13. July 4, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 p.m. Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, 500 W Fletcher St, Alpena, MI 49707, United States
  • Ludington Freedom Festival, July 3-4,
  • Hillsdale College Cruise, St. Hillsdale, July 4- 16, 2017, 877-242-6397, for more information visit
  • Ludington Offshore Classic Fishing Tournament, Ludington, July 13-16, (231)845-0324; one of the biggest tournaments of the summer.. 
  • Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac July 15-18,
  • Bayview Mackinac Race Saturday, July 22,
  • Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival, Grand Haven, July 28- Aug.6,; 91st annual festival honoring the men and women of the United States Coast Guard.
  • St. Clair Riverfest, St. Clair, July 28-30,, (586) 493-4344.
  • St. Clair River Classic Offshore Powerboat Race, July 28-30, 2017; classic offshore powerboat race sponsored by Blue Water Offshore Racing Association, this race is part of the Great Lakes Silver Cup Series and is held on the St. Clair River.
  • Ales for Tales event, July 21st 6-10:30pm, Yacht Basin Marina, Holland, MI. For more information:
  • Larsen Marine - Jeanneau Owners Rendezvous, July 14-16 Eldean Shipyard, Macatawa, MI.
  • Marine Max Rendezvous July 17-19. Eldean Shipyard, Macatawa, MI.
  •          Detroit Steelheaders Holland Fishing Tournament - Eldean Shipyard is Tournament Headquarters. July 29 & 30.




  • Classic Boats on the Boardwalk, Traverse City, Aug. 5,, 29th annual antique and classic boat show for wooden boats.
  • Harrison Township Parade of Lights, August 5. Parade begins at Markley Marine to the mouth of the Clinton River back to Markley Marine. Award ceremony and after party immediately following at Crews Inn. To Register: Contact Julie at (586) 469-6000. You must pre-register to participate.
  • 40th Annual Les Cheneaux Islands Antique Boat Show, Hessel, Michigan, August  12, 2017 for more information please visit
  • Big Red Classic Fishing Tournament, August 4th-6th. Holland, Michigan. For more information:
  • Zander Leek Hospice Cup Regatta, August 19th Yacht Basin Marina, Holland, MI. For more information: 




  • Horns Bar Labor Day Regatta, Mackinac Island, Sunday Sept. 2, 2017, (906) 847-3363; free sailboat race open to all sailors with awards.
  • Port Huron- Antique Boat Show, September  16, 2017, River Street Marina, Port Huron to register of for more information visit
  • 7th Annual Metro Boat Show, September 14-17, 2017, Lake St. Clair Metro Park, Harrison Twp., MI.  For more information go to

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