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, www.traversecityboatshow.com; 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, www.tccottageshow.com or (231) 775-9900
- Great Lakes Boating Festival , May 19-21, 2017, Grosse Pointe Yacht Club, for more details click here to view flyer: http://www.greatlakesboatingfestival.com/assets/glbf_onesheet_17_md.pdf
- National Safe Boating Week, May 20-26
- Nautical Coast Cleanup, May 21, 2017, Jefferson Yacht Club, St. Clair Shores, MI, http://www.nauticalmile.org/events/
- Free Model and RC Boat Show, June 3, 2017, 10am-4pm, St. Clair Boat Harbor, for more information call 810-329-4125 or visit www.stclairboatharbor.com 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
- 6th Annual Sprint and Splash at Lake St. Clair, June 17th, Lake St. Clair Metropark, Harrison Twp.MI. For more information visit www.sprintandsplash.com
- Celebrate the Lake , Saturday, June 9, 2017, MacRay Harbor, Harrison Twp., MI
- 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 www.bayharbor.com
- Summer Sailstice, June 24/25, for more information and a list of events, visit www.summersailstice.com
- Detroit River Days, June 23-25,2017, Takes place along the Detroit Riverfront, for more information on the festival visit www.riverdays.com,
- 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. http://bay-rama.com/
- Algonac Antique & Classic Boat Show, June 23-26, Algonac, Michigan. For more information go to: www.michacbs.com Contact Rick Laenen RDLaenen@ameritech.net
- Ride & Decide Demo Days, June 9-11, St. Joseph Michigan at Pier33. To register: http://pier33.com/news-events/ride-decide-demo-days-registration/
- Classic Boats on the Boardwalk, Traverse City, Aug. 5, www.wwcacbs.com, 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 visithttp://lciboatshow.com/#
- Big Red Classic Fishing Tournament, August 4th-6th. Holland, Michigan. For more information: http://bigredclassic.com/
- Zander Leek Hospice Cup Regatta, August 19th Yacht Basin Marina, Holland, MI. For more information: http://www.hospicecup.org/
- Horns Bar Labor Day Regatta, Mackinac Island, Sunday Sept. 2, 2017 www.miyachtclub.com, (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 www.michacbs.com
- 7th Annual Metro Boat Show, September 14-17, 2017, Lake St. Clair Metro Park, Harrison Twp., MI. For more information go to www.metroboatshow.net.