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2016 Summer Events
4/1/16 - 9/30/16
In-Water Boat Demos - Discover Boating!
4/15/16 - 9/30/16
Metro Boat Show
9/15/16 - 9/18/16
Detroit Boat Show
2/11/17 - 2/19/17
Novi Boat Show
3/16/17 - 3/19/17

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2016 Summer Events
Start Date: 4/1/2016
End Date: 9/30/2016

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 2015 season.
Among the best boating-centered events:


  • Traverse City Boat Show, April 10-12, Howe Arena, Traverse City,; Blue Water Promotions presents this one-of-a-kind retail event.
  • ‘Up North’ Lake &Cottage Show, April 17-19, 2015 at Howe Arena, Traverse City, Blue Water Promotions, or (231) 775-9900
  • Dewitt Marine Demo Days, Dewitt Marine, Bellaire April 29-30, In water Boat show and Open House, for more information call 231-377-6611


  • Nautical Mile “Open House & Fun Day” May 14, 2016, for more details go to:
  • Interactive R.C. Model Boat Show, May 15,2016, 12-4pm, St.Clair Boat Harbor
  • Great Lakes Boating Festival , May 20-22, 2016, Grosse Pointe Yacht Club, for more details click here to view flyer
  • National Safe Boating Week, May 21-27
  • Boat Town Nautical Coast Cleanup, May 22nd. For more information call 586-779-8777. 
  • Nautical Coast Cleanup, May 22, 2016, Jefferson Yacht Club, St. Clair Shores, MI,


  • Mt Clemens Art Fair, June 4-5, Downtown Mount Clemens MI
  • National Fishing & Boating Week, June 4-12
  • 5th Annual Sprint and Splash at Lake St. Clair, June 5th, Lake St. Clair Metropark, Harrison Twp.MI. For more information visit
  • Celebrate the Lake , Saturday, June 11, 2016, MacRay Harbor, Harrison Twp., MI,  click here to view the flyer
  • Marine Swap Meet Boat to Boat sale, 8am-noon, St. Clair Boat Harbor. For more information, call 810-329-4128
  • Walled Lake Thunder
  • Free Boater Safety Course, Dewitt Marine, Bellaire, June 18th, 2016, 9am-5pm, Preregistration required.  To register or for more information contact Christine Davis, or 231-377-6611.
  • Free Vessel Safety Check, Dewitt Marine, Bellaire, June 18-19th, 9am-5pm, for more information call 231-377-6611.
  • Bay Harbor In-Water Boat Show, June 17-19, Bay Harbor Lake Marina, for more information visit
  • Summer Sailstice, June 18/19, for more information and a list of events, visit
  • Detroit River Days, June 24-26,2016, Takes place along the Detroit Riverfront, for more information on the festival visit,
  • The Ford  Fireworks, June 27 2016, The 58th annual fireworks display along the Detroit International Waterfront downtown Detroit.
  • New Baltimore. Fishfly Fest, Begins June 22-26, Downtown New Baltimore.
  • Algonac Antique & Classic Boat Show, June 24-26, Algonac, Michigan.  For more information go to: or Contact Alan Brenner




  • Classic Boats on the Boardwalk, Traverse City, Aug. 6,, 29th annual antique and classic boat show for wooden boats.
  • Harrison Township Parade of Lights, August 6. 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.
  • 39th Annual Les Cheneaux Islands Antique Boat Show, Hessel, Michigan, August  13, 2016 for more information please visit
  • International Off Shore Race (Blue Water Off shore Racing), Port Huron, MI.  August 12-14, 2016


  • Horns Bar Labor Day Regatta, Mackinac Island, Sunday Sept. 3, 2016, (906) 847-3363; free sailboat race open to all sailors with awards.
  • Pajama Party for Adults, September 4, 2016, 7pm, St. Clair Boat Harbor, for more information click here.
  • Port Huron- Antique Boat Show, September  9 & 10, 2016, River Street Marina, Port Huron to register of for more information visit
  • 7th Annual Boating & Outdoor Festival, September 15-18, 2016, Lake St. Clair Metro Park, Harrison Twp., MI.  For more information go to

In-Water Boat Demos - Discover Boating!
Start Date: 4/15/2016
End Date: 9/30/2016
Get out on a boat and go for a ride. Discover what millions already have, experience the boating lifestyle! There are boats available to fit any budget, it's an affrodable way to spend quality time with your family and is entertaining for all ages!

April 29-30
Dewitt Marine Demo Days, Dewitt Marine, Bellaire, In water Boat show and Open House, for more information call 231-377-6611

June 11
Macray Harbor,
Take a free boat ride on the lake – Rides will be given from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm (ride time 20-30 minutes) – Sponsored by Colony Marine (part of the National Marina Day celebration)

St. Clair Boat Harbor
Marine Swap Meet in the a.m. where you can buy and sell marine related items. Fly fishing demonstation at 10 a.m. Free kayak & canoe rentals.

Metro Boat Show
Start Date: 9/15/2016
End Date: 9/18/2016

Detroit Boat Show
Start Date: 2/11/2017
End Date: 2/19/2017

Novi Boat Show
Start Date: 3/16/2017
End Date: 3/19/2017

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