Summer kicks off with the Great Lakes Boating Festival May 18-19

For Immediate Release

Contact: Nicki Polan, Executive Director
P: 734.261.0123, ext. 4 – E: npolan@mbia.org

Amanda Wendecker, VP of Marketing
P: 734.261.0123, ext. 3 – E: awendecker@mbia.org


Summer kicks off with the Great Lakes Boating Festival May 18-19
at the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club

Commerce Twp., Mich., May 6, 2024 – Sip, stroll, and shop the docks at the Great Lakes Boating Festival May 18-19 at the prestigious Grosse Pointe Yacht Club. This annual boat show is free to attendees and features boats up to 60’ in length to see and purchase, as well as product and service booths. The show has a picturesque background of the beautiful waters of Lake St. Clair.

Entertainment includes music, food truck, lawn games, cocktails, and more!

Parking is $20 at the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club, or park for free and take a complimentary shuttle to the show from Ferry Elementary School, 748 Roslyn Rd., Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48239.

The Summer Breeze Kick-off Party on May 17th will benefit the Grosse Pointe Youth Nautical Education Foundation (GPYNEF). The GPYNEF awards scholarships to high school graduates that participate in sailing. In addition to the education scholarships, the GPYNEF also awards five perpetual scholarships supported by endowments from donors. The GPYNEF also provides funding to high school sailing programs and grants to young sailors who travel to compete in national level events. Tickets to the party may be purchased on the festival website.

For more information visit www.greatlakesboatingfestival.com. HOURS: Saturday: Noon to 7 p.m.; Sunday Noon – 5 p.m.  The Great Lake Boating Festival is produced by the Michigan Boating Industries Association (MBIA), the voice of boating in Michigan. Revenue generated from this event is returned to fund boater’s interests via MBIA’s programs and services.

The Great Lakes Boating Festival is sponsored by High Noon and the Grosse Pointe News.