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Bay Harbor In-Water Boat Show
The Bay Harbor In-Water Boat Show kicks off the summer season in northern Michigan as it’s typically held in mid-June over Father’s Day Weekend. This event gives attendees the opportunity to check out the latest in watercraft, boating accessories, and more. The show times are generally Friday from 12-8pm, Saturday from 10am-8pm, and Sunday from 10am-3pm.
In addition to the in-water exhibitors, there are diverse land displays featured on the lawns in the Village. Many marinas and boat shops display a variety of watercraft. In 2022, on-land exhibitors included LSV’s from True North Golf Cart, Moke Vehicles from Charlevoix Auto, luxury RVs from Terry Town RV, and even a helicopter.
The event is family friendly as kids can take a spin on the Tiki Island obstacle course and live music will be provided. Admission and parking for the boat show are free of charge.
2023 Premier Exhibitors Included:
- Centerpoint Yacht Services
- Elk Rapids Marina
- Lake Michigan Yacht Sales
- Skipper Buds
- Tommy’s of Walloon
- Walstrom Marine
- Grand Bay Marine
- Indian River Sports Center
- Jefferson Beach Yacht Sales
- Dry Harbour Marine
*In addition, there will be multiple Partner Exhibitors and Boating/Accessory, Transportation, & Sundries/Services Distributors in attendance.
For more information on the Bay Harbor In-Water Boat Show, please contact the event organizer:
Bay Harbor Lake Marina
4000 Main Street, Bay Harbor, MI, 49770
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