August 02 - August 05, 2018
Thousands of visitors head to Michigan City’s Washington Park each summer for a spectacle of speed and sound as some of the world’s fastest and most colorful powerboats roar across Lake Michigan at this race, officially titled the Michigan City Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram Great Lakes Grand Prix presented by Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa. Celebrating its 10th year in 2018, the four-day event will be held Aug. 2-5.
You’ll feel the rumble of 3,000-horsepower engines as these powerboats race by at speeds nearing 200 miles per hour, creating rooster-tail water sprays on an ever-changing course that challenges racers with water and waves. The race is part of the thrilling summer race circuit staged by Super Boat International, North America’s top organization for the sport, and is expected to draw more than 25 powerboats this year. There’s plenty of activity away from the water too. The annual boat parade, a vintage car show, live bands, and vendors selling both food and race souvenirs are all on tap. Many of the events and admission to the race are free. Friday and Saturday evening, enjoy live entertainment on the Boardwalk in Washington Park.
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Michigan City & LaPorte, Northern Indiana