Muskegon Powerboat Weekend
June 13–16, 2019
Stay tuned mid January for Registration Info
The Muskegon Powerboat Weekend offers the club's only poker AND the club's only street party. Attracting around 100 boats from all over the midwest for the last few years, the event is held along the beautiful shores of Muskegon Lake. No matter if you're running a million dollar cat or a $10,000 v-bottom, the MPW's flexible events and Saturday run are accommodating to all. Please see below for more information.
Schedule of Events
Friday Street Party: JUNE 14, 4:00-10:00PM
The area's only offshore street party will take place in downtown Muskegon as part of the Taste of Muskegon Festival, with more than a dozen of West Michigan's hottest boats on display! High-dollar cats on tilts, Cigarettes, Outerlimits, and many other boats will be the centerpiece of an event that last year attracted more than 9,000 people! A beer tent, lots of food, and live bands will be present, and this will be an event you won't want to miss!
Poker Run and Surrounding Events: Saturday, June 15
10:30-11:30am - - Mandatory Captain's Meeting at the LST393
Details, poker run stops, safety information, and more will be discussed. This meeting is mandatory for all captains to participate.
11:30pm-11:45pm - - Gathering of the Fleet
Boats will meet on the Water at the East side of Muskegon Lake near the Shoreline Inn. Wait for the flagged pace boats to take off.
12:00pm - - Warm-up Run
Follow the pace boats down Muskegon Lake to the Lake Michigan Channel area.
12:15pm - - Parade of Power
With over 100 boats heading towards Lake Michigan through the channel, the Parade of Power is special, as captains and spectators feel the rush of all involved. You don’t want to miss this.
12:30pm-2:30pm - - West Michigan Offshore Poker Run
A 65-mile poker run with stops in White Lake and in Grand Haven near the Musical Fountain. Boats will mill in ability groups outside the channel in Lake Michigan. This poker run is perfect for the big boats to get some serious run time in, and equally as flexible for captains with smaller boats that would rather run only a portion of the route.
2:00pm-4:00pm - - Muskegon Poker Run Stops Open
Visit 3 historical ships (USS Silversides, LST393 and PBR 1731) and receive your poker chips allowing you to draw cards at the celebration party Saturday evening.
2:30pm-5:00pm - - Boat Raft Up Party at Muskegon Lake Dunes Area
Hangout with other offshore boaters at an offshore raft up party, grab some food at Dockers, The LakeHouse, or the Muskegon Yacht Club (open to the public this weekend only), or make your own plans.
6:30pm-11:00pm - - Muskegon Powerboat Weekend Celebration and After-Party - Poker Hands Drawn 6:30pm-8PM
An after-party will take place at the banquet room of The Lakehouse Waterfront Grille, which is only a short walk from the Party Cove. A delicious dinner will be served by the Lakehouse Waterfront Grille at 7:00pm, a cash bar will be available, and an award ceremony will take place. If you're a WMO member but aren't doing the poker run, you're still welcome to join us for dinner.
Sunday Funday: Sunday, JUNE 16
11:30 - - Dockers Fish House Gathering
Join other MPW boaters for some good food and drinks.
ALL Day - - Fun along the Gold Coast of West Michigan
Meet boaters and take a run, and enjoy.
Although West Michigan Offshore is not actively organizing docking and overnight accommodations, we have arranged a list of several nearby marinas that are welcoming to participants in the event. Click HERE for more information.
Members are welcome to leave their boats at the Mart Dock Party Cove overnight at no charge.
All captains MUST be a member of West Michigan Offshore and MUST register their boat in order to participate. Further, ALL guests must be registered. Registration will open on March 15 at 8am.
West Michigan Offshore is welcoming to all boats, regardless of size, make, or top speed.