Muskegon Powerboat Weekend
July 15–17, 2018
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 15, 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 5,000 people! A beer tent, lots of food, and a live band will be present, and this will be an event you won't want to miss!
Saturday Poker Run and Surrounding Events
10:30-11:30am - - Mandatory Captain's Meeting at the Mart Dock Party Cove
Details, poker run stops, safety information, and more will be discussed. This meeting is mandatory for all captains to participate.
12:30pm-2:30pm - - West Michigan Offshore Poker Run
A 65-mile poker run with stops in White Hall at White Hall Landing Marina, in Grand Haven just outside of North Shore Marina, and several in Muskegon Lake. Beginning with a staggered start, boats will participate in the 'parade of power,' as numerous spectators watch the boats head out the channel, following the Port City Princess. 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 full route.
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.
5:30pm-11:00pm - - Muskegon Powerboat Weekend Celebration and After-Party
An after-party will take place at the Shoreline Inn, 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.
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 in March or April of 2018.
West Michigan Offshore is welcoming to all boats, regardless of size, make, or top speed.