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Great Lakes Grand Prix Blog

August 3-6, many of the world’s fastest and most powerful boats will return to La Porte County, speeding past spectators on Washington Park Beach at 150 miles per hour at the Great Lakes Grand Prix. The best viewing area on the five-mile Michigan City rectangular race course is at turn one on the Michigan City Lighthouse Pier. It’s part of the heart-pounding, fist-clenching Super Boat International Offshore Racing Series. Series events take place all around the country with the best-of-the-best vying to take home the title in the most competitive offshore powerboat racing competition.
Racers, team members and boat owners offer unique perspectives on what it’s like to ride on one of these mammoth watercrafts in the Dry Pits/Race Village. VIPs get even more one-on-one time with the competitors at the VIP parties, brunch and banquet. Spectators can get up close and personal with the mighty boats throughout the weekend. Keep the adrenaline pumping during the block party and Taste of Michigan City. Both parties are chocked full of great live entertainment, food and drinks. Spectators can cash in on extra fun with free parking and shuttle service from Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa to Washington Park.

HERE ARE THE CAN’T MISS HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 2017 EVENT:

THURSDAY, AUGUST 3

Ribbon cutting and VIP/Meet the Racers Party at 100 Washington Restaurant

SATURDAY, AUGUST 5

Vintage Car Show Boat Launching & Inspection Taste of Michigan City Boat Parade and Block Party

FRIDAY, AUGUST 4

Taste of Michigan City VIP/Meet the Racers Party at Washington Park Live Music

SUNDAY, AUGUST 6

Race Day Silent Auction VIP tented brunch Awards Banquet

Admission for the race, block party and Taste of Michigan City is free! VIP passes can be purchased at the Visit Michigan City LaPorte Visitor Center at 4073 South Franklin Street, Michigan City. http://michigancitysuperboat.com/course http://superboat.com/

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