The Grosse Pointe Yacht Club is proud to host its 33rd Annual Great Lakes Boating Festival. With an unsurpassed reputation in Detroit's yachting community, the GPYC is known as the place to be for southeastern Michigan boaters. This makes it the perfect venue for exhibitors to showcase the latest yachts on the market along with marine products and services. Open to the public, the Boating Festival will feature a wide range of activities — vintage boats display and the Grosse Pointe Art Fair . We look forward to seeing you in May 2022.
May 2022 (date to come)
LATEST MODELS OF BOATS | MUSIC | STADIUM SAILING | FOOD |
FRIDAY NIGHT AUCTION & PARTY | GROSSE POINTE ART FAIR AND MUCH MORE!
**COVID-19 protocols will be required and followed by all Exhibitors and Visitors.**
The Spring Launch "Wheels & Keels" Party and Auction
Held outside in a spacious tent with a private pre-view of this year's boats.
(Date to come) 2022 — 6 pm until midnight
Visit the Party and Auction page
The Great Lakes Boating Festival and Summer Launch Auction and Party are
two major fund-raising events that support GPYNEF’s mission.

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Presented by
The Grosse Pointe Youth
Nautical Education Foundation
GPYNEF is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of amateur sailing. Each year the Foundation awards college scholarships, sponsors competitive sailing events, provides equipment and financial support to sailing programs, as well as, individual junior sailors and  community. For more information visit:
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Hosted by
The Grosse Pointe Yacht Club
788 Lakeshore Road
Grosse Pointe Shores, MI 48236
313 884-2500
2021 ACTIVITIES
Boat Show with
Marine Products and Services
Antique Car Display
Antique Outboard Motor Assoc. Display
Vintage Boats Display
Jet Skis and Water Toys
Steel Band
Remote Control Sailboats
Art Show
Grosse Pointe Art Fair Logo
2021 EVENT SCHEDULE


Summer Launch Party: Friday, May 21, 2021 — 6pm to midnight

Great Lakes Boating Festival and Art Fair: Saturday, May 22, 2021 — 12pm to 7pm

Great Lakes Boating Festival and Art Fair: Sunday, May 23, 2021 — 12pm to 5pm

Cash Raffle drawing: Sunday, May 23, 2021 — 5pm