The Great Lakes Boating Festival (GLBF) begins its 34th year to provide a great venue for the Marine industry and boaters everywhere. The GLBF is managed by the Michigan Boating Industries Association. The festival includes displays of new boats, antique cars and other interesting displays. The event begins with the Summer Breeze Party and Auction Friday night and concludes the two day boat show and entertainment on Sunday 5pm. See the event flyer below.
Funds raised at the Summer Breeze event are used to sponsor and support youth nautical education and competitive events through out our community. In 2019, fourteen Youth Nautical Eduation Foundation (formally Grosse Pointe Youth Nautical Eduation Foundation) applicants were awarded a $1,500 college scholarship. Beginning in 2020 the scholarships given are $2,000. Since its inception in 2012, there has been a total of 114 YNEF scholarships awarded. Twelve of those scholarships have been funded in perpetuity.
The popular Summer Breeze Party and Auction as well as the Festival, are open to the public. For more information on the Foundation and potential donations can be found on their website www.ynef.org