Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix Festival
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Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix Festival

June 24, 2017
to
July 4, 2017

Various locations

United States

The Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix Festival is a week-long surrounding the Fourth of July. Festival events include a golf classic, a car show, a festival kick-off party, a fishing tournament, a meet and greet with the drivers, a fan festival and the boat races. Festivities conclude with a bayfront fireworks spectacular. 

JUNE 28

GRAND PRIX COMEDY NIGHT

LOCATION: MCCURDY'S COMEDY THEATRE
EVENT TIMES: 5:30 p.m - 8:30 p.m
EVENT ADDRESS: 1923 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, Florida 34236
Tickets: $25
Includes Welcome Reception from 5:30pm-6:30pm During the reception each guest will receive one free drink ticket/complimentary food.
Show starts at 7:00pm
Featuring: Comedian John Carfi

JUNE 29

GRAND PRIX FESTIVAL KICKOFF PARTY

LOCATION: MICHAEL'S ON THE BAY AT SELBY GARDENS

EVENT TIMES: 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.

EVENT ADDRESS: 811 S Palm Avenue, Sarasota, Florida 34236
Dress: Island Casual

$150.00 Per Person

Open Bar
Food Stations
50/50 Raffle
Silent Auction

JUNE 30

MEET & GREET WHO'S IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT

LOCATION: HYATT REGENCY BALLROOM

EVENT TIMES: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

EVENT ADDRESS: 1000 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota, Florida 34236
Adults- $5.00 Donation/18 & Under - Free

Race teams will be signing autographs and handing out give-away items!

Bring the entire family!

"BOATS ON MAIN" DOWNTOWN BLOCK PARTY

LOCATION: MAIN STREET SARASOTA (From Orange Ave to Palm Ave)

EVENT TIMES: 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m

EVENT ADDRESS: Main Street, Sarasota, Florida 
Meet the race teams up close!

Powerboats displayed throughout downtown - A great photo opportunity for the entire family!

JULY 1

GRAND PRIX FAN FEST

LOCATION: Van Wezel Parking Lot

EVENT TIMES: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

EVENT ADDRESS: 1105 10th St, Sarasota, Florida 34236
See teams up close preparing to race
Watch the races LIVE from under a tent
Music - Food - Full Bar - Vendors
Miss Powerboat P1 Swimsuit Contest – 1 pm

MISS POWERBOAT P1 SWIMSUIT CONTEST

LOCATION: CENTENNIAL PARK

EVENT TIMES: 1:00 pm

EVENT ADDRESS: 1105 10th St, Sarasota, Florida 34236
If you are Interested in being a contestant in the Miss Powerboat P1 swimsuit contest head into GYM SRQ to apply

Address: 3530 Clark Rd, Sarasota, FL 34231

If you are from outside of the Sarasota area, you can still apply by calling GYM SRQ: (941) 348-6377

SUPERSTOCK AND AQUAX RACES (QUALIFYING)

LOCATION: LIDO BEACH

EVENT TIMES: 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

EVENT ADDRESS: 400 Benjamin Franklin Dr, Sarasota, Florida 34236
Lido Beach Best Viewing
(Free Admission/Open to the public)

VIP RACE VIEWING

LOCATION: SANDCASTLE RESORT AT LIDO BEACH

EVENT TIMES: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

EVENT ADDRESS: 1540 Benjamin Franklin Drive, Sarasota, Florida 34236
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

$100.00 Per Person

Complimentary Parking at South Lido Beach 
Free Trolley Shuttle to VIP Area (Shuttle starts at 8:30a.m and ends at 4:30p.m)
Free Welcome Gift

JULY 2

GRAND PRIX "FAN FEST"

LOCATION: CENTENNIAL PARK

EVENT TIMES: 10am-6pm

EVENT ADDRESS: 1105 10th St, Sarasota, Florida 34236
See teams up close preparing to race
Watch the races LIVE from under a tent
Music - Food - Full Bar - Vendors

POWERBOAT & AQUAX RACES

LOCATION: LIDO BEACH

EVENT TIMES: 9:15 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

EVENT ADDRESS: 400 Benjamin Franklin Dr, Sarasota, Florida 34236
Lido Beach Best Viewing 
(Free Admission/Open to the public)

9:15a.m.  - AquaX Pro Race 3

10:00a.m -  SuperStock Race 4

11:00a.m -  Sarasota Grand Prix Invitational Classes P1-3, P4-7

12:00p.m - Sarasota Grand Prix Invitational Classes - Cat Lite (Superstock), Super Vee Lite, Super Vee Lite Special Event

1:30p.m - Sarasota Grand Prix Invitational Classes - Super Vee, Extreme (Super Unlimited), Extreme Limited (Super Unlimited)

2:45p.m - Sarasota Grand Prix Invitational Class - Super Cat (750)

VIP RACE VIEWING

LOCATION: SANDCASTLE RESORT AT LIDO BEACH

EVENT TIMES: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

EVENT ADDRESS: 1540 Benjamin Franklin Drive, Sarasota, Florida 34236
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

$100.00 Per Person

Complimentary Parking at South Lido Beach
Free Shuttle to VIP Area (Shuttle starts at 8:30a.m and ends at 4:30p.m)
Free Welcome Gift

JULY 4

BAYFRONT FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR

LOCATION: ISLAND PARK

EVENT TIMES: 9:00 p.m.

EVENT ADDRESS: 5 Island Park Dr, Sarasota, Florida 34236
Come watch the Fireworks and celebrate the 4th of July with us! 

There will be plenty of available seating all throughout Island park along the Bayfront!

Proceeds of the event go to Suncoast Charities for Children, enhancing the lives of about 8,000 children, teens and adults with special needs and their families.