There are only two days left until the Suncoast Grand Prix Boat Race!
Only two days remain until the kickoff of the Silver Anniversary Super Boat Grand Prix Festival (formerly the Suncoast Offshore Grand Prix), June 27 through July 5.
This marks the 25th year Sarasota and her surrounding communities have hosted this prestigious professional racing event. As always, proceeds benefit local charities serving physically and mentally challenged children and adults.
Sarasota can boast being the longest running race site in the country and is one of the very few races that raise money for local charities. Since its inception, the event has raised over $14 Million. For details on the race and all of its events, please visit the Grand Prix Festival website.
Here is just a partial listing of events:
- Thursday, July 2
“The Friendliest Catch” Fishing Tournament for the Physically & Mentally Challenged
8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (Lunch and Awards Included For Participants)
1604 Ken Thompson Parkway, City Island, Sarasota (near Mote Marine)
Festival Parade of Boats
Main Street in Downtown Sarasota
(Begins at U.S. 301 to Gulfstream Avenue)
Start Time: 7 p.m.
- Friday, July 3
World Kilo Record Run
7 a.m. – Noon
Sarasota Bay – Just North of Centennial Park
- Saturday, July 4
Powerboats by the Bay
10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Centennial Park on 10th St., downtown Sarasota
- July 5
Annual Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix Boat Race
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Lido Beach (Between New Pass and Big Pass)
2 Heats at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. (Subject to Change)