34th Annual Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix Packed Full of Events

As the historic race site prepares to celebrate 34 years of racing history June 23-July 4, it continues to offer over a dozen exciting events the entire family can enjoy. Events include a golf classic, car show, boat and personal watercraft fun run, kickoff party, meet & greet reception with race teams, a motorcycle coastal cruise for charity, fireworks, comedy night and more.

New this year is a “Boats By The Bay” Party In The Pits scheduled for Friday evening (June 29). The event will feature live music, the crowning of Miss Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix, and an opportunity meet the race teams and see the boats up close. This event will be followed by a two day “Fan Fest” (June 30 – July 1). All three events offer free admission. Race fans attending the Fan Festival will be able to sit under a large tent watching race boats get placed into the water, listen to live music, enjoy vendors, great food, and a full bar. They will also be able to watch a livestream of all the racing action from the comfort of their chairs located under a large tent.

Powerboat P1 is the sanctioning organization for the races. Close to 40 powerboat race teams and over 25 AquaX racers are expected to battle it out for the checkered flag.

CBS Sports will feature a one hour post event special of Sarasota’s Grand Prix Race airing on Sunday, July 22, at 4 pm. The program will air in all 50 states with a reach of 65 Million households. In addition to this, a one hour program featuring personal watercraft AquaX races, as well as a thirty minute program featuring the P1 SuperStock Class (28’one-design, open canopy race boats), will be aired post-event on Fox Sports Florida.

For more information and updates visit sarasotapowerboatgrandprix.org