Belle Isle Boat Show

August 6, 2017: Belle Isle

Belle Isle Boat Show at the historic 1902 Detroit Boat Club which is currently under restoration. 10AM – 4PM. Antique and classic boats, rowing race between Detroit and Canada teams, Field of Dreams. Contact: Tim O’Brien 586-978-7105

TRAFFIC ALERT for the Belle Isle Boat Show on Sunday August 6, 2017.

For those of you planning to join us for the FIRST EVER Belle Isle Boat Show, please note this traffic alert. Exits to I-94 from I-75 will be CLOSED from Friday through Tuesday. There are still MANY ways for you to get home!


10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.: Boat Show

10:00 A.M.: Mayor's Cup Rowing Race between the Detroit Boat Club Crew and the Canadian team. Boats will race from the Detroit Yacht Club to the Detroit Boat Club

10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.: Belle Isle Family Fun Passport (more info below)


The Michigan Chapter is teaming up with the Friends of Detroit Rowing to host a boat show at the historic 1902 Detroit Boat Club building on Belle Isle, currently under restoration. The public will have the opportunity to enjoy the day viewing antique and classic boats, as well as watching a rowing race between the Detroit and Canadian rowing teams.

The Detroit Boat Club will open for tours displaying many interesting items, including pictures of rowing activity from past years, and the building’s stunning woodwork. There will be picnic grounds with a spectacular water view. Picnic food will also be available.

Boat docks have recently been redone. Dockage will be available for boats coming by water, and there will be a large land display of antique and classic boats located in front of the DBC building for all visitors to see and partake in the events. Of special interest, there will be a Field of Dreams with boats for sale. Awards will be given at 3pm for the following three categories: President's Award, People's Choice, and Oldest Boat.

Pick up your "Belle Isle Family Fun Passport" from the Detroit Boat Club beginning at 10AM. Continue the journey around Belle Isle to witness the revitalization efforts of the DNR. Make a stop at The Dossin Museum, the Aquarium, the Nature Zoo, and/or the Conservatory. Each visit will garner a stamp in your passport. Submit your passport for review at the Detroit Boat Club and earn a special prize. Families may participate in a hands on miniature wood boat building craft and wooden boat race. Belle Isle Family Fun Passport Fee is $5/person or $15/group of four. This fee includes: Belle Isle Family Fun Passport, all activities, picnic lunch, and prize. *First 200 people*

A flyer will be mailed with additional details including a registration form.

If you have questions, contact Tim O’Brien at 586‐978‐7105.