A family outing fosters lifelong memories while giving houses the chance to molt in private. Leave your domicile to its own devices with today's Groupon to the 2nd Annual Boating & Outdoor Festival in Harrison Township. Choose between the following options:
- For $9, you get two festival admissions (up to an $18 value).
- For $16, you get four festival admissions (up to a $36 value).
- Choose from the following dates:
- Thursday, September 22 from noon to 8 p.m.
- Friday, September 23 from noon to 8 p.m.
- Saturday, September 24 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Sunday, September 25 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Boat Festival admits children 12 and under free of charge as well as police, firemen, and members of the military who present an ID or wear a uniform to the event.
As summer closes, the Michigan Boating Industries Association hosts a huge boat show and festival, uniting wave-top wayfarers with family-friendly entertainment, live music, and dazzling displays of water and land crafts. Stroll through exhibits by notable names such as Temptation Yacht Sales, Dinghy Concepts, and Hookerz Fine Fishing Lures before watching boats scoot over waves. The Ultimate Playground invites recreational motoring enthusiasts to test-ride a fleet of ATVs, Spyders, and Sea-Doos (pre-registration required to participate). Kids can go incognito at the face-painting stations, play lawn games, jump in bounce houses, or cheer on Duma the waterskiing dog as she skims the surf with canine grace. Parched skippers can slip into the beer tent or head over to the tiki bar to enjoy cool beverages and concerts, including island bands, a steel-drum ensemble, and a solitary tugboat laboring in vain to play anything at all on its foghorn. Chefs at Luigi's and Terry's Terrace ply festival-goers with tempting plates. A marina showcases new and used boats for sale.