This will be a very busy weekend along the waterfront in the City of Dunkirk with many activities including the Offshore Grand Prix Boat Races, Air Show, Beach Bash in Wright Park and Music all weekend.
The Great Lakes Offshore Grand Prix:
Friday: Boat parade at 5PM. The parade will start on 6th Street and proceeding North on Central to the City Pier. Music in Memorial Park starting at 5:30PM
Saturday: Boat trial/test runs from Noon-4PM. Airshow 1:15PM. Music in Memorial Park starting at 5PM.
Sunday: Boat Race starting at Noon and running thru 4PM. Airshow during race intermission at 1:15PM. Music in Memorial Park starting at 5PM.
Beach Bash will be ongoing on City beaches during the weekend with sand sculptures.
Please be aware that traffic will be congested on Friday between 5PM and 6PM on Central Ave. for the boat parade and during the morning and afternoon on Saturday and Sunday there will be traffic congestion along the entire waterfront for the boat races. Many streets will be closed or have limited access and parking in the Lakefront Blvd and Pine Street areas and Point Drive North/Cedar Beach area. There will be heavy congestion in the areas of the City Pier, Lakeshore Drive and Clarion Hotel. There will be very limited access to the City Pier on Saturday and Sunday. We are urging everyone to pay attention to posted no parking signage, traffic cones and please follow the directions of Police Officers and Fire Police who will be directing and controlling traffic. We want everyone to enjoy the festivities but we will tag and tow vehicles that violate posted/coned off no parking areas as we have to keep streets open for public safety and emergency services access. Please check the City Website dunkirktoday.com for alternative parking areas, bus shuttles and more details regarding this weekend’s activities.
Thank you for your cooperation and we hope you enjoy the festivities along our waterfront this weekend.