Boats on the Boardwalk (Traverse City, Michigan)

The annual Boats on the Boardwalk is set along the tree-lined boardwalk of the Boardman River in beautiful Traverse City, come check out vintage boats of all sorts.

Some awards to be presented include: Best of Show, President’s Choice, People’s Choice, Committee Choice, Junior Craftsman Award (youth award), etc.

What:          35th annual Boats on the Boardwalk

When:         Saturday, August 05, 2023

Where:        Boardman River Boardwalk (202 E. Grandview Parkway, Traverse City, MI)

Time:          10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Cost:           Free for spectators 


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Boats on the Boardwalk (Traverse City, Michigan)

JobbieCrew’s Top Recommendations of Traverse City:

Discovery Cruises (13170 S.W. Bayshore Dr, Traverse City, MI) Explore the beautiful waters of Grand Traverse Bay on this 65-foot-long vessel with a 150 person capacity.

Mari Vineyard (8175 Center Rd) Possibly the best winery in the Traverse City area, an area which has over 40 wineries. Spectacular view of the bay, winery designed like an Italian villa, water fountain centerpiece surrounded by multi-colored flowers. Try the delicious Stuckfass Riesling (citrus resin-y).

7 Monks Taproom (128 S. Union St) Get the bacon jam burger. It comes with a cup of aioli, dip your burger in it. 7 Monks is primarily a beer bar but hidden deep underneath 7 Monks Taproom, is a speakeasy called the Low Bar. They have great cocktails and it’s a neat use of the space.

JS Hamburg (302 W. Front St) this circa 1938 diner has the best breakfast downtown. Try the Pine Street.

Filling Station Microbrewery (642 Railroad Place) cool old train depot turned into microbrewery. The platform is now a covered patio.

Mammoth Distillery (221 Garland Street) Live music, awesome servers, try the Bee’s Knees cocktail.

Brady’s Bar (401 S. Union) neighborhood bar that has been around since 1875! Try the awesome Mexican style hot wings (12 for $20). Oh hell yeah.

Rove Estate Winery (7007 E. Traverse Hwy) Sip wine from the beautiful vantage of the highest point on the Leelanau Peninsula at this 5th generation family-owned operation.

H&L Social (263 W. Grandview Pkwy) cool rooftop bar @ Hotel Indigo with great views of the bay.

Charles & Reid Pizza (113 E. State St) whimsical interior with good pizza pies.

Peegeo’s (525 High Lake St) about 15 mins SE of downtown is this little slice of outta the way Heaven. Try the Charbroiled Wings with a side of Mexican sauce, fuhgetaboutit, amazing. Nice and crispy and delicious. And the Jill’s Sicilian pizza, omfg, what a surprise.

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