Even though the Powerboat Grand Prix race is only two days, there is more than a week of events leading up to the races, including the 4th of July fireworks in downtown Sarasota.
If you're coming to Lido Beach for the boat races, be sure to get there early. The parking lots at the beach fill up before 8am on Boat Race Day. There is plenty of parking at St. Armands Circle and the side streets near the beach and it's only a short walk to Lido Beach for the Powerboat Grand Prix Race from there. Look for parking restrictions and fees on St. Armands Circle.
Per City of Sarasota ordinance, Lido Beach is closed from 11:00 p.m. until Sunrise. The Sarasota Police Department will not allow access to Lido Beach before sunrise and no personal property may be left out on the beach overnight.
Take the Bay Runner Trolley from downtown Sarasota.
Bob Rizi Memorial Golf Classic (Sold Out)
Meadows Country Club
Registration & Check In and Breakfast 7:30 a.m. / Shotgun Start 9:00 a.m.
Foursome - $800
Hole Sponsorship Only $150
Scramble Format - Includes Lunch and Awards Presentation
Tuesday July 9:
6 p.m. until 10 p.m.
$100 pp - Live Music - Casual Attire
Food Stations - Open Bar - Raffle Prizes - Casino Style Gaming Tables
Wednesday June 29:
(Invitation Only Private Event)
Saturday July 2:
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Race Viewing Lido Beach
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday July 3:
Gulf of Mexico Viewing from Lido Beach.