Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix

Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix

Crowd on Lido Beach for the Super Boat Grand Prix in SarasotaHeld for more than three decades in the waters off of Sarasota, the annual boat races on the Gulf of Mexico (formerly known as the Suncoast Offshore) returns to Sarasota in July as part of a series of boat racing events. Sarasota's events are scheduled for June 25th - July 4th, 2016 to benefit the Suncoast Charities for Children. Volunteer Hot Line: (941) 487-7904 x103. Events to take place in Sarasota include  concerts, powerboat displays and more.

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.

2022 Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix Events

Saturday June 24:
Golf tournament kickoff for the Sarasota Powerboat Grand PrixGolf Classic

6th Annual 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:

"Waves & Wheels" Party

Robarts Arena
6 p.m. until 10 p.m.
$100 pp - Live Music - Casual Attire
Food Stations - Open Bar - Raffle Prizes - Casino Style Gaming Tables
Event Flyer

Events Cont.

Wednesday  June 29:

"The Friendliest Catch" Fishing Tournament

(Invitation Only Private Event)

Saturday July 2:

Superstock & Aqua X Races

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Race Viewing Lido Beach

VIP Race Viewing at Lido Beach*

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
*Ticketed Event

Sunday July 3:

Powerboat, Aqua X, Superstock Races

Suncoast Powerboat Grand Prix at Lido BeachGulf of Mexico Viewing from Lido Beach.

  • 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.