Waterfront Weekend is back in Erie, PA with even more exciting water sports on Erie's bayfront!
The 2017 Flyboard National Tour will stop in Erie, hosting HydroFlight competitions on Presque Isle Bay Saturday, June 24, and Sunday, June 25. The event, which is making only three stops in North America on its 2017 tour, will add to the already-popular Erie Poker Run, a go-fast powerboat event, held in Erie for the third year beginning Friday, June 23.
Spectator admission to both events is free - so get to the Sheraton Erie Bayfront hotel at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 24 to watch the powerboats depart for the Erie Poker Run, and stick around for the Flyboard National Tour!
The weekend will kick off with an Erie Downtown Block Party on Thursday, June 22! Join us on Erie's Bayfront for live bands, local vendors, food, beer, and fun! Partial proceeds from Erie Downtown Block Parties benefit the new Care About Revitalizing Erie (CARE) Fund.
ABOUT THE 2017 FLYBOARD NATIONAL TOUR:
Host Hotel: Courtyard Erie Bayfront Hotel (click here for reservations)!
HydroFlight uses the power of water to send a rider through the air at extreme speeds and soaring heights. A hose is installed into each participants' personal watercraft (PWC), making all of the water power that it would use to move to be re-routed to a jetpack strapped to the rider. The flyer uses the power of the jet stream to perform intricate stunts and maneuvers. Check out video from the 2016 Flyboard World Cup Championship for a glimpse of what's to come:
Saturday, June 24 -
9:15 a.m. - Practice Begins
Amateur competition to begin following practice
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Pro Show
Amateur competition continues following the Pro Show
8:30 p.m. Night Show
Sunday, June 25 -
9:15 a.m. - Amateur Competition
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Pro Show
Awards following Sunday Pro Show
Where to watch:
Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel Patio, Dobbins Landing, Bayfront Convention Center Sidewalk (Click here for a map!)
ABOUT THE ERIE POKER RUN:
Host Hotel: Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel (click here for reservations!)
The Erie Poker Run is back for its third year in Erie, PA! Up to 60 powerboats will gather at Wolverine Park Marina and the Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel for three days of high-speed, high-power action on Presque Isle Bay and Lake Erie.
Schedule and Viewing Locations
Friday, June 23
Boats arrive and on display (Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel, Wolverine Park Marina)
Saturday, June 24
10:00 a.m. - Boats Depart Marina (Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel, Bayfront Convention Center)
10:30 a.m. - Boats Depart Channel (North Pier, Lampe)
10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - Card Stop #1 (Outside Barcelona Harbor)
11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. - Card Stop #2 and Lunch (Dunkirk Harbor)
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Boats on Display at Chadwick Bay Marina, Dunkirk
2:00 p.m. - Boats depart Dunkirk
2:15 p.m. -2:30 p.m. - Card Stop #3 (Sunset Bay Beach Club, Irving, NY)
3:00 p.m. – Boats depart Irving
3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. – Card Stop #4 (Rum Runners, Erie, PA)
4:00 p.m. – Boats return to Wolverine Marina, Erie, PA
For more information on the Erie Poker Run, click here.
Public parking will be available in several locations in close proximity to the event site. Spectator parking will not be reserved for this event. Dobbins Landing will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning Friday, June 23 until 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 25. Please reference the parking map below for more details.