This weekend will kick off AquaPalooza, a series of on-water celebrations held during the last two weekends in July at more than 100 locations around the world.
Created by Sea Ray Boats, the event is free and features live music.
Russo Marine will host its ninth AquaPalooza event on Saturday and is expecting more than 400 boats in Boston, said owner Larry Russo.
“Three live rock and blues bands provide the soundtrack for an all-day concert from a cruise boat anchored in the middle of the fleet,” Russo told Trade Only Today.
Lake of the Ozarks will also host its big event on Saturday, drawing thousands of boats and featuring a lineup of ’80s tribute bands. The event is touted by Missouri’s tourism website as the “the largest family-friendly boating event at the Lake of the Ozarks.” Lake Expo called it one of the region’s most popular events.
"There is nothing else like this at the lake," Tim Jacobsen, executive director of the Lake of the Ozarks Convention and Visitor Bureau, told the publication. "It's a really cool event at a great venue and it's totally free to come watch the different bands. It's awesome to see how many people come out to enjoy AquaPalooza."
Here’s some video footage of Lake St. Clair last year in the location hosted by Colony Marine, UAW Chrysler, Crest Pontoons, Bud Light, NASH FM, WDVD FM, and Tonic LLC. More than 7,000 boats attended the location.
This year it will take place from noon to 7 p.m. off the shores of Belle Maer Harbor on Lake St. Clair on Saturday and Sunday next weekend and will feature country and rock bands.
Alan Jackson played last year at Lake Martin. (This link shows the entire concert.)
MarineMax Sarasota will hold its event on Saturday at Jewfish Key from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.