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2021 Bay Harbor Vintage Car and Boat Festival Cancelled

The Board of Directors of the Bay Harbor Foundation regrets to announce that the 2021 Bay Harbor Vintage Car and Boat Festival has been cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Until recently, we continued to plan to host the Festival as scheduled. However, as the pandemic has progressed it has become clear that we cannot proceed with the Festival in a way that would protect the health and safety of our exhibitors, spectators, volunteers, and community.

This is a sad time for us not only because we love to see our wonderful exhibitors and their families, but also because our fundraising events are the primary source of support for our annual grant awards to area nonprofits and the operations of the Foundation. If you were planning to attend the Festival, please consider making a donation to the Bay Harbor Foundation. Your gift will allow us to continue our work to serve the immediate needs of the Little Traverse Bay Community during this crisis.

Thank you so very much for all of your support. If you have any questions, or wish to make a donation, please contact us by mail at 750 Bay Harbor Drive, Bay Harbor, MI 49770, or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Members of our expert Panel of Judges review the selection of boats before the Parade of Cars.

The Bay Harbor Vintage Car and Boat Festival kicks off the summer in Bay Harbor on the weekend after Father's Day with a fantastic collection of classic cars and wooden boats. The highlight of Vintage Weekend is the Parade of Vintage Cars and Display of Vintage Boats, which takes place on Saturday at 10:00 am, followed by the awards ceremony at 2:30 pm.

This exciting exhibition is free to spectators. Thousands of people, both locals and visitors from across the Midwest, bring their families to this elegant gathering of vintage cars and wooden boats.  It is an exciting opportunity to see these one-of-a-kind examples of engineering and art, and for our exhibitors enjoy the chance to show their prized cars and watercraft.

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