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June 22-24, 2018

Boat racing returns to Lake Guntersville this summer! This weekend will feature the H1 Unlimiteds, the Grand Prix World hydros, stock outboard demos as well as a Wakeboard Exhibition with some of the top professional athletes competing in the industry today. Static displays, a boat show, food and fun including the appearance of one of the most famous boats in the history of the Unlimited Series — Miss Budweiser — will round out the festival.

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where to stay

CLICK HERE for the 2018 Guntersville Lake HydroFest event venue map. 

Tickets: 
Ticket prices for the Guntersville Lake HydroFest are as follows: 

  • Adult general admission: $20 per weekend pass

  • Children, ages 6-12 general admission: $10 per weekend pass (children age 5 and under will be free)

Pit Passes:

For those who want to get up close and personal to the racing boats and drivers, pit passes will be available for $20 per pass and include transportation to and from the pit area and a guided tour with history of Guntersville boat racing. No open-toed shoes are allowed in the pit area. 

Concert: 

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A concert featuring A Thousand Horses and Suzi Oravec will be held at the Lurleen B. Wallace pavilion on Saturday evening at 7:00 p.m. as part of the weekend festivities. Tickets for the concert can be purchased either separately or as an addition to the weekend pass for $5. Transportation to and from the concert will not be provided.

Personal Tent Spaces (SOLD OUT) 

Personal tent spaces for Guntersville Lake HydroFest are SOLD OUT.
Each space will be 15X15 ft. There are three tent space zones. Specators will be allowed to pick the zone where their personal tent space will be located. Click here to view tent space zones. Spectators will be allowed to set up personal tents from 3PM - 7PM on Thursday, June 21st. 
No tents or hard coolers will be allowed beginning Friday morning. All tents must be set up during the designated time on Thursday. No alcohol or grills are allowed. Overnight security will be provided. 

Parking information:

All parking for Guntersville Lake HydroFest spectators will be offsite with bus transportation running from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Recommended parking lots for pickup are listed below: 

Traveling 431 North from Birmingham/Gadsden/Anniston: 
Guntersville High School 
Bucky Howe Park 
Cherokee Elementary School 

Traveling 79 North from Birmingham:
Cherokee Elementary School

Traveling 431 South from Huntsville:
County Park 1
Conner's Island Industrial Park 
Guntersville City Harbor
Guntersville Downtown Parking Decks

Parking for Concert: 

If you are planning to attend both Guntersville Lake HydroFest and the Guntersville Lake HydroFest Concert on the Rocks, please see the recommended parking lots below. These lots are within walking distance of both the concert venue and the event venue. Transportation to and from these lots will not be provided. 

Guntersville Middle School
Civitan Park
Guntersville Farmers Market
Ogletree Park

Boat Viewing Information:

This will be very limited. Boats must be able to come under the Hwy 69 causeway bridge. Height is approximately 8 feet. Boats will be allowed under the bridge each morning from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. After 8, bridge access will close until noon. It will reopen from noon until 1:30 p.m. and boats will be able to move in and out of the desigated area. After 1:30 p.m., the bridge will close again until 5 p.m. These restrictions are required to insure the safety of the race course. 

No alcohol will be allowed to be brought inside the gates. Alcohol will be for sale inside the event venue. 

No grills, hard shell coolers, weapons, drones, pets, bicycles, hoverboards, or skatesboards are allowed inside the event venue. 

This is a rain or shine event! No refunds will be issued. 

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A special thanks to our sponsors! 

Champion Sponsors: 

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MC EDC            ELECTRIC BOARD

MCL LogoMarshall Co Gas 002       

Presenting Sponsors:

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       pilgrims logo    sanmina sci  NW Logo    GGAT logo

Heat Sponsors:

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Contributing Sponsors:

McDonald's          Lake Guntersville Yahct club       Wells Fargo Bank

supporting Sponsors:

Turner Construction           Sand Mountain Toyota        Oculus Deus 

A special thanks to our media partners! 

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Volunteers

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