June 22-24, 2018
Boat racing returns to Lake Guntersville this summer, bringing back one of the oldest and most popular tourism events held on the 69,000 acre reservoir. Don’t miss this exciting event featuring the Unlimited Series! Tickets are on sale now!
This weekend will feature other exciting water sports including the Grand Prix World hydros, stock outboard racing 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.
Click here for the 2018 Guntersville Lake HydroFest event venue map.
Click here to order 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)
Personal Tent Spaces:
Personal tent spaces are available for $50 per space. 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 secturity will be provided.
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.
A concert featuring A Thousand Horses and Suzi Oravec will be held at the Lurleen B. Wallace pavilion on Saturday evening 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.
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 and transportation to and from these lots will not be provided.
Guntersville Middle School
Guntersville Farmers Market
No alcohol, grills, 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.
A special thanks to our sponsors!
McDonald's Lake Guntersville Yacht Club Sand Mountain Toyota
A special thanks to our media partners!
Where To Stay
Marshall County offers a wide variety of lodging and accommodation options:
Please include your name, phone number, email and t-shirt size. * Volunteers will receive a t-shirt and FREE admission to the 2018 Guntersville Lake HydroFest