A signature Boyne City Main Street event, the 16th Annual Boyne Thunder Poker Run takes place on July 12 and 13, 2019. Boyne Thunder is a rare treat where everyone can enjoy an impressive display of high performance boats, both on land Friday evening at the largest Stroll the Streets of the summer and all day Saturday in the water for the poker run. This unique boating event showcases high performance boats, roaring through the waters of Lake Charlevoix and Lake Michigan on a breathtaking 150-mile excursion to get the best poker hand. Lakeside viewing of the parade lap of these beautiful boats starts at approximately 10 am Saturday in Boyne City. For the registered captains and crew members, the day includes card stops in Elk Rapids, Northport, Bay Harbor, Harbor Springs and Horton Bay, with a stop for lunch in Charlevoix.
The event draws hundreds of participating boaters and thousands of spectators with proceeds benefiting Camp Quality, Challenge Mountain and the Boyne City Main Street Program.