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Friday & Saturday, July 7 and 8, 2023

The 20th annual Boyne Thunder Poker Run is on July 7 and 8, 2023. Our beautiful, national award-winning Boyne City looks forward to the speed, excitement, and thunder that are the legacy of this poker run on the shores of Lake Charlevoix and Lake Michigan. In the name of charity, we’ll showcase high-performance boats slicing through the waters on a breathtaking 150-mile excursion! 

Boyne City Main Street is proud to bring you Boyne Thunder 2023!

Boyne City Main Street is a grassroots, volunteer-driven program dedicated to the historic preservation and economic development of Boyne City’s downtown. Our goal is to provide events, programs and projects that will help sustain the historic integrity of our downtown, keep our community vibrant, and provide community members and welcomed visitors with unforgettable experiences within the beautiful backdrop of Lake Charlevoix and the hills of northern Michigan. 

The Boyne Thunder Poker Run is one of our key events.  This one-of-a-kind event welcomes power boaters and their families and crews from around the country to our downtown in support of local charities and our community.

Boyne Thunder Mission

  • To provide an exciting and unique boating event, offering something for everyone.
  • To raise money for local charities, supporting children with cancer and people with disabilities.
  • To promote our wonderful Boyne City and its surrounding areas.

Our event committee, dedicated to the mission, plans year-round, and along with hundreds of volunteers, local business support and suppliers, brings this event to life. Boyne Thunder speaks to the dedication and passion of our community.

Camp Quality and Challenge Mountain, our two local charities and extraordinary partners in this endeavor, are non-profit organizations that provide unforgettable experiences for the populations they serve.  Camp Quality is a free, year-round support program, including a summer camping experience, for children with cancer. Challenge Mountain is dedicated to enriching and improving lives for the mentally and physically challenged through outdoor recreation.

Since its 2004 inception, Boyne Thunder has raised and distributed over $1 million to the Camp Quality, Challenge Mountain, and Boyne City Main Street. We look forward to welcoming our friends, new and old, to Boyne Thunder 2023.

For more information about Boyne Thunder and Boyne City Main Street, contact mainstreet@boynecity.com or boynethunder@gmail.com