Get in on the Action

Spectator Schedule of Events

Not a part of the poker run? No problem! Join the action as a spectator and immerse yourself in an electrifying weekend! From the vibrant Stroll the Streets event on Friday night to the exhilarating boat parade and prime viewing spots on Saturday, get ready for a high-octane experience like no other. Here’s all the information you need to be a part of the Boyne Thunder festivities!

Plan Your Weekend

FRIDAY, JULY 11 2025

  • 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm Stroll the Streets in Boyne City
  • 7:30 pm Movie: Finding Nemo Downtown Boyne City


  • 8:00 am – 12:00 pm Pancake Breakfast at the Firehouse – donations accepted
  • 10:15 am – 10:45 am Boat Parade Laps, Boyne City (approximate times)
  • 11:30 am Boyne Thunder Champagne Cruise
    Contact Jeff Wellman¬†@properties Christie’s International Real Estate
    Office: 231-881-9400 Cell: 231-675-9892
    Join us for a beautiful day on Lake Charlevoix at the last Boyne Thunder card stop aboard a top notch vessel enjoying appetizers & beverages from local establishments.
    Cost: Donation of $200.00
  • Noon – 1:30 pm Lunch in Charlevoix at the Charlevoix City Marina
  • 1:35 pm Boats depart Charlevoix
  • 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm Boaters turn in cards in Boyne City
Learn About Boyne Thunder

Boyne Thunder Route

The route winds its way through beautiful Lake Charlevoix, out to Lake Michigan and Grand Traverse Bay, then all the way up to Little Traverse Bay, Harbor Springs, and back to Boyne City for the finish.

Start / Boyne City
1 / Elk Rapids
2 / Northport
3 / Bay Harbor
4 / Harbor Springs
5 / Horton Bay
End / Boyne City

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Recommended Viewing Locations

  • Open Space (across from Family Fare)
  • Sunset Park
  • Peninsula Beach
  • Tannery Beach
  • Young State Park
  • Walkways at Pine River Channel and Bridge Park
  • South Pier Lighthouse
  • Michigan Beach Park
  • Area around Charlevoix Marina
  • Mt. McSauba Beach

Public Marina

  • Marina Park
  • Haserot Park

East Park (US31 South of Petoskey)

Marina Area

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Times & Locations

BOYNE CITY: Friday 9 am – 9 pm
& Saturday 9 am – 12 pm

POKER RUN VILLAGE CHARLEVOIX: Saturday 10 am – 2 pm near the tent on Bridge Street