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Hydrofest on Lake Guntersville

Competition or Sporting Event

Due to the impact of COVID-19 on our nation, we have made the tough decision to cancel Guntersville Lake HydroFest 2020. We will miss hosting this exciting weekend of racing on the lake, but we are already looking forward to next summer. We hope you will mark your calendars for June 26-27, 2021 and join us for the Race for the Southern Cup.

We appreciate our committee's hard work and we will continue to plan next year's event. We are thankful to our sponsors who are staying with us, already committed to 2021, and the racing organizations - H1 Unlimited and Powerboat Nationals - who are supporting our decision. All those involved understand the financial challenges and the travel restrictions have all but halted our planning process.

If you have already purchased a ticket for 2020, those refunds will begin today. Please be patient with us as it will take several days to issue all refunds.

We want all of our supporters from across our nation to have the opportunity to come and enjoy the weekend - stress free and healthy! So, stay well and stay positive. And, join us for 2021 Guntersville Lake HydroFest - an extreme event on the South's Fastest Water!

Provided by the Marshall County CVB

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.

Participation Requirements (if any)

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.

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


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)

Tickets for the concert can be purchased either separately or as an addition to the weekend pass for $5.

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.