AquaPalooza on Hiatus for 2017

The massive on-water party draws boaters and water-lovers of all kinds to the small town of Penetanguishene.

Unfortunately, Aquapalooza will not be taking place in Ontario this summer. From a press release put out by the organizers:

Updated status: 

Official as of June 16, 2017 Aquapolooza Georgian Bay will take a 1 year hiatus. A wonderful family friendly on water event free for all that takes place on Georgian Bay the 3rd Saturday in July for the past 15 years, Aquapalooza will take a “pause” this summer as organizers re-evaluate location, interest and cost. 

“I believe events such as Aquapolooza are important," said organizer Jeff Sinclair. “We have had amazing support from our partners Pride Marine Group, MD Marine Insurance, Pie Pizza, Town of Penetanguishene, Parkbridge Group and Foundation of Hope, not to mention all of the volunteers.” 

“It has not been an easy decision but we have decided to take a break and refocus. It does not mean we will do nothing this summer as we are organizing a Celebrate Henry’s Sansousi event July 28-29.” 

After 15 years of organizing Aquapolooza, “I made this decision with a mixed heart,” said Jeff. "But it's time to re-charge and re-fresh the batteries. Have a great summer and I’ll see you on the water... maybe even at Henry’s in Sansousi.” 

What is Aquapalooza?

Billed as the “ultimate summer boating event,” Aquapalooza is celebrated in dozens of locations across the United States, as well as internationally. From raft-ups to barbeques, musical performances, socials, games and giveaways, Aquapalooza is a lot of fun for the whole family.


Since its inception back in 2006, Aquapalooza events have taken on a life of their own. Created by Sea Ray Boats, they welcome power boaters, sailors, jet skiers, kayakers, canoeists and anyone else who wants to be there.  Any boat, any brand—everyone’s welcome.  

2016's event was hosted by Water on the Water and looked to be a real good time!

Aquapalooza 2016

Saturday, July 16th, Noon to 4pm

Penetanguishene Waterfront


2015's on-water party was held on July 18 at Papoose Bay, on the southern end of Beausoleil Island on Georgian Bay. Everyone enjoyed a fun day of playing on the water then winding down in the evening with dinner, dancing and live music! 

aqualpalooza georgian bay 2015

aquapalooza lunch

You can't beat a party in the water. Get your PWC, sailboat, speedboat, rowboat or whatever it is that moves you and head to Penetanguishene!

About Mike Jacobs

Mike is an avid Northern traveller, having spent years traversing its backroads, and visiting its remote lodges and fun cities by car, RV, motorcycle, and boat. There's always something new to discover in the North and Mike never shies away from the next great adventure. Mike is the chairman of the board for the Tourism Technology Company.

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