How to make the most out of HydroFest at Lake Guntersville, June 26-27


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Catch all the excitement at HydroFest. Photo via Lake Guntersville

Whether you’re a water sports fanatic or just want a weekend by the water, HydroFest is returning to Lake Guntersville and it is the place to be from June 26-27. Keep reading for your guide to making the most of it.

What is HydroFest?

HydroFest is an extravaganza of extreme water sports and the only one of its kind in Alabama. With boats racing at speeds up to 200MPH, it’s exhilarating to watch. 

There are a couple of big races at HydroFest for spectators to enjoy, such as the H1 Unlimited, which features the fastest boats on the water that reach up to 200MPH and the Powerboat Nationals race with boats going up to 130MPH battling it out for the number one title. Other races at HydroFest that are always fun to watch include a jet ski event on a slalom-style course. 

While the races are breathtaking, spectators don’t need to exert a lot of effort to enjoy HydroFest. You can relax in a lawn chair by the water, or rent a personal tent space to watch the boats go by in style. With so many exciting races to watch and lots of space to relax while you do it, HydroFest is fun for the entire family. 

Personal tent spaces range from $50-$75 for pop-up tent spaces (BYOTent). 

Ready for a weekend filled with equal parts excitement and relaxation? Get your tickets to HydroFest today.

Get Your Grub on at these Local Favorites 😋

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My mouth is already watering at this meal from The Boat House. Photo via Lake Guntersville

While you’re at HydroFest, there are plenty of food options to enjoy. During the event, you can grab some grub from one of 13 food trucks with options ranging from barbecue to classic Southern cooking to sno cones. 

After the event, Lake Guntersville has plenty of places to get a full sit-down meal and enjoy local music. Nothing beats ending a fun day by the water with some great food. 

Here’s just a few spots to dine at after HydroFest:

Wake Up With a View of the Great Outdoors 🤩

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A cozy cabin in the woods seems like the perfect way to spend a weekend. Photo via Lake Guntersville

For Birminghamians heading up to Lake Guntersville to catch HydroFest in action, you’re going to need a place to stay the night(s). Thankfully, Lake Guntersville has plenty of lodging options to fit everyone.

  • Cabins
  • Hotels
  • Camping lots
  • Vacation rentals

Get Ready for Endless Fun in the Sun ☀️

HydroFest is a tough to beat when it comes to summer fun. With super speed boats swerving by on the water, excellent local food, live music at nearby restaurants and more, it’s a great event for the whole family to enjoy. 

Check out the ticket options below: 

  • Regular one day pass – $15
    • Includes one ticket for one day
  • Regular weekend pass – $20
    • Includes tickets for both event days
  • Ultimate weekend pass – $30
    • Includes two-day event admission and free transportation to see the boats, plus a commemorative program

Ready for one of the best weekends on the water this summer? Get your HydroFest tickets today

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