Lightning Speed: 2016 Quake on the Lake

It’s all about speed. Their light weight allows them to glide across the lake’s surface as if it were glass.

Boats, that race to speeds of up to 105 miles per hour, will roar across Pontiac Lake in Waterford again this year for Oakland County’s 17th annual Quake on the Lake from July 22-24th.

Grand Prix drivers from across the country will race across Pontiac Lake in Inboard Hydroplane boats, competing for a spot in the record books. In fact, Quake on the Lake holds 21 American Power Boat Association (APBA) records for speed in five different racing classes. This recognition makes Quake on the Lake one of the fastest one-mile race courses in the country.

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2016 Fire & Ice Festival

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The Fire & Ice Festival, running January 22-24, is one of the premier Oakland County quality of life events that brings entertainment to residents and visitors. In its 9th year, the festival expects to draw more than 40,000 visitors to Downtown Rochester, and surrounding areas. There are events for the entire family including sledding, ice skating, live musical performance, Chill at the Mills 5K and more. Continue reading