Hero vs. villain themed boat bash sets sail near Grand Rapids July 20th

“Everybody look at me ‘cause I’m sailing on a boat”

That’s right… it’s time for JCI Michigan’s annual Boat Bash!

This year, JCI Michigan has added a twisted theme to their annual event: Heroes vs. Villains.  Will you be the good guy who saves the damsel in distress from falling off the boat (cue the scene in Titanic where Jack is rushing to save Rose from jumping off the bow of the boat)?  Or will you be the bad guy trying to destroy the ship after stealing the diamonds (cue Willem Dafoe in Speed 2 laughing menacingly as he flees the ship just as it’s about to hit an oil tanker)?  Or will you channel your inner child and become Iron Man, Wonder Woman, Darth Vader or Harley Quinn?  The possibilities are endless…

Costumes are encouraged, but acting on the storylines from your favorite movies are definitely not.  (That means keeping your diabolical plans and your phasors at home friends, and please do not attempt any of your own stunts!)  That doesn’t mean you can’t still have fun!

Michael G. Scott once said, “Sometimes you have to just…be the boss of dancing,” and what better place to show people who’s boss than on a boat with a group of your friends and a badass live band?!  Detroit’sThe Unusual Suspects, a local cover band playing hits from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, will be on board to keep you movin’ and groovin’.  Want to spice things up a little bit?  Villains challenge your so-called Heroes to a dance off and see who the real victor is!

If you’re feeling hungry, then look no further and check-out the gourmet Hot Dog bar being catered by Grand Rapids’ own Yesterdog! Yesterdog has been serving delicious hot dogs since 1976 and is sure to satisfy anyone’s food cravings.  Be sure to leave room for the tasty drinks on board the boat as well, because your ticket to the event gives you drink tickets too!

It’s time to get your “swim trunks and flippie-floppies”and join JCI Michigan on the most EPIC Boat Bash of all time!


JCI Michigan’s Heroes vs. Villains Boat Bash will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 5:30pm – 9pm.  The Grand Lady Riverboat leaves the dock promptly at 6:00pm.

The Grand Lady Riverboat is located at 825 Taylor St., Jenison, Michigan 49428.

Tickets are available at: jcimi.org/boatbash19

Early Bird Pricing (Sales end June 30):

  • Members of JCI Michigan: $35/ticket
  • Non-Members: $40/ticket

Regular Pricing (After June 30):

  • Members of JCI Michigan: $40/ticket
  • Non-Members: $45/ticket

Ticket includes: Two drink tickets, gourmet Hot Dog bar from Yesterdog, and The Unusual Suspects Live Band

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