A Race to Save Great Salt Lake

After a five-year hiatus because of low lake level’s, the Great Salt Lake Yacht Club and Grow the Flow are hosting a community event called Sailfest on June 15th. This free, day-long festival will include live music, booths, and a sailboat regatta to bring attention and resources to the race to restore Great Salt Lake.

This event is appropriate for all ages, and we hope you invite your friends, family, and frenemies!

When: June 15th, 2024, 10am-dusk (main activities from 12-4pm)

Where: The Marina at Great Salt Lake

What: A sailboat race and festival featuring free fun for all ages

Festivities Schedule

10am – Entrance opens to event

11am – Cardboard Boat Race (must bring your own cardboard boat)

 2pm – Sailing Regatta

4:30pm – Opportunity Drawing

6pm – Dinner and Awards Ceremony

Sunset – Sailfest Bonfire


Planned Activities

Most activities will be available between 12-4pm

NOTE: There will be limited free parking at Great Salt Lake State Park for the sailors, sponsors, and event partners. Overflow parking will be located at Saltair down the road and we will be running a free shuttle every 15-20 minutes throughout the day.

Goals of the Event

Bring people to the shores of the Great Salt Lake – What better way to raise awareness than to show people the actual, physical state of the Great Salt Lake?

Foster unity among different groups of Utahns – Bringing people together in the same space will raise morale in the state and enrich relationships.

Raise money for the Great Salt LakeMoney raised will go directly to aiding Great Salt Lake’s rescue.

Fun! – We want families from all over Utah to gather at the lake, watch the race, and have fun. We are also bringing in a variety of vendors to add to the festivities, including food trucks, a band, giveaways–there will even be a cardboard boat race for any attendees!

Register today to be entered into our prize drawing

Opportunity Drawing includes:  ski passes, spa treatments, sailing lessons, a fly-fishing trip, and more!!


 Thank you to our Sailfest 2024 Sponsors and Supporters: 



Please reach out to events@growtheflow.org promptly if you are interested in sponsoring this event. All proceeds raised at this event will support efforts to save Great Salt Lake for the sake of our community, economy, and ecology.