The Great Cardboard Boat Race

Friday August 21, 2020

The fun begins at 11am (food trucks, DJ, raffle, activities, and more!)

The boats hit the water at 3pm 

@ LaSalle Bristol Pond - 601 CR 17, Elkhart




2020 is the year of the Superhero!

Join us for our 11th annual Great Cardboard Boat Race.

This year's race features a Superhero theme, and will honor the everyday superheroes in our community - the healthcare and frontline workers who have kept essential services open and our community healthy and safe.  This event is FREE and open to the public.  Parking is available in a grass lot off of Hoffman St.

Enjoy games, food trucks, a beer garden, giveaways, and a festival atmosphere.  Grab a delicious meal from our expanded food truck lineup, cheer your favorite team on to victory, and support United Way in our fight to improve the lives of working families in our community!


Vote (via donation) for your favorite boat


2020 Food Truck Lineup:




 Please contact Keith Sarber at or 574.295.1650


Enter the race!

Register a boat at


Sponsor the event!

Click here for sponsorship info or 

Contact Ashley Bowen at or 574.295.1650





We treasure our sponsors!
Major sponsorship for the 2020 Great Cardboard Boat Race is provided by: