40th Annual World Championship Snowmobile Watercross - July 15-17, 2016
The World Championship Snowmobile Watercross is held each year at Memory Lake Park in Grantsburg, WI and is hosted by the Grantsburg Hockey Association. The event is held Friday, Saturday and Sunday and features the top racers from the United States and Canada, each hoping to capture the World Champion honor and the large cash purse.
The thrill of racing snowmobiles over water has attracted thousands of spectators each year. There is something for everyone! Spectators and racers alike enjoy panoramic views of Memory Lake. There is plenty of spectator room plus camping facilities, displays, food and beverage vendors, kids play area, street dances with live music, wrist wrestling tournaments and other activities.
Watercross begins on Friday with IWA racing action starting at Noon, rolling into the evening with a street dance. Racing continues on Saturday and Sunday, ending around 5:00 p.m. on Sunday when the champions are determined. On Saturday evening there will be a street dance highlighted by what has become known as "The Best Fireworks Around." The fireworks spectacular begins at dusk and draws thousands of satisfied viewers.
Whether you are a snowmobile enthusiast or not, Watercross will provide you with a most unusual and enjoyable summer experience. Plan to spend the weekend by camping or staying at our local motel or B&B.
If you're bold enough to try racing a snowmobile across open water please contact the International Watercross Association (IWA), who sanctions the races.