ENGLEWOOD — World championship powerboat races return to the area this weekend, at the 2017 Englewood Beach Waterfest.

Festivities for the third annual event start 5 p.m. Friday with a block party, when the superboats will line Dearborn Street and crews will be available to talk, sign autographs and pose for pictures. Music, food and drink vendors will be available at the park.

Saturday and Sunday, more than 60 teams will compete across 11 classes of watercraft, in the world championship races for the Offshore Powerboat Association racing series.

Fan favorite Miss GEICO is scheduled to appear and will arrive in Southwest Florida with a new World Championship Title in the SBI racing series.


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