Seaplanes will start arriving for 2017's event on Friday, June 16th. Watch as pilots fly in and land in Grand Marais' beautiful bay, to participate in Saturday's contests put on a show for spectators. Over 22 seaplanes splashed-in Friday, June 17th for the 2016 event. Seaplanes buzzed over Beach Park Motel as they made spot landings and competed in the balloon drop. Rooms fill up fast for this event, so if you would like to stay and watch from our deck, plan early!