AUGUST 9-11,2024

Kingston, Ontario
6:00 am, April 24, 2024
temperature icon 8°C
Humidity 88 %
Wind Gust: 18 mph

Photo Courtesy Patrick Bisson

The 1000 Islands is one of the World’s first Poker Runs America sanctioned events, and today, it enters its 38th consecutive year, August 9-11, 2024. (The official Poker Run is always on Saturday).

With more than 40,000 spectators lining the shores of the St. Lawrence River to catch a glimpse of the most powerful and colourful boats in the World!

Power Boating Canada /Poker Runs America’s Kingston 1000 Islands Poker Run will once again host “Electric Avenue” – a spectacular display of the latest EV technology including automobiles, boats, and accessories on Ontario Street in front of Confederation Basin.

Highlights of the “Electric Avenue” displays will be the latest Avator outboard motors from Mercury Marine; BMW Kingston will display their EV automobiles; Kingston Hyundai, Carlofts.ca Ford Lightening, Voltari Performance Boats and some of the Kingston boat dealers will also exhibit the latest in marine EV technology… you may even see the spectacular Axopar boat – along with some of the World’s most powerful boats, including My Way.

Courtesy Tim Forbes, Kingston Tourism

The 1000 Islands region truly is a boaters paradise! The City of Kingston, Ontario has played host to PRA’s 1000 Islands Poker Run for many years and has always proved to be a fantastic host city for this all-star event that attracts thousands of spectators and some of the fastest boats in the world. This is one of the most anticipated events for both participants and spectators! More than 80 performance boats will dock in Kingston’s Confederation Basin Marina for public display Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. View the boats up close on Friday afternoon until 10 pm on the docks or catch the downtown street boat display and exhibits in the park.

The Jumbo movie screen will be on Ontario street in front of Blu Martini both Friday and Saturday nights starting at Dusk showcasing poker run highlights and footage captured from the helicopter and drones.
Watch (and hear) the boats Saturday, August 10th at 10 am for the official poker run start or catch them upon their return to Kingston at approximately  2:30 pm – 3:30 pm.  You can also view the boats from the water along the poker run route and card stops.

Saturday at 8:30pm you can be part of the poker run card unveiling on Ontario Street as the teams find out who has the best poker hand and declared the King/Queen of 1000 Islands.

Online registration for the 1000 Island Kingston PokerRun August 4-5 is now CLOSED
Please Call 1-800-354-9145 ext #252 to register for this event.


Delta Hotels by Marriott Kingston Waterfront
1 Johnson St.

Here is the reservation link you can use to make online reservations:

Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront
2 Princess St.

Courtesy block reserved for this hotel under 1000 Island Poker Run weekend

Four points by Sheraton Hotel Kingston
285 King St E.
Courtesy block reserved for this hotel under 1000 Island Poker Run Weekend


CALL US TODAY! 1-800-354-9145 EXT. 252! 



What You Get:

        – Your Company Logo on the event pages on the Pokerrunsamerica.com and Pokerruns.ca website.
        – Sponsorship recognition on our social platform. 
        – Banner placement in a highly visible location at the event
        – Logo recognition on event posters, shared online via FB and also printed and distributed in the 1000 islands region
        – Company recognition at the Saturday night Dinner and Awards Banquet (“Thank you to our sponsors”)
        – Advertisement in the Poker Run Program
        – Exposure in the post-event article in both PRA and PBC Magazines, and online.
        – Poker Run Boat Entry +Driver and Navigator up to 4 additional crew on board (Value $1500)


Contact coordinator@pokerrunsamerica.com or call 800-354-9145 ext. 252 for more information on becoming a sponsor.

Power Boating Canada/Poker Runs America and our host City of Kingston acknowledges that the 1000 Islands Kingston Poker will be held on the traditional homeland of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and the Huron-Wendat, and thank these nations for their care and stewardship over this shared land.

CALL US TODAY! 1-800-354-9145 EXT. 252!