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Detroit Yacht Club members vary greatly in age, background and interests. A wide range of fun activities reflect the diversity of the DYC.

The DYC is open eleven months a year and offers several events per week. Special traditional events occur each month in addition to frequent dining specials in the grill and weekend live music in the bar or on the patio.

January – February

The biggest event of the year: a black tie Officers Ball is held in January. 

March – April


For Easter we have a delicious Easter Buffet and a petting zoo for the children.

May – June

“The Vice Commodore’s Ball” is a day for members to fix up the property and plant flowers to get the Club looking great for the summer.

Memorial Day has been celebrated at the DYC for as long as it has been a National Holiday. 


Fathers Day is recognized with an antique boat and car show on the grounds.

July – August

It’s the middle of summer and the emphasis is on the water and fun in the pool and on the docks.

Gold Cup hydroplace races just off the end of our docks are an event which draws the largest crowd of the year to the Club.

Venetian Week gets the boats in our harbor decorated with lights for a festive mood.

September – October

The beginning of fall means final rendezvous, Halloween parties, and tailgating fun.

November – December
The Clubhouse is decorated and lit in Holiday splendor. Members devote a Saturday morning to do the decorating. Several Holiday parties and special dinners fill the month.