Hydrofest, held at Onondaga Lake Park, 106 Lake Drive in Liverpool, on
Friday, July 11, through Sunday, July 13. The sport, consisting of a type of motorboat used specifically for racing, was last held in Syracuse in 1999. The boats will be on display for the Hydrofest kickoff party, Friday from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m., at Syracuse’s Inner Harbor, 390 W. Kirkpatrick St., as local bands Under the Gun and Emerald City provide the background music. Races will take place Saturday, July 12, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All Hydrofest events are free. For more information, call 458-2701.