When we think of Millennium Park, we think of fun with the family and maybe some time spent on the splash pad.

But this weekend, the waters at Millennium Park, 1415 Maynard Ave. SW in Walker, will be filled with some of the best wakeboarders in the world!

The MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour will be stopping in Grand Rapids on its fourth stop Friday and Saturday. 

Viewed as the world’s elite pro wakeboarding series, the King of Wake ties the sport’s most prestigious contests together into one ultimate season-long points chase to see who rules the wake.

Athletes from around the world compete during the course of a season to be named the “King of Wake” – an award based on points accumulated at each stop of the series. The series includes the Wake Games, the WWA National Championships, the WWA World Championships and all five stops on the Pro Wakeboard Tour- a separate series within the King of Wake.

At each event, athletes battle it out on the water for points by performing rail tricks and aerial stunts, while being pulled by a towboat at a speed of about 25 miles per hour.

Purchase tickets and get more details at kingofwake.com!

Brought to you by Wakeboarding Magazine and 97.9 WGRD!

WGRD will be live from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Millenium Park.