The Best and Biggest Boat Shows in 2022

Boat Show Calendar

Nashville Boat Show

Dates: 5-8 January 2023

Hours: 14:00-21:00 (Thur); 12:00-21:00 (Fri); 10:00-21:00 (Sat); 11:00-17:00 (Sun)

Where:


Link: https://www.nashvilleboatshow.com

The Progressive® Insurance Nashville Boat Show® is 5-8 January 2023 and is hosted at the Music City Center  in Nashville. It has over 300 exhibitions and showcases the latest and greatest in boats, gear and boating lifestyle.

Chicago Boat Show

Dates: 11-15 January 2023

Hours: 14:00-20:00 (Wed); 11:00-21:00 (Thur&Fri); 10:00-20:00 (Sat); 11:00-17:00 (Sun)

Where:


Link: https://www.chicagoboatshow.com

The Chicago Boat, RV & Sail Show is a definite stop to see the latest and greatest of outdoor life. There are hundreds of displays that cover every outdoor activity from boating to hunting, fishing, and camping. The show runs from 11-15 January in Chicago. The Chicago Boat show has 150 hourly sailing seminars available so you’re sure to join a session that suits your skills, so get out there and visit this awesome show. The show location is at the McCormick Place – North Building in Chicago.

Detroit Boat Show

Dates: 14-16 & 19-22 January 2023

Hours: 11:00-20:00 (Sat); 11:00-18:00 (Sun&Mon); 15:00-21:00 (Thur&Fri)

Where:


Link: https://boatmichigan.org/detroit-boat-show

The Detroit Boat Show hosts top dealers and features loads of the latest models of boats that cater for cruising, fishing, skiing, tubing, and other outdoor boating lifestyle activities that you will love. There are seasonal promotions and a full range of products. The Detroit Boat Show runs from 14-16 & 19-22 January 2023 at Huntington Place in Detroit Michigan. Tickets for Adults are $10 and kids under 12 are free.

Atlanta Boat Show

Dates: 12-15 January 2023

Hours: 11:00-21:00 (Thur-Fri); 10:00-21:00 (Sat); 10:00-18:00 (Sun)

Where:


Link: https://www.atlantaboatshow.com

The Atlanta Boat Show is held in the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta on 12 to 15 January 2023 and hosts a wide range of boats that cater for all the watersports like cruising, a showcase of boat construction, kayaking, diving, pleasure motor boats, and water sport clothing. Tickets are $15 for Adults, kids under 12 are free.

Cleveland Boat Show

Dates: 12-15 January 2023

Hours: 12:00-21:00 (Thur&Fri); 10:00-21:00 (Sat); 10:00-17:00 (Sun)

Where:


Link: https://www.clevelandboatshow.com

The Cleveland Boat Show returns for its 65th year as Ohio’s largest boat show during 12-15 January 2023 at the International Exposition Center. This boat show is the best of the North Coast waters and has everything on display from fishing, music, island living and family fun and a wide variety of entertaining activities for boaters of all ages.

Minneapolis Boat Show

Dates: 19-22 January 2023

Hours: TBA

Where:


Link: https://www.minneapolisboatshow.com

The Minneapolis Boat Show is on display at the Minneapolis Convention Center between 19-22 January 2023 with a display of over 500 boats, this is a show that can not be missed! Tickets are $12 for Adults an kids under 12 are free.

Hartford Boat Show at Mohegan Sun

Dates: 20-23 January 2023

Hours: 12:00-20:00 (Thur&Fri); 10:00-20:00 (Sat); 10:00-17:00 (Sun)

Where:


Link: https://hartfordboatshow.com

The Hartford Boat Show is hosted at the Earth Expo & Convention Center between 20-23 January 2023 and is an exciting event for recreational boaters in Connecticut. It hosts over 75 brands of boats and has all information and accessories on offer and is a brilliant event for the entire family as it has loads of attractions.

St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show

Dates: 19-23 January 2023

Hours: 10:00-18:00 (Thur&Fri); 10:00-19:00 (Sat); 10:00-17:00 (Sun)

Where:


Link: https://www.stpeteboatshow.com

The 43rd St.Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show boasts over 400 power and sailboats with close to 250 exhibitors and is the largest boat show on the Gulf Coast. General admission tickets for the boat show are $19 and kids 15 and under are free.

Louisville Boat, RV, & Sportshow

Dates: 25-29 January 2023

Hours: 17:00-21:00 (Wed); 12:00-21:00 (Thur&Fri); 10:00-21:00 (Sat); 10:00-17:00 (Sun)

Where:


Link: https://www.louisvilleboatshow.com

The 2023 Progressive® Insurance Louisville Boat, RV & Sportshow has a wide range of  dealers of boats, RVs and other outdoor sporting equipment and loads of accessories on display. The show also features a number of educational or interactive attractions so is brilliant for kids. Tickets are $12 for Adults, kids under 12 are free. The show runs at the Kentucky Exposition Centre South Wings A, B & C 937 Phillips Lane Louisville, KY 40209

New York Boat Show

Dates: 25-29 January 2023

Hours: 12:00-20:00 (Wed-Fri); 12:00-20:00 (Sat); 10:00-18:00 (Sun)

Where:


Link: https://www.nyboatshow.com

The longest running boat show, the New York Boat Show is hosted at the Javits Center from 25-29 January 2023, entrance is $20 for adults and children under 12 are free. The show covers all genres of watersport, from luxury, motor and sail, to cruising to fishing, with over a thousand accessories on display – it is an enthusiast’s dream, so can not be missed.

Chicagoland Fishing, Travel & Outdoor Expo

Dates: 26-29 January 2023

Hours: 12:00-20:00 (Thurs&Fri); 10:00-19:00 (Sat); 09:00-15:00 (Sun)

Where:


Link: https://chicagoland.sportshows.com

The Chicagoland Fishing, Travel & Outdoor Expo is a family orientated event that runs from 26-29 January 2023 and is hosted at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel. This is a brilliant show and it has more than 50 Fishing seminars that cater for every angler no matter what skill level. Tickets can be purchased for $13 and $3 for children ages 6-11, children 5 years old and younger are free.

Seattle Boat Show

Dates: 3-11 February 2023

Hours: 11:00-18:00 (Mon-Thur); 10:00-21:00 (Fri); 10:00-20:00 (Sat); 10:00-18:00 (Sun)

Where:


Link: https://seattleboatshow.com

The Seattle Boat Show runs from 3-11 February at the Lumen Field Event Center and Bell Harbor Marina. This show can not be missed and features a brilliant range of boats on display including accessories and activities for the whole family.

New England Boat Show

Dates: 15-19 February 2023

Hours: 12:00-20:00 (Wed-Fri); 10:00-20:00 (Sat); 10:00-18:00 (Sun)

Where:


Link: https://www.newenglandboatshow.com

The Progressive® Insurance New England Boat Show® is hosted at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Centre February 15-19, 2023, and guests are invited to celebrate this annual boat show as visitors can see and shop the most comprehensive selection of boats and accessories in New England. You can also learn new skills, and connect with fellow boating enthusiasts during this awesome show. Tickets are $20 and kids under 12 are free.

Miami International Boat Show

Dates: 15-19 February 2023

Hours: 10:00-18:00 (Wed-Thur); 10:00-19:00 (Fri-Sat); 10:00-17:00 (Sun)

Where:


Link: https://www.miamiboatshow.com

The Miami International Boat Show delivers more than just a simple look at some of the latest and hottest boats available in the market, it offers visitors a sneak preview into water lifestyle and has every conceivable vessel and accessory on display.  The show runs over 5 days from 15-19 February 2023 at the Miami Beach Convention Centre, with over a thousand plus exhibitors, this is a show not to be missed!

February 16-19, 2023

New Jersey Boat Sale & Expo

Dates: 16-19 February 2023

Hours: 11:00-19:00 (Thur-Fri); 10:00-19:00 (Sat); 10:00-17:00 (Sun)

Where:


Link: https://www.jerseyboatexpo.com/new-jersey-boat-sale-and-expo/

The New Jersey Boat Sale & Expo is organized by the Marine Trades Association of New Jersey (MTA/NJ) and runs from 16-19 February 2023 and is hosted at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Centre. Entrance fee is $15 for Adults, and kids under 16 are free. There are hundreds of boats on sale from the best dealers, including a very expansive display of accessories and services, well worth a visit!

Rockford, IL Boat, Vacation & Fishing Show

Dates: 17-19 February 2023

Hours: TBA

Where:


Link: https://rockfordboatshow.com

The 50th Rockford, IL Boat, Vacation & Fishing Show will be hosted at the Indoor Sports Complex,  8800 E Riverside Blvd, Loves Park, IL 61111 and will run from 17-19 February 2023. This is an event for the whole family to visit, especially if you are a fishing enthusiast. There will be pontoons, fishing boats and gear, motors, trailers and kayaks on display, not to mention all the accessories that go with it.

Indianapolis Boat, Sport, and Travel Show

Dates: 17-19 & 22-26 February 2023

Hours: 13:00-20:00 (Fri 17); 10:00-20:00 (Sat 18 ); 10:00-17:00 (Sun 19)

12:00-19:00 (Thur); 12:00-20:00 (Fri); 10:00-20:00 (Sat); 10:00-17:00 (Sun)

Where:


Link: https://indianapolisboatsportandtravelshow.com

The Indianapolis Boat, Sport and Travel Show is hosted at the Indiana State Fairgrounds Event Centre, and you can find your adventure here in the 700,000 Square Feet that brings you the great outdoors, indoors. With every conceivable item on display, this event is well worth a visit.

Atlantic City Boat Show

Dates: 1-5 March 2023

Hours: 12:00-20:00 (Wed-Fri); 10:00-20:00 (Sat); 10:00-18:00 (Sun)

Where:


Link: https://www.acboatshow.com

Novi Boat Show

Dates: 9-12 March 2023

Hours: 14:00-21:00 (Thur-Fri); 11:00-21:00 (Sat); 11:00-17:00 (Sun)

Where:


Link: http://boatmichigan.org/novi-boat-show

Northwest Sport Show

Dates: 9-12 March 2023

Hours: 14:00-21:00 (Thur-Fri); 11:00-21:00 (Sat); 11:00-17:00 (Sun)

Where:


Link: https://www.northwestsportshow.com

Palm Beach International Boat Show

Dates: 23-26 March 2023

Hours: 12:00-19:00 (Thur); 10:00-19:00 (Fri&Sat); 10:00-17:00 (Sun)

Where:


Link: https://www.pbboatshow.com

Suncoast Boat Show

Dates: 21-23 April 2023

Hours: 10:00-18:00 (Fri); 10:00-18:00 (Sat); 10:00-17:00 (Sun)

Where:


Link: https://www.suncoastboatshow.com

Catawba Island Boat Show

Dates: 28-30 April 2023

Hours: 12:00-19:00 (Fri); 10:00-19:00 (Sat); 10:00-17:00 (Sun)

Where:


Link: https://catawbaislandboatshow.com

Metro Boat Show

Dates: Coming 2023

Where:


Link: https://boatmichigan.org/metro-boat-show/

The 12th annual Progressive® Metro Boat Show PMBS, the largest in-land water boat show in the Midwest USA during fall and will be hosted at Lake St. Clair Metropark in Harrison Township, Michigan during September 16-19, 2022 and admission cost is $10 for adults. PMBS features new and previously owned fishing boats, cruisers, yachts, pontoon boats, personal watercraft, ski and wakeboard boats, canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards and has great end-of-season or 2023 launch deals. Displays include accessory vendors and outdoor recreation exhibitors that align with boating, canoeing, kayaking, hiking and biking. Expect beer tents, a Tiki Bar, food trucks, kids crafts, and free “Welcome to Boating” educational workshops in Lake St Clair Metropark – a marina setting with a picturesque boardwalk along the coast of Lake St. Clair.

Norwalk Boat Show

Dates: Coming 2023

Where


Link: https://.www.boatshownorwalk.com

The Progressive Insurance Norwalk Boat Show takes place annually from 22 – 25  September 2022 and is held at the Norwalk Cove Marina, which is in the New York metropolitan area and it runs for 4 full days on the water. This Northeast boating exhibitor event returns bigger and better with 215 exhibitors loads of new boats, lessons, offshore fishing demos, and loads more. The Norwalk Boat show is located inside the Norwalk Cove Marina, which is located on the northern shore of Long Island Sound and is hosted by Discover Boating.

Jersey Shore Boat Sale & Expo

Dates: Coming 2023

Where:


Link: https://www.jerseyboatexpo.com

The New Jersey Boat Sale & Expo and the Jersey Shore Boat Sale & Expo are produced by the Marine Trades Association of New Jersey (MTA/NJ) which is a non-profit trade organisation that has over 300 marine related businesses dedicated to promoting, protecting and advancing the recreational marine industry and waterways in the State of New Jersey. Entry fee is $7 for Adults, kids under 12 are free. The expo is held completely outdoors at the ShortTown Ballpark, offering guests a glimpse at all types of boats and the best deals.

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Dates: Coming in 2023

Hours: 12:00-19:00 (Wed); 10:00-19:00 (Thur-Sat); 10:00-18:00 (Sun)

Where:


Link: https://www.flibs.com

The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) is one of the largest on water boat shows on planet earth and worth going to see. It has every vessel you can think of with 1300 boats on display over 6 miles and it would take a few days to see everything on offer. It hosts over 100,000 visitors and tickets are $39 Adult one day pass, and $15 for children. It caters for luxury and sport so never fails to deliver beyond expectation.

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