Things to do at the show

2023 Show Highlights


To express our gratitude for your service, all active/veteran military, active/retired first responders and USCG & USCGA members can take advantage of FREE admission on Thursday, January 26.

Simply show your military/first responder/USCG & USCGA valid identification card along with photo ID at Will Call to receive your complimentary ticket.

NEW! Discover Boating Beach Club
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NEW! Discover Boating Beach Club

Bring on the summer vibes. Kick back with your crew for demos and tastings by noted Chef Eddie G and mixologists Karl Franz Williams and Marcio Romos, a paddle sports pool, beach games, and a virtual boating photo and video booth.

CLICK HERE to view Beach Club Schedule

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Paddle Sports Pool
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Paddle Sport Pool

Space H50—Discover Boating Beach Club

Get out on the water and experience the fun of stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) and kayaking firsthand. We supply everything you need to take a test ride—no experience needed.  

Open to guests age 10 years or older.

Fred's Shed How-To Center - presented by Progressive®

Space 659

Tips, tricks, and DIY advice for every boater—from first timers to experienced captains. Have a boat or engine problem you haven’t been able to fix? Stop by and ask our tech expert about it.

CLICK HERE to view full seminar schedule

CLICK HERE to view seminar descriptions 

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America’s Boating Club® Boating Simulator

Space TBD

Get “hands-on” practice in boating skills such as docking, pivot turns, stopping and more using a real Mercury throttle and steering wheel.

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Build-a-Boat—Toy Boat Building

Space 665

Little skippers will have boatloads of fun creating a one-of-a-kind toy boat to take home as a show souvenir.


Wednesday–Friday: 3pm–7:30pm

Saturday: 10am–7:30pm

Sunday: 10am–5:30pm

Say No To Plastic

Conservation Village

Space 665

Discover how recreational boating is working to help sustain our planet and waters for future generations. Featured displays include:

New York Says No to Plastic Contest showcasing New York elementary, middle schools, and high school projects that educate and show how reducing plastic can help protect our water resources and have a positive impact on the environment. The winning school team will be awarded a $500 grant to fund their continued environmental efforts, complements of Bajio.

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Clean Earth Project an eco-friendly women-owned lifestyle brand for outdoor enthusiasts that works to raise awareness, reduce waste, and create a cleaner lifestyle. All product sales help support their beach and community cleanup initiatives and protect the environment.

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