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Top 15 Boat Shows in the USA

Learn more about the best 15 Boat Shows and festivals in the USA taking place in every major city in the USA near a coastline.

Top Boat Shows in the USA

These events, including the Miami International Boat Show, offer boating enthusiasts the opportunity to tour some of the latest models and designs by boat manufacturers as well as showcasing the latest in boating supplies and accessories, marine electronics, nautical gifts, and boating apparel.

See below for more about the main 15 boat shows in the USA.








Providence Boat Show
mid to late January
Providence, Rhode Island


Top Boat Shows in the USAOne of the top 15 boat shows in the USA, the 20th annual Providence Boat Show attracting thousands of visitors is one of the largest winter boat shows in New England featuring fishing and cruising powerboats as well as cruising and racing Sailboats, and equipment and services for all boating needs. With two side-by-side locations there is over 240,000 square-feet of exhibitor space, more than 280 exhibitors with over 300 boats ranging in size from 8 to 47 feet on display along with kayaks, inflatables, and accessories. There is even three full days of sport fishing seminars.

For more information about the Providence Boat Show visit:
http://www.providenceboatshow.com





Atlanta Boat Show
mid January
downtown Atlanta, Georgia


Top Boat Shows in the USACelebrated for more than 50 years, the southeast’s premier boating event highlights everything from fishing boats, sport cruisers, bow riders, pontoon boats, house boats, and personal water craft and offers all sorts of attractions, including the country’s largest Indoor Wake Park, daily boating, fishing and sailing courses for both beginners and experienced captains, free fishing for kids, and more.

For more information about the Atlanta Boat Show visit:
http://www.atlantaboatshow.com





Mid America Boat Show
mid January
Cleveland, Ohio

Top Boat Shows in the USAOne of the largest indoor boat shows in the country, and recognised as one of the top 15 boat shows in the USA, the Mid-America Boat Show features one million square feet of all kinds of boats from the newest cruisers to sailboats, pontoon boats, ski boats and personal watercraft, as well as speakers and presentations about everything from marine equipment and boating accessories to engine maintenance and repair, insurance, finance and banking.

For more information about the Mid America Boat Show visit:
http://www.clevelandboatshow.com





Seattle Boat Show
late January – early February
Seattle, Washington

Top Boat Shows in the USAAn event that takes place both indoors and outdoors on South Lake Union, and considered to be the largest boat show on the northwestern coast of the USA as well as one of the best boat shows and festivals in the USA, the Seattle Boat Show includes more than 1,000 recreational watercraft, seminars and the latest accessories indoors at CenturyLink Field, as well as all sorts of attractions afloat on South Lake Union.

For more information about the Seattle Boat Show visit:
http://www.seattleboatshow.com/





Columbus Sports, Vacation & Boat Show
early February
Columbus, Ohio

Top Boat Shows in the USAThe annual Columbus Sports, Vacation & Boat Show features an array of new boats, travel trailers, motor homes and campers as well as seminars and demonstrations offered by top fishing experts and anglers, and vendors specializing in boats and fishing gear as well as outdoor equipment, travel campers and travel trailers, ATVs, and motorcycles.

For more information about the Columbus Sports, Vacation & Boat Show visit:
http://www.experiencecolumbus.com/event-detail?id=39978






Miami International Boat Show
mid February
Miami, Southeast Florida

Top Boat Shows in the USALabelled as the “greatest boat show in the world”, and seen as one of the main 15 boat shows in the US, the Miami International Boat Show is Florida’s largest annual event with displays of more than 3,000 boats and over 2,000 exhibitors in three main locations in Miami, offering everything from boats, displays, and relevant booths, to special events and entertainment, attractions and activities all designed to celebrate the wonderful world of “boats”.

For more information about the Miami International Boat Show visit:
http://www.miamiboatshow.com





Sports RV and Boat Show
mid March
Minot, North Dakota

Top Boat Shows in the USANorth Dakota's largest sport show, and one of the top annual events in the area attracting over 14,000 visitors each year, the KXMC Sports RV and Boat Show showcases a wide range of recreational equipment, from recreational vehicles and boats to hunting and fishing equipment showcased by experts and exhibitors from Canada and throughout the USA. Other highlights of the event are the exhibits of spas, motorcycles, general home and garden products and even vacation resorts.

For more information about the KXMC Sports RV and Boat Show in Minot visit:
http://www.ndtourism.com/whatdo/events/festival-details.asp?AID=3146





Windjammer Days Festival
late June
Boothbay Harbor, Maine

Top Boat Shows in the USAFor two fun-filled days, full rigged windjammers sail into Boothbay Harbor for the annual Windjammer Days Festival that has been a tradition here for more than 45 years. Events during the festival include a pancake breakfast, craft fair, antique boat parade, shipyard tours, street parade, live musical entertainment and of course a visiting fleet of historic windjammers. The events end with a fireworks extravaganza.

For more information about the Windjammer Days Festival in Boothbay visit:
http://www.boothbayharbor.com/windjammer-days/





World Championship Cardboard Boat Races
late July
Heber Springs, Arkansas

Top Boat Shows in the USAContestants put their creative talents – and boat-building skills – to the test in three divisions of the competition in both adult and children’s races including one- or two-person, team and mechanical. All participants race a 200-yard-course. Past entries over 26 years of this successful and popular, fun event have been USS battleships, planes, trains and even the Starship Enterprise, and trophies awarded include the Pride of the Fleet, the Titanic Award, and speed awards. Other activities include a tug of war, a watermelon-eating contest, a treasure dig for kids, sand sculpting and the Cardboard Boat Demolition Derby.

For more information about the World Championship Cardboard Boat Races in Heber Springs visit:
http://www.heber-springs.com





Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous
late July
Mystic, Connecticut

Top Boat Shows in the USAAn award competition celebrating high-quality antique vessels built before 1965, including cruisers, sailboats, runabouts, and launches, recognizing excellence in restoration, authenticity and workmanship. More than 50 classic vessels gather along The Museum of America and the Sea’s waterfront all day Saturday and Sunday morning. Festivities conclude on Sunday afternoon as the vessels make their way down the Mystic River in a jubilant, costume- and music-filled three-mile parade.

For more information about the Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous in Mystic take a look at:
http://www.topeventsusa.com/Connecticut-Antique-Classic-Boat-Rendezvous.html
or visit:
http://www.mysticseaport.org/index





Newport International Boat Show
mid September
Newport, Rhode Island

Top Boat Shows in the USAAttracting tens of thousands every year, the Newport International Boat Show, now a popular event for over 43 years, is one of the biggest in-water boat shows in the USA highlighting hundreds of exhibitors from around the world showcasing a wealth of power and sail boats ranging from 15 to 85 feet, as well as a large assortment of boating accessories, equipment, electronics, gear and services

For more in formation about the Newport International Boat Show visit:
http://www.newportboatshow.com





Newport International Boat Show
mid September
Newport, Rhode Island

Top Boat Shows in the USAAttracting tens of thousands every year, the Newport International Boat Show, now a popular event for over 43 years, is one of the biggest in-water boat shows in the USA highlighting hundreds of exhibitors from around the world showcasing a wealth of power and sail boats ranging from 15 to 85 feet, as well as a large assortment of boating accessories, equipment, electronics, gear and services

For more in formation about the Newport International Boat Show visit:
http://www.newportboatshow.com







Boast the Coast Maritime Festival
early October
Lewes, Delaware

Top Boat Shows in the USABoast the Coast Maritime Festival & Lighted Boat Parade is an annual event held in conjunction with the University of Delaware's annual Coast Day celebration in historic Lewes which was started to emphasize the importance of local marine life. Activities throughout the town celebrate the town’s nautical heritage and include seafood tasting and children’s shows. Attracting more than 10,000 people each year, the highlight of this event is the lighted boat parade on the canal that runs through town.

For more information about the Boast the Coast Maritime Festival in Lewes visit: http://www.ecodelaware.com/event.php?id=52





Tall Stacks – Cincinnati Riverboats
early October
Cincinnati, Ohio

Top Boat Shows in the USANot an annual event, the Tall Stacks – Cincinnati Riverboats events is nevertheless one of the world’s largest gathering of riverboats and one of the most popular events in the USA. It features chances for visitors to take tours of, or take cruises on, over 350 different steamboats in the port of Cincinnati and to enjoy the riverboats themselves as well as live music, food, boat races, and all kinds of entertainment.

For more information about Tall Stacks – Cincinnati Riverboats visit:
http://www.tallstacks.com





Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
late October
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Top Boat Shows in the USAA popular event for more than 50 years, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is the largest boat show in the world and features the world's largest in-water display of mega-yachts. Located in six different locations in Fort Lauderdale, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show exhibits more than a billion dollars' worth of a wide variety of boats and sea vessels, from yachts (including super-yachts) and sport-fishers and sailing yachts to inflatables and canoes.

For more information about the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show visit:
http://www.showmanagement.com/fort_lauderdale/event/





Seminole Hard Rock
Winterfest Boat Parade

mid December
Fort Lauderdale to Pompano Beach, Florida

Top Boat Shows in the USAOne of the top boat shows in the USA, recognized by USA Today as one of "Top 20 Parades in the World", the annual Winterfest Boat Parade features more than a 100 brilliantly illuminated boats (a whole variety of different sized and different types of boats) sailing from Fort Lauderdale to Pompano Beach all competing for a number of titles, from Best Overall to Best in Entertainment & Lights, and everything in between.

For more information about the Winterfest Boat Parade visit:
http://www.winterfestparade.com





The newly updated Top 20 Events USA pages do not include every single event on offer in each state or city in America – only those recognized as one of the top 20 in each location, elected by residents, tourists and visitors, the team of travel writers working for Top Events USA, and some officials of the relevant states and cities of the USA too.






TOP EVENT THEMES


• African-American Festivals
• Air Shows
• Boat Shows
• Christmas Tree Lightings
• Dragon Boat Festivals
• Film Festivals
• Fishing Tournaments
• Flower and Garden Events
• Folk Music Festivals
• 4th July Celebrations
• Fruit Festivals
• Gay Pride
• Hot Air Balloon Events
• Jazz Festivals
• Kite Festivals
• Marathons
• Mardi Gras
• Martin Luther King Festivals
• New Years Eve
• Oktoberfests
• Pow Wows
• Renaissance Festivals
• Rodeos
• St Patrick's Day
• State Fairs
• Surfing
• Tulip Events
• Unusual Events





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