The weather is starting to get better, and you know what that means: time to get the boat and hit the water. We’ve put together a list of some of the major events you shouldn’t miss this boating season. From Aquapalooza to the Ultimate Sport Show, find out about the hottest boating events this year.
- 78th Northwest Sportshow
3/24-3/28 Minneapolis, Minn.
This annual 5-day event turns the Minneapolis Convention Center into a one-stop marketplace for outdoor fun— the best place to see and buy everything you need for your outdoor adventures! See and board hundreds of boats and explore the latest model RVs.
- Bay Bridge Boat Show
4/22-4/25 Annapolis, Md.
From portable car-top boats to trailer-able fishing boats and ski-boats, to luxurious motor yachts & more, the Bay Bridge Boat Show has it all!
7/30-8/1 Lake Travis, Texas
AquaPalooza is the name given to a series of on-water celebrations held during the last two weekends in July at more than 100 locations around the world. Created by Sea Ray Boats, AquaPalooza is free and open to all boaters and non-boaters. Each gathering features fun activities for family and friends of all ages, such as live entertainment, games, giveaways and much more. The signature event is being held in Lake Travis, Texas, outside of Austin this year.
- Tampa Boat Show
9/10-9/12 Tampa, Florida
Tampa’s largest and longest-running boat show is the best place to see and buy boats, gear and accessories! From fishing to cruising to family fun there are boats for every lifestyle, activity and budget—see everything from luxury yachts to personal watercraft displayed on land and in the water at the Tampa Convention Center.
For more events check out the 2010 Boat Shows and Boating Events Calendar by About.com or visit the great list at BoatShows.com