Get out of the cold and into the Cleveland Boat Show this weekend!

The Progressive Insurance Cleveland Boat Show takes place this Thursday Jan 17 from 12 – 9 p.m., Friday Jan 18 from 12 – 9 p.m., Saturday Jan 19 from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Sunday Jan 20 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Monday Jan 21 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the International Exposition (I-X) Center (1 I-X Center Dr. Cleveland).

The Cleveland Boat Show has something for everyone, the avid boater, paddle boarder, young fisher and everyone in between. Amazing boat displays, unique shopping opportunities, seminars and shows for your enjoyment.

Enjoy a new, fun theme every day!

Thursday – Island Day

Kick off this year’s Progressive Cleveland Boat show by experiencing the best of Put-In-Bay with a bowl of the Boardwalk’s famous lobster bisque while enjoying the island’s finest entertainment.

Friday – Make it Date Night!

End your week by making a night of it with the boat show’s Friday Frolic specials! Enjoy live music while enjoying beer specials—while checking out merchants and their wares at the Lake Erie Market.

Saturday – Your Mid-Winter Rendezvous

Missing those summer nights along the lake? No fear, the boat show’s Mid-Winter Rendezvous is here! Gather friends and family to experience summer fun to come by seeing more than 450 gleaming new boats, feeling the warmth of the Lake Erie Islands and soaking in the sounds of sunshine. An added bonus? The boat show’s Kids’ fishing clinic at the Fish NOW Expo will give away rods to the first 100 kids!

Sunday – Kelleys Island Funday

Experience why Kelleys Island is truly “An Island for All Seasons” at this year’s Kelleys Island Sunday Funday! From island specialties, including the Village Pump’s famous Brandy Alexander and Docker’s waterfront bar thirst quenchers, to wares from western basin merchants, Sunday at this year’s boat show is all about what makes the largest fresh water American island on Lake Erie special.

Monday – Kids’ Day

Make the kids’ day off from school memorable by bringing them to the boat show! An extra day added just for kids, they’ll learn to fish, watch Twiggy the waterskiing squirrel, paint their faces and even meet a mermaid—all while surrounded by their favorite Neverland characters, including Captain Hook and Tinkerbell, in addition to the famous undersea Ariel and a princess or two.


Admission for adults (13 and up) is $14, children (12 and younger) are FREE and adults (60+) are $12.

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