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The 2017 Midwest Boat Shows and Event Details

Mark your calendar—this year’s boat shows are already underway! There’s no reason to only visit the event in your home-state. Each of the 5 big Midwest boat shows are worth checking out. Review the details below, and then get ready for a great year of outdoor fun.

Midwest Boat Shows for 2017

Cincinnati Boat Show

Cincinnati Travel, Sports & Boat Show 2017
When: January 13-15 & 18-22
Where: Duke Energy Convention Center
Admission Cost: $12 for adults
Reduced admission when you purchase in advance online

The 2017 Cincinnati Boat Show runs for a total of 8 days that are spread across 2 weekends this January. For stress-free parking, guests can even make online reservations. Just secure your guaranteed parking spot ahead of time to park near the Convention Center.

To celebrate their 60-year anniversary, the boat show is offering FREE admission on January 13th from 5:00-9:30pm. This is one party you won’t want to miss! With over 20 different marine dealers on display, there will be plenty to see at this year’s event.

Nashville Boat Show

Progressive Insurance Nashville Boat and Sportshow 2017
When: January 19-22
Where: Music City Center
Admission Cost: $12 for adults
Free admission for active military & veterans, and ages 15 & younger

The 2017 Nashville Boat Show runs for 4 days. The best parking access can be found at the 7th Avenue and Demonbreun entrance. Once you’re in, there are plenty of new boats and booth exhibits to check out.

If you plan to stop by this event, be sure to swing by one of the educational marine seminars. These 30-minute talks are a great way to learn more about your boating equipment and get some practical maintenance tips. You can even pick up a few tricks about easy camp cooking.

Louisville Boat Show

Progressive Insurance Louisville Boat, RV & Sportshow 2017
When: January 25-29
Where: Kentucky Fair & Exposition Center
Admission Cost: $12 for adults, $10 for seniors
Free admission for active military & veterans, and ages 15 & younger

The 2017 Louisville Boat Show runs for 5 days. The Exposition Center has plenty of parking for $8, so it should be easy to find a spot.

Outdoor enthusiasts love this event because it features all the top gear for boating, fishing, and camping. In addition to the education seminars, guests will have a great time checking out this year’s featured products. There’s something here for everyone—whether you’re interested in dock equipment or the latest kayaks and watersport gear.

St. Louis Boat Show

Progressive Insurance St. Louis Boat & Sportshow 2017
When: January 26-29
Where: America’s Center & The Dome
Admission Cost: $12 for adults
Free admission for ages 15 & younger

The 2017 St. Louis Boat Show runs for 4 days at America’s Center & The Dome. Parking lots around the facilities will be available for $10-$15/car. Discounted parking spaces and a free shuttle service are located half a mile away.

This family-friendly event has lots of fun for all ages. There’s a paddle sports pool, catch-and-release trout pond, and even a make-believe pirate ship to explore. Other featured activities include professional casting demos and fishing tips seminars.

Indianapolis Boat Show

Ford Indianapolis Boat, Sport & Travel Show 2017
When: February 17-26
Where: Indiana State Fairgrounds
Admission Cost: $14 for adults, $12 for seniors, $8 for ages 6-12
Free admission for children ages 5 & younger

As the last event of the season, attending the 2017 Indianapolis Boat Show should definitely be high on your list. There’s always lots to see and do—which is probably why the show lasts for 9 days.

The speakers list at this year’s boat show are sure to impress the crowds. Fishing experts will teach visitors about new techniques and even share some advice on using different baits. No matter your skill level, there’s bound to be something new to learn!

If you’re planning to go to the Indianapolis Boat Show this year, please be sure to reach out. Deaton’s Waterfront Services is proud to be one of the 2017 exhibitors, and we have plenty of event tickets to share! Just send us a message—we’d be happy to set you up with a free pass.