Florida loves boats, boating and boat shows.
Boat shows usually involve entry fees, at least for adults, and sometimes discounts are offered. If information about deals is not on the website, we suggest emailing or phoning the boat show office before an event and asking about discounts.
- July 13-15 Lakeland Boat Show, $5 for adults, free parking, free for kids 12 and younger
- Orlando Boat Show, August 17-19, Orange County Convention Center, $8 for adults or $6 for adults if purchased early
- September 14-16 Florida Fall BoatShow, South Florida Fairgrounds, 9076 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach 33411, $10 entry or $8 early purchase discount, free for $12 and younger, 954-205-7813
- October 13-14 Treasure Coast Boat Show, Indian River Fairgrounds, 7955 58th Avenue, Vero Beach 32967, 954-205-7813, $7, free for kids 12 and younger. Information online.
- Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show October 31 – November 4, various venues
- St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show November 29-December 2
- Island Boat Show in the Florida Keys. January 13-15, Island Christian School. Mile Marker 83. $10 fee
- Jacksonville Boat Show January 26, 27 & 28, $12 for adults, $10 for military with ID, $10 for seniors 55 and older, $5 for kids ages 5 to 12 and free for younger kids.
- Miami Yacht Show February 15-19, $25, free for kids 15 and younger
- Miami International Boat Show February 15 to February 19, $25 for teens and adults, free for kids 12 and younger accompanying an adult
- Bonita Springs Boat Show March 1-4, $8
- Tampa Bay Boat Show, Florida State Fairgrounds, March 2-4, free entry, $6 parking
- Palm Beach International Boat Show March 22-25, $24 for adults, $14 ages 6 to 15, free for ages 5 and younger, 954-764-7642
- Southeast US Boat Show April Jacksonville, $12 ages 17 and older, free for ages 16 and younger, includes live bands and other festivities, 904-759-2758
- Clearwater Boat Show, April 6-8, Westfield Countryside Mall, $3 age 13 and older. Free for 12 and younger. Free parking
- Vero Beach Boat Show, April 7-8, Riverside Park in Vero Beach, free entry and free parking
- Jacksonville In-Water Boat Show April 13-15, Metropolitan Park, Jacksonville, $5 to $10 entry, free for kids 3 and younger
- Suncoast Boat Show April 20-22, downtown Sarasota, $14, free for ages 13 and younger, 954-764-7642
- South Florida Boat Show June 8-10, Dade County Fair Grounds, $5 entry fee, free for age 15 and younger, $5 for parking
Boat & Marine Show June 9-10 Fort Pierce, free
West Palm Beach Boat Show June 22-24, South Florida Fair, $8 for adults, free for kids, free parking
- The Florida Panhandle Boat Show June Panama City, 904-759-2758 or 904-673-0093
- Tampa Bay Fall Boat Show September , Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 U.S. 301, Tampa 33610
- Tampa Boat Show, October333 S. Franklin St.
Tampa 33602, $12 for teenagers and adults, free for ages 12 and younger, 813-498-9162
- Marco Boat Show, October Rose Marina, Marco Island 34145, 239-682-0900, $5 entry, kids 12 and younger free with paying adult, free parking
- Fort Myers Boat Show November
- Vero Beach Fall Boat Show November Riverside Park, 3280 Riverside Park Dr, Vero Beach 32963, 772-562-7922, free
- St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show, , free for military with ID and kids 15 and younger, fee for others
- Sea Ray Yacht Expo, December Captiva Island