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.
- Tampa Bay Fall Boat Show September 22 – September 24, Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 U.S. 301, Tampa 33610
- Tampa Boat Show, rescheduled from September, October 13-15, 333 S. Franklin St.
Tampa 33602, $12 for teenagers and adults, free for ages 12 and younger, 813-498-9162
- Marco Boat Show, October 13-15, Rose Marina, Marco Island 34145, 239-682-0900, $5 entry, kids 12 and younger free with paying adult, free parking
- Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, November 1 – November 5, various venues
- Fort Myers Boat Show November 16 to November 19
- Vero Beach Fall Boat Show November 18 & November 19, Riverside Park, 3280 Riverside Park Dr, Vero Beach 32963, 772-562-7922, free
- St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show, November 30 – December 3, free for military with ID and kids 15 and younger, fee for others
- Sea Ray Yacht Expo, December 1 – December 3, Captiva Island
- Island Boat Show January 26, 27 & 28, Hawks Cay Resort, Duck Key
- Jacksonville Boat Show January 26, 27 & 28, $12 for adults, $10 for military with ID, $5 for kids ages 5 to 12 and free for younger kids.
- Yachts Miami Beach February 16-20, Indian Creek Waterway at Collins Avenue from 41st to 54th Streets, $20 for ages 16 and older, 954-764-7642
- Miami Boat Show February 16-20, Miami, $25 and $40, group discounts offered, 954-441-3225
- Bonita Springs Boat Show March 2-5, $8, free for kids
- Tampa Bay Boat Show March 10-12, Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, free entry, $6 parking
- Palm Beach International Boat Show March 23-26, $22 for adults, $12 ages 6 to 15, free for ages 5 and younger, 954-764-7642
- Suncoast Boat Show April 21-23, downtown Sarasota, $14 for ages 16 and older, free for younger kids, 954-764-7642
- Southeast US Boat Show April 21-23, Jacksonville, $12 ages 17 and older, free for ages 16 and younger, includes live bands and other festivities, 904-759-2758
- South Florida Boat Show in Fort Lauderdale, $8 for adults & free for kids
The Florida Panhandle Boat Show June Panama City, 904-759-2758 or 904-673-0093
- West Palm Beach Boat Show June 23-25, $8 for adults, kids free, free parking, 954-946-6164