The show is not only for the boating enthusiast but for anyone interested in spending any time on the water this summer or anyone just looking for a fun thing to do this upcoming weekend! Check out some epic boats and a bunch of fun gear!
Bar & Restaurant
Aluminum and Fiberglass Fishing Boats from Multiple Dealers
Bowriders, Deckboats, and Jetboats from Multiple Dealers
Pontoon boats from Multiple Dealers
Wakesports boats from Multiple Dealers
Kayaks, Stand-Up Paddle Boards, and Watersports Accessories
Want to refresh your handling skills and be ready for the boating season just ahead? The United States Power Squadons will feature their high-tech boating simulator at the Progressive Akron Boat & Water Sports Show and all visitors are invited to take the helm. There will also be information about the many USPS boating classes offered both on line and in classrooms throughout this spring. USPS boasts more available boating courses than any other such organization.
Trolling 101 – Fishing Seminar for Kids & Adults at the Progressive Akron Boat & Water Sports Show
Featuring speaker Gary Zart
Saturday, March 3 – 2 p.m.
Sunday, March 4 – 3 p.m.
Check out Gary on YouTube below, or on Facebook HERE.
Dan Armitage will discuss the basics of fishing while demonstrating the use of simple tackle, hooks, bobbers and live bait featuring props that include the World’s Largest Bobber and the World’s Biggest Fishing Hook at this year’s Progressive Akron Boat & Water Sports Show. Armitage shows how to rig and use a cane pole and allows the kids to handle live bait like worms and minnows.
Dan Armitage is a popular freelance outdoor and travel writer, speaker and radio show host based in Ohio whose articles appear in Outdoor Life, In-Fisherman, AAA Home & Away, Ohio’s Country Journal, Boating, Ohio Outdoor News, and Ohio Game & Fish. He hosts the syndicated radio program “Buckeye Sportsman with Dan Armitage” presented by Cabela’s every Saturday on 24 Ohio radio stations.(www.buckeyesportsman.net)
Meet Webster from the Akron RubberDucks!
Whether you’re a member of the “Quack Pack” or just want a picture with Akron’s favorite RubberDuck, visitors to the 2018 Progressive Akron Boat & Water Sports Show will have a good time meeting Webster, the baseball team’s lovable mascot.
Webster will make a one-day appearance in the boat show on Saturday, March 3, at 3:30 p.m.
Friday, March 2 . . . . . . . Noon – 9 pm
Saturday, March 3 . . . . 10 am – 9 pm
Sunday, March 4 . . . . . . 11 am – 6 pm
|Children 12 and younger||FREE|
FREE after 6pm Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday at several City Garages. Max of $7 for Friday parking during the day. Click to View parking details.