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Lyman History Comes To Life

Nothing is more telling of the history of Lake Erie pleasure boating than the story of the Lyman Boat Works in Sandusky, and visitors to the boat show will get a genuine taste of this remarkable story...

Lake Erie's Shores & Islands

The most unique setting in all of America’s Great Lakes is found in western Lake Erie with its Marblehead peninsula and incredible islands bearing names like Bass and Kelley’s...

Scuba Anyone?

You don’t have to travel south to get your first lesson in scuba diving because this year’s boat show will again host the popular GO DIVE NOW pool, a 30-foot, 15,000-gallon diving center...

Kids Take On The Helm

By racing boats and competing with others on an obstacle course, albeit using special hi-tech simulators, at the Progressive Insurance Harbor exhibit. They can also practice docking skills along with mom and dad operating a radio-controlled cruiser, among other interactive features.

Build A Mini Boat

Available at the Cleveland Amateur Boat Builders Society exhibit where kids can assemble, decorate and take home their own mini power or sailboat using a wooden kit that been created just for the show by society members.

All New Fishing Expo

This section will cater to the kids, too. For example, the new live Trout Pond will feature pro angler Jim Vitaro helping kids to catch and release; Outdoor radio personality Dan Armitage will conduct kids fishing clinics daily from the unique Berkley 5000-gallon Bass Tank presented by Boat Masters Marine.

Live. Work. Play. Conserve.

We are advocates of all things water in Ohio. Great Lakes to Grand Rivers, there are so many ways to make your life a water life. Visit the @onthewarterohio booth and learn about our exciting Kayak giveaway the launch of something special!

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Friday: Mid-Winter Rendezvous Night

It’s the favorite day of the week for all boaters and anglers because it’s the start of another boating weekend. Join us for our opening night Rendezvous with music, special foods and lots of boating and fishing fun.

Saturday: Portage Lakes Day

A recognition and celebration of the Portage Lakes, rated the top in-land boating and fishing area anywhere in Ohio. Enjoy boating and fishing seminars, live music, special foods and beverages surrounded by watercraft including everything from paddle boards and pontoons to fishing and tow boats.

Sunday: Family Day

Boating is America’s number one family sport. So, Family Day will be highlighted by kids activities, like face painters, balloon artists and standing character cutouts like pirates, sailors and more. So, you’ll want to get out your cell phone and capture some fun memories.

Last Year Events


Swim into Scuba Diving!

Try scuba diving in the fun and easy environment provided by the Go Dive Now Pool experience. Brought to this year’s boat show by the Diving Equipment..

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Be the Captain!

You’re the captain at the U.S. Power Squadron’s display… take the helm of a power boat simulator and test your skills against sudden wind changes and wild waves..

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Twiggy the Waterskiing Squirrel

Twiggy’s back! A much-loved attraction by both young and old, Twiggy the Waterskiing squirrel is coming out of retirement to unveil an all-new performance at this year’s..

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2020 Progressive Akron Boat Show & Water Sports

Presented by Fishermans Central

Friday Feb 28th, 12pm - 9pm
Saturday Feb 29th, 10am - 9pm
Sunday March 1st , 11am - 5pm

2020 Akron Boat Show & Fishing Expo Sponsors



All For The Kids!

2020 Boat Show Program

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