Features at a Glance

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Island Experience

Booth 803

Sit down and relax to escape Winter for a few hours at our Island Experience. Enjoy a variety of street tacos and tropical drinks as you daydream about summer. It is a great place to socialize and spend time with friends as you plan for the 2019 Boating Season!

Adding to the good vibes—live music by Mick Sterling Presents, featuring local musicians Elijah Adam, Tom Harkness and Erin Chase Thursday–Saturday from 4:00 PM–8:00 PM.


Don't miss this delightful oasis!

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Twin Cities Beach Blast

Lobby E

It is never too early to start thinking of the Twin Cities Beach Blast and two of Minnesota's most beloved events— The Milk Carton Boat Races and Sandcastle Competition.  The 2019 Blast—a day of family-friendly fun will be held on Sunday, July 21.
Past Winners The winner of 2018’s Milk Carton Boat Race, Udder Madness, will be on display. In addition, watch as past champions of the sand sculpture contest create a sand sculpture during the show.
Just for kids Children are invited to build a boat out of milk cartons or help with creating the sand sculpture.

Learn more 

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NEW! Discover-A-Boat—FREE for Kids

Little skippers are invited to navigate the show floor in search for recreational boats of all kinds and complete a Discover-A-Boat Map. The navigation point begins at the Twin Cities Beach Blast featiure located in Lobby E. Turn in the completed Discover-A-Boat Map after the search at the feature for a prize (while quantities last.) 

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2019 Minneapolis Innovation Awards

Be among the first to see some of the boating industry’s best new boats and marine products. The Innovation Awards are held in Minneapolis to honor manufacturers and suppliers who bring new, innovative products for the boating industry to market.

Be sure to visit the companies that participated in the the 2019 Minneapolis Innovation Award.

Progressive Insurance

GMC Minneapolis State Farm LeafFilter St. Boni Motorsports Manitowoc Marina Sea-Doo Alumacraft Daka Lifetime Tiki Mickman Brothers Prescott Boat Club Rockvam Bennington Niccum Docks Plants and Things Discover Boating NMMA-Certification