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Twin Cities Beach Blast

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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.

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NEW! Discover-A-Boat—FREE for Kids

Little skippers are invited to navigate the show floor and search for recreational boats of all kinds to complete a Discover-A-Boat Map. Turn in completed maps 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 T-Mobile Daka Mickman Brothers Prescott Boat Club Rockvam Heinen's Motorsports Discover Boating NMMA-Certification