Things to do at the show

2024 Show Highlights

Land of 10,000 Lakes  

Booth 803

Relax, escape winter for a few hours, and socialize with your crew at our Minnesota-inspired oasis.

Jackson Burn

Musical Entertainment 

Enjoy the musical talents of local Minneapolis musician, Jackson Burn.

Schedule: Thursday, Friday & Saturday 3 pm—7 pm

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Fred’s Shed – How-To-Center Presented by Progressive

Booth 1203B

Tips, tricks, and DIY advice for every boater—from first-timers to experienced captains. Have a boat or engine problem you haven’t been able to fix? Stop by and ask our tech expert about it.


Antique & Classic Boat Display

Lobby D

Presented by the Bob Speltz Land O’Lakes Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society. Boating enthusiasts and nautical history buffs alike will enjoy this fascinating look at a bygone era.



Minneapolis Innovation Awards

Minneapolis Innovation Awards

Booth 803

Be among the first to see the best new boats and cutting-edge marine products. The Minneapolis Innovation Awards winners will be revealed Wednesday evening, January 17, and award winners and contestants will be on display throughout the show.

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Wildlife Forever

Lobby E

Calling all K-12 youth! Stop by the Wildlife Forever booth to learn more about plastic pollution and aquatic conservation while creating artwork out of recovered plastic. Enter your finished piece in the Fish Art Contest Debris Division (sponsored by the International Game Fish Association) for the chance to win international recognition and prizes! One lucky entry from the boat show will also win a prize package from Wildlife Forever.

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