Things to do at the show

2024 Show Highlights

Lake Life Lounge

Discover Boating Lake Life Lounge

Booth A-40

Bring on the boating vibes. Relax, enjoy music and drinks.

Atlanta Artist Adrian Franks (AD) “LIVE FREE” Ode to ATL Showcase: 1/12 from 5-7pm Atlanta artist Adrian Franks, also known as AD, will appear at the boat show on Friday, Jan. 12 as the Discover Boating Lake Life Lounge transforms into an art gallery. This special boat show installation will showcase AD’s work – a collection of canvas paintings featuring artwork of city's most renowned sports, political and entertainment icons in nautical flag abstract art.

Boat Apetit Chef Demo and Mix-Off: 1/13 at 1, 3, and 5pm and 1/14 at 2pm The Discover Boating Lake Life Lounge is offering a taste of summer with an exciting boating-inspired Mix-Off Competition! During Saturday’s Mix-Off, three talented local mixologists will craft cocktail and mocktail recipes, vying for a coveted spot at Sunday's showcase. Judged on taste, presentation, and harmony with the chef's dish, the Mix Off sessions promise an exhilarating experience. A local Atlanta chef will entertain attendees with live demos on both days, complemented by the creativity of the local mixologists. The event, which will feature celebrity judges and be hosted by J Carter, founder of ONE Musicfest, is a must-attend for a weekend filled with culinary excitement!

Live DJ sets from DJ Thrice Groove.

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Let’s Go Fishing Center

Bass Tub—Fishing Demos & Seminars

Booth L-6

Watch pro anglers demonstrate fishing and casting skills at this 5,000-gallon aquarium. See how fish react to different fishing techniques, baits, and lures.


Fred's Shed
Fred's Shed

Fred’s Shed How-to Center—presented by Progressive®

Booth TBD

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.

Surfing Simulator

NEW! Surfing Simulator

Booth A-40

Surf’s up! Can you ride the waves like you own them or “hang ten” like a pro? Only one way to find out—take a ride on the virtual reality Surfing Simulator. Experience the fun of “catching a wave” as you put your surfing skills to test—without ever getting wet. 

sailing seminars


Room 103

Learn from experts. Sessions for sailors of all skill levels—whether you’re curious about sailing, still learning the ropes, or have years of experience.


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Booth TBD

Fun activities for youngsters of all ages.

Family Day

NEW! Family Day—Sunday, January 14

Bring the whole family for a day of fun at the Boat Show. The $28 Family Day pass is good for 2 adults and 2 children under 17 years old and is only available for purchase online on Sunday.