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Family Day! Presented by the Marine Trade Association of Metro Atlanta

Thursday, January 10th 2019

Be the first to see the best of the best in new boats and the latest marine products of 2019. The Marine Trade Association of Metro Atlanta is offering FREE admission Thursday Jan 10th. Click the link below and download your free Family Day tickets. 

Click here for a free ticket offer.

*A printed ticket for EACH person must be brought to the main entrance of the show (Thursday Only). Children 12 and under do not need a ticket.

Free Adult Ticket Compliments of Marine Trade Association of Metro Atlanta. Ticket good for one adult Thursday Jan 10th only.



Live Music Every Day

Get into an island state of mind without leaving the Georgia World Congress Center as you enjoy Frankendread’s unique mix of calypso, soca, and steel pan music.

An accomplished Caribbean performer, Frankendread brings the island vibe to life with his energetic performances. His laid-back, no-worries tunes have put smiles on faces around the world—he’s performed in 17 countries and 43 state—and he’ll perform live everyday at this year’s show!


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Kids' Zone

Boatloads of fun and entertainment for your little skippers. They’ll have a blast blowing off steam in the bounce houses and activities in the new Kid Zone. Stop by the 3rd level of Hall A and let the little ones work off some energy. There’s also face painting, balloon art, and more. A small fee may apply.

Page Turners

Nautical Storytime

3rd Level

Our friends at CBS 46 join us Saturday & Sunday for children’s Story Hour at the Progressive Atlanta Boat Show. Bring the kids over to the Kids’ Zone as on-air CBS hosts read nautical-themed stories your little sailors will love.

Bring in a gently used book to donate for CBS Books to Kids, which supports Page Turners Make Great Learners and receive $5.00 concession voucher. There will be a donation bin in the Kids’ Zone and at the will call area where you can pick up your food voucher. Save $3 on the purchase of an adult ticket when purchased in advance. Please join us!

  • Saturday, January 12th:
  • 1pm - 2pm Vince Sims - CBS46 Reporter
  • 2pm - 3pm Rodney Harris - CBS46 Meterologist
  • 3pm - 4pm Karyn Greer - CBS46 Anchor
New Kid's Touch A Boat Program

New Kid's Touch A Boat Tour

NEW! for the kids’ Touch-A-Boat and Learn

Little skippers are invited to navigate the show floor and discover recreational boats of all kinds. Pick up your Touch A Boat Tour passport and collect a stamp at each of eight locations. Return fully completed touch-a-boat card to the TAB Kiosk for a fun prize.

All kids are invited and must be accompanied by a paid adult. Activities take place Sat & Sun only.


Lake Lanier Technical College

Career Day Room 311 Hall A

Progressive Atlanta Boat Show teams with Lake Lanier Technical College to offer first ever CAREER DAY!

Join us on Friday, January 11th and learn from the pros about careers in marine technology, engineering, management and boat manufacturing. Marine Industry experts discuss what a career in recreational boating looks like. Hosted in conjunction with Lanier Technical College, Career Day is open to students from area high schools, technical schools and marine schools, as well as interested adults. Admission to the Show is free to students with ID, and their parents. Those without school ID must bring a resume and check in to the Show Office for special admission.

Date: Friday, Jan. 11
Time: Job Fair: 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Open to Interested Students and Adults
Location: Room 311 Hall A GWCC

9–11 a.m. — Student Panel, Q&A
11:30 a.m. — HR/Resume Building
1:30 p.m. — Launching Your Career in Marine Tech, Lanier Tech

For more information or to reserve your spot contact Kevin Murphy at

Red Hare

Sail into the Weekend: Boats & Brews $5 after 5pm

Join us Thursday and Friday after 5pm for $5 Admission, $5 Valet and $5 beer flights, presented by Red Hare Brewing Company!

Thursday and Friday, starting at 5 p.m., there will be $5 Admission, $5 Valet and $5 Drinks during a special Boats & Brews event presented by Red Hare Brewing Company. Tickets can be purchased at the box office or online.

Attendees can come cruise the Show floor with a craft brew in hand after stopping by the Red Hare lake-side inspired experiential area, which will have custom Red Hare tastings, games, photo opps, drink specials, swag and more. Plus, those who come by to see Red Hare (at booth J1) Thursday or Friday after 5p.m., can enter for the chance to win Red Hare Cornhole Boards and a Brewery prize pack, including Red Hare swag and a brewery experience to remember.

If you missed Red Hare or want to see them again, they’ll be at J1 throughout the remainder of the Show sampling, sipping and soaking up the fun (while supplies last). 

Plus, the first 50 guests on Thursday & Friday after 5pm receive a free half-day pontoon rental from Park Marine (must be 25+ yrs).

It’s true! Be there!

Windsong Sailing Academy

Sailing Seminars

Presented by Windsong Sailing Academy

When it comes to sailing, there’s always something new to learn. Take advantage of free sailing seminars to improve or enhance your sailing skills for the upcoming sailing season.  Sailing seminars can be found in Room 313 Hall A

Check out the full schedule here.

Boating Skills Virtual Trainer—Test Your Boating Skills

3rd Level Space 52

Calling all captains! Take the helm at the Progressive Atlanta Boat Show and set out on a simulated ”boat trip.” Practice your boating skills such as docking, pivot turns, stopping and more without leaving the dock. The America’s Boating Club Boating Skills Virtual Trainer is equipped with a steering wheel and real Mercury throttle to give you a hands-on feel and  experience as you pilot your virtual boat on a lake with other powerboats, sailboats, navigation aids and a marina all right in front of you on the screen.


Daily Fishing Seminars

Learn from Experts

Don’t let the big one get away! Local experts and pro anglers will share tips and tricks to help you improve your catch. Hourly sessions for both saltwater and freshwater fishing cover techniques, tackle, hot spots and more.

Fishing seminars will be held in room 312 on the 3rd level of Hall A.

Check out full schedule here.