Things to do at the show

New features and attractions for 2021 coming soon! 2020 highlights shown below.

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Boats & Brews $5 AFTER 5 

$5 Adult Ticket after 5pm Thursday & Friday Only Happy Hour at the Boat Show

Come to the show after 5pm Thursday and Friday and buy your ticket for $5 bucks. Start the weekend in the right direction with $5 after 5. $5 entry & $5 drink specials. Tickets are available online or at the box office.

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Thursday, January 16 is FAMILY DAY PRESENTED by the MTAMA

Tickets are courtesy of the Marine Trade Association of Metropolitan Atlanta by registering at the link below. Each adult must register and print a ticket. Kids 12 or under do not need a ticket.

Click Here to register and print your Thursday adult ticket. Bring the whole family for a day of fun at the Boat Show courtesy of the MTAMA.
MTAMA Thursday Family Day tickets are only available online. 

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Career Day

Is a marine career in your future? Come find out on Thursday, January 16th!

Learn about the skills, training and education you need to join a workforce that's making waves. Get career advice from marine industry professionals and enjoy a fun day exploring the show.  Click Here to learn more

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Discover Boating Experience—The Hub for Boaters

Education and inspiration for your boating lifestyle. Offering hands-on learning, dynamic demos, interactive activities and entertaining speakers, the Discover Boating Experience (DBX) is staffed by a crew of experts who are eager to share their nautical knowledge with you. Enjoy short, powerful talks that will inspire your on-water and outdoor adventures at the main stage, and visit the Hub stations to take part in workshops, get one-on-one advice, see what’s new and more. Stations include:

  • Discover Boating—Learn which boat is right for you
  • Boat Care—Keep your boat in ship-shape
  • Conservation— Learn about National Marine Sanctuaries around the US
  • Product Innovation—Discover the latest in gear & technology
  • Main Stage: Hear from leading boating and outdoor enthusiasts

DBX offers a seating lounge where you can relax with a drink, find inspiration for your on-water adventures. Enjoy live music on the weekends.

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NEW! Fishing Simulator

Located in space 379

Feel the strike! Watch the rod bend! Experience the pull as your fish runs for the bottom! This interactive fishing simulator is as "reel" as it gets without getting your line wet. Will you land your trophy fish? Or just tell the tale of how it got away? Stand shoulder-to-shoulder and enjoy a friendly competition with your fishing partner to see who can land the big one

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Nautical Storytimes + Book Donations

The Junior League of Atlanta’s Journey to Literacy program will be a part of the Show for special Nautical Storytimes and crafts and activities on Saturday with readings at 2: 30PM and 3:30PM. We invite you to bring a new or gently used children’s book to be donated to the Atlanta Children’s Shelter for a $3 ticket discount at the box office.

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Looking for something to do with the kids? Stop by the boat show for some fun activities for young mariners, includes a bounce house, face painting, balloon animals, and coloring. Plus a special guest that every kid knows and will love to see. This years' special guest for the kids will be on site between 2-4pm Sat & Sun. Located in the BC Connector

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Daily sailing seminars available for sailors of all ages. You're sure to find a session that suits your sailing skills, whether you're simply curious, a new sailor still learning the ropes or consider yourself an able skipper.

See the seminars page for topics and schedule.

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Test Your Boating Skills Take the helm and set out on a simulated "boat trip" to practice boating skills such as docking, pivot turns, stopping and more. The America's Boating Club Boating Skills Virtual Trainer is equipped with a steering wheel and real Mercury throttle to give you hands-on experience as you pilot your virtual boat on a lake with other powerboats, sailboats, navigation aids and a marina. Located in booth

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Allen "Frankendread" Holland is a Key West based singer/songwriter and performer of real island steel pan music. He has a distinctive voice and plays the songs everyone enjoys. His performances have put smiles on people's faces around the world...

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Let's Go Fishing Center

Reel fun for everyone, from aspiring anglers to full-blown fishing fanatics!

The Hawg Trough is back for 2020 with Live fishing demonstrations and seminars Experience fishing in a whole new way-from the viewpoint of the fish! Watch pro anglers demonstrate their fishing and casting skills at this 5,000-gallon aquarium fully stocked with fish. You'll enjoy a unique underwater view of how fish react to different fishing techniques and strike at various types of bait and lures. Located in space 379

Click Here to view the Full Schedule of Fishing Seminars

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The six-time World Champion Miss GEICO Racing Team is proud to present the latest Miss GEICO offshore racing boat. The fourth-generation Miss GEICO is a 50-ft. Victory catamaran made of carbon/Kevlar. Powered by 3,300-hp 1650 RACE Mercury Racing sterndrive engines, the world-champion offshore racing boat can reach speeds in excess of 200 mph! Space A60