Grand Rapids Boat Show
February 15-19, 2023

Photo, Video & Story Ops

Photo, Video & Story Ops


Photo, Video & Story Ops


Sunday, February 13

  • The setting of the lobby, antique boats and Hall C displays begin.


Monday, February 14 STARTING AT 7AM:   

  • By 10am – there will be 80+ boats in the building including some motor yachts and cruisers
  • By noon – there will be several boats over 30 ft being set on jackstands for display
  • By 2pm – there will be close to 200 boats in place (some 400 boats overall make up this year’s show).


Tuesday, February 15 STARTING AT 8AM:

  • With most of the larger boats in place from Monday another 200 boats arrive to fit in the “jigsaw puzzle” of a layout filling the Convention Hall, Ballroom, Grand Gallery and the meeting rooms thru 6pm.


Wednesday, February 16 – Opening Day!

  • The final displays get into place
  • The accessory booths, tubers sale and pro shops start being set up
  • Every boat on the floor are being detailed to be sparkling
  • Show opens at 2pm to the public

77th Annual Grand Rapids Boat Show: February 16-20, 2022


Wednesday, February 16               2:00pm – 9:00pm
Thursday, February 17                  12:00pm – 9:00pm
Friday, February 18                       12:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday, February 19                  10:00am – 9:00pm
Sunday, February 20                     10:00am – 5:00pm


PRICES:        $12 adults, $5 children aged 6 to 14.  Kids 5 and under are admitted free.




PARKING:    There is plenty of close by parking – beneath DeVos Place, across the street and connected by skywalk.  For more information, click here.

Take the complimentary trolley…just park in the Dash Lot Area 9 on Seward ($2 total) and hop aboard the Trolley which will be making runs on an 8-minute loop for an hour before the show opens to an hour after the show closes each day.


LODGING:    Experience Grand Rapids | Kent County Hospitality Association | West Michigan Tourist | Pure Michigan  | | (#GRBoatShow)



Dianna Stampfler, Show Publicist – (269) 330-4228 |
Ben Nielsen, Show Manager – (616) 447-2860 ext. 1013 |
Henri Boucher, Show Producer – (616) 447-2860 ext. 1071 |