Grand Rapids Boat Show
February 15-19, 2023

78th Annual Grand Rapids Boat Show Fact Sheet

78th Annual Grand Rapids Boat Show Fact Sheet

78th Annual Grand Rapids Boat Show Fact Sheet

 

More Great Lakes Boats help Celebrate 78 Years of

Boating and Outdoor Water Recreation in Michigan!

February 15-19 at DeVos Place, Downtown Grand Rapids

Michigan’s Boat Show — with the longest running tradition — also has the reputation for the finest style. Over 30 dealers will display more than 400 boats from over 80 manufacturers from aluminum fishing boats and personal watercrafts to pro style ski and bass boats, luxury pontoon boats, runabouts and deck boats and for 2023, attendees will see the greatest showing ever of boats for the Great Lakes!

 

For the past several years, an excellent showing of Cruisers, Tiara, Robalo, Scout, Boston Whaler, Pursuit, Ranger Tugs, Yellowfin, Cobalt and Monterey have been on display. This year’s Queen of the Show is the Regal 42 Fly from Grand Bay Marine.

 

Check out the full list of manufacturers and dealers on our BOAT LINE LIST and our SHOW FLOORPLAN on the website:  GRBoatShow.com

 

Special features at the 2023 Grand Rapids Boat Show include:

 

  • HO Sports Tube Truckload Sale – The annual best opportunity to see every tube that HO Sports manufactures with the best pricing of the year – guaranteed.
  • Tommy’s Wake & Surf Shop – An abundant showing of beach and boatware attire at discounted prices.
  • Key West Crab Shack with Don Middlebrook entertaining the diners
  • Antique and Classic Boat Display from Water Wonderland Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society – one of the finest displays of boats dating back to the 40’s and 50’s
  • The Dive Tank Presented by Great Lakes Dive Locker – Bring your suit, yes attendees are welcome to give Scuba a try……towels provided
  • Appearances by Pro Wakeboarders at both the Action Water Sports Display and at Tommy’s Display
  • Single Day Boating Safety Certification Class (Saturday, 12 Noon to 5pm) presented by the Kent County Sheriff Department – Marine Division

 

The Grand Rapids Boat Show started in 1946 as the West Michigan Sportland Boat Show in the Welsh Auditorium, with less than 25,000 square feet of space. It is now in its glory of 250,000 square feet (5.74 acres) of pillarless display space throughout the main exhibition halls, Steelcase Ballroom, Grand Gallery and Grand River Overlook. This is one of 14 consumer expositions produced by ShowSpan Inc., in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Founded in 1945, ShowSpan – a Studio C Company – is the largest producer of consumer shows in the Midwest.

 

WHERE:        DeVos Place in Downtown Grand Rapids. 303 Monroe St NE

 

WHEN:     Wednesday, February 15               2:00pm – 8:00pm

Thursday, February 16                  12:00pm – 8:00pm

Friday, February 17                       12:00pm – 9:00pm

Saturday, February 18                  10:00am – 9:00pm

Sunday, February 19                     10:00am – 5:00pm

 

 

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

 

TICKETS:      Buy tickets online now (no fees): https://showspan.com/GRB/home/dates-times-admission/

                     or at the box office on the days of the show

 

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 Dash Lot Area 9 on Seward ($3 total) and hop aboard the Trolley which will be making runs on an 8-minute loop beginning an hour before the show opens until an hour after the show closes each day.

 

LODGING:    Experience Grand Rapids | Kent County Hospitality Association | West Michigan Tourist | Pure Michigan

 

CONTACT:    Dianna Stampfler, GR Boat Show Publicist: Dianna@PromoteMichigan.com | 269-330-4228

 

GRBoatShow.com  | facebook.com/GRBoatShow | (#GRBoatShow)

STOP BY THE COAT CHECK BEFORE LEAVING THE SHOW TO RECEIVE A RE-ADMISSION WRIST BAND, WHICH GETS YOU BACK INTO THE SHOW – FOR NO EXTRA CHARGE – ALL WEEK/END LONG!

PRODUCED BY:

ShowSpan, Inc.
2121 Celebration Dr NE · Grand Rapids, Michigan 49525 · 616-447-2860 · FAX: 616-447-2861
www.ShowSpan.com · Events@ShowSpan.com ·  www.Facebook.com/ShowSpan