New This Year

Lake Erie Market

For the first time, the Progressive Cleveland Boat Show is bringing the best of distinctive locally handmade products to you! The boat show’s Lake Erie Market is setting the stage for an eclectic collection of vendors guaranteed to satisfy the hunt for your “love of the lake” products. From specialty foods, home décor, Northeast Ohio apparel and beyond, the Lake Erie Market is the beginning of a tradition sure to grow with each show.

Twiggy the Waterskiing Squirrel

A much-loved attraction by both young and old, Twiggy the Waterskiing squirrel is coming out of retirement to unveil an all-new performance at this year’s Progressive Cleveland Boat Show. Marking the 40th anniversary of her first performance, Twiggy is back to not only waterski, but even wakeboard around her lagoon! The little grey squirrel is scheduled to perform each day of this year’s show, so don’t your miss a chance to catch what is widely regarded as the most popular boat show entertainment ever created.

Friday Frolic – Make it Date Night!

End your week by making a night of it with the boat show’s Friday Frolic specials! Enjoy live music while enjoying beer specials from Lyman Boat Beer Works—a one-of-a-kind Sibling Revelry brew—while checking out merchants and their wares at the Lake Erie Market.

Saturday is Your Mid-Winter Rendezvous

Missing those summer nights along the lake? No fear, the boat show’s Mid-Winter Rendezvous is here! Gather friends and family to experience summer fun to come by seeing more than 450 gleaming new boats, feeling the warmth of the Lake Erie Islands and soaking in the sounds of sunshine. An added bonus? The boat show’s Kids’ fishing clinic at the Fish NOW Expo will give away rods to the first 100 kids!

Kelleys Island Sunday Funday

Experience why Kelleys Island is truly “An Island for All Seasons” at this year’s Kelleys Island Sunday Funday! From island specialties, including the Village Pump’s famous Brandy Alexander and Docker’s waterfront bar thirst quenchers, to wares from western basin merchants, Sunday at this year’s boat show is all about what makes the largest fresh water American island on Lake Erie special.

Kids’ Day – Monday, Martin Luther King Day

Make your kid’s day off from school memorable by bringing them to the boat show! An extra day added just for kids, they’ll learn to fish, watch Twiggy the waterskiing squirrel, paint their faces and even meet a mermaid—all while surrounded by their favorite Neverland characters, including Captain Hook and Tinkerbell, in addition to the famous undersea Ariel and a princess or two.

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