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Press Release – Dec 17, 2018

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FOR RELEASE ON December 17, 2018
Contact:  Kelly Luecke
Phone: (216) 712-6292

2019 Progressive Cleveland Boat Show Sets the Stage for
Summer Fun to Come

Boat Show Launches New Name, Extended Dockage at The I-X Center

[CLEVELAND, OHIO, December 2018] — It’s a new day for Ohio’s largest boat show as it launches a new name, expanded hours and an extended stay at the I-X Center, January 17 – 21, 2019.

A celebrated Cleveland tradition for over 60 years, this year’s Progressive Cleveland Boat Show (formerly the Mid-America Boat Show) is dedicated to delivering memorable experiences for all with daily themes including: Thursday Island Day, featuring the best of Put-in-Bay; Friday Frolic Date Night; Saturday’s Mid-Winter Rendezvous; Kelleys Island Sunday Funday; and a special extra day just for kids on Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Complementing more than 450 gleaming new boats from Ohio’s top dealers, the show’s seaworthy stars—from cruisers to kayaks—will come alive with a wide variety of features and attractions. From an all-new Twiggy the water-skiing squirrel comedy show, exciting boat racing and sailing simulator centers, a giant 5000-gallon live fish aquarium show, the Go Dive Now Pool’s free scuba lessons, and dozens of hands-on activities including a kids-casting challenge, the Progressive Cleveland Boat Show has something for everyone.

“More than 500,000 Ohio families own boats to enjoy our many lakes and rivers, and we’re excited our show will continue the tradition of elevating their experiences for years to come,” says Michelle L. Burke, President, Lake Erie Marine Trades Association, the organization who has produced the show since its beginnings.

Show Hours:

Thursday and Friday, January 17- 18 — Noon – 9 p.m.

Saturday, January 19 —10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Sunday, January 20 — 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Monday, January 21 — 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Progressive Cleveland Boat Show will run from January 17 – 21 at the I-X Center located at One I-X Center Drive, Cleveland, OH. Tickets are $14 each. Discounted tickets for adults 60+ may be purchased for $12 each. Kids 12 and under are FREE. To order tickets, and for additional information about the Progressive Cleveland Boat Show, please visit:


The Progressive Cleveland Boat Show is where you can experience your summer fun to come! Formerly the Mid-America Boat Show, the Progressive Cleveland Boat Show reflects the excitement and growth of our great North Coast city along our Great Lake.

The Lake Erie Marine Trades Association (LEMTA) has been dedicated to Ohio’s marine industry for over 62 years by providing legislative advocacy, educational support and efforts to improve boating throughout the state.