Kick off your start
to Summer Here!

APR 30

Join us 12PM - 7PM


Join us 10AM - 7PM


Join us 10AM - 5PM



To enhance your safe experience, show admission tickets are designated in time blocks this year as follows:

Friday, April 30 – 12:00pm to 7:oopm  /  Saturday, May 1 – Entry period 10:00 am to 3:00 pm; and 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm  /  Sunday, May 2 – Entry periods 10:00 am to 1:00 pm; and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Sunshine and Excitement!

We’ve missed you, and we believe you’ve missed us. So, we’re excited to once again see you at this, the first in-person boat show held anywhere on the Great Lakes in more than 15 months. If you need a boat, want a boat, or just want to fantasize about boats, there’s never a better time to get back together as we dive into a new boating season.

Dozens of exhibitors are set to welcome you back to the boat show experience. Plus, we’ve added seminar programs, food trucks, music and special features. Learn all about it by exploring this website, buy your tickets online, then cast off to experience all things nautical.


Enjoy complementary parking courtsey of Firelands Auto Group

Parking for the boat show is really simple!

Please park in the designated lots.  Our complimentary Firelands Auto Group shuttle run every 15 minutes to each Lot.

If you’d like directions to any of the parking lots, click it on the map, then choose the arrow sign and you’ll be taken to Google Maps where you can add your location and get easy-to-follow directions.

View Parking Locations Map
4330 Beach Club Rd, Port Clinton, OH 43452
3026 NW Catawba Rd, Port Clinton, OH 43452
3307 NW Catawba Rd, Port Clinton, OH 43452
4665 Schoolhouse Rd, Port Clinton, OH 43452
3074 NE Catawba Rd, Port Clinton, OH 43452

COVID19 and Show Safety

The health and safety of our guests is our highest priority. We have implemented the following new procedures and processes to ensure all of our guests enjoy their time with us and know that we have provided a safe environment for them during the Progressive Catawba Island Boat Show.

Our policies follow regulations stipulated by the Ottowa County Board of Health and The State of Ohio Department of Public Health. We will continue to follow all county regulations and will update our policies accordingly.

Full Health & Safety Plan

Safety Basics

  • All attendees are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance.
    All tickets will be mobile-friendly to encourage a touchless entry into the shows.
  • Face coverings must be worn when boarding and riding the boat show shuttle and inside showgrounds.
  • Ticket scanning and face coverings are required before entry
  • Signage will be placed in strategic areas throughout the show giving proper warnings, instructions, and procedure illustrations.
  • The event will be cleaned throughout the live hours as well as a deep disinfecting at the close of each day.

Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)

  • Everyone must wear a face covering at all times, unless sitting in one of the two specified entertainment tents.
  • Coverings must cover over nose and mouth.
  • Anyone failing to wear a face-covering will be asked by staff to wear the covering or leave the show.
  • CDC-approved face coverings will be made available at the show entrance in designated dispensers for anyone who does not have their own covering.
  • Additional security has been hired to assist in ensuring all guests are following these new guidelines.
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be placed throughout the show and frequent use is encouraged.

Distancing Etiquette

  • When parking off-site, 50% of the boat show shuttle seats will be blocked off, encouraging social distancing. Family members will be allowed to sit together.
  • One-way traffic flow through the show entrance and into the show will be enforced.
  • Entrance to the show will be clearly marked with 6 feet apart markers.
    Signage placed throughout the show will further encourage constant social distancing and compliance with COVID-19 guidlines.
  • Only one group at a time should board boats to ensure social distancing.