With the official start of Spring today, I’d say it’s time we all get back on the water. If you still haven’t “de-winterized” your boat and are looking for something boatie to do this weekend, there are a couple boat shows that are sure to motivate you out of hibernation.
The first boat show is the Palm Beach International Boat Show. March 21 - 24, If you purchase tickets online you can save a couple dollars, admission at the gate is $16 for adults and $7 for kids. The Palm Beach Boat Show is one of this country's top five boat shows and features boats ranging from 8 foot inflatables to 150 foot plus mega yachts. I’m sure you’ll have no problem scoping out your next dream boat. Not to mention you’ll be in beautiful West Palm Beach.
The other show this weekend, the one Boatieblog will be attending, is the Sunnyland Antique Boat Festival in Tavares, FL. The Sunnyland Antique and Classic Boat Society has been organizing this show for 26 years now. This will be our first year at the show, but we are no stranger to Wooten Park in Tavares, FL where the show is located. Right along Lake Dora, the park and surrounding areas are a boater’s paradise with plenty of fun for the whole family. Wooten Park has a great playground and splash pad for the little ones. The local steam train rides on the Cannonball Train are fun for the young and young at heart. And we like to unwind right along the lake with a cocktail and the live band at AL’s Landing after a long day on the water.
Click past the jump for a great video from last year’s Sunnyland Antique Boat Festival.