It’s never too early to start dreaming about spring! One popular event that happens every year to turn our minds to spring is the Progressive Insurance Minneapolis Boat Show at the Minneapolis Convention Center, this year from January 23 – 26.
As always, the event is full of education and family-friendly events including:
- *NEW* The “Land of 10,000 Lakes” Lifestyle Experience will honor our water-loving state and transport you to warmer days on the water, complete with cocktails, food and fun. Enjoy live musical entertainment by Mick Sterling Presents musicians Bobby Vandell and Johnny Brown Thursday – Saturday from 4 – 8 pm.
- Twin Cities Beach Bash, where families can build sandcastles with kinetic sand, check out milk carton boats from the Minneapolis Aquatennial and partake in the “Discover-a-Boat” scavenger hunt.
- Boating Skills Virtual Trainer, where you can take the helm and set out on a simulated boat ride to practice skills such as docking, pivot turns, stopping and more, using a real steering wheel and Mercury throttle.
- Antique & Classic Boat Display, a perennial favorite presented by the Bob Speltz Land-O-Lakes chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society, will feature vintage wooden, fiberglass and aluminum boats from bygone eras. This year’s featured boat is Dixie Baby, a historic race boat restored to its 1921 glory.
- Contests and giveaways each day of the show, including a chance to win a new Sea-Doo Spark!
- and more!
2020 Minneapolis Boat Show Info:
Thursday, January 23, 2 – 9 pm
Friday, January 24, 12 – 9 pm
Saturday, January 25, 10 am – 9 pm
Sunday, January 26, 10 am – 5 pm
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Tickets are regularly priced at $14 for adults and free for children 12 and under with paid adult. Active military are free with ID. Senior Day is Thursday, January 23, where 62+ ticket price is $11. NEW this year is Family Day – Friday, January 24 – in which you can get two adult admission tickets and two meal packages for $35 (a 30% savings).
Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.MinneapolisBoatShow.com or onsite the day of the show.
Minneapolis Boat Show Coupon Code:
Purchase in advance online and save! Use the coupon code BOATGO1 to get your tickets buy one, get one free through midnight January 23.
Reader Giveaway: One lucky Thrifty Minnesota reader will win four (4) tickets to the 2020 Minneapolis Boat Show. To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59 pm ET on 1/21/20. Good luck!