Fall is just around the corner and soon, Annapolis will be buzzing with visitors from across the globe. With the changing of the leaves and a crisp breeze in the air, fall marks the arrival of the Annapolis Boat Shows season. Visitors to downtown at the start of October will see Annapolis Harbor transformed to accommodate miles of floating docks in Ego Alley as it prepares to host two of the largest in-water boat shows in the nation.
The United States Powerboat Show arrives first from October 7 through the 10. Hundreds of new and premiering boats will be on display for visitors to climb on and compare side by side. As always, there will also be opportunities to test-drive some models at the demo dock, shop from top gear and accessory exhibitors, speak with industry experts, and take advantage of plenty of educational opportunities.
The United States Sailboat Show moves in next from October 14 through the 18. Leading sailboat manufacturers from around the world will be on the docks with their new and premiering boats for attendees to explore. Shoreside exhibit areas and tents boast nautical accessories and services, top educational courses return, and vacation charter companies will be onsite to answer questions and book vacations.
Not just for shopping, the shows provide a fun, informative, and entertaining weekend for all. Each day will include libations from a number of wine and liquor brands in the tasting tent and live performances from local musicians will fill the air. Located in America’s sailing capital, visitors may also explore downtown Annapolis as local restaurants gear up for the occasion. Crab cakes, raw oysters, and pain killers will be freshly served up throughout the show days. With a variety of dining options there is something for everyone for breakfast, lunch, dinner, happy hours, and late-night noshing.
Proud of its history, the United States Sailboat and Powerboat Shows have always enjoyed calling Annapolis home. With beautiful brick-lined streets filled with art galleries, apparel, antique shops, and specialty boutiques, downtown Annapolis has a little of everything for each and every visitor. See a live show at one of the many music venues, do some retail therapy, book a historic walking tour, stroll through the U.S. Naval Academy, and enjoy a glorious sunset at the end of each day.
The fall shows are the perfect time to climb aboard the boat of your dreams, stock up on all your boating essentials, and explore what National Geographic Adventure Magazine calls one of the top waterfront destinations in the country. Make plans today join us and purchase your tickets today.