Marine- and Boating-Related Events

Events of Interest to Sailors and boaters in the Southeast Coastal States and the Bahamas. Boat Shows, Marine Flea Markets, Regattas, Rendezvous, Seafood Festivals, Boating & Sailing Seminars, Instruction, and other nautical events.

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January 2019

Stuart Boat Show, Stuart, FL

January 11 - January 13
Waterway Marina, Stuart Harbor Stuart, FL United States + Google Map
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Annual Big Pine Key Nautical Flea Market, Florida Keys

January 12 - January 13
Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce, 31020 Overseas Hwy
Big Pine Key, FL 33043 United States
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Typically drawing nearly 200 vendors, this event held on the wooded grounds of the Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce, Mile Marker 31 Oceanside on Big Pine Key. Besides nautical items, there will be arts and crafts, food, and live music. 8am to 2pm. 305-872-2411. http://www.lowerkeyschamber.com, go to Events.

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Annual Nautical Flea Market, Pompano Beach, FL

January 19 - January 20
Pompano Beach Community Park, 820 NE 18th Avenue
Pompano Beach, FL
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Charleston Boat Show

January 25 - January 27
Charleston Convention Center Charleston, SC + Google Map
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Annual Port Salerno Seafood Festival, Port Salerno, FL

January 26
Port Salerno Docks Port Salerno, FL + Google Map
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February 2019

Miami International Boat Show

February 14 - February 18
Virginia Key, 3501 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, FL 33149
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Largest boat show in the U.S. The Strictly Sail Show is now part of this show. Held on Virginia Key at Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin. The show can only be reached by water taxis and shuttle buses (supplied as part of the entry ticket). Limited parking on Virginia Key is available starting at $100/day. Water taxis and buses can be picked up at various locations around Miami and Miami Beach. Sail Seminars are being held, although no information…

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Annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival, Cortez, FL

February 17 - February 18
Cortez Village Cortez, FL + Google Map

Started in 1981, this two-day festival in the historic fishing village in Cortez, FL, offers a wide variety of seafood, live music, nautical arts and crafts, children’t activities, environmental exhibits and beer. Over the years, the event has expanded from one to two days and from 500 visitors to 25,000. The festival is sponsored and hosted by F.I.S.H.—The Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage—which is dedicated to the preservation of the heritage of Florida’s traditional Gulf Coast maritime communities.

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Annual Orange Beach Seafood Festival & Car Show, Orange Beach, AL

February 23
Orange Beach Wharf, 4830 Main Street
Orange Beach, FL
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Annual Gigantic Nautical Flea Market, Islamorada, Florida Keys

February 23 @ 08:00 - February 24 @ 17:00
Islamorada Islamorada, FL + Google Map

Sponsored by the Upper Keys Rotary Club. Held at Founders Park on Islamorada, MM 87, Bayside. New and used boats, marine gear, dive gear, products, clothing, electronics, antiques, fishing, nautical arts and crafts. Sat 8-5, Sun 9-3. All-you-can-eat pancake breakfast at 8am. 305-712-1818

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March 2019

Island Nautical Annual Flea Market, St. Petersburg, FL

March 2 @ 08:00 - 12:00
Island Nautical Store, 2233 3rd Ave S.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
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Island Nautical Annual Nautical Flea Market, St. Petersburg, FL March 2   Spaces available for sellers. Shop for bargains, sell your old stuff or just browse. JSI parking lot at 2233 3rd Ave S., St. Petersburg. 8 am to noon. Call to reserve space at 727-577-3220.    

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TrawlerFest, Stuart, FL

March 5 - March 9
Hutchinson Island Marriott Marina, 555 NE Ocean Blvd
Stuart, FL 34996 United States
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This event is sponsored by PassageMaker magazine and will be held at the Hutchinson Island Marina in Stuart, FL. The In-Water Boat Show is held March 7-9 and Seminars March 5-9, starting two days before the show. Attendees can come by boat and stay at the marina, or by land, staying at one of the local hotels. Seminars are held on a wide range of topics, along with demonstrations, discussions, parties, and exhibits with industry representatives.

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Dania Marine Flea Market, Hallandale Beach, FL

March 14 - March 17
Mardi Gras Casino, 831 N Federal Highway
Hallandale Beach, FL 33009 United States
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 Annual Dania Marine Flea Market, Mardi Gras Casino, Hallandale Beach, FL, March 14-17 Private individuals and corporate vendors sell marine equipment, antiques, used boats, fishing tackle, diving gear, marine artwork and other boating-related items. World’s largest marine flea market. Thursday-Saturday: 9am-6pm. Sunday 9am-4pm. Free Parking. www.daniamarinefleamarket.com.

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Annual Palm Beach Boat Show

March 28 - March 31
Downtown West Palm Beach, Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach, FL United States
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Flagler Drive on the water in downtown West Palm Beach. www.showmanagement.com

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Wharf Boat Show, Orange Beach, AL

March 29 - March 31
Orange Beach Wharf, 4830 Main Street
Orange Beach, FL
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The Wharf Boat and Yacht Show, a powerboat show, is one of the largest in-water displays and exhibitors along the upper Gulf Coast. 4550 Main Street. www.wharfboatshow.com.

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Charleston In-Water Boat Show, Charleston, SC

March 29 - March 31
Bristol Marina, 185 Lockwood Dr
Charleston, SC United States
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This show is held at Bristol Marina and Brittlebank Park, 185 Lockwood Blvd. www.charlestoninwaterboatshow.com.  

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Indian River Marine Flea Market, Vero Beach, FL

March 30 - March 31
Indian River Fairgrounds, 7955 58th Avenue
Vero Beach, FL 32967 United States
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April 2019

Jacksonville In-Water Boat Show, Jacksonville, FL

April 5 - April 7
Metropolitan Park and Marina, 1410 Gator Bowl Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL United States
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Held at the Metropolitan Park and Marina, 1410 Gator Bowl Blvd., Jacksonville, FL. Friday Noon-6pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm. www.jacksonvilleinwaterboatshow.com

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Oriental In-Water Boat Show & Nautical Flea Market, Oriental, NC

April 12 - April 14
Oriental Harbor Marina Docks Oriental, NC United States + Google Map
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Annual Kemah Crawfish Festival, Kemah, TX

April 19 - April 21
Kemah Bridge, 300 3rd Street
Kemah, TX United States
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Annual Kemah Crawfish Festival, Kemah, TX, April 19-21 Affordable crawfish and other foods will be served and sold with new cooking units that plan to cook 6000 pounds of boiled crawfish per hour. Held under the Kemah Bridge at 300 3rd Street. www.gulfcoastfestivals.com.

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Waterway Zydeco & Crawfish Festival, Gulf Shores, AL

April 20
Waterway Village Gulf Shores, AL United States + Google Map

Fresh boiled crawfish and zydeco music by some of New Orleans Best Bands, along with arts and crafts display. East 24th Avenue in the Waterway Village of Gulf Shores. http://www.gulfcoastartsalliance.com 

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Annual Pompano Beach Seafood Festival

April 26 - April 28
Pompano Beach Amphitheater, 1806 NE 6th St.
Pompano Beach, FL 33060
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New location this year: Pompano Beach Community Park & Amphitheater - featuring fresh local seafood prepared by area restaurants. Live Music plus more than 175 vendor booths with everything from arts and crafts to clothing, to gifts, to kid’s items and more.  It is an interesting and eclectic mix of products and local businesses.  Plus boats and cars on display. Bring your own chair too.

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Annual Suncoast Boat Show, Sarasota, FL

April 26 - April 28
Marina Jack’s, 2 Marina Plaza
Sarasota, FL 34236 United States
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Power boats, as well as vendors selling gear. Marina Jack’s in downtown Sarasota. www.ShowManagement.com

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Annual Pensacola Crawfish Festival, Pensacola, FL

April 26 - April 28
Pensacola Community Maritime Park, 301 west Main St.
Pensacola, FL United States
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The Pensacola Crawfish Festival has a wide variety of Cajun fare such as crawfish poboys, crawfish pies, and over 16,000 pounds of boiled crawfish, along with chicken baskets, red beans and rice, gyros, bloomin' onions, kettle corn, apple dumplins and Deep Fried Brownies.   Held at a new location this year at the Community Maritime Park at 301 W Main St. www.fiestapensacola.org/pensacola-crawfish-festival

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First Coast Nautical Flea Market, St. Augustine, FL

April 27 @ 09:00 - April 28 @ 14:00
St. Augustine Marine Center, 404 Riberia St.
St. Augustine, FL United States
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Sponsored by Sailors Exchange, this event is held at the St. Augustine Marine Center at 404 Riberia St. Saturday 8am-3pm, Sunday 9am- 2pm. Suzuki Demo Days will be on site offering free rides to the public. A wide variety of marine goods and antique boating items will be for sale. There will also be food trucks and a fishing seminar for the kids. Spots are filling up fast. This event is free to the public and space is available to sellers…

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Festival Marketplace Boat Show & Marine Market

April 27 @ 10:00 - April 28 @ 16:00
Festival Marketplace, 2900 W Sample Rd
Pompano Beach, FL, 33073
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This Boat Show and Marine Market will be held in the north west parking lot in front of the Festival Marketplace (2900 W Sample Rd, Pompano Beach, 33073) on April 27-28 from 10am-4pm each day. FREE ADMISSION and FREE PARKING for guests! This family event includes New and used boats for sale, New and used Marine Merchandise,  a Fishing Derby for fun and prizes, a live DJ, a Kids Fun Zone and a public boat and vehicle auction!

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