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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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May 2018

Billy Creed Memorial Gulf Coast Wooden & Classic Boat Show

May 19, 2018 @ 01:00 - May 20, 2018 @ 17:00
Schooner Pier Complex, 367 Beach Blvd
Biloxi, Mississippi 39530
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Schooner Pier Complex. 10am to 5pm. Wooden boats in the water and on trailers, arts and crafts booths, cast net contest and live music

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September 2018

Wilmington Boat Show, Wilmington, NC

September 7, 2018 - September 9, 2018
Wilmington Convention Center, 515 Nutt St.
Wilmington, NC 28401 United States
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Wilmington Convention Center, Port City Marina, Pier 33 and Battleship NC. www.wilmingtonboatshow.com, 12-8 Friday, 10-8 Saturday, 10-5 Sunday. $10/day; $15/2 days; Ages 4-12 $5; Seniors $8; Military $5.

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Tampa Boat Show

September 7, 2018 @ 10:00 - September 9, 2018 @ 00:00
Tampa Convention Center, 333 S Franklin St.
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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$12

Tampa Bay’s oldest boat show. Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, FL. NMMA. (Basically a powerboat show.) www.tampaboatshow.com. 10-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10-6 Sunday. $12. Ages 12 and under, free (when with adult). This is a powerboat show.

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37th Annual Biloxi Seafood Festival, Biloxi, MS

September 8, 2018 - September 9, 2018
Biloxi, MS Biloxi, MS United States + Google Map

Point Cadet Plaza, Biloxi. Saturday 10am-9 pm, Sunday 10am-5 pm. Go to www.biloxi.org and click on Events. Admission charged.

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41st Annual Pensacola Seafood Festival, Pensacola, FL

September 28, 2018 - September 30, 2018
Pensacola, 311 E Government St, Pensacola
Pensacoal, FL 32502 United States
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41st Annual Pensacola Seafood Festival, Pensacola, FL, Sept. 28-30 Sample a variety of mouth-watering seafood dishes and enjoy continuous entertainment. Over 150 arts and crafts vendors on display. A children’s area is filled with activities for all ages. The Fiesta Seafood Grille offers cooking demonstrations where you can watch area chefs prepare regional delicacies. Friday 11am-11pm; Saturday 10am -11pm; Sunday 11am-5pm. FREE. Downtown at Seville Square, Fountain Park and Bartram Park. (850) 433-6512. www.pensacolaseafoodfestival.com

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41st Holy Family Seafood Festival, Pass Christian, MS

September 28, 2018 - September 30, 2018
Pass Christian, 140 East Beach Drive
Pass Christian, MS United States
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41st Holy Family Seafood Festival, Pass Christian, MS, Sept. 28-30 Three days of seafood, entertainment, arts and crafts, raffle. 140 East Beach Drive. Friday, 5pm-10:30pm, Sat. 11am to 10:30pm, Sunday 11am-5pm. http://www.holyfamilyseafoodfestival.com  

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3rd Annual Gulf Coast Oyster Cook-Off and Festival, Gulfport, MS

September 28, 2018 @ 08:00 - September 29, 2018 @ 17:00
Gulfport, MS Gulfport, MS United States + Google Map

Oyster Fest is judged by three judges with the categories including best Oyster Rockefeller, Charbroiled and House Specialty. Live entertainment. www.gulfcoastoystercookoff.com

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9th Annual Southport Wooden Boat Show, Southport, NC

September 29, 2018 @ 10:00 - 16:00
Old Yacht Basin, N Caswell Ave & W Moore St.
Southport, NC 28461 United States
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Held downtown on the waterfront at the Old Yacht Basin, wooden boats—both in the water and on land—will be on display. Event runs 10am-4pm. FREE. Go to www.southportwoodenboatshow.com. (910) 477-2787

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October 2018

Beaufort Shrimp Festival, Beaufort, SC

October 5, 2018 - October 6, 2018
Waterfront Park, Bay Street
Beaufort, NC 29902 United States
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Shrimp cooked every way. Local restaurants offer their specialties. Waterfront Park in Beaufort, SC. Free. www.beaufortchamber.org/beaufort-shrimp-festival

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31st Annual North Carolina Seafood Festival and Boat Show

October 5, 2018 - October 7, 2018
Morehead City, 412 Evans St.
Morehead City, NC 28557 United States
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Food, music and lots of other events. Opens Friday, noon-11pm. Saturday, 10am-11pm, Sunday 11am-5pm. Free. Morehead City, NC. www.ncseafoodfestival.org

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47th Annual National Shrimp Festival, Gulf Shores, AL

October 11, 2018 - October 14, 2018
Gulf Shores Public Beach, 101 Gulf Shores Parkway
Gulf Shores, AL United States
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Savor fresh from the gulf seafood during this event that attracts over 300,000 people. Main public beach in Gulf Shores at 101 Gulf Shores Parkway. 10am-10pm. Sunday, 10am-5pm. www.nationalshrimpfestival.com.

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29th Annual Georgetown Wooden Boat Show, Georgetown, SC

October 20, 2018 - October 21, 2018
South Carolina Maritime Museum, 729 Front St.
Georgetown, SC 29440 United States
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Free

This FREE event is one of the largest wooden boat shows in the country with over 140 classic wooden boats displayed on land and water, a wooden boatbuilding competition, children’s model boatbuilding, knot tying, maritime art and crafts, food and music. The show takes place on the waterfront and along Front Street in historic downtown Georgetown. All proceeds benefit the South Carolina Maritime Museum. www.woodenboatshow.com.

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21st Annual Cortez Nautical Flea Market, Cortez, FL

October 20, 2018 @ 08:00 - 14:00
lorida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th Street West
Cortez, FL 34215 United States
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21st Annual Cortez Nautical Flea Market, Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez, FL, Oct. 20 In the last few years, this flea market has grown to be one of the largest marine flea markets in the region. Searching for deals amongst the piles of new, used and eclectic maritime treasures has never been so much fun. Lots of used boat stuff, and some new boat stuff, will be available for sale and trade, so bring your whole family and enjoy some live music—even…

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49th Annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival, Cedar Key, FL

October 20, 2018 @ 09:00 - October 21, 2018 @ 17:00
Cedar Key Cedar Key, FL United States + Google Map

49th Annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival, Cedar Key, FL, Oct. 20-21. Parade, arts and crafts, lots of seafood. 9-5 pm. This major event features well over 200 arts and crafts exhibits, and great food in City Park. www.cedarkey.org

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37th Annual John’s Pass Seafood & Music Festival, John’s Pass Village, FL

October 25, 2018 @ 10:00 - October 28, 2018 @ 22:00
Johns Pass Village Johns Pass Village, FL United States + Google Map

37th Annual John's Pass Seafood & Music Festival, John’s Pass Village, FL A bounty of fresh seafood featuring the favorite Madeira Beach Grouper. Thursday 3pm-10pm. Friday 10am-10pm. Saturday 10am-10pm. Sunday 10am-6pm. Johns Pass Village, Madeira Beach, FL. www.johnspassseafoodfest.com. 

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7th Annual Wooden Boat Show, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC

October 26, 2018 - October 27, 2018
Roanoke Island Maritime Museum, 104 Fernando St.
Manteo, NC 27954 United States
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Hosted by the Roanoke Island Maritime Museum, this event is held on the downtown Manteo waterfront. For those who want to exhibit their boat, by email, or call 252-475-1750.

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58th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

October 31, 2018 - November 4, 2018
Bahia Mar Yachting Center

Bahia Mar Yachting Center. Ft. Lauderdale. Largest boat show in the world, covering seven sites. Nearly 1,500 vessels with approximately 150 Super yachts, marine supplies, accessories, electronics. (Very few sailboats.) Cost: Adults $33. Wed. 12-7 (prime viewing at $51.00), Thurs-Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-6. (954) 764-7642.

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November 2018

55th Annual Florida Seafood Festival Carnival, Battery Park, Apalachicola, FL

November 2, 2018 @ 10:00 - November 3, 2018 @ 22:30
Battery Park Apalachicola, FL United States + Google Map

55th Annual Florida Seafood Festival Carnival, Battery Park, Apalachicola, FL, Nov. 2-3. The state's oldest seafood festival drawing thousands of visitors to this scenic historic town at the mouth of the Apalachicola River. The festival features delicious seafood, arts and crafts exhibits, seafood related events and displays. Some of the notable events include oyster eating, oyster shucking, a parade, a 5k Redfish Run, a Blue Crab race and a Blessing of the Fleet. 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. (11:00 p.m.…

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46th Fort Myers Boat Show

November 15, 2018 - November 18, 2018
Harborside Convention Complex, 1375 Monroe St.
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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Harborside Convention Complex and City Yacht Basin, Fort Myers, FL. 10-6 Thursday-Saturday, 10-5 Sunday. $12, under 15 free with paid adult admission.

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Nautical Garage Sale — One Day Only, Sarasota

November 17, 2018 @ 08:00 - 14:00
Sarasota, 2100 20th Street
Sarasota, FL 34234 United States
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Free

Sail Loft/Canvas Shop closing. Everything must go. Cloth, line, Velcro, zippers, etc. Tube bender, swage machine, sewing machines, tools, enclosed trailer, plotter. Sails, rigging, items too numerous to mention. Come see for yourself. No reasonable offer refused. We have what you use everyday, come buy it for a HUGE discount. One day only. Nov. 17, 8:00 – 2:00, 2100 20th St, Sarasota, FL Info: 941 302-3259.  

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St. Petersburg Power and Sailboat Show

November 29, 2018 - December 2, 2018
Mahaffey Theater & Yacht Basin, 400 1st Street South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701 United States
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Docks at the St. Petersburg Sail and Powerboat Show

The largest in-water boat show in the Gulf. Hundreds of in-water boats, both sail and power, with boats on land, hundreds of exhibitors in a beautiful location in St. Petersburg, FL. Mahaffey Theater Yacht Basin and Albert Whitted Park. 400 First St. South, St. Petersburg. 10-6 Thursday-Friday. 10-7 Saturday, 10-5 Sunday. $17. Free 15 and under. www.stpeteboatshow.com

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January 2019

Austin Boat Show

January 4, 2019 - January 6, 2019
Austin Convention Center Austin, TX
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Houston International Boat Show

January 4, 2019 @ 11:00 - January 13, 2019 @ 20:00
NRG Center, 1 NRG Park
Houston, TX 77054 United States
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Atlanta Boat Show, Atlanta, GA

January 10, 2019 - January 13, 2019
Georgia World Congress Center, 285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30313
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Annual Charlotte County Boat Show

January 10, 2019 - January 13, 2019
Charlotte County Fairgrounds, 2333 El Jobean Road
Port Charlotte, FL 33948 United States
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