Events Calendar

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  • Clearwater Boat Show
    10:00 -17:00

    27001 US Hwy 19 N Ste 1039, Clearwater, FL 33761

    27001 US Hwy 19 N Ste 1039, Clearwater, FL 33761

    Clearwater Boat Show

    Time: Friday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

                 Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

                 Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Admission: $5, children 12 and under free.


    The Clearwater Boat Show is the only spring boat show in Pinellas County. If your boat fever is too big to wait for summer, visit this show!

    Shop an unmatched selection of new boats, fishing gear, apparel and more at discount prices. Sit in on a class at the Captain Joe Fishing School for hands-on learning from expert anglers.

    A dozen new boat dealers will be selling their latest models. No need to battle spring break traffic on busy bridges and interstate highways. Save your gas money for your new boat!

    Parking is free all weekend.

    Contact TOMG Boat Shows at (727) 894-3644 for exhibitor information.

    Find more information on the event’s website or stay up to date with the newest boat models available following TOMG Boat Shows’ Facebook page.

  • 23rd Annual Plywood Regatta
    07:15 -13:00

    151 N Beach Road, Dania Beach, FL 33004

    151 N Beach Road, Dania Beach, FL 33004

    23rd Annual Plywood Regatta

    Time: Saturday 7:15 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

                 Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    Admission: free upon registration


    The Plywood Regatta honors the craft of boat building and the excitement of recreational boating in an effort to continue “building boating’s future … today!”

    A maximum of 38 teams of middle school, high school and marine technical school students will attempt to build sea-worthy vessels on Saturday, April 6th using simple hand-tools and only the supplied materials of plywood, 3M 5200 fast cure caulk and zip ties. Once the boats are complete students will then paint and decorate their boats. On Sunday, April 7th, participants will compete in a fun-filled and friendly rivalry when the finished, decorated boats line up and race in a series of heats to determine an event champion.

    All Plywood Regatta proceeds benefit South Florida’s marine industry education programs and the Plywood Regatta Scholarship Fund. The aim of these programs is to encourage marine education and develop students’ interest in the marine industry.

    You can find the schedule, rules and other information of interest on the event website. Registration forms are also online and can be downloaded, printed and returned. The deadline to register is March 22, 2019.

    There is a minimum of 6 students and a maximum of 8 students per team. Only one registration form per team should be submitted, along with the Participant Consent Form for each student participating. Don’t have a team but still want to be part of the fun? Complete the individual registration form and we will assign you to a team.

    For more information, contact Nicole Hoekstra at 954-524-2733 or

  • Mote Marine Laboratory’s 2019 Ocean Fest
    10:00 -17:00

    35 E Quay Road, Key West, FL 33040

    35 E Quay Road, Key West, FL 33040

    Mote's Ocean Fest

    Admission: free


    Underwater and outdoor enthusiasts, eco­travelers and families are encouraged to celebrate the marine environment at Mote Marine Laboratory’s annual event, Mote’s Ocean Fest: A Community Celebration.

    Ocean Fest: A Community Celebration is an annual outreach event that takes place in the Florida Keys to raise awareness of the work Mote Marine Laboratory is doing for coral reef research and restoration, and its more than a dozen other research programs, along with the work of likeminded partner environmental organizations. The funds raised through Ocean Fest: A Community Celebration go directly to help fund coral reef research and restoration programs.

    Join Mote Marine Laboratory for a day of fun, crafts, games, music, food, and shopping as they showcase Florida’s treasured marine environment while raising money for coral reef research and restoration.

    Mote’s Ocean Fest: A Community Celebration attendees can explore conservation and environmental exhibits, meet live animals and experience touch tanks, view and purchase wares from local marine artists and vendors, enjoy music and try their skill at active amusements. Meet Mote scientists and researchers, along with other conservation and environmental organizations from around Florida to learn about the work they are doing and how you can help.

    By attending Ocean Fest: A Community Celebration, you are already taking a step toward understanding the commitment it takes to positively affect the world around us – both on land and sea.

    For each Protect Our Reefs license plate sold, Mote’s Protect Our Reefs program receives a direct $25 donation. This donation funding goes straight to the restoration and research of our coral reefs so the more plates that are sold, the faster we can restore our coral reefs.

    Find more ways to help our corals and reefs.

  • 37th Annual Suncoast Boat Show
    10:00 -17:00

    2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota, FL 34236

    2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota, FL 34236

    Suncoast Boat Show

    Time: Friday 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

                 Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

                 Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Admission: $15, children under 15 free.


    The 37th Annual Suncoast Boat Show takes place in downtown Sarasota on April 26 – 28, 2019, at Marina Jack in Sarasota, Florida. Enjoy the great outdoors while pricing and comparing hundreds of boats from the Gulf Coast’s leading boat dealers.

    See various types and styles all in one place. Cruisers, runabouts, bowriders, sport fishers, center consoles, motor yachts, inflatables and more.

    Shop tents full of electronics, accessories, jewelry, art and clothing all in a festive atmosphere with food, drinks, music and much more.

    No pets allowed. The only pets we can allow are guide dogs or other licensed, working dogs.

    Tickets are valid only for one day. Don’t forget to purchase them in advance!

    Information on hotels and exhibitors available on the event’s website.

  • Festival Marketplace Boat Show & Marine Market
    10:00 -16:00

    2900 W Sample Rd, Pompano Beach, FL 33073

    2900 W Sample Rd, Pompano Beach, FL 33073

    Festival Marketplace Boat Show & Marine Market

    Admission: free.


    The Festival Marketplace Boat Show & Marine Market takes place in Front West parking lot at Festival Marketplace. Free entrance and free parking! Fishing derby for fun and prizes. Live DJ. Kids games and contests throughout the day and more family fun.

    Public boat and vehicle auction.

    Want to be a vendor? Vendor spaces are 10’ by 18’ and are $199.00 per space for the weekend. Sell your boat and marine related products in our marine marketplace.

    Call Jackielou, Show Manager, at (772) 486 4969 for info on exhibiting and attending!

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