Heralded as the largest in-water display of boats on the upper Gulf Coast, you'll find 135 in-water vessels and more than 450 boats for display on land. The boats and marine products on display total more than $90 million and range from luxury yachts to pontoons and runabouts. When you're at the show, take part in these fun events:
- Take a walk in the Artist Village.
- Entertain the kids with art classes presented by marine artist Larry Rackley.
- See the latest Lucca fashions in a high-energy fashion show.
- Take part in instructional seminars.
- Enjoy live music each afternoon.
A can't-miss attraction at the show is the Triple Crown Challenge Fighting Chair Competition. The challenge benefits St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. For $10 per person, challenge a friend to a unique battle of big-game fishing tug o' war in the Release Marine offshore fighting chairs. The competition will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the BridgeWalk area of the show. Admission to The Wharf Boat and Yacht Show is $10 per person, with kids 12 and under free. Parking is free. The main entrance to the show is at the north end of Main Street and is easily recognizable by the marlin sculpture. The show will be held rain or shine as many of the exhibits and displays are protected by tents.