Thursday, June 16, 2011

Father's Day Boat Shows

Looking for a nautical event to go to in honor of Father's Day? Look no further, there are plenty of boat shows and festivals this weekend...

Going to a boat show for Father's Day? Photo © Nautical Sites Media

Each Thursday we list all the boat shows, nautical festivals, and the like, that are happening that weekend so that you can have a chance to go to one near you. And if you can't get out on the water this Father's Day weekend, don't despair. There are several boat shows and festivals going on to help you do what Dad likes to do best - be around boats...

Your Basic Boat Show
Houston, Texas, and Tampa, Florida, are having straight-up normal boat shows this weekend. There's also what looks like a small boat show in La Conner, Washington. Houston may be the biggest of the weekend; be sure to check it out at the Reliant. The Tampa show is at the Florida State Fairgrounds. Specific dates and links to the official event websites are in the boat show calendar at First Boat

Good Old Boats
If your dad is one of those dads that is always talking about how beautiful wooden boats were, this is the weekend to make him happy - take him to an antique boat show. There are a few of them over the next couple of weekends, including this weekend's San Diego Wooden Boat Festival as well as the Classic Antique and Wooden Boat Show Festival in South Haven, Michigan. Again, specific dates and links to the official event websites are in the boat show calendar at First Boat

And More...
There are a couple of events that we just can't describe - perhaps a local can chime in and let us know what these are about: First, there's the Middlewich Folk and Boat Festival in Cheshire, England. Also, Branson, Missouri is home to the Titanic Father's Day Bass Pro Boat Show this weekend.

As always, details about these and other boating events this weekend, including links to the official show websites, are on our calendar of boat shows. If we missed an event in this article or on our calendar, please send us an email -