Thursday, July 21, 2011

Hot Boat Shows This Weekend

Escape the heat this weekend by heading to the water for a boat show or festival with your friends... 

Try a boat show for some fun in the sun this weekend. Photo © Nautical Sites Media

Every week we tell you about all the boat shows and nautical festivities coming up for the weekend. If you can't get out on the water on a hot weekend like this, you can at least be near the water or around boats and think cool thoughts. This weekend's events are all over the world, including NY, Oklahoma, Texas, Iowa, and even Australia. Let's take a closer look at this weekend's events, as well as something funny that happened at the show in San Diego last week...

Last Week's Boat Show Jet Pack Incident
If you already saw this popular viral video from the boat show in San Diego last weekend, please forgive us, but at least you know it is worth watching again. This just goes to show you never know what you're going to see at a boat show...



And now for this week's boat shows
- Muskoka In-Water Boat & Cottage Show and Muskoka Ribfest, Ontario, Canada

- Oklahoma City Summer Boat Show, Oklahoma

- Ultimate Summer Boat & Outdoors Show (2nd Weekend of this show in Dallas)

- Lake Conroe In The Water Boat Show, Lake Conroe, Texas

- Finger Lakes Summer Boat Show in Geneva, NY

- Des Moines Classic Car and Wooden Boat Show in Iowa

- Middle Harbour Boat Show in New South Wales, Australia
Connecticut's Nautical Heritage
It's almost as if our home state is trying to earn its stripes as a seaside community. Two weeks ago the state hosted both RiverFest in Hartford, and SailFest in New London. And now they are holding two nautical-themed events again this weekend, with Fish Tales, Tugs, Sails & Rails in New London, as well as the Antique and Classic Boat Rendezvous at Mystic Seaport.

Fox Lake Boat Show Canceled
Just a reminder that this weekend's boat show at Fox Lake in Illinois has been canceled.

Boat Show Details, Directions, and More
As always, there are more details about these and other boating events this weekend and coming up - including links to the official websites - on our calendar of boat shows. If we missed an event in this article or on our calendar, please send us an email - boatshows@firstboat.com - or post as a comment below.

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