2020 Minneapolis Boat Show Ticket Giveaway


This post is in partnership with the Progressive Insurance Minneapolis Boat Show #mplsboatshow, all opinions are my own.

{photo courtesy of the Minneapolis Boat Show}

It’s that time of year again- the January doldrums. The holiday season is past and the days in January and February can seem rather long and dark. Thankfully this year, at least, it hasn’t been horrendously cold……yet. But we do have many more winter days ahead of us. 

A fun weekend outing is a visit to the Minneapolis Boat Show! My youngest son actually asked me randomly if we were going to go see the boats again this year. I completely underestimated how much fun it is for kids to see all these shiny boats close up. I literally had to pull my crew away, they loved looking at all the latest models! 

Read all the details below to get the scoop on when and where this fun event is taking place plus enter to win a set of tickets!! 

Thursday, January 23 2 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday, January 24 12 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday, January 25 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday, January 26 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Tickets: Tickets can be purchased in advance or onsite the day of the show.

  • Use code BOATGO7 to buy one get one on your tickets!
  • Adults (13 and older): $14.00
  • Youth (12 and under): FREE with paid adult
  • Active Military: FREE – Present military ID at Will Call located in Lobby D
  • Senior Day, Thursday, January 23: 62+ $11.00
  • NEW! Family Day, Friday, January 24: two adult admission tickets and two meal packages for $35 (a 30 percent savings}

{photo courtesy of the Minneapolis Boat Show}

Highlights of the 2020 Minneapolis Boat Show include:

  • More than 700 boats and 230 exhibitors, including pontoons, fishing boats, tow boats and cruisers,
    offering attendees the best deals and the chance to shop and compare the newest products firsthand,
    guaranteeing their new boats will arrive just in time for spring. For anyone not ready to buy, the show
    will have exhibitors with information on boat clubs and rentals.
  • This year’s Queen of the Show is a must-see: MarineMax will display a 39’6” Sea Ray SLX400 with a
    MSRP at $680,000.
  • New! The “Land of 10,000 Lakes” Lifestyle Experience will honor our water-loving state and transport
    you to warmer days on the water, complete with cocktails, food and fun. Enjoy live musical
    entertainment by Mick Sterling Presents musicians Bobby Vandell and Johnny Brown Thursday –
    Saturday from 4 – 8 p.m.

  • A perennial favorite, the Antique & Classic Boat Display presented by the Bob Speltz Land-O-Lakes
    chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society, will feature vintage wooden, fiberglass and aluminum
    boats from bygone eras. This year’s featured boat is Dixie Baby, a historic race boat restored to its 1921
  • Twin Cities Beach Bash, where families can build sandcastles with kinetic sand, check out milk carton
    boats from the Minneapolis Aquatennial and partake in the “Discover-a-Boat” scavenger hunt.
  • Boating Skills Virtual Trainer, where you can take the helm and set out on a simulated boat ride to practice skills such as docking, pivot turns, stopping and more, using a real steering wheel and Mercury
  • Career Day on Friday, Jan. 24, where exhibitors will present opportunities to anyone who wants to learn
    more about the careers in the marine industry. Students from local high schools, technical colleges and
    universities will hear from speakers about aluminum and fiber installation and repair, mechanics,
    manufacturing, marina operation, marketing and more.
  • Winners of the 2020 Minneapolis Innovation Awards, which honor manufacturers who have released
    the best new products in the boating industry, will be featured throughout the show, and are chosen on
    Wednesday, January 22, during the show’s “Sneak Preview” night.

{photo courtesy of the Minneapolis Boat Show}


One lucky Mama Report reader will win 2 tickets to the Minneapolis Boat Show! 

{Winner tickets will be placed at will call. Transportation & lodging not provided} 

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  1. Jodi Wresh says

    I would attend with my parents

  2. Someone

  3. Stephanie Liske says

    I would attend with my husband.

  4. I would go with my brother.

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