the Minneapolis Boat Show is back after taking time off last winter amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The four-day event at the Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 Second Ave. S, will be held from January 20-23, 2022, providing a place for people to watch and buy boats. This includes rowboats and cruisers to fishing boats and pontoons, as well as marine accessories, innovative products and electronics all in one place.
It is the longest running boat show in the area and features live music, entertainment, food and cocktails.
There are also plenty of family-friendly activities, such as a display of vintage and classic boats, and a virtual boating skills trainer where attendees can test their mooring and other skills.
Tickets are available in line and costs $12 for people 13 and older, while kids 12 and under are free with a paying adult. Parking near the convention center costs between $5 and $15.
The event runs from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, January 20; noon to 9 p.m. on Friday, January 21; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, January 22; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, January 23.
The boat show typically attracts 36,000 attendees. And this year, the event will follow federal, state, and municipal protocols that are in place at the time of the event.