The Progressive Catawba Island Boat Show will have watercraft on the water and boating fans touring the spacious Catawba Island Club Marina on Friday, April 30 through Sunday, May 2, making a major splash as the first in-person boat show in more than a year on the Great Lakes.
Dozens of new boats will be on display as the boating season gets started, as well as seminars on boating and fishing, marine exhibitors, food trucks, live music and free parking on the Catawba Peninsula.
To ensure the Catawba Island Boat Show is a safe and comfortable experience, show admission tickets are available online — and a limited number at the gate — for designated time blocks this year to spread out the crowds. Show hours are: Friday, April 30, noon-7 p.m.; Saturday, May 1, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and 3-7 p.m.; and Sunday, May 2, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 1-5 p.m. General admission is $8.
For more information visit catawbaislandboatshow.com
There will also be boating art by talented local Lake Erie artist Bailey VanKirk, with her latest creation on canvas to be raffled off to support the Lake Erie Foundation, a conservation group working to protect the valuable Great Lake.
The painting will be raffled off for $10 a ticket. The winner also gets a Bailey VanKirk Fine Art goodie bag.