The Lake Erie Marine Trades Association has postponed the return to the I-X Center of the 65th Progressive Cleveland Boat Show to Thursday through Sunday, March 17-20. The original dates were Jan. 13-17.
The boat show is Ohio’s oldest and largest boating and fishing exposition. A large number of Port Clinton and Ottawa County’s boating, fishing and marine exhibitors had already booked space.
“This change reflects an abundance of caution, considering the rise in cases of the Omicron variant (of Covid-19) and expected growth over the Christmas and New Year holidays,” said Michelle Burke, LEMTA president. “We look forward to presenting our show on the new March dates and we believe the boaters will respond as always.”
“In 2020, we reimagined the show by making it a more experiential family event. People loved it and will see more of those features in March,” Burke promised. “Everything from a Paddling Center with demonstration pool to a magic show in the expanded Kid’s Center.”
Advance tickets purchased for the January show dates will be valid for the rescheduled show in March. The Cleveland Boat Show annually attracts some 50,000 visitors, including thousands from surrounding states.