Boat Shows & Events

Grand Rapids Boat Show

Date: February 19 - 23, 2020
Location: Show map
DeVos Place
303 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503


A West Michigan tradition! In our 75th year, the Grand Rapids Boat Show is launching into an era where we will be showing our broadest array of power boats ever…5 acres of them, especially for the Great Lakes!

The array of Motor Yachts, Cruisers, Runabouts, Fishing Boats, and Ski and Wakeboard Inboards is exceptional. Pontoon Boats continue to excel in new designs, features and cruising abilities. As we see technology advancing around us at fast speeds, we see advancements in boats – hull designs, power systems and the creature comforts. All summer long you marvel at the new boats you see on the water. Now is your chance to board them and check them out! Boaters, this is your Show!

Twiggy the Waterskiing Squirrel
This internationally famous star will return to the Grand Rapids Boat Show January! Come join Twiggy and her team for a family friendly, fun-filled, interactive show featuring Twiggy the Water-Skiing Squirrel! Learn all about water safety, water-skiing and what wild things Twiggy gets into at her lagoon.

Antique & Classic Boat Display
An impressive display of wooden boats, presented by the Water Wonderland Chapter of the Antique & Classic Boat Society, will once again be on display at the Boat Show. Members of the Water Wonderland Chapter will be on-hand to answer questions and share stories from days gone by. Visit for more information. Sponsored by Michigan Radio.

Action Water Sports’ HO Sports Tube Truckload Sale
HO Sports will inflate every tube they make and offer the best values ever at the Tubers’ Truckload Sale at the Boat Show! Meet the professional designers of the tubes straight from the factory. HO Sports will also give away a tube a day to some lucky winners!

HO is a leader in the development of the new sphere technology, with tubes like the Ion, Molecule, Atom, and Black Ice tubes. Stock up at the Boat Show and be ready to hit the water this Summer!

Tommy’s Walloon Outlet
It is a Lake Life Boutique! Come enjoy a lakeside atmosphere with a specialized food menu from Tommy’s Barrel Back Restaurant, drinks, live music and kids’ activities while you shop the pop-up shop of Tommy’s northern sister store located on beautiful Walloon Lake. Specializing in men’s and women’s lake lifestyle clothing and accessories. Shop the Tommy’s Walloon Outlet to find special pricing and unique pieces from brands including Roxy, Billabong, Carve Designs, Karissa and Me, plus many more.

Key West Crab Shack
Stop by the Key West Crab Shack while you’re at the Show to enjoy chef appetizers and exotic cocktails. Plus Tropical Rock (Trop Rock) music from the Don Middlebrook Band! The songs for beach, boat and island lovers will resonate through DeVos Place from the docks near the Ballroom.

Don Middlebrook Performance Schedule:

  • Wednesday: 6pm – 9pm
  • Thursday: 6pm – 9pm
  • Friday: 6pm – 9pm
  • Saturday: 4pm – 7pm

Dive Tank
All attendees are invited to suit up and try it out each day of the Show!

Dates & Hours

Wednesday, February 19: 2pm – 9pm
Thursday, February 20: 12pm – 9pm
Friday, February 21: 12pm – 9pm
Saturday, February 22: 10am – 9pm
Sunday, February 23: 11am – 5pm


Adults: $12
Children 6-14: $5


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