BOATLOADS OF FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
Family-friendly activities for all ages at this year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
Published: Thursday, October 10, 2019
With so much to experience, from super yachts, to submarines, to even yacht chef competitions, the annual The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) offers something for everyone, even your little ones. A family affair, this year’s show welcomes guests of all ages to navigate the joys of the nautical lifestyle, with a sea of family-friendly events and activities to experience.
For the little ones: Hook The Future
What: Hook The Future is hosting a fishing clinic open to kids ages 4-16 for an exciting combination of fishing education and entertainment. Led by speaker Captain Don Dingman, the first 50 kids to attend the clinic will get to take home a rod and reel. Hook The Future is free for all children who have purchased tickets to FLIBS.
When: Nov. 2, 2019 - 12pm & 2pm
Nov. 3, 2019 - 1pm & 3pm
Where: The Broward County Convention Center, room 221-222
For the foodies: 2nd Annual Sunset Soiree & Yacht Chef Competition
What: Partnering with the Pier Sixty-Six Hotel and the Superyacht Builders Association (SYBASS), FLIBS will host the 2nd Annual Sunset Soiree & Yacht Chef Competition in the center of the new Superyacht Village. The evening will offer guests an opportunity to taste the delicious cuisine created by four world-leading yacht chefs along with premium craft cocktails and tastings from luxury food purveyors. A panel of esteemed judges will sip and savor the epicurean delights, while making their selections. The evening will also entertain guests under the stars in Superyacht Village’s lavish oasis, which will feature music, entertainment and yacht-side fun.
Tickets to attend the competition are available on the FLIBS site.
When: Nov. 1, 2019 from 7:30 – 10:30pm
Where: Superyacht Village at Pier 66 South
2301 SE 17th Street, Fort Lauderdale
For the nautical toy aficionados: AquaZoneTM by Nautical Ventures
What: For the sixth year running, Nautical Ventures presents AquaZoneTM, a one-of-a-kind 30’x 60’, 40,000-gallon freshwater pool that features the latest and most innovative cutting-edge marine products including kayaks, SUPs, yacht toys, and more. A great place for show-goers to view products in action and see demoed by trained models and professional staff, AquaZoneTM is free to all guests with FLIBS tickets.
When: AquaZoneTM is open during boat show hours
Where: Located right outside of The Broward County Convention Center
For the ocean lovers: The Blue Wild Watersports and Marine Art Expo
What: The Blue Wild Watersports and Marine Art Expo consists of a series of captivating seminars that dive into a variety of topics including spearfishing, underwater photography, Florida sharks and more, along with presentations by TV and movie celebrity Manny Puig. Ocean lovers of all ages are welcome to learn about the deep blue sea. The seminars are open to all boat show guests.
The seminars include:
When: Friday, Nov. 1, 2019
3pm - Underwater Photography led by Craig Dietrich
4pm - Savage Wild Seminar led by Manny Puig
5pm - Spearfishing Tips led by Sheri Daye
Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019
1pm – Florida Fish and Wildlife Consecration Commission (FWC) Stories and Q&A
2pm – Florida Sharks, ID and Behavior Seminar led by Gary Rose
3pm – Learn to Freedive Seminar led by Ted Harty
4pm – Lobstering Tips led by Dave Earp
5pm – Savage Wild Seminar led by Manny Puig
Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019
2pm – Underwater Photography Seminar led by Craig Dietrich
3pm – Florida Sharks, ID and Behavior Seminar led by Gary Rose
4pm – Spearfishing Tips led by Sheri Daye
5pm - Savage Wild Seminar led by Manny Puig
Where: The Broward County Convention Center, middle lobby
For more information, visit FLIBS.com. For images and press materials, contact [email protected]
About The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
Owned by the Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) and produced by Informa Markets, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) is recognized as the largest in-water boat show in the world. Celebrating its 60th anniversary, FLIBS spans more than three million square-feet of exhibit space across seven waterfront locations that are connected by an intricate network of water and ground transportation services. The five-day show attracts approximately 110,000 attendees and 1,200 exhibitors representing 52 countries with more than 1,500 boats on display each November. For more information, visit FLIBS.com.