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Summer is coming to the South Hall of McCormick Place, January 8-12, 2020 

Published: Tuesday, December 17, 2019

A look at the calendar may show it’s winter, but summer will make a welcome appearance as the Windy City’s BIGGEST marine and outdoor sale cruises into McCormick Place this January.

Your Dreamboat is Here

Climb aboard boats for every on-water activity imaginable‚ from fishing to cruising to water sports. You’ll find options for every lifestyle and budget—from family cruisers, yachts and fishing boats, to sport boats, bowriders, pontoons and deck boats to personal watercraft, kayaks, canoes and paddleboards.

A Mid-Winter Rendezvous!

Love sailing? You’ll find sailboats, sailing gear, rigging, and charter companies, the most popular sail brands, and a comprehensive schedule of sail seminars—all under one roof. With dedicated sailing seminar rooms and a lounge right in the sail section on the show floor, it’s the most complete sailing event in the Midwest.

See What’s on Deck for 2020

—including product debuts and smart new technologies. With booth after booth of marine accessories, engines and electronics, and outdoor gear from the top retailers, you can gear up for all your on-water adventures at one time, in one place. Check out the latest in campers, fifth wheels, motorhomes, and trailers, too.

Activities for everyone

The five-day show also features a terrific line-up of entertainment, attractions and education including boating, fishing and RV seminars, kids’ fishing, paddle sports demos, virtual reality boating, and more. 

Visit the show website at for show updates and details or find out more on our boat show calendar.


This article first appeared in the Year End Issue (Nov/Dec) 2019 of Great Lakes Scuttlebutt magazine.

tags: Boat Show, Lake Michigan

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