Join at the Cleveland Boat Show.

Cold and snowy outside, summertime inside at the Mid-America Boat Show, the largest in a decade at the I-X Center.

You can check out the newest, coolest boats; climb aboard the Cleveland Metroparks water taxi; try scuba diving; pick up some fishing tips; jam with your favorite Put-in-Bay singers; entertain your kids and savor some lobster bisque from the Pavilion restaurant.

This year’s Cleveland boat show is the largest in a decade, says organizer Lake Erie Marine Trades Association.

“On behalf of all the exhibitors, we’re glad you’re here, if only for a few hours,
reliving the joys of summer we Ohio boaters know so well,” said association President Bryan Ralston.
RocktheLake will be at the show Thursday through Sunday, livestreaming on Facebook and posting updates to our website. So follow us, and escape winter inside the I-X Center. Maybe even throw on some shorts. (Or a swim suit for the scuba pool.)
If you see us wandering around in our bright blue RocktheLake T-shirts, stop and say hi. Share your favorite parts of boating on Lake Erie.

Meanwhile, here’s a few of our boat show prep stories.


Thursday-Friday noon to 9 p.m.

Saturday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Admission is $14 for adults, $12 for senior citizens and free for kids 12 and under.