Overhead view of people and boats inside the Georgia World Congress Center.

Previous Atlanta Boat Show

Georgia’s longest-running and biggest boating event returns this January after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic.

The 2023 Discover Boating Atlanta Boat Show, in partnership with Progressive Insurance, opens at the Georgia World Congress Center January 12-15, providing a one-stop shop and winter boating oasis to discover the joys of being on the water.

As always, the show will feature hundreds of new boats and marine products for sale, plus a variety of boating activities and education, there’s nautical fun for all ages and experience levels.

Some of this year’s features include: 

  • Boats & Brews – $5 after 5. Thursday only, $5 admission after 5 p.m. Head to the show and celebrate on opening day. Stop by after 5 p.m. and enjoy $5 drink specials, too. (Discount tickets available online and onsite after 5 p.m. on January 12 only.)
  • Sailing seminars: Learn from experts. Sailing sessions are for sailors of all skill levels. Visit the show website for schedule.
  • Bass tub fishing demos, seminars: Watch pro anglers demonstrate fishing and casting skills at this 5,000-gallon aquarium. See how fish react to different fishing techniques, baits, and lures.

Boating industry officials say more than 800,000 first-time boat buyers have taken to the water in the past two years and demand for boating has never been stronger.

Hours: Thursday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Georgia World Congress Center, Hall C, 285 Andrew Young International Blvd. NW, Atlanta, Ga.

Tickets: $17 for adults; children 12 and under are free. Buy tickets at www.atlantaboatshow.com.

More info: www.atlantaboatshow.com.