View from beach of in-the-water boat show at Margaritaville.

Lake Lanier Boat Show visitors stroll the docks at last year’s event.

Building on its success, the Lake Lanier Boat Show’s fall event is slated for Friday through Sunday, September 29-October 1 at Margaritaville at Lanier Islands.

“Our fall show is a great time for new boaters looking for their perfect boat and those wanting to upgrade to get excellent pricing on close-out 2023 models,” said Tabor Reins, president of the Marine Trade Association of Metro Atlanta. “With boats on show in the water and on land at the wave pool, we’ll be bringing both 2023 and 2024 model year boats to display for the boating community.”

The bi-annual Lake Lanier Boat Show debuted last year with its fall show and hosted a spring show last March.

“With each show, we’re expanding the event at Margaritaville and reaching more and more people who want to check out the latest models from manufacturers across the country,” Reins said.

In addition to showcasing boats in the water and on land, the three-day event includes a marine-related vendor show, entertainment, fishing seminars, food and other activities. Fireworks on Saturday night will begin at 8 p.m.

A number of dealers have already committed to participating, including A Boat House, Advantage Boat Center, Atomic Marine & Machine, Boating Atlanta, The Boat Shop, Carefree Boat Sales, Gainesville Marina & Boat Sales, Grass Shack, Marine Max, Park Marine Boating Centers, Singleton Marine, Skier’s Marine, TS Marine and Watersports Central.

Admission for the fall show will be $15 per adult and $8 for kids under 12, 2 and under are free and includes gate admission and parking.

“It makes sense for us to host this show in Northeast Georgia and to combine an in-the-water and on-land venue,” Reins said. “We expect more than 200 boats to be on display and will have more than 60 boat brands for people to choose from.”

Boaters will be able to access the event near Bucky’s Shack for limited space on the waterpark courtesy dock.

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