The four-day Discover Boating Atlanta Boat Show kicks off the new year Jan. 11-14 at the Georgia World Congress Center.

Everything water adventure related – from power boats and pontoons to personal watercraft, marine electronics and accessories – will be on display.

When: Thursday-Sunday, Jan. 11-14

Times: Thursday-Friday 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; and Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where: Georgia World Congress Center, Hall C, 285 Andrew Young International Blvd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

Tickets: $15 for adults via online purchase; children 12 and under, free

Info: Check out

Show features & highlights 

  • Boats! Hundreds of the latest boats and personal watercraft all under one roof.
  • Lake Life Lounge – Launched last year, this new gathering spot is the place to dive into the boat life, complete with live music, specialty food and beverages, and nautical activities for all ages, including:
  • Surfing Simulator – Ride the waves like you own them or ‘Hang 10’ like a pro. Take a ride on the new virtual reality Surfing Simulator and experience what it’s like to catch a wave. Ages 13-plus.
  • Kids’ Zone: Featuring a new ball pit for kids to dive into and face painting as well.
  • ‘$5 After 5’ – Admission is only $5 after 5 p.m. on Jan. 11.
  • Education & Seminars – From fly fishing, boating, sailing, charters, and sonar technology to celestial navigation, check out the wide range of educational offerings from pros, open to all experience levels.
  • Let’s Go Fishing – It’s back! A 5,000-gallon tank filled with bass where pro anglers show off their fishing and casting skills and share insights.
  • Family Day – Grab the kids and head to the show on Sunday, Jan. 14, for Family Day! Family Day Pass ($28) is good for two adults and two children and is only available for purchase online.