Chicago Boat Show is back

Paddle Sport Pool

Just as snow threatens to make January a cold, wintery month, you can look forward to warmer weather at the 2024 Discover® Boating Chicago Boat Show

The show is filling McCormick Place with new fishing boats, motorboats, fishing gear and marine electronics Jan. 10 – 14, 2024.

Tour million-dollar yachts, look for the Discover Boating Beach Club with a paddle sports pool and have fun dreaming about life on the water.

“The show is an annual Midwest boating tradition, attracting thousands of visitors to the Windy City each year to explore the best in boating,” said Darren Envall, Show Manager and NMMA Vice President of Midwest Boat and Sport Shows. “There’s no better place to discover boating, buy your dream boat and plan for your next adventure on the water,” said Envall.

WHERE: McCormick Place, 2301 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60616

Hours: Wednesday, January 10 2 p.m. – 8 p.m, Thursday, January 11 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., Friday, January 12 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., Saturday, January 13 10 a.m.8 p.m. and Sunday, January 14 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

INFO and Tickets at; $15 for adults; children 12 years old and younger are free (when accompanied by a paid adult admission).


Author: Jodie

Longtime Chicago Tribune contributor for news and features. Travel writer for What's Happening, Lakeland Boating and A&E for CBS