The Jacksonville In-Water Boat Show at TIAA Bank Field and Metropolitan Park Marina is April 3-5. Hundreds of boats will be positioned on the football field, around the lobby and in the parking lot, along with a number of boats moored at Metropolitan Park Marina for the in-water portion of the show. Visitors will be able to visit many top boat brands including Chris-Craft, Jennaeu, Kawaski, Monterey, NauticStar, Regal, Sea Ray, Yamaha and more. There will also be over 70 vendors with a variety of marine products and services.
The best local fishing guides will host adult fishing seminars on Saturdays and Sundays and Captain Don Dingman of Hook the Future will be on hand to teach kids how to fish like adults. Each child who attends receives a free rod and reel. There will also be inflatable houses and face painting for the youngest. Visitors will also have the opportunity to take a ride in the Freedom Boat Club‘s SeaDan, a car-boat allowed on the street.
Shuttles will take people to and from the stadium and marina where there will be great sailboats and many other boats to discover. Food and drinks will be available both near the docks and inside the stadium. There will also be live music near the docks of the Acoustic Shade group.
Tickets can be purchased now at jacksonvilleinwaterboatshow.com and range from $ 5 to $ 10. Admission to the water part of the show is free. The Jacksonville In-Water Boat Show takes place Friday, April 3 from noon to 6 p.m., Saturday, April 4 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, April 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The City of Jacksonville is a sponsor of the event.