SCHEDULE FOR 2017
Note * are the shows I do have plans on attending at least 1 day if not more or all of them.
JANUARY FEBRUARY MIAMI INTERNATIONAL SHOW (attended) MARCH APRIL (SUMMER BREAK – Working with GCP for Summer One Acts.)
SEPTEMBER *IBEX – attending on Tues 19th – TRADE ONLY This is held downtown from Tues Sept 19-Thurs 21st at the Tampa Convention Center. There is a breakfast on Tuesday followed by kinds of classes you can sign up for at registration (paid ones) and some free ones. Otherwise, it’s free for the trade to walk around and make connections with everyone.
(Sept thru Nov: I am also working as Stage Manager at GCP for the kids theatre as well as taking a writing class on the weekends. That is why my days at the boat shows are limited…)
OCTOBER the *TAMPA SHOW was moved to Friday, October 13th – Sunday, October 15th due to being postposed because of Hurricane Irma. This show is presented by Progressive and is held at the Tampa Convention Center. Tickets are $12 and the attached parking garage is “usually” $10 at the end of the day (when you pay for all day). This show is pretty big (and really fun) but is not anything like the international shows.
NOVEMBER *FORT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW aka “FLIBS” is hosted by Show Management and will be held at 7 locations in Fort L. Tickets are $29 for adults and $12 for children. Preview date is higher, normal dates are Nov 2-5. There’s just so much to do at this show — from VIP to looking at 1,000+ boats and 900+ exhibitors. There’s also an app you can download and it’s called “the official boat show app”.
The *FORT MYERS BOAT SHOW is hosted by GoBoating Florida and will be at Harbourside Event Center on November 16-19, 2017. Admission is $12.
DECEMBER *ST PETE POWER/SAILBOAT SHOW is also hosted by Show Management. Those dates are Nov 30 – Dec 3 downtown St Pete. Adult tickets are $17.
FEBRUARY MIAMI INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW (attended) MARCH 11-13 ST PETE @ THE TROP (didn’t get to attend) MARCH 17-21 (only 19th for me) PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL SHOW (attended) APRIL 15-17 SUNCOAST BOAT SHOW @ SARASOTA (attended) JUNE 17-19 BRADENTON BOAT SHOW (attended) SEPTEMBER TAMPA BOAT SHOW @ CONVENTION CENTER (attended) OCTOBER IBEX (attended) NOVEMBER FORT LAUDERDALE (won’t be attending) FORT MYERS (attended) DECEMBER ST PETE SAILBOAT SHOW (attended)