LEMTA traditionally produces 5 major boat shows annually. All are designed to make family boating and fishing top-of-mind with the public. And, the ultimate goal is simple: to generate solid leads and increased retail sales for all participating members. Plus, membership has money-saving benefits, like discounts on exhibit space and services, as well as preferred space selection and renewal privileges.
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The Progressive Cleveland Boat Show, held each January is the largest and longest running boat show in Ohio. Hundreds of boats from small kayaks to large cruisers and sailboats are displayed, surrounded by more than 250 accessory and equipment exhibits, public service displays, marine service booths, and northern Ohio’s only major fishing expo are which is a show within a show. Overall, it’s one of the most popular events annually held in Cleveland!
The Progressive Akron Boat Show, staged each March in the downtown John S. Knight Center. It’s the largest display of boats and marine products in the Akron Area. Boats from the region’s major dealers are displayed throughout the expo hall along with dozens of boating accessories, water sports exhibits, educational displays, daily seminars and hands-on activities that attracts attendees.
The Progressive Catawba Island Boat Show, held each April/May at the beautiful and prestigious Catawba Island Club in Port Clinton, Ohio. Kicking off the boating season, this show has become a popular event for boaters heading into the finest boating time of year. Boats are displayed in the water and the marina basin is surrounded by dozens of exhibitor accessory tents.
The Progressive Sandusky Boat Show, formerly known as the Cedar Point Boat Show, is now held in the heart of downtown Sandusky in late August. Boats are displayed in water. The proximity to downtown Sandusky’s fine eateries and hotels makes this the perfect summer rendezvous for boaters and a great opportunity for exhibitors to clear out end-of-season inventory.
The Progressive North Coast Harbor Boat Show, held each year in mid-September downtown on Cleveland’s lakefront. Boats are displayed in water at the Rock-n-Dock Marina adjacent to the iconic Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum, Science Center and Mather Ship Museum. What a crowd-drawing setting! It’s an end of summer festival boasting a host of exhibits and festivities centered on family boating.