US Powerboat Show

Debuting in 1970, the Annapolis Boat Shows have wowed boating enthusiasts for over forty years.


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Debuting in 1970, the Annapolis Boat Shows have wowed boating enthusiasts for over forty years. In October, after the United States Sailboat Show leaves the Annapolis Harbor, and the United States Powerboat Show motors into Annapolis.

With close to 150,000 attendees from around the world flocking to Annapolis for the world's largest in-water boat shows, there's no better place to catch a glimpse of cutting-edge designs and sleek classics than right here in the Sailing Capital of America. Spend the day hopping from one vessel to another before stocking up on sailing essentials from the many vendors in attendance, offering everything from high-tech navigational equipment to outboard motors. 

The United States Powerboat Show brings in over 40,000 attendees as the oldest and largest in-water powerboat exhibition in the world. The show features everything from luxurious motor yachts, trawlers, high-performance boats, and offshore fishing vessels. There are family cruisers, center consoles, inflatable and trailerable powerboats. Vendors' tents line the waterways, selling everything imaginable to powerboat enthusiasts as well as offering boating lessons, rentals, and more. 

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Make a Weekend Out of It

Experience the wonderful events, activities, restaurants, and more happening around the area to keep your weekend going!

Explore the Arts
From solo shows to musical performances and videos of art to artistic storytelling, Annapolis has something for everyone to enjoy. While you’re here, browse through the city’s 20-plus art galleries or experience a show at one of the area’s world-class theatre’s - like “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” presented by the Ballet Theatre of Maryland at Maryland Hall.

Where to Eat
From small plate lounges to local favorites and tasty hidden specialties, Annapolis has a long list of delicious restaurants to choose from. Experience the perfect brunch spots, enjoy some fresh oysters, or take a trip by car or boat to South County for a bite to eat.

Evening Entertainment       
Annapolis is known for its live music scene. As you walk through the historic streets of Annapolis, you are likely to hear the sounds of local favorites wafting out of local pubs and restaurants. Or, hop over to LIVE! Casino & Hotel. Whether its gaming, dining, or live music – you’ll find it at LIVE!