The Atlanta Boat Show, Georgia’s biggest boating extravaganza, returns to the Georgia World Congress Center in downtown Atlanta from January 16th to 19th, 2020.
The show is now in its 58th year. It features 600+ of the newest boats available, along with the marine accessories and gear.
This is a family-friendly event, with fun activities in the Kids’ Zone and Nautical Storytimes.
Grownups can end the work day with Boats & Brews Happy Hours on Thursday and Friday. You can also choose from 100+ seminars and DIY workshops, and “reel” in a big one at both a virtual reality station and 5,000-gallon aquarium.
Boat show hours:
- Thursday, Jan. 16th and Friday, Jan. 17th — 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Saturday, Jan. 18th — 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Sunday, Jan. 19th — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Regular price admission:
- Adults (age 13 and older) $15 at the box office
- Youth (12 and under) FREE when accompanied by a paying adult
- DISCOUNTS available — see the section below for details
Georgia World Congress Center, Hall C
285 Andrew Young International Blvd. NW
Atlanta, GA 30313
There is nearby parking in the Yellow and Gold Decks.
Advance purchase discount
Save $3 when you buy in advance online.
NOTE: You must purchase before midnight on January 15th to get the savings.
Good news: There don’t seem to be any additional ticket fees charged at checkout.
All active and retired military get $3 off admission at the box office with a valid ID.
First responders discount
All law enforcement personnel and firefighters receive $3 off admission at box office with valid ID.
Boats & Brews Happy Hour Discount
On Thursday and Friday after 5 p.m., you can purchase $5 admission tickets, $5 valet parking, and $5 drinks from Red Hare Brewery.
You can purchase these $5 tickets in advance online, but you won’t be admitted until after 5 p.m. You can bring a child 12 or under with you for free.
Be one of the first 25 guests to arrive for Happy Hour and you’ll win a free half-day pontoon rental from Park Marine.
Boating Career Day — free admission for students
On Thursday, Jan. 16, at 9 a.m. the Show will host its second annual Boating Career Day — inviting hundreds of students from local high schools and technical schools to hear from industry leaders and Lanier Technical College about educational and job opportunities in the marine industry. The Show’s career fair is ideal for those seeking career opportunities in the marine industry. Students are admitted free when registering here.
Family Day Discount
Sunday, Jan. 19th is Family Day. Get a 4-pack of tickets (for 2 adults and 2 kids) for $25. Purchase online or at the box office.
Children can play in the Kids’ Zone and hop aboard boats all over the Show floor.