Tampa Boat Show Merges with St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show for January 2022

Creates Largest Boat Show on the Florida Gulf Coast

tampa boat show combines with st pete boat show

The Progressive® Insurance Tampa Boat Show and St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show have joined forces and will become a mega-event, with the inaugural show running January 20-23, 2022. The combined show will be based in St. Petersburg’s Duke Energy Center for the Arts–Mahaffey Theater Yacht Basin.

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Things to Do at the Show

The St. Petersburg show will be in its 42nd year and it’s likely to get an attendance boost from pent up demand caused by the cancellation of the Tampa Show in September 2021.

Boats, Accessories & Hands-On Learning

Both new and brokerage boats will be on display and whether you’re looking for a center console fishing boat, a yacht, a sailboat or a kayak, you’ll find it here along with a comprehensive selection of marine gear and accessories. Also, don’t forget to squeeze in time for seminars on various topics including boat maintenance, fishing and the cruising lifestyle. For kids, look for programs which will be posted on the show site as the date nears.

Nearby Attractions

The nearby University of South Florida campus gives St. Petersburg a youthful vibe. While visiting the boat show, check out the surrounding attractions like the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Demens Landing Park and the eclectic Salvador Dali Museum. You’ll also find art galleries, craft beer halls, wine bistros and top culinary experiences.

Here's some local favorite restaurants to add to your short list:

  • Ceviche Tapas
  • Dracula’s Legacy Wine Bar
  • Doc Ford’s Rum Bar and Grille
  • BellaBrava

There’s enough to do (and eat) over all four days. so why not make a long weekend of it?

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Tickets & Getting to the Show

Admission: General admission is $19 and kids 15 and under are free. Hours will be 10-6 Thursday and Friday, 10-7 Saturday and 10-5 on Sunday. Tickets for the newly combined 2022 Tampa-St. Pete event will go on sale in October 2021. Tickets that were purchased for the 2021 Tampa Boat Show will be refunded, with no action needed by the purchaser.

Parking & Transportation: Preferred parking will be at the Mahaffey Theater located at the downtown waterfront or choose to ride the Downtown Looper Trolley with stops on First Street along the theater.

Safety: COVID-19 precautions will include physical distancing, enhanced cleaning and contact-less registration along with CDC mask guidelines.

Check out the first combined event this January when the weather in Florida will be calmer and the temperatures are expected to be downright pleasant.

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