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Antique & Classic Boat Shows for 2018

Classic Boat Shows
Classic Boat Shows

Spring Lake, MI - June 2nd

This year marks Mill Point Park's 15th annual Spring Lake Wooden Boat Show. You can expect vendors throughout the park and a plethora of aquatic entertainment including numerous antique outboard motors by the AOMC Wolverine Chapter. Several ramps will be on site for in-water play.

Presque Isle, MI - June 15th & 16th

2018 marks Lake Huron's 25th annual Presque Isle Wooden Boat Show! On Friday there will be a picnic lunch as well as a boat tour. Saturday will be when the main show takes place from 10am - 4pm. Numerous vendors will be strew across the mainland along with kid friendly arts and crafts. Plus, you will not want to miss the display of classic/modern Corvettes and Mustangs.

South Haven, MI - June 16th

This year we celebrate the 37th annual Antique & Classic Boat show! Come and enjoy viewing all type of boats from wood to fiberglass and power to paddle. It is a family friendly event where you can count on touring a variety of watercrafts including strip-built boats, canoes, sailboats, dinghies, centuries, Chris Crafts and many more.

Algonac, MI - June 22nd - 24th

2018 brings the Algonac Harbour Club's 33rd annual 'Where it All Began' Boat Show. The public show will be held Friday with water events taking place on Friday as well as Sunday. Register at

Bay Harbour, MI - June 23rd

This year marks Bay Harbor's 20th annual Vintage Car & Boat Festival.

Portage Lakes, OH - June 24th

2018 marks South Akron's 43rd annual North Coast 'On Tap at the Harbor' event. The show will take place from 9am - 3pm and then the awards banquet will follow immediately after at the Historic Turkeyfoot Island Club.

Cheboygan, MI - July 1st

The Inland Waterway Wooden Boat show will be celebrating their 7th annual event in Downtown Cheboygan. Beginning at noon and ending at 3pm, enjoy boats and vendors completely surrounding Festival Square.

Gravenhurst, Ont. - July 7th

2018 brings the Muskoka Wharf's 38th annual Antique & Classic Boat show sponsored by ACBS of Toronto. This year's theme is 'A salute to the Heritage Boat Shops - Keeping the Passion Alive. At the event you can expect to see over 100 boats of all different makes and models on land as well as in the water. Show admission will include an extra ticket to the Muskoka Discovery Centre along with a discount to the Wenonah II cruise.

East Jordan, MI - July 14th

The South Arm Classics is a celebration of both classic boats as well as classic cars! The boat show will be held on the shore of Lake Charlevoix while the car show will be held on Main Street. 150 classic cars will join the event with a plethora of vintage outboards being displayed on the water. This combo event will feature musical entertainment along with a microbrew tent. East Jordan Lions Club will sponsor the South Arm Classics.

Fox Lake, IL - July 14th

The Antique & Classic In-water Boat Show will hold its 34th annual event on Pistakee Lake at Famous Freddies. Blackhawk ACBS Chapter will be hosting and the event will take place from 9am to 2pm with a Western BBQ Buffet to follow. Do not forget to purchase your Waterway Permit Sticker from the Watts Marina.

Lexington, MI - July 14th

The Lexington Antique and Classic Boat Show will be celebrating their 2nd annual event at the Lexington Public Harbor. Please be sure to send your registration forms to

Alexandria Bay, NY - July 20th - 22nd

2018 marks the 40th annual User Boat Show! The ACBS 1000 Island Chapter kicks off the event on Friday will a party at Boldt Yacht House beginning at 6:30pm. The Boat Show will be featured on Saturday at the Upper James Street Docks from 8am to 4pm and continue on Sunday with an awards brunch at 10am in the Edgewood Resort.

Lakeside, Oh - July 22nd

This year we commemorate the 15th annual Lakeside Wooden Boat Show & Plein Air Art Festival! It will be held on Lake Erie from 12 - 4pm. The show and festival will feature over 80 wooden boats from all around the region as well as a plethora of unique paintings from local artists. Expect live entertainment and delicious cuisine. Registration is free.

Skaneateles, NY - July 27th - 29th

2018 brings the 40th annual Antique & Classic Boat Show held by the Finger Lakes ACBS Chapter. The event will be held at Skaneateles Lake in NY at Clift Park. There will be several antique and classic boats on display to see both in the land and on the water. Have fun watching the boat parade, listening to live music, playing games with your kiddos, shopping local vendors, and much much more.

Whitehall, MI - July 28th

White Lake will be kicking off their 27th annual Antique Boat & Auto show this coming July. Saturday's show consists of a festival and tour of White Lake's Goodrich Park Municipal Marina along with the surrounding grounds. Keep in mind that the Classic car White Lake and Montague CRUZIN Automobile Parade will coincide with the wooden boat show during Saturday's events so plan accordingly. White Lake Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring the event.

Detroit, MI - July 28th

The Dossin Museum will be holding the Great Lakes annual Marine & Engine Boat Expo from 10am - 3pm on July 28th. At the event you will be able to experience a day in the life of the SS William Clay Ford Great Lakes Freighter Capitan, touch the anchor from the SS Edmund Fitzgerald, and see the Miss Pepsi flying ciger which is the first hydroplane to reach over 100 mph. Plus, you will be invited to inspect a cannon from the War of 1813 that was recently retrieved from the Detroit River and enter a WWII submarine, among much more.

Clayton, NY - August 3-5th

This year marks the 54th Annual Antique Boat Show & Auction held by the Antique Boat Museum. Attendees are invited to check-in on Thursday, however the show itself does not open until 9am on Friday! The anticipated boat auction will be held on Saturday at 1pm. The show will be featuring boats of the 1940s. Registration is currently open.

Traverse City, MI - August 4th

The Water Wonderland Chapter ACBS will be sponsoring the 31st annual 'Boats on the Boardwalk' Show. Boardman River boardwalk in Traverse City will be filled with a plethora of beautiful vessels.

Sturgeon Bay, WI - August 11th

2018 brings the 26th Annual Classic & Wooden Boat Festival. In true fashion, alongside this festival will be the Westside Business Association's Maritime Madison Festival. This week long event celebrates the history of Sturgeon Bay and honors the area's Coast Guard personnel. Come and enjoy gorgeous classic & wooden boats lining the waterfront.

Hessel, MI - August 11th

Les Cheneaux Islands will be commemorating their 41st annual Antique Wooden Boat Show and Festival of Arts this August. The event will last from 10am to 5pm with an awards ceremony at 4pm. This year will showcase Dodge Boats as well as restored boats with some dating as far back as the 1900s.

Port Sanilac, MI - August 17th & 18th

Port Sanilac Harbor is throwing its 10th annual Port Sanilac Boat Show. Saturday will feature classic cars, boats, and bands. The two day event will also include several festivities like the 'Tin Can Tourist' classic travel trailer club and host numerous vendors as well.

Huron, OH - August 17th - 18th

The Huron Municipal Marina will be hosting the 19th Annual All Classics Festival. The boat show is the festivals main attraction and will take place on Saturday from 9am-5pm will a concert to follow. This will be a family friendly environment, so feel free to bring the kids.

Pewaukee, WI - August 18th

The Glacier Lakes ACBS Chapter will be sponsoring the 14th annual Lakefront Park Pewaukee Lake Antique & Classic Boat Show.

Chetek, WI - August 19th

This year brings the Chetek Area Historical Society's 8th Annual Chetek Fly-In and Boat Show which will showcase classic boats only built in Wisconsin. In addition to the classic boat show, area pilots will be flying in! Plus, the events raffle winner will get to ride in a real-life war bird. The Annual Chetek Fly-in and Boat Show will be a free admission event.

Holland, MI - August 25th

2018's Annual Vintage Holland Boat Show will solely feature Michigan-made boats. The event will be held from 10am to 4pm on 10th Street at the downtown Holland Museum.

Pentwater, MI - August 25th

The Pentwater Yacht Club Annual Wooden Boat show will be open to the public and located on Pentwater Lake. Boats will be on display from 11am to 3pm and the buffet lunch will be held from 12pm to 2pm. Plus, a post-show awards ceremony taking place from 3 - 4pm. Please visit the PYC website to grab a boat exhibitor registration form.

Toledo, OH - August 25th

This year marks the 12th annual Toledo Antique & Classic Boat Show. The event will be held at the Promenade Park Docks in downtown Toledo.

Buffalo, NY - September 7th

The ACBS Niagara Frontier Chapter will be holding the 40th 'Thunder at The Outer Harbor' annual summer kick off event. More than 100 antique and classic boats/automobiles will be featured at this years event. Expect to see Chris Craft Silverton Cruisers and vessels from the Dart Boat Club of Ohio. Make sure to check out the Nautical Flea Market and static land displays as well.

Port Huron, MI - September 9th - 15th

The ACBS Michigan Chapter will be hosting this year's 'Boat the Blue' International Boat Show. Located at the River Street Marina in Port Huron, Boat the Blue will showcase pre-events Sunday through Thursday with the boat show taking place on Friday and Saturday.

Fontana, WI - September 29th & 30th

The ACBS Blackhawk Chapter will be sponsoring the annual Geneva Lakes Boat Show in the Abbey Resort Harbor. This years event will feature both vintage and classic boats from all over the nation. The Geneva Lakes Boat Show be admission free and open to the public. Do not miss Saturday's boat parade.