DC Boat Show May 5-7 at National Harbor

Boating season will officially kick off this May when over 200 boats will be on display at the Inaugural DC Boat Show at National Harbor. Visitors will be able to tour the boats and will have several opportunities for food, drink, and entertainment. The event is scheduled from May 5-7. 

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The event brings to the DC area the first boat show easily accessible by the Capital region boating community including those located at the District Wharf and other marinas.  The Potomac Water Taxi will provide transportation from the Wharf, Georgetown, and Old Town.  

Boats on display will include a wide variety of new and quality pre-owned sail and power vessels for immediate sale and to order. A vendor tent will be onsite displaying the latest in boating gear, swag, and information along with a schedule of panels by industry experts. 

The DC Boat Show will have a lot to offer in the way of entertainment with live music in three locations throughout the weekend. A beach party is scheduled for Saturday May 6th where musician Shawn Owen will play off the back of a Lagoon Catamaran. The Bobby McKeys group will have a performance with their dueling piano routine that same afternoon in Spirit Park. 

Pernod Ricard will be providing spirits from its vast portfolio of premium brands including Absolut, Jameson, Beefeater, Malibu, and Kahula.  The list of specialty cocktails include fun refreshments like: Lillet Spritz,  Kahlua Espresso Martini, Smoked Old Fashioned with Rabbit Hole Whiskey, and Absolut Bloody Mary and more. 


General Admission tickets start at $40 per day; $70 for a two day pass; and $100 for a three day pass. VIP Tickets are $175 per day and come with many benefits including a catered food tent, open bar with specialty cocktails, parking pass, round trip water taxi ticket, access to cigar roller, swag bag, and more. Purchase tickets. 

Hyatt Place National Harbor has a room block reserved for boat show attendees. Reservations can be accessed at DC Boat Show Hotel.

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