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About the Show

Dates & Locations

January 9–13, 2019

McCormick Place - South

2301 S Lake Shore Dr
Chicago IL 60616


Wednesday 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Thursday 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Friday 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Saturday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Tickets on Sale: November 2018

$15.00 Adults,13 & up

Save $2 on full-price admission when you purchase tickets in advance online. Offer good through 1/8/2019 11:59 pm

Children 12 and younger— FREE (when accompanied by a paid adult)

Senior Day, Wednesday, January 9th, 62+ $10.00



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Are there group ticket discounts?

Group tickets are available for groups of 10 or more, and can be purchased on the admission page here:

Are there senior or military discounts?

Seniors can purchase tickets for $10 for Wednesday, January 10 ONLY! Active military are admitted free with valid ID.

Can I bring a stroller?
Yes, you can bring a stroller to the show.
Can I bring my dog/pet to the show? What about in a purse or bag?

Due to health and safety regulations, pets (including pets that fit in a carry bag/stroller) are not allowed at NMMA Boat Shows, except for service dogs.

Can I come back the same day? Can I come back tomorrow with the wristband?

Tickets are same day only. You must buy another ticket to attend multiple days.

Can I get on the boats or in the RV's?
Yes; however, some exhibitors have special boarding rules. Please respect their requests.
Can I gift my ticket to someone else, even if it has my name on it?

Yes. As long as the ticket is in possession of the attendee, it can be used.

Directions to the show?

Driving directions, and transportation information, can be found here:

Do you have a Coat Check? Can I leave my luggage at the coat check?

Yes, located near the ticket booths in the main lobby.

Do you have activities for kids?

Yes, we have multiple kid activities that can be found at

Is a ticket good for one day or for every day of the event?
Tickets are good for one day only.
Is food and/or drinks available at the show?

Yes, there is something for everyone. There are multiple consessions throughout the show that provide food and drinks (alcoholic and non-alcohlic).

Is there a “Will Call”?

Yes, Will Call is located by the Main Entrance to the show in the Grand Concourse.

Is there a lost and found?

Yes, the show office in Room S401A.

Is there Handicapped Parking?

Accessible parking is available in Lot A (located on Martin Luther King Drive), Lot C (located underground in Lakeside Center) and the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place parking garage.

Is there parking available, how much?

There is plenty of parking available. More information can be found here:

Is there wheelchair and scooter rental available?

For wheelchairs, mobility scooters, power chairs and oxygen equipment rentals, contact Scootaround Mobility Solutions at 888-441-7575 or visit Pick up is located at the main entrance to McCormick Place.

Where can I find ticketing questions on discounts, confirmations and more?

All ticketing information can be found on the admissions page here:

Why go to a boat/RV show?

There’s a boat or RV for every lifestyle, activity and budget, and a show allows you to compare all your options at one time, in one place.

Show Contact

Keith Ogulnick

The Best in Boating, RVing & Sailing—All Under One Roof!

The Progressive® Insurance Chicago Boat, RV and Sail Show® is the Windy City’s BIGGEST marine and outdoors sales event. If you love boating, RVing, OR sailing, this is YOUR show! There’s no better place to see and buy:

  • Boats for every activity, lifestyle and budget
  • The latest in RVs, campers, fifth wheels, motorhomes, and trailers
  • Sailboats, sailing gear, rigging and accessories
  • Marine engines, electronics and accessories
  • Outdoor gear 

Book trips with travel, charter and resorts too!

Plus, an incredible line up of family-friendly features, boating, sailing and RVing education and hands-on activities that make a day at the show fun for everyone!


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