Show Info/FAQ

Dates & Location

January 8-12, 2025

NEW LOCATION: Donald E. Stephens Convention & Conference Center

5555 N. River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018


WED 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM

THU 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM

FRI 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM

SAT 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM 

SUN 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Ticket Info

All ticket sales are now online

We accept Visa, Mastercard, and Discover.


Credit card kiosks will be in the lobby of the show. No cash sales will be available.
You don't have to print your ticket(s). It can be shown on a mobile device.
Tickets are valid for one day only. You must buy another ticket to attend another day.
Yes. As long as the ticket is in possession of the attendee, it can be used.
RVs are no longer on display in the show.
Sail seminars are no longer offered at the show.
Parking is $15 at the Donald E Stephens Convention Center Parking Garage.
Accessible parking is available in the Donald E Stephens Convention Center Parking Garage, it has an enclosed walkway and free shuttle bus service. The front entrance is suggested drop-off for accessibility.
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center offers a limited number of wheelchairs for rental to enhance the comfort and accessibility of our facilities for all guests. The rental rate is set at $50.00 per day.
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.
Yes, please visit the show office.
Yes, coat check service is located in the lobby. Permanent coat checks areas are located on the levels 1 & 2 of the Conference Center.
Yes, there is something for everyone. There are multiple consessions throughout the show that provide food and drinks (alcoholic and non-alcohlic).
Yes, we have multiple kids activities that can be found at
For the convenience and safety of our guests strollers are permitted, but only in the main showcase area.
Yes; however, some exhibitors have special boarding rules. Please respect their requests.
In most cases, yes. Please see the exhibitor's rules prior to boarding the boat.
There’s a boat for every lifestyle, activity and budget, and a show allows you to compare all your options at one time, in one place.

Show Contact

Darren Envall

Ticket Terms & Conditions

This ticket is a revocable license to attend the event listed (the “Event”). By using this ticket, you, on behalf of yourself and any minor(s) accompanying you (collectively, “you”), agree to all of the terms below.

Breach of this license, failure to comply with Event rules, or any refund of the ticket price terminates any rights that you may have; and, renders use of the ticket illegal and unauthorized for any purpose. NMMA reserves the right to refuse admission to or eject any person for the reasons above or for conduct it deems disorderly, obnoxious or unbecoming.

You grant permission to NMMA (and its designees) to utilize your image, likeness, actions and statements in any live or recorded audio, video, or photographic display or other transmission, exhibition, publication or reproduction made of, or at, the Event in any medium and for any purpose, including commercial or promotional purposes, without further authorization or compensation.

YOU VOLUNTARILY ASSUME ALL RISK AND DANGER of personal injury (including death and drowning) and all hazards arising from, or related in any way to, the Event, whether occurring prior to, during, or after the Event, howsoever caused and whether by negligence or otherwise.