Chicago's Boating Event of the Year Returns to McCormick Place Jan. 11 – 15, 2023 After Two-Year Hiatus


CHICAGO (October 2022) – All Hands on Deck! Cruising into the Windy City January 11-15, the 2023 Discover® Boating Chicago Boat Show, in partnership with Progressive® Insurance, this nearly century-old tradition is returning after a two-year hiatus. As one of Chicago’s most iconic events and a Midwest boating destination, the 2023 Chicago Boat Show is ready to welcome boating enthusiasts of all ages and backgrounds to discover why life is better on the water. 

The Discover Boating Chicago Boat Show hosts everything needed for a fun day on the water – from sales on hundreds of the newest power boats and latest in boating products, to fishing gear, accessories and marine electronics. The event, which transforms McCormick Place into a boating marketplace and nautical oasis in the middle of winter, is the ideal place to explore and plan for your next boating adventure.   

Highlights of the 2023 Discover Boating Chicago Boat Show include several opportunities to “test the waters” indoors, a variety of educational experiences for new boaters, and fun and entertainment for all ages.

“We are thrilled to bring this longstanding boating tradition back to Chicago,” said Keith Ogulnick, show manager. “The Discover Boating Chicago Boat Show is one of region’s most popular events for boating and outdoors enthusiasts, bringing thousands of visitors to the Windy City each year and supporting the area’s boating industry. We are looking forward welcoming back boat show goers who have made this event an annual family tradition and welcoming all of the new boaters who have entered the market since the pandemic.”     


McCormick Place
2301 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60616
Wednesday, January 11: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Thursday, January 12 and Friday, January 13: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, January 14: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday, January 15: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased online at; $15 for adults; children 12 years old and younger are free. Tickets are $10 on Wednesday, January 11 for Seniors (62 & older)
On Thursday, January 12, tickets are $5 after 5 p.m. and guests will be treated to other $5 specials such as food and beverage items.
For more information, please visit or connect on Facebook and Instagram. #ChiBoatShow #DiscoverBoating
About Discover Boating Boat and Sport Shows
Discover Boating boat and sport shows are owned and produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), in partnership with Progressive® Insurance. The NMMA is the leading trade organization for the North American recreational boating industry and largest producer of boat and sport shows in the U.S., which connects the recreational boating industry with the boating consumer year-round through Discover Boating.
Powered by the National Marine Manufacturers Association and the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas, Discover Boating connects boaters and future boaters with experiences, resources and community to enhance their boating journey and expand the industry in the U.S. and Canada. For nearly two decades, Discover Boating has led the North American recreational boating industry’s consumer outreach efforts, attracting millions of people to boating and helping them get on the water and become boaters. Industry stakeholders can follow along and share Discover Boating content from and @DiscoverBoating on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
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