California Boat Festivals and Shows


Calif. Boating Fests, Shows

RICHMOND: Strictly Sail Pacific April 4-7, 2019. Craneway Pavilion & Marina Bay Yacht Harbor $16-50 (seminars additional cost), This is billed as the West Coast's largest "All Sailboats" show!

POMONA: Los Angeles Boat Show January 9-12, 2020
1101 W. McKinley Ave.
Pomona, CA
$, Free ages 12 & under and active military
Parking $10 approx.
The Los Angeles Boat Show features sport fishing boats, yachts, performance boats, sailboats, ski boats, cruisers, jet skis, pontoons, motorboats, catamarans, cabin cruisers, dinghies/inflatables, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and more!

SAN DIEGO: San Diego Sunroad Boat Show, January 23-26, 2020
Sunroad Resort Marina
955 Harbor Island Drive
Located at the east end of Harbor Island.

LONG BEACH: Fred Hall Sports Show March 4-8, 2020
Held at Long Beach Convention Center, there's boating galore!

BAKERSFIELD: Fred Hall Central Valley Sports Show March 13-15, 2020
Kern County Fairgrounds

ANDERSON: NorCal Boat, Sport and RV Show February 28-March 1, 2020
Shasta District Fairgrounds
1890 Briggs Street
Anderson, CA 96007

SACRAMENTO: Boat Show March 12-15, 2020
Held at Cal Expo
1600 Exposition Blvd, Sacramento, CA
Sacramento Boat Show and the Spring RV Show teamed up to present the largest Recreation Show of its kind in the Northern California. Explore four days of wakeboard boats, tournament ski boats, fishing boats, family runabouts and pontoon boats. Off-Road Exposition section continues to grow with a huge selection of ATV's, Off-Road and Street Motorcycles, Scooters, Snowmobiles and much more. Fishing Seminars and more in this sporting event not to be missed. Hours: Thursday 11a-8p | Friday 11a-8p |Saturday 10a-8p | Sunday 10a-6p. $12 Admission,

SAN DIEGO: Fred Hall Sports Show March 26-29, 2020
Del Mar Fairgrounds
The oldest and largest consumer show in California's second largest city. We are San Diego's largest on-land boat show combined with the largest selection of fishing tackle, destination travel exhibits, hunting and shooting exhibits and tons of fun for kids of all ages. Hundreds of seminars and lots of free activities make this show a big hit year after year.

SAN DIEGO: Day at the Docks April 19, 2020, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

LONG BEACH: The Congressional Cup April 29-May 3, 2020

RICHMOND: Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show April 16-19, 2020, 10 a.m. daily
Craneway Pavilion & Marina Bay Yacht Harbor
This is billed as the West Coast's largest "All Sailboats" show! Hundreds of sailboats, gear and accessories 110 free seminars, hands-on workshops and advanced workshops Free sailboat rides for adults and children Small Boat Zone – Chat with local sailors from class associations, active fleets and yacht clubs Author's Corner – Check out the latest books from top sailing authors, purchase a signed book and hear a tale or two about any number of sailing topics

NEWPORT BEACH: Newport Beach Boat Show April 23-26, 2020
Lido Marina Village Newport Beach, CA Hours Thursday: 12-7pm Friday: 10am - 7pm Saturday: 10am - 7pm Sunday: 10am - 5pm Admission $15 approx., free age 12 and under, Includes access to Free Offsite Parking and Shuttle

NEWPORT BEACH Newport to Ensenada Boat Race April 24-26, 2020

LAKEPORT: Wood & Glory Boat Show June 4-7, 2020
Konocti Vista Casino Marina
2755 Mission Rancheria Rd.
Lakeport, CA

Antique and Classic Boat Society's Northern California Chapter puts on this fun event in the wine country! Over 40 antique and classic boats, a show at Konocti Vista Casino's Marina in Lakeport, CA on Saturday, along with formal and informal boating, picnics and meal gatherings throughout the weekend.
Past info: Boat Parade & Casino Show. Boat parade
Clear Lake Vista Resort, Soda Bay, Casino Show and luncheon gets underway at 11 am. Boat Show slips are assigned so take your time and join in the W&G boat parade. W&G boat judging during the show.
Sunday Cruise and Picnic, Lakeport's Library Park. Come by boat, or come by car. An open-to-the-public activity. Land display boat parking area available. 10:30 a.m. gathering. Library Waterfront Park, Lakeport, CA. Sponsor:


Spring Fling in Murphys! on April 3, 2020 12:00 pm
Bass Lake Rendezvous on May 15, 2020
Wood & Glory XXII on June 4, 2020
Woodie Whoopie at Mary Jo Shepherd’s on June 27, 2020 5:00 pm
Woodie Whoopie at Olympic Beach on July 17, 2020 5:00 pm
Runabouts on the River on July 24, 2020
Woodie Whoopie at Atkinson’s on July 31, 2020 5:00 pm
Woodie Whoopie at Kay Turner’s on August 21, 2020 5:00 pm
Woodie Whoopie at Tahoe Maritime Center on August 28, 2020 5:00 pm
Lake Shasta Rendezvous on September 8, 2020

BASS LAKE: Bass Lake Rendezvous May 17, 2019

SAN DIEGO: International Boat Show June 6-9, 2019
Southern California Boating features over 200 boats, superyachts, products, & services.
Spanish Landing Park East
San Diego, CA 
Thursday & Friday: Noon - 7 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

CORONA DEL MAR: Newport Beach Wooden Boat Festival, June 7-9, 2019, free
Balboa Yacht Club
1801 Bayside Drive
Corona del Mar, CA
Balboa Yacht Club's annual Wooden Boat Festival invites the public to attend. Complimentary shuttle runs between the event and 1600 Corporate Plaza Parking lot
Balboa Wooden Boat Festival 
Free water taxis throughout the day
Balboa Bay Resort - Dockmaster shack (BBC)
Central Avenue Public Dock at Lido Village
Marina Park / Lighthouse Café
Balboa Fun Zone - Ocean Quest
Balboa Island - Coral Avenue public dock
Balboa Island - Emerald Avenue public dock
Little Balboa Island - Park Avenue public dock
Balboa Yacht Club - Wooden Boat Festival| boats

ARTCATA/FERNDALE: Kinetic Grand Champion Race May 25-27, 2019

LAKE ARROWHEAD: Annual Antique & Classic Wooden Boat Show June 8, 2019
Lake Arrowhead Village
Lake Arrowhead Village hosts the annual antique boat show visible to the public at the Lake Arrowhead Village docks. On display throughout the village are woodie cars, hot rods, antique wooden boat models and early outboard motors. Antique boats are for sale throughout the village. The show is produced by the Rim of the World Historical Society with the assistance of the Antique & Classic Boat Society, the Arrowhead Lake Association, the Lake Arrowhead Village and many more.

LONG BEACH TO CATALINA Ski Race July 20, 2019
With its rich 66+ year history, water skiers from around the globe come to participate in the Catalina Ski Race, the only open-ocean ski race regularly scheduled anywhere in the world. A unique challenge to compete across 62 miles of ocean from Long Beach to Avalon and back starts and finishes near the Queen Mary. Novice to experts participate in two categories: Boats that are 24 feet long or smaller, and boats between 24 feet and 43 feet. The smaller boats start 7 minutes before the large boats.

LONG BEACH: Long Beach Dragon Boat Festival July 27-28, 2019
5225 East Paoli Way
Long Beach CA 90803
Free to see

LAKE TAHOE: Lake Tahoe Concours d'Elegance August 9-10, 2019
Obexer's Boat Company, home of the first wooden boat dealership on Lake Tahoe, will be the site of the annual Lake Tahoe Concours d'Elegance. Lake Tahoe is synonymous with wooden boats. This lake location blends the history of these magnificent craft with the history of the Lake and what better venue than where they were first introduced to Tahoe.

SAN PEDRO: LA Fleet Week Labor Day Weekend September 4-7, 2020
public event on the LA Waterfront at the Port of Los Angeles:

SAN PEDRO: Southern California In-Water Boat Show September 19-22, 2019
Cabrillo Way Marina -Los Angeles Harbor
2293 Miner St.
San Pedro, CA
Last year pricing: $15, age 12 and younger free
Thursday, 12 p.m.-7 p.m.
Friday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Docks in San Pedro's Cabrillo Way Marina Multi-million dollar renovated marina will host new event celebrating the boating lifestyle, with interactive exhibits and education for all ages. First boating lifestyle event in a reimagined harbor setting is produced by the Duncan McIntosh Company. More than 200 new and used boats -- trawlers, cruisers, sportfishers, sailboats, catamarans, motoryachts, tenders and paddleboards -- along with 80 booths offer the newest designs and accessories. The event includes educational seminars, food & craft beer garden, and activities for little boaters. 

SAN FRANCISCO Fleet Week October 6-14, 2019
This sea and sky event is a spectacular annual celebration of fleets ranging from military vessels to airplanes, jets and spectacular displays by the famed Blue Angeles.

Christmas Boat Parades - December

OAKLAND: Northern California International Dragon Boat Festival September 28-29, 2019, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Lake Merritt
Lake Merritt Boathouse
1520 Lakeside Dr.
Oakland, CA
Saturday: Northern California Dragon Boat Festival | Lake Merritt

Sunday: Oakland Dragon Boat Festival | Lake Merritt
Dragon boat racing, spectacular cultural performances, delicious food, a variety of clothes and crafts vendors, and kid-friendly activities in Dragon Land where games and arts & crafts await. ago, the first dragon boat team in the U.S. was started in Oakland by the Oakland Fire Department. Today that racing spirit is kept alive by the City of Oakland's very own competitive dragon boat racing team, the Oakland Renegades. Each day several boats will compete against each other creating a colorful spectacle on Oakland's beautiful Lake Merritt.

LAKEPORT: Clear Lake Seaplane Splash In September 6-7, 2019 Natural High Field
810 N Main St
Lakeport, California
The Lake County Chamber of Commerce welcomes seaplane & land-based pilots and the public to the annual Clear Lake Seaplane Splash In where seaplanes come out of Clear Lake onto land at Natural High Field Spectators will have the opportunity to speak one on one with pilots and get up close and personal views of the planes.  Aerial Demonstrations & Contests Seaplanes on display for public viewing Vintage military aircraft Clear Lake Modelers' models and simulator Industry vendors Food & beverage vendors Open to the public, adults $3, children under 12 are free. Seaplane and land-based pilots welcome! Seaplanes throughout California and beyond are registering for this annual seaplane gathering that began in 1979!

Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.

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