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Tom’s on a Boat!

January 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Join Tom Kief of the 95 WIIL ROCK Morning Show at Discover Boating Chicago Boat Show in partnership with Progressive Insurance at McCormick Place on Thursday January 12th.

The Chicago Boat Show runs from Wednesday the 11th thru Sunday the 15th


WED 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM
THU 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
FRI 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
SAT 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
SUN 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

$15 for adults (13+)

12 and under FREE with adult admission.

It’s Chicago’s biggest boat sale with hundreds of boats and exhibitors under one roof.

Check out the Discover Boating Boat Finder on ChicagoBoatShow.com to search
and compare hundreds of boats right now. Plus you can buy tickets for the event at ChicagoBoatShow.com

Come out to the Discover Boating Chicago Boat Sow and see new model boats on display—Bowriders, deck boats, pontoons, wake sport boats,
fishing boats, cruisers, and high-performance boats marine accessories, dock/lifts and electronics. Antique and Classic Boat displaying vintage watercraft, presented by the Blackhawk Chapter of the Antique & Classic Boat Society of America

In addition to all the boating fun there will also be:

  • NEW! Discover Boating Beach Club—enjoy the ultimate summer vibe
  • Live DJ sets by @DreaJay
  • #BoatAppetit mainstage featuring cooking and cocktail demos and tastings with noted Chicago-based chefs Danny Bullock and Jonathan Zaragoza and expert mixologist Alexis Brown
  • Wake sport demos
  • Sand sculpting demos and classes
  • Beach games
  • Virtual boating photo and video booth
  • Shop limited edition 2023 Discover Boating gear
  • Surf Simulator—Watch wakeboard pros in action or test your skills and take a ride on the waves
  • Discover Boating After Dark—$5 admission after 4 pm on Thursday, January 12 only. Join us at the Discover Boating Beach Club for winter’s best summer party with live music by DJ Drea Jay, guest chef and mixologist demos and samplings, beach games and more. Buy tickets at Chicagoboatshow.com and use promo code 5AFTRDK (5-A-F-T-R-D-K)
  • PaddleFest Pool—Try stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, SUP yoga and other paddle sports
  • Sand Sculpting—Watch sand artist Janet Moore Schrader, a.k.a. The Sand Pirate sculpt sand into amazing works of art.
  • Free sand sculpting classes throughout the show—learn how to stack & carve sand
  • Gypsy Rose III Landship—Join Captain Tim and his crew for pirate-inspired fun
  • Fred’s Shed How-To Center presented by Progressive® Insurance offers boat upkeep and maintenance seminars
  • Corona Find Your Beach Bar & Cantina—Enjoy cold beverages and casual fare. Todd Donnelly of the Mr. Myers Band will provide musical entertainment.
  • Island Party Hut & Boat Playpen—Grab a cold drink and take a break to play ping-pong, giant Jenga, Bags and more.
  • Chicago Maritime Arts Center Build-a-Boat contest— Kids are invited to craft a boat from aluminum foil and compete to see whose boat can hold the most golf balls without sinking. Winner gets a one-week boating skills class
  • Huck Finn Trout Pond— FREE Catch-and-release fishing—a show tradition
  • Face Painting for kids Friday, Saturday & Sunday


January 12
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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McCormick Place
2301 S Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL 60616
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