April 21

Boats Afloat Show Preview

Get your tickets now for SLU’s premier spring maritime event.

Spring is in the air (there are rumors of warm weather finally coming our way) and the highly anticipated Boats Afloat Show is just around the corner. The family-friendly event is produced by the Northwest Yacht Brokers Association and takes place in South Lake Union from April 27–30.

According to Karli Houlé, Director of Operations for Northwest Yacht Brokers Association, the show will feature over 85 boats on display, ranging from 22-foot lake boats to 80-foot luxury long-range cruising yachts. With power and sail options, new and pre-owned vessels, the show boasts options for any potential boat owners.

Rows of boats and yachts.

Rows of boats and yachts.

The Boats Afloat Show is also proud to offer a brand-new family-friendly activity this year. Attendees can enjoy complimentary boat rides aboard the Emerald City Pirates ship Queen Anne’s Revenge on Saturday and Sunday of the show.

Families will also love the toy boat building activity, the live music lineup, and the delicious food options from Five Hooks Seafood and Dog in the Park gourmet sausages. And for those who want to relax and enjoy the stunning views of the Seattle skyline, head up to the top deck of the Olympic Star and grab a glass of wine. Attendees will also love the exciting live music lineup during the show — from lively jazz bands to a fun performance from Motown-inspired group The Jewel Tones, who take the stage on Sunday from 2pm–4pm.

Kids making toy boats on a dock.

Kids 12 and under get free admission to the show, and those 17 and under are only $5. Discounted adult tickets are available online for $20 or $22 at the door.

Mark your calendars for the Boats Afloat Show and get ready for an unforgettable experience. Whether you’re a seasoned boater or just getting started, you won’t want to miss this event.

Rows of boats and yachts.

Story by Ethan Chung & photographs courtesy of the Boats Afloat Show.

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