Emerald Coast Boat & Lifestyle Show at Pier Park March 2-4
February 26, 2018 by SoWal Staff
If you love outdoor adventure on the world's most beautiful beaches, you'll want to take a day (or three!) to explore the Emerald Coast Boat & Lifestyle Show coming up this weekend in Panama City Beach.
Wheels Up Events, a well known promoter of high-end fishing tournaments and unique family-style boat shows, will host the second annual Emerald Coast Boat & Lifestyle Show at Aaron Bessant Park, next to Pier Park March 2-4 in Panama City Beach, Florida. The show will feature boat displays from all major manufacturers representing the latest in boats of all types from the personal kayaks and stand-up paddle boards, to small trailerable cruisers, high-performance center-consoles and runabouts as well as active outdoor lifestyle accessories.
"We're excited to be able to combine the wonderful aspects of boating and active lifestyles in one of the most dynamic exhibit venues on the Emerald Coast" cites Chris Miller, President of Wheels Up Events.
Featuring marine and outdoor lifestyle exhibits of all types along with seminars and live entertainment, the event will truly be much more than just a boat show. Iconic brands such as Sea Ray, Everglades, Boston Whaler, Sea Hunt and many more have already registered to display their latest models at the event. Additionally, the show will include displays of stand up paddle boards, kayaks, bicycles, electric carts, diving gear, coastal fashion, motorcycles and the latest in outdoor gear. Food trucks and cold drinks will be at the show to keep you fueled for the day.
Today’s boats are incredibly technologically advanced over what was available just a few years ago, with features such as active dynamic positioning and gyro stabilization now available in smaller vessels along with advanced drive systems and excellent fuel economy. Kayaks and SUP’s also have benefited from lighter, stronger and more versatile materials and innovative drive systems. Pocket-sized Trawlers are available with amenities and features previously only found on vessels much larger.
From Crab Island to Shell Island and St George Island, Emerald Coast Boat & Lifestyle Show promises to be fun for the whole family. But making it much more than a boat show, this event features everything for the kind of active, outdoor beach living so popular along the Emerald Coast. In short, all the great things residents and visiting tourists enjoy on and around the water along the beaches is available at this event.
Given the show’s unique location immediately adjacent to the immensely popular Pier Park, and the associated exciting amenities all within walking distance of the beach, the Emerald Coast Boat & Lifestyle Show is sure to be a popular destination during the Panama City Beach 2018 Spring Break Season. For more information visit www.gulfboatshow.com and on Facebook.
Friday, March 2 - 10am to 5pm Locals Day
Saturday, March 3 - 10am to 5pm Ladies Day
Sunday, March 4 - 10am to 5pm Military Appreciation Day
Adults - $10
Kids (12 and under) - Free
Locals Day (Friday) - $5 entry with local ID
Military (active and retired) - $5 entry each day with ID
2 Day Pass - $15
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