This year’s Boats Afloat Show on Lake Union (April 27-30) will feature a world-class display of power and sailing yachts, professional marine exhibitors, and a full line-up of other shoreside activities.

The spring edition of Boats Afloat debuted in recent years, and has been an instant highlight of the region’s boating season. Boats Afloat is the largest floating boat show in the Pacific Northwest as well as the largest spring show, and is presented by the Northwest Yacht Brokers Association (NYBA).

The spring Boats Afloat show is an opportunity to view spectacular craft from the U.S. and Canada in a single location, while learning about the latest boating lifestyle and technology trends. Explore the show to discover a variety of dream boats and compare different boat brands and models, as the region’s top brokers and dealers share information about the vessels on display. With live music performances, food and beverage offerings, and hands-on activities, it is a fun and festive destination for the entire family.

Beyond the Boats:

Boats are definitely the main attraction at the show – but you’ll also find plenty of other fun attractions and activities!

  • Sample spirits from Ketel OneTaliskerDon Julio & Seedlip
  • Enjoy the sweet sounds of jazz, Motown, and more at the Music Stage, presented by Boatsetter
  • Hop onboard an Emerald City Pirates ship for a fun, family cruise around South Lake Union (Sat & Sun only)
  • Soak in the Seattle skyline and enjoy a cocktail onboard Waterway CruisesOlympic Star
  • Grab a bite — from hot dogs to halibut, you won’t go hungry!

Check out the full schedule of events and activities on the show website.

Hours for the four-day event are:

  • Thursday and Friday, April 27-28, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 29, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 30, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission is $22 for adults 18 and over, $5 for teens ages 13-17, and free for children 12 and under. Tickets may also be purchased through the show’s website, including discounted adult tickets ($20) and a multi-day “All Access Pass” for $35, available exclusively online.