Mark your calendars for September 16-19, the Seattle Boats Afloat Show is coming back to South Lake Union!

After taking a year off due to the pandemic, the Boats Afloat Show is ready to make its triumphant return to the shores of Lake Union. Always a favorite event for boaters in sunny Seattle in September, this year it will be THE place to shop for a new boat.

In 2020 boat sales in Washington state were on fire — higher than any time since 2007. Things have not slowed in 2021. Anyone who has been shopping for a boat knows that inventory is low, and boats are selling quickly. The Boats Afloat Show will streamline and make the shopping experience easier in this challenging market. You can speak with dozens of brokers and compare boats side by side, all in one convenient location.

Here are all the show details you need to know:  

What:               Boats Afloat Show

When:              Thursday September 16th – Sunday 19th, 2021

Hours:              Thursday/Friday:  11AM – 6PM

                          Saturday/Sunday: 10AM – 6PM

Where:             Chandler’s Cove, South Lake Union, 901 Fairview Ave N, Seattle

Tickets:            Adults = $14

All Access Pass = $25 (All days, Thurs – Sun)

Youth (12-17) = $5

Purchase an e-ticket at and receive a 15% discount to Tapsters South Lake Union and $20 off any Waterways Cruise.

Parking:            $5 discounted weekend parking is available at the Yale St. garage