2/14/24 - Grand Rapids Boat Show Opens At DeVos Place

Grand Rapids Boat Show - image: devosplace.org

The Grand Rapids Boat Show will feature over 30 dealers with more than 400 boats from over 80 manufacturers.

A West Michigan tradition! The Grand Rapids Boat Show returns to DeVos Place February 14-18, 2024.

In our 79th year, the Grand Rapids Boat Show is launching into an era where we will be showing our broadest array of power boats ever…5 acres of them, especially for the Great Lakes! The array of Motor Yachts, Cruisers, Runabouts, Fishing Boats, and Ski and Surf Inboards is exceptional. Pontoon Boats continue to excel in new designs, features and cruising abilities. Last summer you saw all the boats on the water, well now is your chance to board them and check them out! Boaters, this is your Show!


Wednesday, February 14th from 2:00PM - 8:00PM
Thursday, February 15th from 12:00PM - 8:00PM
Friday, February 16th from 12:00PM - 9:00PM
Saturday, February 17th from 10:00AM - 9:00PM
Sunday, February 18th from 10:00AM - 5:00PM


Adults: $12
Children (6-14): $5




Twiggy the Waterskiing Squirrel

This internationally famous star will return to the Grand Rapids Boat Show! Come join Twiggy and her team for a family friendly, fun-filled, interactive show featuring Twiggy the Water-Skiing Squirrel! Learn all about water safety, water-skiing and what wild things Twiggy gets into at her lagoon.

Twiggy’s Performance Schedule:

Wednesday:  5pm  |  7pm

Thursday:  2pm  |  5pm  |  7pm

Friday:  2pm  |  5pm  |  7pm

Saturday:  12pm  |  2pm  |  5pm  |  7pm

Sunday:  12pm  |  3pm

Antique & Classic Boat Display

An impressive display of wooden boats, presented by the Water Wonderland Chapter of the Antique & Classic Boat Society, will once again be on display at the Boat Show. Members of the Water Wonderland Chapter will be on-hand to answer questions and share stories from days gone by.

Visit www.wwcacbs.com for more information. Sponsored by Michigan Public.


Action Water Sports’ HO Sports Tube Truckload Sale

HO Sports will inflate every tube they make and offer the best values ever at the Tubers’ Truckload Sale at the Boat Show! Meet the professional designers of the tubes straight from the factory. HO Sports will also give away a tube a day to some lucky winners! Stock up at the Boat Show and be ready to hit the water this Summer!


Tommy’s Wake & Surf Shop

It is a Lake Life Boutique! Come enjoy a lakeside atmosphere with live music and kids’ activities while you shop the pop-up shop of Tommy’s northern sister store located on beautiful Walloon Lake. Specializing in men’s and women’s lake lifestyle clothing and accessories. Shop the Tommy’s Wake & Surf Shop to find special pricing and unique pieces from brands including Roxy, Billabong, Carve Designs, Karissa and Me, plus many more.

Key West Crab Shack

Stop by the Key West Crab Shack while you’re at the Show to enjoy chef appetizers and exotic cocktails.

Tropical rock music from the Don Middlebrook Band will be playing at the Key West Crab Shack. The songs for beach, boat and island lovers will resonate through DeVos Place from the docks in the Ballroom.

Don Middlebrook’s Schedule

Wednesday:  5pm – 8pm

Thursday:  5pm – 8pm

Friday:  6pm – 9pm

Saturday:  4pm – 7pm

Boating Safety Certification Course

Saturday, February 17 from 12pm – 5pm

Get your certification done in one day by the Kent County Sheriff Department’s Marine Division on Saturday at the Boat Show and be ready to hit the water this Summer! Typically these classes take multiple evenings. Here is your opportunity to get certified, and simply a smart thing to do!

There is no fee to attend the Boating Safety Class. Participants should gather in the main entrance lobby of DeVos Place and will be directed to the seminar room just before 12pm.

Dive Tank

All attendees are invited to suit up and try it out each day of the Show!

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