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Wilmington Convention Center, Cape Fear Community College Wilson Lot, Front Street, Nutt Street

10 Convention Center Dr, Wilmington, NC 28401


Friday, October 13, 2023 Noon to 6pm

Saturday, October 14, 2023 10am to 6pm

Sunday, October 15, 2023 10am to 5pm


We Highly recommend purchasing tickets on-line to avoid box office lines

$10 Admission (13-64)
$15 Two Day Pass
$8 Seniors (65 & Up)
$8 Military
$5 Children (4-12)
Free Children 3 & Under

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Free Parking available at Battleship NC. Enjoy a complimentary ferry ride to the Show Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Must show your pre-purchased ticket to ride the water ferry, or purchase a Show ticket at the Water Ferry entrance.

New drop off location for Wilmington Boat Show will be Conlin Pier in front of Coastline.

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With growth, comes challenges.  This is the case in downtown Wilmington and specifically around the Port City Marina.  The in-Water slips at the Marina will not be available this year due to incredible slip demand as well as construction within and around the marina.  After working with the City event staff and the CVB, we have created a great plan for the Boat Show.

  • New in 2023, In-Water Displays at Coastline & Hotel Ballast Docks
  • North Front Street, Nutt Street & Wilson Parking Lot at Cape Fear Community College – Boat Displays, music, food trucks and family activities
  • Convention Center Exhibit Hall & Grand Ballroom – Boats and booth Displays
  • Convention Center Event Lawn – Booth displays alongside the Presenting sponsor Yamaha on walkway
  • Convention Center Drive – Boat Displays

Boat Show T-Shirts

ChillBro UPF 50 Performance Long Sleeve-  $30

Short Sleeve T-Shirt – $20