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Navigating the Seattle Boat Show: A Comprehensive Guide

Discover the ultimate guide to navigating the Seattle Boat Show. Explore top-tier boats, accessories, and more. Enjoy family-friendly activities, seminars, and gourmet food options. Find convenient parking and shuttle services.

The Seattle Boat Show is a celebration of the Pacific Northwest’s deep-rooted nautical culture. Whether you prefer the open sea or fresh waterways, the show offers an impressive lineup with nearly 300 exhibitors showcasing the best of the best–from boats and yachts to accessories, and everything in between. At the Seattle Boat Show, you can hop from boat to boat, explore a large selection of accessories and gear, and participate in games and activities for the whole family. With so much to see and do, we’ve compiled a comprehensive guide to help you get the most out of this year’s boat show!

Seattle Boat Show Overview

  • When: February 2-10, 2024
  • Where: Lumen Field Event Center & Bell Harbor Marina
  • Lumen Field Hours:
    • Fridays: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
    • Saturdays: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
    • Sunday-Thursday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Bell Harbor Marina Hours:
    • Daily: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Parking & Shuttle

Parking at the Seattle Boat Show is simple with two locations to choose from and a free shuttle service between. 

A free shuttle service is available every day and runs continuously between both locations–one hour prior to the show’s opening until one hour after Lumen Field Event Center closes. The shuttle departs from the North Parking Lot of Lumen Field and the Conference Center adjacent to Bell Harbor Marina. Look for the white tents and signage. 

Visit for additional information on parking and transportation. 

Navigating Lumen Field Event Center

The Seattle Boat Show is a massive event, but that doesn’t mean it has to be overwhelming.  The event at Lumen Field Event Center is divided into four main halls with different focuses in each:

  • West Hall: Dealers
  • East Hall: Dealers & Accessories
  • North Hall: Marinas, Lifts & Accessories
  • Concourse: Accessories

Prior to attending the show, it might be a good idea to view the list of exhibitors and download the show map to ensure you’re able to visit all the dealers and exhibitors you’re interested in.

We’d love to see you at the Seattle Boat Co Booth! We are located just inside the West Hall main entrance in Booth #51. Come visit us, discover what we have to offer, and secure the biggest discount of the year on your dream boat. 

Visiting Bell Harbor Marina

For a uniquely Seattle experience, don’t skip the portion of the show at Bell Harbor Marina. Check out boats on the water while enjoying some of the highlights of the city. The Port of Seattle’s Bell Harbor Marina is located at Bell Street Pier/Pier 66, near some of Seattle’s finest restaurants, hotels, and shopping, as well as attractions like Pike Place Market, The Space Needle, and the Seattle Aquarium. 

Show Features

On top of bringing all the new boats and water sports products to one place, the Seattle Boat Show is dedicated to helping you conquer new seas and expand your boating knowledge by offering a variety of educational opportunities.

Free Boating and Fishing Seminars

Taught by maritime experts who are excited to share their nautical know-how, these seminars run for one hour and are free to show attendees at Lumen Field Event Center. Topics range from “I want to buy a boat? What don’t I know?” to “Dirty Downrigger Tricks” and everything in between. Check out the Free Seminar Schedule.

Boat Show University

Boat Show University classes are longer and offer more in-depth instruction. They are available in-person at Lumen Field Event Center or online after the boat show ends. These classes are provided at additional cost. Topics range from “Taking Care of your Outboard Motor” to “Anchoring and Docking Made Easy!”. Check out the schedule and view pricing for Boat Show University.

Other awesome promotions and events at the 2024 Seattle Boat Show include: 

  • Women’s Wake Surf Event
  • Sails and Ales Beer Event
  • Dogs on Deck
  • Career Fair
  • Kids Zone - be sure to check out these other ideas for family fun at the Seattle Boat Show [hyperlink to third article]

Where to Eat

Whether you’re taking a break for lunch or need some food after a long day of comparing boats, the Seattle Boat Show has a ton of fantastic food options nearby. 

  • Food Near Lumen Field Event Center
    • Enjoy fresh seafood from the SEA Crab House
    • Check out Dough Zone for delicious soup dumplings and other dim sum dishes
    • Sip on local beers and enjoy some mini golf at Flatstick Pub
    • Grab a Caribbean sandwich at Seattle’s beloved Paseo
  • Food Near Bell Harbor Marina

Whether you’re looking to refresh your on-water setup or starting a new boating journey, come visit us and get the best deals of the year so that you can have an epic summer on the water with the people you love! 

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