January 2013

Timonium Boat Show
This show has been cancelled

Progressive New York Boat Show
January 1-5, 2014
Jacob Javits Convention Center
New York, NY

Great American Outdoor Show
January 1-9, 2014
Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex
Harrisburg, PA

Progressive Atlanta Boat Show
January 9-12, 2014
Georgia World Congress Center
Atlanta, GA

Garden State Outdoor Sportsmen's Show
January 9-12, 2014
New Jersey Convention And Exposition Center
Raritan Center Expo Hall, Edison, New Jersey

Raleigh Bass & Saltwater Fishing Expo
January 10-12, 2014
N.C. State Fairgrounds
Raleigh, NC

Richmond Fishing Expo
January 17-19, 2014
Meadow Event Park
State Fairgrounds of Virginia, Doswell, VA

Baltimore Boat Show
January 23-26, 2014
Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, Maryland

Fredericksburg Boat Show
January 24-26, 2014
Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center
Fredericksburg, VA

Central Carolina Boat & Fishing Expo
January 24-26, 2014
Greesboro Coliseum
Greensboro, NC

CMTA Hartford Boat Show
January 23-26, 2014
Ct. Convention Center
Hartford, CT

Charleston Boat Show
January 4-26, 2014
Charleston Area Conv. Center
Charleston, SC

Providence Boat Show
January 31 - February 2, 2014
Rhode Island Convention Center
Providence, Rhode Island

February 2013

Atlantic City International Power Boat Show
February 5-9, 2014
Atlantic City Convention Center
Atlantic City, NJ

61st Mid-Atlantic Sports & Boat Show
February 7-9, 2014
Virginia Beach Convention Center

Mid-Atlantic Boat Show
February 6-9, 2014
Charlotte Convention Center
Charlotte, NC

New England Fishing & Outdoor Expo
February 6-9, 2014
DCU Center
Worcester, MA

Greater Philadelphia Outdoor Sportshow
February 13-16, 2014
Greater Phil. Expo Center
Oaks, PA

Miami International Boat Show
February 13-17, 2014
Miami Beach Convention Center and Sea Isle Marina
Miami Beach, FL

Strictly Sail Miami
February 13-17, 2014
Miamarina at Bayside
Miami, FL

26th Annual Yacht Brokerage Show in Miami Beach
February 13-17, 2014
Miami Beach, FL

O.C. Seaside Boat Show
February 14-16, 2014
Convention Center
Ocean City, Md

Richmond Boat Show
February 14-16, 2014
Richmond Raceway Complex
Richmond, VA

Worcester RV Boat & Camping Show
February 21-23, 2014
DCU Center
Worcester, MA

New England Boat Show
February 22-March 2, 2014
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC)
Boston, MA

Central Carolina Boat & Fishing Expo
February 22-24, 2013
Greensboro Coliseum
Greensboro, NC

World Fishing & Outdoor Expo
February 28-March 3, 2013
Suffern, NY

March 2013

19th Annual National Capital Boat Show
March 7-9, 2014
Chantilly Shopping Center
Chantilly, VA

Augusta Boat Show
March 14-16, 2014
Augusta Civic Center
Augusta, ME

Maine Boatbuilders Show
March 14, 16, 2014
Portland Company Complex
Portland, ME

Worcester Boat Show
March 14-16, 2014
DCU Center
Worcester, MA

Saltwater Fishing Expo
March 14-16, 2014
Garden State Exhibit Center
Somerset, NJ

Palm Beach International Boat Show
March 20-23, 2014
Intracoastal Waterway along Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach, FL
North Beach Polar Bear Swim
Watch the brave North Beach Polar Bear Club members as they take their annual New Year's Day plunge into the frigid Chesapeake waters. North Beach, Md. 1-3 p.m. 301-855-6681;

Watermen's Expo
The Maryland Watermen's Association will host its 40th annual East Coast Commercial Fishermen's and Aquaculture Trade Exposition. As always, the expo features the Waterman of the Year competition, as well as exhibitors of fishing gear and boats, seminars on commercial fishing and aquaculture, duck- and goose-calling competitions and lots more. Convention Center, Ocean City, Md. Call for times. 410-216-6610;

Baltimore Boat Show
Celebrating it's 60th anniversary this year, the Baltimore Boat Show takes over the town's vast convention center for four days. This year, in addition to the usual mind-boggling array of boats and boat stuff, the four-day show will feature a 50-by-50-foot "pond," where you can try out kayaks, paddleboards and fishing gear. And for the fourth year in a row, the Annapolis School of Seamanship and Chesapeake Bay Magazine (hey, that's us!) will be offering informational seminars, from making the most of modern-day navigation tools to finding the best "dock and dine" spots on the Bay.

Polar Bear Plunge
Organized by the Maryland State Police to raise money for Maryland Special Olympics, this annual event on the shores of Sandy Point State Park attracts many thousands of people to take an icy late-January plunge in the name of charity. In addition to several rounds of plunging, there will be plenty of food and entertainment. Sandy Point State Park, Annapolis. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The main plunges are scheduled for 1 and 3 p.m.