Three Days of Unique Experiences

APR 29

Join us 12PM - 7PM

APR 30

Join us 10AM - 7PM


Join us 10AM - 5PM

To enhance your safe experience, show admission tickets are designated in time blocks this year as follows:

Friday, April 29 – 12:00pm to 7:00pm  /  Saturday, April 30 – 10:00am to 7:00pm  /  Sunday, May 1 – 10:00am to 5:00pm


All things Walleye!

Stop by and enjoy walleye fishing discussions with our LEWT (Lake Erie Walleye Trail) tournament anglers. These professionals will be happy to engage in all levels of walleye fishing.

From everyone’s basic question:
“I am new to walleye fishing. What is the best way to start?”

To the advanced level:
“Help me deploy and retrieve in-line boards to eliminate tangles.”

The LEWT representatives will bring their “tools of the trade” to help answer your questions and illustrate techniques. These tools will include an assortment of lures, rods, reels, planning devices and all the way up to a fully rigged Ranger 622 tournament walleye boat.

This is a rare opportunity for one-on-one question and answer periods with some of the best walleye anglers on Lake Erie.


Hoist The Sails

Wondering if you’d like sailing? Find out with our unique “Discover Sailing” opportunity. You will actually raise the sails, man the helm and cruise a sailboat on the lake for a genuine hands-on experience, all under the guidance of a licensed captain from Harbor North. Sign up at the Harbor North display.


Western Basin Walleye

How to Fish the Migration

The reputation of the Reef Complex and eastward migration through the Island Region is legendary this time of year. Learn where walleye typically stage, and the paths taken as they head east. Understand location-location-location and how to use jigging, casting, and trolling techniques specific to this time of year.

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Boating 101

Visit the On the Water Ohio booth and brush up on all your boating skills. From navigation, transport, docking, maintenance and more. Our captains will get you up to speed for the boating season!


What’s a spring festival without live music? Enjoy the sounds of the Lake Erie islands and more when these popular musical artists take the stage overlooking the marina.

Friday – 12pm to 3pm

Steve Brownell

Nashville recording artist will perform some of his best popular original songs like: “No Matter What” and “Here I Go Again”.

Friday - 3pm to 7pm

Rick DeWitt

Rick DeWitt is a charismatic performer who mixes a soulful blend of timeless Americana heartland classics while including hits from both new and old country artists.

Saturday – 10am to 2pm

Just Jazz Live featuring Britt Reed

Taking crowds on musical adventures ranging from R & B to Sinatra vibe and Motown to pop/rock.

Saturday – 3pm to 7pm

Miss Kitty and the Litter

Bringing their special sounds and brand of musical entertainment for a true party atmosphere. You may find yourself dancing!

Sunday – 11am to 3pm

The Island Doctor

Taking the show stage, and just as the name implies, he’ll have listeners tapping the tables to the undeniable rhythms of the islands.


Bailey VanKirk, the region’s widely-recognized artist, will be painting live daily during the boat show weekend in support of the Lake Erie Foundation. VanKirk’s photorealist style captures the beauty of life around the Lake Erie Islands where she’s been a life-long resident. Show visitors will be invited to make a $5 donation to LEF and be entered in a drawing for the completed oil painting that will be awarded some lucky winner Sunday afternoon.