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Maximize Your Boat Show Season: A Comprehensive Guide to North Idaho, Coeur d’Alene, Spokane, and Boise Shows

Updated: Jan 11

With so many beautiful lakes and rivers to explore, Idaho is home to a thriving boating community. So it’s no wonder that it’s also home to some of the best boat shows in the country. With four shows–North Idaho Boat Show, Coeur d’Alene Boat Expo, Spokane Boat Show, and Boise Boat Show–spanning 17 days through late January and early February, the 2024 Idaho boat show season has something to offer everyone.


Here’s everything you need to know in order to maximize your boat show season: 


2024 Idaho Boat Show Schedule:

  • Spokane Boat Show - January 25-28, 2024 at the Spokane Fair and Expo Center, Spokane, WA

  • Boise Boat Show - January 27-29, 2024 at Expo Idaho in Boise, Idaho

  • North Idaho Boat Show - January 26 - February 4, 2024 at Tobler Marina in Hayden, Idaho

  • Coeur d’Alene Boat Expo - February 1-10, 2024 at Hagadone Marine Group in CDA, Idaho


For an in-depth look at how to hit all four boat shows in 2024, check out The Ultimate Boat Show Road Trip.


Should I attend all four Idaho boat shows?


The short answer is yes! Boat shows offer customers the unique opportunity to compare different boat manufacturers and models in one place–making it easier for you to find your dream boat. In addition to the opportunity to compare all types of boats, boat shows allow you to meet the teams behind the products. From service to accessories and everything in between, each dealership is like a family with a unique culture and offerings. By getting to know the teams, you’re familiarizing yourself with everything that comes along with your new boat.


How to attend all four boat shows


If you have the luxury, start your boat show tour in Spokane on January 25. This will give you a day or two to see everything the Spokane Boat Show has to offer. Next, take a weekend trip to Boise for the Boise Boat Show from January 27-29. From there, you’ll have a little more wiggle room when it comes to visiting the North Idaho Boat Show and CDA Boat Expo. If you’re local, you can spread out your visits, or if you’re visiting the Coeur d’Alene area, you can easily visit both shows when they overlap the weekend of February 2-4. By planning out your visits, you’ll ensure that you’re able to see the best of the best and find the perfect boat for you and your family.


What to expect at Spokane Boat Show


For 70 years, the Spokane Boat Show has featured the latest in boats and boating accessories from dealers around the Inland Northwest. Vendors include: 

  • Ascent Watersports

  • Bretz RV & Marine

  • Carefree Boat Club

  • Custom Weld Boats

  • Harrison Dock Builders

  • Hayden Lake Marina

  • Land Locked Marine

  • Midway Marine 

  • Mark’s Marine

  • Pacific Harbor Distributors

  • Precision Propeller

  • Professional Marine

  • Specialty Recreation and Marine

  • Spokane Valley Marine

  • Trudeau’s Marina


The Spokane Boat Show features boats from over 20 brands. You can visit the show at the Spokane Fair and Expo Center from Thursday, January 25 to Saturday, January 27 from 10am-7pm, and on Sunday, January 28 from 10am-4pm. Learn more and buy tickets for the Spokane Boat Show!


What to expect at Boise Boat Show


Why shop for a boat from one dealer when you can shop from six with over 40 brands? From boats to accessories, theBoise Boat Show brings the area’s finest selection of products from the boating industry to one place. Vendors include:

  • Allan Marsh Travel Center

  • Bretz RV & Marine

  • Canyon Marine

  • Idaho Marine

  • Idaho Water Sports

  • Prestige Water Sports


In addition to dealership representatives on hand, manufacturer reps will be on site to field questions and dole out rebates. You can visit the show at Expo Idaho–Friday, January 26 (12-8pm), Saturday, January 27 (10am-8pm), and Sunday, January 28 (10am-5pm). Learn more and buy tickets for the Boise Boat Show!


What to expect at North Idaho Boat Show



Hosted by Tobler Marina, the North Idaho Boat Show is a celebration of your passion for the open water. At this ten day event, customers can get the best deals of the year from the following brands:

  • Bennington

  • Chaparral

  • Duckworth

  • Moomba

  • Nautique

  • Supra

  • Preowned Inventory


In addition to everything you would expect from a boat show, the North Idaho Boat Show also includes special events, education, and community engagement to help you become the best boater you can be. You can visit the show at Tobler Marina from January 26 to February 4 from 9am-7pm daily. Admission is free. Learn more and secure your reservation to the North Idaho Boat Show!


What to expect at Coeur d’Alene Boat Expo


The Coeur d’Alene Boat Expo allows consumers to browse inventory and tour the facility at Hagadone Marine Group. Represented brands include:

  • Axis

  • Barletta

  • Chris-Craft

  • Cobalt

  • Harris

  • Malibu

  • Regal

  • Coeur Customer

  • Cruisers Yachts

  • Preowned Inventory


The show runs from February 1-10 from 10am-7pm daily. Admission is free. Learn more and reserve your spot at Coeur d’Alene Boat Expo!


Rather than letting the winter blues get you down, now’s the time to start planning for warmer weather ahead. From boats to gear and everything in between, Idaho’s boat show season offers everything you need to create lasting memories on the water. Don’t miss out on your chance to get the best deals of the year and create an epic summer for you and the people you love!


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