The Akron Boat & Watersports Show is very proud to be located at such a wonderful facility like the John. S Knight Center. The Center will be packed full of all different styles of boats including Pontoons, Bowriders, Deck Boats, Jet Boats, Ski Boats, Wakesurf Boards, Jet-Skis, Fishing Boats, & Bass Boats from dealers located all across northern Ohio. We have over 15 Boat Dealers and over 30 Total Vendors displaying at the show. In addition to the boats themselves, learn more and check out a great selection of Watersports accessories (Tubes, Skis, Wakeboards, Surfboards) as well as Kayaks and Stand Up Paddle Boards. Join us in 2020 from February 28 – March 1!
Frequently Asked Questions
Why go to a boat show?
There’s a boat or personal watercraft for every lifestyle, activity and budget. Attending a show allows you to compare all of your options at one time, in one place.
Do you offer shuttle service?
The I-X Center does not offer shuttle service; however, if you stay at some of our partner or surrounding hotels, they may have shuttle service available for I-X Center patrons.
Can I use a credit card or personal check to purchase tickets?
We do accept major credit cards at most shows; however, we do not accept personal checks.
Is there a “Will Call”?
Yes, Will Call is located by the Main Entrance to the show.
Are there senior discounts?
Adults 65+ and over are given a discounted rate each day of $13.
Are food and/or drinks available at the show?
Yes, there is something for everyone, with multiple concession stands throughout the show providing food and drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic).
Can I carry?
In accordance with Ohio’s “concealed carry” law and the right for private entities to ban handguns on their premises, firearms and other weapons of any kind are strictly forbidden on the premises of the I-X Center.
Do you have activities for kids?
Yes, we have multiple kids’ activities, and have even designated a special Kids’ Day on Monday, January 20.
Are wheelchairs available?
Wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis at no charge. A photo ID must be left with the attendant to secure return. There are no strollers or wagons available to rent; however, you may bring your own in most shows. You should always check the event website to confirm they are permitted prior to attending.
Is there a first-aid station?
Yes, there is one located in each lobby staffed by paramedics from University Hospitals for all events.
Can I get on the boats?
Yes! However, some exhibitors have special boarding rules. Please respect their requests.
Do you have an ATM available?
Yes, there are ATMs available in both the East and West lobbies.
Can I gift my ticket to someone else, even if it has my name on it?
Yes. As long as the ticket is in possession of the attendee, it can be used.
Is my ticket good for multiple days?
Tickets are same day only. You must buy another ticket to attend multiple days.
Do you have a coat check?
Yes, located near the ticket booths in the main lobby.
Can I bring in my own food and beverages?
No outside food, beverages, coolers or sack lunches are allowed in the facility.
Is there a lost and found?
During the show, all items turned in are taken to the Show Office where tickets are purchased. After the show, all items are placed with customer service, which can be reached at 216.265.2500.
Is there handicap parking?
Clearly designated handicap parking areas are available around the facility and are to be used only as specified by state, local and federal laws.
Can I smoke at the I-X Center?
The I-X Center is a smoke-free facility. Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the building. Designated smoking areas are located outside the venue. Smoking is also defined to include any and all electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes.
I'm unable to find my tickets! Where do I get them?
Did you not receive your tickets? Please email email@example.com and include the following information: first and last name, email address used to purchase tickets and confirmation number (if available). We will resend your tickets soon!