Show Details

Join us in September 2018!


Wilmington Convention Center, Port City Marina, The Shell and Battleship NC

515 Nutt Street and 1 Battleship Rd NE

Wilmington, NC 28401


Friday, September 7, 2018 Noon to 6pm

Saturday, September 8, 2018 10am to 6pm

Sunday, September 9, 2018 10am to 5pm


Adults (13 to 64):  $10
Two-Day Pass:  $15
Seniors (65 and Up):  $8
Military:  $5
Children (4 to 12):  $5
Children 3 and Under:  Free
Thursday Night VIP Ticket: $50

About the Show

Port City Marina opened in July 2015, and is the home for all in-water displays at the show. There will be a demo dock for serious boat buyers to take a spin.  Manufacturers and boat dealers from the Carolinas and beyond will be on hand with their end of season deals as well as the newest models for the upcoming boating season. The Shell will have several boat displays along with music and food options. The Wilmington Convention Center will feature boat displays as well as marine industry exhibits. Fishing and sailing seminars and other fun events will take place there as well throughout the weekend. The famed Riverfront will have 70 vendors selling everything you need for your coastal lifestyle.

Park for free at Battleship NC, enjoy the land boat displays, kids’ features as well as food and libations. When you’re done for the day, take a tour of the historic Battleship NC, walk to restaurants, check out the thriving downtown art scene, or explore the boutique shops. Make sure to save your energy, the Wilmington Boat Show runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday!

2016 Boat Show Recap

Wilmington Boat Show T-Shirts and Hats

Available at the show for $15 each