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Annual Atlanta Boat Show docks Jan. 12-15 at the Ga. World Congress Center
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The Atlanta Boat Show will feature a large selection of boats and accessories at the 55th annual event in the Georgia Congress Center. Hands-on activities as well as a Kids Zone will entertain all ages at the four-day event. - photo by Johnny Cain

2017 Progressive Insurance Atlanta Boat Show

When: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 12-13, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 14 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 15

Where: Georgia World Congress Center, Hall C, 280 Northside Drive NW, Atlanta

Cost: $14 adults 16 and older; free youth 15 and younger when accompanied by a paid adult; $2 off tickets purchased online before Jan. 12; free for active military, law enforcement personnel and firefighters with valid ID

More info: www.AtlantaBoatShow.com

Whether they are seeking sails, paddles, skis or motors, visitors to the Georgia World Congress Center will find the largest selection of boats and accessories at the 2017 Atlanta Boat Show

The 55th annual show will be 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 12-13, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 14 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 15, at 280 Northside Drive NW in Atlanta.

Tickets are $14 for adults 16 and older and free for youth 15 and younger when accompanied by a paid adult. Consumers may receive $2 off tickets purchased online before Jan. 12. All active military, law enforcement personnel and firefighters with valid ID may receive a free ticket.

The show will feature hundreds of the latest boat models from pontoons to personal watercraft to bass boats and luxury cruisers with many dealers offering low prices. An array of boating gear and accessories will be available for every budget and interest.

For other guests interest in activities, they may get hands-on repair and maintenance knowledge via Freds Shed, an interactive garage do-it-yourself experience. Or they may learn how to reel fish in at the Let’s Go Fishing Centers Big Bass Tank for live fishing demonstrations from top-tier professionals. Others may climb aboard the sailing simulator to get a feel for the wind and waves on land, or participate in an enhanced seminar series for sailors.

But not all the activities are for adults. Children may bound into a bounce house, watch balloon art, have their faces painted and play in the Kids Zone.

For more information, visit atlantaboatshow.com.

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