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Annual Progressive Norwalk Boat Show at the Norwalk Cove Marina

September 19 - September 22

The Annual Progressive Norwalk Boat Show will be held on September 19th, 20th, and 21st from 10 am to 7 pm,  and September 22nd from 10 am to 5 pm at the Norwalk Cove Marina in Norwalk.

Join us on Thursday, September 19 for the show’s best deals! Take advantage of one-day only specials on a wide variety of boats and products. PLUS, enjoy discounted food and drink specials, and giveaways throughout the day

Admission after 5 pm will be only $5.00!

Arrive by Boat!

Boat to the Show and enjoy Free Water Taxi service 9:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. As you approach Norwalk Harbor (to the right of Peach Island), just hail the Port Jeff Water Taxi on Ch. 68 to be directed to an anchor point.

Stand-Up Paddle Board Demos, Kayak & Canoe Trials

Thanks to Outdoor Sports Center and other partners here is your chance to get out on the water and experience the fastest growing water sport! Register at Try It Cove. Dock D W2

*TRY-IT SESSIONS AVAILABLE ON A FIRST COME BASIS*

Try Power Boating

Get a taste of the boating lifestyle! Relax and enjoy a free power boat ride on the Long Island Sound aboard two powerboats, compliments of Rex Boating Club & Carefree Boat Club of Southern CT. Register at Try It Cove. Dock D W2

BOATUS ON-WATER BOAT HANDLING COURSES

Whether you love boating and want to gain confidence at the helm, you’re considering buying or renting a boat and want to learn new skills, or you’re just curious about boating, these courses are a fun, easy, and affordable way to build your boating confidence!

The BoatUS Foundation is offering two courses that will focus on introductory boat-handling techniques, including:

  • centering the wheel
  • shifting
  • steering and throttle control
  • stopping
  • station holding
  • understanding the “weathervane” effect
  • how to use “the boater’s eye” technique to safely navigate

All courses are taught aboard 20-26 foot powerboats provided by Freedom Boat Club. Courses are three hours long and include show admission. The course cost is $149 each.

Intro to Boating

3 hours on-water
3-4 students per boat

  • Centering the wheel
  • Shifting gears and throttle control
  • Preparing the boat for departure
  • Steering straight at idle speed
  • Station Holding

Women Making Waves

3 hours on-water
3-4 students per boat

  • Centering the wheel
  • Shifting gears and throttle control
  • Preparing the boat for departure
  • Steering straight at idle speed
  • Station Holding

Women Students Only

Weather permitting. Limited to boaters 21 years of age or older. Same day registration is available on a space-available basis. 

PROGRESSIVE® INSURANCE BOAT CLUB

Attendees can take the helm at Progressive’s Oculus Rift virtual reality experience and race a boat.  Plus, those looking to improve their nautical know-how will find an array of hands-on boating courses and a docking pool with remote control model boats from the Annapolis School of Seamanship.- Space D69

SEE THE MISS GEICO OFFSHORE RACING BOAT

The six-time World Champion Miss GEICO Racing Team is proud to present the latest Miss GEICO offshore racing boat. The fourth-generation Miss GEICO is a 50-ft. Victory catamaran made of carbon/Kevlar. Powered by 3,300-hp 1650 RACE Mercury Racing sterndrive engines, the world-champion offshore racing boat can reach speeds in excess of 200 mph! Space B69

WING-A-THON WING EATING CONTEST

Think your wing eating skills are the best? Prove it at the show’s Wing-A-Thon with 95.9 The Fox broadcasting live for your chance to win a 65-quart Yeti Boating Cooler courtesy of Keoughs Paint & Hardware. With locations in Stamford and Ridgefield, Keoughs means everything for your home! Thanks to Michael Josephs Catering for providing the wings.

Saturday, September 21 at 1pm. Located near Food Court Located near Kid’s Cove

THE WATER CLUB LOUNGE

Whether you want to ponder your options after shopping for the boat of your dreams, meet up with friends or just kick back seaside, the Water Club Lounge offers a tented oasis of refreshment where you can relax with a cool beverage and enjoy the water. Located at the T head of Dock B.

KIDS’ BOATING

Fun on the water—just for kids! Kids can splash around and navigate a mini lake in their own paddleboat.

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KIDS’ BUILD-A-BOAT—TOY BOAT BUILDING

Let your little ones get creative! Toy boat building gives your child a chance to build a nautical masterpiece—a one-of-a-kind vessel using pieces of wood, a little glue, and a lot of imagination.

LIVE MUSIC – CHRISTINE SWEENEY

With a voice as powerful as it is sultry and sweet, singer/songwriter Christine Sweeney deftly handles poppy and playful without sacrificing genuine emotion to create her version of indie blues pop.  Her sometimes gritty, sometime sugary vocals soar over a rhythmic guitar to build songs that are heavily focused on the feel of the lyrics, but also illustrate that she’s no stranger to complexities in harmony.  Christine won a slot at the coveted CT Folk Festival in 2019.  She was an honorable mention as a performer at the Grassy Hill Emerging Artists Stage at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival in 2017, Semi-Formal and Folk DJ artist performer at NERFA in 2017.

LIVE MUSIC – CHELSEA TAKAMI

The emergence of Chelsea Takami’s music could not have come at a better time. With today’s world in constant flux, we need a message of honesty; timeless music that will remain true for years to come.  She is the artist who values freedom. Takami delivers honesty and meaning with natural rhythm, enticing melodies, great charisma, and an effortless open heart. She tells real, well-crafted stories that display a rare empathy.

SANDBAR

Need a refreshing drink or just relax and plot your course for the show?  We have you covered.  The Sandbar is the perfect place to grab a drink, listen to some live music, and take in the beautiful views of the Norwalk Harbor. Located in the Food Court. 

Details

Start:
September 19
End:
September 22
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Location

Norwalk Cove Marina
48 Calf Pasture Beach Rd
Norwalk, CT 06855 United States
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