The Parade of Boats opens on Thursday
COEUR d’ALENE — With more than 160 lakes and rivers within an hour’s drive, the Spokane Boat Show is committed to preparing local water enthusiasts for the season ahead.
Although COVID has put a damper on the traditional Spokane Boat Show previously held at the Spokane Fair and Expo Center, organizers have worked with local dealers to showcase the “Parade of Boats.”
Participating dealers will open their showrooms and present an on-site “boat show” experience, featuring the latest boat models, accessories and nautical equipment.
Each exhibitor will offer extended hours from Thursday through February 6. Details of participating dealers are available at spokaneboatshow.com or by contacting Scott Thompson, event general manager, at 509-991-1002.
Whether avid boaters are looking for a kayak, fishing boat, pontoon boat, jet ski or cruiser to enjoy the water, there’s a dealer to help.
“Our boat show dealers would love to be able to put on the typical event spectacle, but they know locals expect something that brings ‘fun on the water’ a little closer,” a press release said. Friday. “Our dealer group is coming off a record year of boat sales and (are) eager to show off the latest in the industry.”
A live broadcast was still hosted through 2021, Thompson said.
Exhibitors include Trudeau’s Marina and Precision Propeller Co. in Spokane; Pacific Harbor Distributors and Spokane Valley Marine in the Spokane Valley; Midway Marine in Post Falls; Coeur d’Alene Marine Sports Inc. and Specialty Recreation and Marine in Coeur d’Alene; Boat World in Dalton Gardens and Land Locked Marine, Ascent Watersports, Mark’s Marine Inc. and Tobler Marina in Hayden.