2022 Louisiana Boat Shows

Browse the Latest Watercrafts in Louisiana

Whether you’re ready to purchase a new boat, or you just enjoy shopping for that “someday” dream boat, the experience of visiting a boat show is exciting for those who love being on the water. 

You’ll find acres of shiny vessels at a Louisiana boat show. There is always something new to wow your expectations, no matter if you are thinking of a family watercraft or a two-person fishing boat. Go on your own or make it a weekend family outing! Compare different models and size up what you’d love to see parked in your driveway or tethered at the dock.

We jumped in and took a look at some major boat shows in Louisiana this spring, summer, and fall. If you’ve never been to a boat show, why not dive in and see what you think? 

Boat Purchasing Information

Before you go, you may want to do some research to get an idea of what kind of vessel you’re looking for, especially if this is your first boat purchase. Arm yourself with some information about many classifications to find out what your boat type is, and then use this boat finder to compare them side by side. 

Benefits of Boating

If you need to be reminded why owning a boat is a good investment, be assured that boating is good for your mind and body. Based on the book “Blue Mind” by Dr. Wallace Nichols (and multiple studies by many mental health practitioners), proximity to water can improve performance, increase calm, diminish anxiety, and increase professional success. 

Proven benefits of being on or near water include stress reduction, boosts in creativity and positive neurochemicals in the brain, and promotion of healthy hormones. A bonus? You get to spend more time with your friends and loved ones.

Acadiana RV, Sport, and Boat Show

Acadiana RV, Sport & Boat Show - 18th - 20th March 2022

Browse through the Acadiana RV, Sport & Boat Show, a large inventory of RVs, boats, and campers, all under one roof. Many major brands will be on display. Show dates and hours are subject to change, and COVID restrictions may be in place. 


Friday, March 18, 2022-Sunday, March 20, 2022

  • Friday: 12PM-7PM
  • Saturday: 10AM-7PM
  • Sunday: 11:00AM-5PM

Evangeline Downs Racetrack and Casino
2235 Creswell Lane
Opelousas, Louisiana 70570 (directions)

(337) 436-4355

  • Adults: $10
  • Children 15 and under: free

Louisiana Boat Show and Festival

Louisiana Sportsman Show and Festival

The Louisiana Boat Show and Festival is Louisiana’s largest hunting, fishing, and boat show. Visitors may shop a huge selection of major brand boats from Baton Rouge area dealers, all in the comfort of this 75,000 square foot indoor space. There will be acres of fishing tackle. The spacious outdoor show will feature acres of ATVs, fishing and hunting equipment, tractors, and lawn equipment. Kids will love the family activities. Show dates and hours are subject to change, and COVID restrictions may be in place. 


Friday, June 17-Sunday, June 19, 2022

  • Friday: 12PM-7PM
  • Saturday: 9AM-7PM
  • Sunday: 9AM-5PM

Lamar-Dixon Expo Center
9039 S St. Landry Avenue
Gonzales, Louisiana 70737 (directions)

(866) 238-5639

  • Adults: $12
  • Kids 6-12: $6 or free on Sunday
  • Kids 5 and under: free

Louisiana State Fair Boat Show

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The Louisiana State Fair Boat Show showcases fishing boats, Jon boats, high performance bass boats, ski and wakeboard boats, deck and pontoon boats, party barges and more marine industry products. 


October 27-November 13, 2022 (closed Mondays and Tuesdays) 


State Fairgrounds in Shreveport
East Lot, 3701 Hudson Avenue
Shreveport, Louisiana 71109 (directions)

(318) 635-1361


Admission: $2-$10

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