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Watch Fireworks Aboard Your Boat this Independence Day


Author: Discover Boating

Fireworks Display 2014The fourth of July holiday weekend is only a week away and there isn’t a better place to enjoy fireworks than on a boat with friends and family. We’ve assembled a list of some of the most popular spots across the country for boaters to celebrate Independence Day on-water.

Chicago, Illinois

Navy Pier offers a great fireworks display which is choreographed to music that will light up the Chicago night sky. If you don’t have your own boat, you can still enjoy the show aboard one of the many cruises offered at Navy Pier (Navy Pier, 9:30 pm) Continue reading


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June Boating Event Roundup


Author: Michael Perulli

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Progressive Insurance Chicago In-Water Boat Show, June 5 – 8

Summer is here and to help you enjoy the boating lifestyle, we’ve put together a list of some of the most popular boating events across the United States. If we missed any of your favorite local events, leave us a comment and tell us what they are!

Boat Shows

Progressive Insurance Chicago In-Water Boat Show
June 5 – 8
31st Street Harbor, Chicago, IL
www.chicagoinwaterboatshow.com

Progressive Insurance San Diego International Boat Show
June 19 -22
San Diego, CA
sandiegointernationalboatshow.com

The WoodenBoat Show
June 27 – 29
Mystic, CT
www.thewoodenboatshow.com

(For a full list of boat shows in your area, check out our Boat Show Finder)

Watersports Events

Lake Anna Wake Surf Open
June 6 & 7
Lake Anna, VA
www.lakesurfopen.com/2014/03/2014-lake-anna-wake-surf-open.html Continue reading


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Six Ways to Get Your Kids to Love Fishing


Author: Discover Boating

LundFamilyFishing 1859There are few things better, as a parent or grandparent, than spending some time fishing with a young one. Not only does it get them off the couch and into the great outdoors, it teaches them patience and provides them with a sense of accomplishment when they reel one in. Below you will find a few ways to make your children’s weekend fishing trip as enjoyable as possible.

Get Them Interested - Geoffrey Ratte recently did an interview with FOX news to promote a great resource for angler parents called the Fishing Kids program. It’s designed to get kids interested in fishing and strengthen their reading at the same time. You can check out www.fishingkids.com to find books, gear, toys and more. Continue reading