February 28th - March 1st, 2020

Friday Feb 28th, 12pm - 9pm
Saturday Feb 29th 10am - 9pm
Sunday Mar 1st 11am - 5pm


John S. Knight Center
77 E Mill St
Akron, OH 44308

Ticket Fees

Adults – $10.00
Children 12 and younger – FREE
Seniors (65+) $8.00 (at the door only)



Cost of admission to the Progressive Akron Boat Show does not include parking. The Akron Boat Show benefits in no way from any parking fee collected by the John S. Knight Center, nor does it have any control over the lot.

Frequently Asked Questions


Why go to a boat show?

There’s a boat or personal watercraft for every lifestyle, activity and budget. Attending a show allows you to compare all of your options at one time, in one place.

Do you offer shuttle service?

The I-X Center does not offer shuttle service; however, if you stay at some of our partner or surrounding hotels, they may have shuttle service available for I-X Center patrons.

Can I use a credit card or personal check to purchase tickets?

We do accept major credit cards at most shows; however, we do not accept personal checks.

Is there a “Will Call”?

Yes, Will Call is located by the Main Entrance to the show.

Are there senior discounts?

Adults 65+ and over are given a discounted rate each day of $12

Are food and/or drinks available at the show?

Yes, there is something for everyone, with multiple concession stands throughout the show providing food and drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic).

Can I carry?

In accordance with Ohio’s “concealed carry” law and the right for private entities to ban handguns on their premises, firearms and other weapons of any kind are strictly forbidden on the premises of the I-X Center.

Do you have activities for kids?

Yes, we have multiple kids’ activities, and have even designated a special Kids’ Day on Monday, January 20.

Are wheelchairs available?

Wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis at no charge. A photo ID must be left with the attendant to secure return. There are no strollers or wagons available to rent; however, you may bring your own in most shows. You should always check the event website to confirm they are permitted prior to attending.

Is there a first-aid station?

Yes, there is one located in each lobby staffed by paramedics from University Hospitals for all events.

Can I get on the boats?

Yes! However, some exhibitors have special boarding rules. Please respect their requests.

Do you have an ATM available?

Yes, there are ATMs available in both the East and West lobbies.

Can I gift my ticket to someone else, even if it has my name on it?

Yes. As long as the ticket is in possession of the attendee, it can be used.

Is my ticket good for multiple days?

Tickets are same day only. You must buy another ticket to attend multiple days.

Do you have a coat check?

Yes, located near the ticket booths in the main lobby.

Can I bring in my own food and beverages?

No outside food, beverages, coolers or sack lunches are allowed in the facility.

Is there a lost and found?

During the show, all items turned in are taken to the Show Office where tickets are purchased. After the show, all items are placed with customer service, which can be reached at 216.265.2500.

Is there handicap parking?

Clearly designated handicap parking areas are available around the facility and are to be used only as specified by state, local and federal laws.

Can I smoke at the I-X Center?

The I-X Center is a smoke-free facility. Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the building. Designated smoking areas are located outside the venue. Smoking is also defined to include any and all electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes.

I’m unable to find my tickets! Where do I get them?

Did you not receive your tickets? Please email tickets@ixcenter.com and include the following information: first and last name, email address used to purchase tickets and confirmation number (if available). We will resend your tickets soon!