One of Nation's Largest Outdoors Shows Returns to the Minneapolis Convention Center March 9-12, 2023


MINNEAPOLIS, MN. (December 2022) – The ultimate Spring kickoff event of the season is at the Minneapolis Convention Center as the 89th annual Discover Boating® Northwest Sportshow, in partnership with Progressive® Insurance cruises into town March 9th-12th. One of the country’s largest outdoor consumer shows, the 2023 sportshow will offer visitors access to over 300 exhibitors showcasing the best in boats, fishing, hunting, travel and outdoor gear. This year’s sportshow will bring the energy and excitement of the outdoors inside with fun for all ages including giveaways, activities, educational seminars and more. Tickets are on sale now at

“We are thrilled to be bringing the best of the outdoors indoors during the 89th annual Northwest Sportshow this March,” said Darren Envall, Show Manager. “As one of the country’s largest shows of its kind, boating and outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy this longstanding tradition and the chance to learn, shop and plan for their next adventure.”

In addition to a wide variety of fishing boats, pontoons, docks, lifts, camping, outdoors, travel and hunting gear, tech and accessories, attendees will also enjoy entertainment, education and interactive experiences. Gain valuable knowledge from the industry’s leading pros with the sportshow’s renowned Seminar Series covering a range of topics for everyone from the new boater to the experienced angler. Kids will fall in love with the hands-on fishing experience at the show’s catch-and-release Trout Pond. Visitors will also have the chance to win daily tackle giveaways, and may also participate in the show’s Baggo Tournament for the chance to win a Can Am ATV.

Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55403-2710
Thursday, March 9: 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Friday, March 10: 12:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Saturday, March 11: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday, March 12: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tickets are available for purchase online.
  • $15 for adults online; children 12 years of age and younger are free with a paid adult admission.
  • Super Thursday, March 9 - $5 tickets from 5 pm – 8 pm. Tickets sold exclusively online.
  • Senior Day is Thursday, March 9 – Ages 62+ May Enjoy $12 Tickets from 1pm – 8 pm.
For more information, please visit or connect with the show on Facebook or Instagram. #NWSportShow #NorthwestSportShow #DiscoverBoating
About Discover Boating and Sport Shows
Discover Boating boat and sport shows are owned and produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), in partnership with Progressive® Insurance. The NMMA is the leading trade organization for the North American recreational boating industry and largest producer of boat and sport shows in the U.S., which connects the recreational boating industry with the boating consumer year-round through Discover Boating.
Powered by the National Marine Manufacturers Association and the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas, Discover Boating connects boaters and future boaters with experiences, resources and community to enhance their boating journey and expand the industry in the U.S. and Canada. For nearly two decades, Discover Boating has led the North American recreational boating industry’s consumer outreach efforts, attracting millions of people to boating and helping them get on the water and become boaters. Industry stakeholders can follow along and share Discover Boating content from and @DiscoverBoating on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
About Progressive
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Progressive provides insurance for personal and commercial autos and trucks, motorcycles, boats, recreational vehicles, and homes; it is the third largest auto insurer in the country, a leading seller of motorcycle and commercial auto insurance, and one of the top 15 homeowners insurance carriers.
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