The 2020 Progressive® Insurance Northwest Sportshow® Offers Everything Needed to Enjoy the Outdoors

Celebrating 88 years, the Progressive® Insurance Northwest Sportshow® navigates back to the Minneapolis Convention Center April 2-5, 2020. A one-stop-shop before spring and summer, the Sportshow is the primary boat, dock & lift, travel, tackle, marine accessories and ATV sales event in the upper Midwest.
Highlights include:
  • MN-FISH Day on Thursday, April 2. Seminar speakers include Ron Schara, “Mr. Walleye” Gary Roach, Tackle Terry Tuma, Travis Franks, Babe Winkelman and Brad Leiffermann (Seminars included with admission, no additional fee to attend)
  • A shore lunch fish fry competition on Friday, April 3, emceed and judged by Ron and Laura Schara
  • Daily education seminars from Nature Nick’s Animal Adventure, featuring a wide variety of live animals including owls, falcon, alligator, toucan, hedgehog, turtles, snakes and more
  • Live fishing and casting demonstrations
  • Free duck decoy painting for kids
  • Turkey call making
  • A catch-and-release trout pond
  • Create a crankbait with Women Angler’s Minnesota
  • Regional resorts and outdoor equipment and service providers with information and booking details available to plan your next trip
When:           Thursday, April 2                        1pm–9pm*
*Super Thursday returns in 2020, featuring one-day specials beginning at 5:00 PM on a variety of product and services. Look for the blue balloons!
                        Friday, April 3                              12pm–9pm
                        Saturday, April 4                         10am–8pm
                        Sunday, April 5                           10am–5pm
Where:           Minneapolis Convention Center
                        1301 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Tickets:         Tickets can be purchased in advance at or
                       onsite the day of the show. Cost for tickets:
                        Adults (13 and older): $14.00
                        Youth (12 and under): FREE with paid adult
                       Active Military: FREE with military ID - present at box office
                       Senior Day: Thursday, April 2 only, $11 admission
                       Super Thursday Special: $5 after 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 2
                       Save $2 on full-price admission when you purchase tickets in advance online
Web:              NorthwestSportshow.comFacebookInstagram- #NWSportshow
Editor’s Note:  Preview photos are available upon request. Contact Megan Anderson at 612-423-0335 for more information.

The Progressive® Insurance Northwest Sportshow®: The Progressive Insurance Northwest Sportshow is produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), the world’s largest producer of boat and sportshows and the leading association representing the recreational boating industry. NMMA member companies produce more than 80 percent of the boats, engines, trailers, accessories and gear used by boaters and anglers throughout the U.S. and Canada. The association is dedicated to industry growth through programs in public policy advocacy, market statistics and research, product quality assurance and promotion of the boating lifestyle. For more information, visit To learn more about Progressive Boat Insurance, which insures more than one million watercraft, please visit or contact Julie Kolencik at, (440) 395-2019.