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When you're visiting a place by the sea, you can expect a town full of boat enthusiasts. If you are one, the Gulf Shores is the place to be this Spring!
 

The Wharf Boat and Yacht Show Returns to Orange Beach

 
From March 29-31, expect a spectacle of boat manufacturers, dealers, aficionados and the like, celebrating the latest and best vessels in the industry.  On display throughout the weekend is the largest in-water display, exhibition booths, event stage, boat & yacht showcase - enough entertainment for newcomers and seasoned attendees.
 
The boat show offers the largest in-water display along the upper Gulf Coast, enabling potential buyers to test drive their dream boat. Additionally, organizers report a fantastic list of exhibitors, boasting variety in this year's display. Every vessel from across the sea will be showcased, from luxury yachts and sports fishermen to cruisers, runabouts, and pontoons. The greatest marine aficionado will feel satisfied upon viewing the array of vessels showcased at the event. Attendees can find the most cutting-edge equipment in marine gear on-sale at numerous exhibition booths.
 
Visitors can also check out the Fighting Chair competition, an annual staple of the boat show challenging friends and family to the ultimate tug-o-war. All proceeds from this event go directly towards St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
 
Other activities include daily live music, a bridge walk area, indoor restaurants, and retail shopping, and Kid's Art Classes by marine artist Larry Rackley. Any visitor of any age can find an activity suitable to their liking.
 
General Admission tickets are on sale for $10 Friday, $12 Saturday & $10 Sunday, Platinum Admission for all three days are $25, military & first responders pay $8 (with ID), and children 12 years old & under get into the show for free.
 
Only a stone's throw away from The Wharf's 2019 Boat & Yacht show, hit the hay at Best Western on the Beach. Spend the weekend soaking in breathtaking beach views, white sand shores, and exceptional comfort at an affordable price.
  
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