Crick Boat Show - 27th-29th May - Crick Marina, Northants
Located in the scenic setting of one of the country’s most sought-after marinas, and with an extensive range of boats, boating businesses and waterway activities, Crick Boat Show is the only inland boat show and is the focal point of the inland waterways calendar.
National Watersports Festival - 2nd-4th June - Rutland Water, Rutland
The National Watersports Festival (NWF) is the largest participation water sports event in the UK. Fondly known as “The People’s Festival,” it is designed to cater for novice and intermediate watersports enthusiasts. The aim of NWF is to transform the normal spectator into the competitor / participant!
Northern Boat Show - 23rd-25th June - Salthouse Quay, Liverpool
The Northern Boat Show is a festival of boating at the heart of the International Mersey River Festival. This three-day boat show will showcase world class sailing boats, power boats and marine products and services, all set against the spectacular backdrop of Liverpool's waterfront. So whether you’ve never been on the water before or you are an experienced skipper there’s something for everyone!
Paddle Round The Pier - 1st-2nd July - Hove Promenade, Brighton
Paddle Round The Pier (or ‘Paddle’) is The world’s biggest FREE beach and watersports festival. It runs every year on the beautiful venue of Hove Lawns – Brighton & Hove – and features the very best in water, street & urban sports, live music & kids’ entertainment.
Southampton Boat Show - 16th-24th September - Town Quay, Southampton
The Southampton Boat Show is a spectacular world class annual event held in September and attracts visitors, exhibitors and investors from all over the world. An on-water show located in Southampton, the cruise and boating capital of the UK. The Southampton Boat Show is one of Southampton’s biggest events and takes over the City for a 10 day period, where people of all walks of life can discover what the marine industry has to offer them.
Paddle Expo - 19th-21st September - Nürnberg, Germany
Started in 2003, PADDLEexpo is now the leading paddlesports-exclusive trade fair globally where all the newest products and trends are found, from kayaks and canoes, stand-up paddle and inflatables, to apparel and accessories. The fair is not only an international marketplace, but has also become a global meetup and networking event for buyers, manufacturers, importers, retailers, media and associations. PADDLEexpo also functions as a major point of information distribution regarding rentals, event management, incentives and watersports tourism. PADDLEexpo takes place annually in Nuremberg, Germany, in partnership with the German Canoe Federation.
Holiday Park & Resort Innovation - 9th-10th November - NEC, Birmingham
Holiday Park & Resort Innovation Show is the trade event designed to provide you with the inspiration, advice and resources you need to put your holiday business on the map. Whether you’re looking to grow, start, evolve or improve your business we have everything you need, under one roof at this incredible exhibition and conference.
Both days are packed with unmissable seminars and workshops from the UK's finest speakers offering expert advice, guidance and support, as well as market-leading exhibitors to help you find the best opportunities, products and services for your holiday business.