Smith Mountain Lake 2017 4th of July Cruise @ B25 in the Blackwater
Jul 4 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am
Smith Mountain Lake 2017 4th of July Cruise @ B25 in the Blackwater | Virginia | United States

The SML Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society will hold their annual early morning 4th of July Cruise starting at 7:00 a.m. on the 4th.

The cruise will be led by the Quinn Family in a 1940 beautifully restored Chris-Craft Triple named “Patriot”. (Shown above) The cruise will start in the vicinity of B25 in the Blackwater and proceed up the lake to Bridgewater Plaza arriving at approximately 7:45 am. The Quinns will then reverse course retuning to B-25. Look for other wooden boats to join in the boat parade along the route. For further information contact Alan Frederick at (540) 352-8653.

2017 Sandpoint Antique and Classic Boat Show
Jul 7 – Jul 9 all-day
2017 Sandpoint Antique and Classic Boat Show @ Sandpoint | Idaho | United States


Inland Empire Chapter of ACBS invites you to attend the 15th Annual Inland Empire Chapter’s Antique and Classic Boat show In beautiful Sandpoint Idaho.

For more information please contact B.K. Powell at [email protected] or 509.994.0512 The 15th installment of our show again promises to be another fun event. So come to Sandpoint where the mountains meet the lake and enjoy all that North Idaho has to offer.

SNEC presents Vintage Treasures at the CT River Museum @ Connecticut River Museum
Jul 7 – Jul 9 all-day
SNEC presents Vintage Treasures at the CT River Museum @ Connecticut River Museum | Essex | Connecticut | United States

SNEC is excited to present Vintage Treasures at the Connecticut River Museum July 7-9, 2017.

Please join us for a great weekend of Vintage Treasures – both people and boats!  This event is sponsored by the Southern New England Chapter of ACBS at the Connecticut River Museum.

The Southern New England Chapter hosts a silent as well as a raffle auction in conjunction with our boat show every year – and it grows every year!  This is open to the general public and we usually get between 40-50 donations of goods, and services from chapter members, local merchants, and large corporations.

We have been fortunate to get donations from local artists and other ACBS chapters.  Carole and JC Parker from the Adirondack chapter donate one of their giclee boating pictures to us and the New England Chapter has donated the posters done by artist Peter Ferber.  Our chapter poster this year is being done by California artist Paul Bailey; he donated a large giclee last year of 2 GarWoods racing!  We have also been extremely fortunate to have artist Darrell Bush donate one of his large signed “Legends” series posters as well – in fact, we have one person who has bid (and won) them for the past 2 years.

You may download and print detailed information by clicking the following links:

Event and Boat Show Registration Forms and Rules

Event Schedule, Travel Directions, and Accommodations

Presentation on the Mayflower II

Toronto Chapter 37th Annual Vintage Boat Show @ Muskoka Wharf, Gravenhurst, ON
Jul 8 all-day
Toronto Chapter 37th Annual Vintage Boat Show @ Muskoka Wharf, Gravenhurst, ON | Gravenhurst | Ontario | Canada


  • Exhibits, activities, and ceremonies from the Muskoka Discovery Centre, Canadian Canoe Museum, National Canoe Day celebrations and First Nations Water ceremony
  • Ride-Along Program and Voyageur Canoe Rides
  • Fashion Show
  • Children’s and Youth Activities
  • Field of Dreams
  • Flea Market
  • Vendors
  • Vintage Vehicle Display
  • Three days (July 5-7) of pre-event activities including tour of Lake of Bays, Poker Run, and non-motorized craft (sailboats, rowboats, canoes, kayaks, skiffs, etc.) regatta on Gull Lake
  • And much, much more!

Free admission in honour of Canada’s Sesquicentennial. 

Registration opens early March.  See Chapter website.

To register online, please click on one of these links:

White Lake, Michigan 26th Annual Wooden Boat Show @ Goodrich Municipal Marina
Jul 8 all-day

White Lake, Michigan sesquicentennial celebration will feature their 26th Annual Wooden Boat Show. 

July 8th, 2017, will be the 26th Annual Wooden Boat Show.   Saturday will be the show and White Lake Tour.  This year we are celebrating the City of Montague sesquicentennial celebration.  

Sponsored by the White Lake Area historical society.  The site will be at the Goodrich Municipal Marina on the waterfront in Downtown Whitehall.  Contact information is Douglas

Contact information is Douglas Kniff Phone (616)485-2217 and email  [email protected]

Legacy of the Lakes Museum 30th Minnesota Lakes Classic Boat Show @ Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Legacy of the Lakes Museum is holding the 30th annual Minnesota Lakes Classic Boat show this year on July 8th from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm at Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center.

This free and open to the public event will feature land and in-water boat displays, food, music, boat fly-by, awards, vendors, and much more.

People interested in registering their boat can contact the Museum at 320-759-1114 for more information or download a registration form from our website at legacyofthelakes.org.

Presentation on the Mayflower II @ The Boat House
Jul 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Southern New England Chapter is pleased to announce that Matthews Barnes, a Connecticut native and Southern New England Chapter Member, will be giving a talk and Power Point Presentation on the Mayflower II, currently undergoing restoration at the Mystic Seaport Museum during our boat show on Saturday July 8th at the Ct River Museum.

Matt’s presentation will be in the “Boat House” of the CT River Museum and will last for approximately 1 hour, with time for a Q & A session.  The presentation will begin at 1:00 p.m.

Matt is a boat builder and lead shipwright for the Mystic Seaport Museum.  He is currently overseeing the restoration of the 1957 Mayflower II, a full-scale reproduction of the original ship that brought the Pilgrims to New England and the New World almost 400 years ago.  Matt will speak about the Mystic Seaport, the ships 60-year history, and her 30-month restoration at the Seaport.

Matt has been with the museum for 4 years and has worked on the restoration of the Charles W. Morgan and her 38th voyage.  He has also worked on various other projects for the museum. 

Matt is a 2010 graduate of the International Yacht Restoration School in Newport, RI.  He and his wife Hadley are the proud owners of NEPENTHE, a 1948 Kettenburg 38 Sloop.

I hope you will join me on Saturday, July 8th at 1:00 p.m. in the “Boat House” of the CT River Museum to hear Matt’s presentation on the Mayflower II!

Lynn McFarlin, SNEC Chapter President

Dixieland’s 2017 Lake Joe Wheeler Annual Rendezvous @ Joe Wheeler Tennessee State Park Lodge
Jul 13 – Jul 16 all-day
28th Annual Chris-Craft Rendezvous of the Northwest @ Port Orchard City Marina
Jul 13 – Jul 16 all-day

The 28th Annual Chris-Craft Rendezvous of the Pacific Northwest, July 13-16, 2017 will be held at the Port Orchard City Marina in the historic town of Port Orchard, Washington.

Up to 80 classic Chris-Crafts are expected to attend.  Entry for visitors to the events on the docks and to see the boats is free. 

Daily features are; live music, dock parties and touring of boats, a raffle, a farmers market, seminars, swap meet and demonstrations. 

Additionally, for registrants, there will be coffee and doughnuts every morning, a Friday BBQ dinner, the Saturday Dinghy Dash, Awards Banquet and Live Auction.

The Sunday morning pancake breakfast prepares the fleet for the informal cruiser parade leaving the marina. Chris-Crafts of any vintage or condition are welcome! 

Please see our website for more history, stories, and photos:  www.chriscraftrendezvous.com

27th Annual Fulton Chain Rendezvous @ Old Forge Docks
Jul 14 – Jul 15 all-day

27th Annual Fulton Chain Rendezvous will be held July 14-15, Old Forge, NY.

A Welcome Reception will be held on Friday evening.

Saturday Show at the public docks in Old Forge followed by Awards Dinner Saturday evening.

Contact Old Forge Visitor Center @ 315-369-6983 or www.oldforgeny.com.

New England Village Boat Auction at New Hampshire Boat Museum @ New Hampshire Boat Museum
Jul 14 – Jul 15 all-day
New England Village Boat Auction at New Hampshire Boat Museum @ New Hampshire Boat Museum | Wolfeboro | New Hampshire | United States


The New England Village Boat Auction is in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.


Boats, vintage boating memorabilia,  vintage cars, vintage car memorabilia and maritime antiques will be auctioned at the NH Boat Museum starting at 10 am.

Preview items on Fri., July 14, 12 noon-5 pm and Sat., July 15, 8 am – 10 am.

Donations and consignments welcome with a deadline of July 7th for consideration with no exceptions.  Net proceeds benefit the Museum.  To learn more and see the auction items, visit our web at nhbm.org closer to the auction date.

2017 Lexington Antique and Classic Boat Show @ Public Harbor
Jul 15 all-day

The 2017 Lexington Antique and Classic Boat Show is sponsored by the Michigan Chapter of ACBS.

Additional information at the Michigan Chapter website.

The 2017 Clear Lake Antique and Classic Boat Show @ Lake Front Park
Jul 15 all-day
Wine Country Classic Boat Show 2017 @ Lake Keuka
Jul 15 – Jul 16 all-day


Wine Country Classic Boats, Inc., a chapter of ACBS, invites you to Hammondsport, New York, for a Boat Show

July 15 and 16, 2017 will be the  35th Annual Antique Boat Show hosted by Wine Country Classic Boats, Inc., a chapter of ACBS.  

The event features free admission and handicapped accessibility to a display of antique and classic boats featuring Classic Wooden and Fiberglass boats on beautiful Keuka Lake.  This year’s show will feature boats of the 40s.

There will be a judged show and parade of boats Saturday. An additional feature will be a great display of “Woodie Cars”.  blythe1-(002)

Sunday chicken barbecue sponsored by the Boy Scouts at noon.  Contact Patti Bandy at 315-694-7420 or [email protected], or visit our website www.winecountryclassicboats.com.


33rd Annual Antique & Classic In-Water Boat Show @ Famous Freddie's on Pistakee Bay
Jul 15 all-day
19th Annual Vintage Boat & Auto Show @ Indian Lake Ohio
Jul 15 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Lakeside Wooden Boat Show & Plein Air Art Festival
Jul 16 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Lakeside Wooden Boat Show & Plein Air Art Festival @ Lakeside Marblehead | Ohio | United States

A collaborative effort blending the craftsmanship of the Lakeside Wooden Boat Show and the artistic expression of the Plein Air Art Festival will create one of Lakeside’s most unique weekends of the summer from July 14-16.

This three-day event begins on Friday, July 14 when more than 30 plein air artists from across the Midwest arrive to paint outdoor landscapes until Sunday, July 16.

The term “en plein air” means painting “in the open air.” The artists will be painting scenes throughout the entire community, and all are invited to watch them paint.  

On Sunday, the Lakeside waterfront will transform into an outdoor showroom of classic wooden boats, as cruisers line the dock and the lawn of Hotel Lakeside for the 14th Annual Lakeside Wooden Boat Show from 12-4 p.m.

More than 80 wooden boats, each classified by the year it was made, will be featured.

The boats are categorized as historic (prior to 1918), antique (1919-1942), classic (1943-1975), early contemporary (1976-1984) and late contemporary (past 30 years). The sizes of the wooden boats featured range from 9’ to 57’.

To register a wooden boat, contact Wooden Boat Show Coordinator Mame Drackett at [email protected] or (239) 776-6205. Registration is free.

Several plein air events will also take place on Sunday. The Plein Air Paintout will be held from 12:30-2 p.m. along the shoreline and in Central Park.

Children are invited to paint south of the Pavilion from 1-3:30 p.m. for a fee of $2. Proceeds support the Rhein Center.

Paintings that were completed by the plein air artists throughout the weekend will be available for purchase during the Wet Paint Sale, held from 2:30-4 p.m. south of the Pavilion.

Wally & The Beavs will provide a wide range of music, including songs by Chicago, Journey, Grand Funk Railroad, Elton John, The Blues Brothers and The Beatles from 12-4 p.m. at the Pavilion East Deck.

For lunch, dine at one of Lakeside’s restaurants or enjoy a variety of grilled options at the Wooden Boat Show Cookout from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on the lawn of Hotel Lakeside. The menu will feature chicken, ribs, burgers, brats, potato salad, coleslaw, chips and cookies. Water and pop are also available.

40th Annual Vintage User Boat Show Alexandria Bay, NY @ Upper James Street Docks
Jul 21 – Jul 23 all-day




The 40th Annual Vintage User Boat Show is sponsored by the 1000 Islands Chapter of  ACBS in Alexandria Bay, NY.

Friday, July 21, 2017, Kick-off Party Boldt Yacht House 6:30PM

Saturday, July 22, 2017, Boat Show Upper James Street Docks, Alexandria Bay, NY 8AM-4PM

Sunday, July 23, 2017, Awards Brunch Edgewood Resort 10AM

Visit our website for registration form www.1000islandsacbs.org Randy Fletcher 585-766-7585


Antique and Classic Boat Rendezvous @ Mystic River Park
Jul 22 – Jul 23 all-day

Join us for the Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous, a dazzling display of high-quality antique and classic vessels including cruisers, sailboats and runabouts. An award competition recognizes excellence in restoration, authenticity and workmanship. Approximate 35 classic vessels create a colorful gathering along the Museum’s waterfront all day Saturday and Sunday morning.

Boat Parade

Sunday at 12:30p.m., the classic vessels depart Mystic Seaport to take part in a jubilant, three-mile parade down the historic Mystic River. Each boat will be announced on the shore at Mystic River Park as it passes through the iconic bascule bridge. The boats and their costumed crews will make their way down river to Fishers Island Sound in what has become a highlight of the Mystic summer season.

This year, in honor of the 85th anniversary of the Museum’s own schooner BRILLIANT, we will feature Sparkman & Stephens vessels. Design #12, BRILLIANT was one of Olin Stephens’ earliest designs. She was launched in 1932 in City Island, N.Y. As one of the longest running sail training programs in the country, she has carried more than 10,000 students aboard. We look forward to having Sparkman & Stephens here to help us honor the featured class.

July 22-23

Saturday: 9a.m.-5p.m./ Sunday:9a.m.-12:30p.m./ Downriver parade: Sunday at 12:30p.m.

Interested vessel owners should check back after May 1 for registration materials and participation information.

Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous