The 80th annual Chicago Boat, RV, and Outdoors Show takes place this week from Wednesday, January 13 through Sunday the 17th at McCormick Place.
A boat show is a good place to find deals on new boats. (Keep in mind, though, that there is still a big glut in the used boat market, so even better deals might be found.) Boat shows are also great for buying gear (and getting free stuff), learning more about boating, and having fun.
There will be exhibits for all ages at this year's boat show, including colonial pirates, dog diving competitions, and SpongeBob SquarePants.
For more information, visit the official Chicago Boat, RV, and Outdoors Show website.