The 2014 Huntsville boat show is a great way for a water-loving family to spend a winter weekend. While not as big as some of the other Southern boat shows such as the Birmingham boat show, it is well supported by many of the local boat dealers.
Skiers Marine, Rambo Marine and Erwin Marine sales were all present, among others. Multiple vendors and businesses had booths with free brochures, magazines and swag.
Located in the Von Braun center, in downtown Huntsville and close to Big Spring park, the Huntsville Boat Show makes a great family weekend event. The show included a free fishing pond that excites even the biggest of kids, food and drinks for purchase and of course, all kinds of boats: weekend cruisers, wake/ski boats, fishing boats, pontoon boats and jet skis. There’s every brand name in the business including: Moomba, Bryant, Cobalt, Bayliner, MasterCraft, Nautique, Sea Doo to name a few.
After you make the rounds at the amazing boat show, make sure you take some time to walk by the pond and canal located across the street from the Von Braun center. If you’re up for continuing a short walk, follow the canal up to Big Spring Park, where you can sit and enjoy watching the spring water spout out of a rock creating a beautiful rock cliff scene reminiscent of Ireland!
After walking to Big Spring park, you may work up an appetite or feel like a sweet treat. There are many option in this great downtown Huntsville area. We ventured to Sam & Gregs Pizzeria for delicious pizza and hand-made gelato (whatever you do, don’t miss out on the gelato)!
If you didn’t make it to the boat show this year, put it on your calendar for next January. It’s fast becoming a tradition for us.