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Winter Boating Activities: February 2019 Harborside Events

Post by Amanda Jones - Published on 2/1/19 6:51 AM
Welcome to the month of l-o-v-e. That's right, it's officially February, boaters! With the start of a new month, it brings us one more closer to summertime.

With Valentine's Day two weeks away, the entire month of February is fair game when it comes to going the extra nautical mile to show the ones you love how much you care. Prep a romantic float plan or special day by the water with our handy list of harborside events. 

Since we know how much each of you love boating, we put together a list of harborside events to explore this month. Find a boat show, nautical game night, beach cleanup, regatta, or winter festival near you. 


Jump to your region: East Coast | Florida & The Keys | Gulf Coast | Inland Waterways | The Great Lakes | West Coast | The Islands

Know of boating-related events near you in March? Get in touch: tweet at us, message us on Facebook, or email amanda.jones@dockwa.com


East Coast


  • Fall River – February 18 - 23: World War II & Nautical Gaming Week is being hosted by Battleship Cove. Come enjoy a week-long gaming fest full of popular nautical and WWII games on the very ships that inspired them including Battleship!, Call of Duty: WWII, and World of Warships. 

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New Jersey 

  • Atlantic City – February 27 - March 3: The Atlantic City Boat Show is taking place at the Atlantic City Convention Center. 


South Carolina 


  • Atlanta – 

    • February 1 - 2: The Atlanta Fly Fishing Show featuring seminars and classes. 

    • February 9: Oysterfest at Park Tavern. Enjoy live music, cold beer and tons of steamed, fried, and raw oysters. 

    • February 14: Atlanta Balloon Glow at Piedmont Park ATL. Hot air balloons will glow each evening at dusk, with some balloon rides available as well. 

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West Coast


  • Los Angeles – February 16 - 17: Discover the world in one weekend at The LA Travel and Adventure Show will be taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center. 

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Inland Waterways



  • St. Louis – February 7 - 10: The Progressive Insurance St. Louis Boat & Sportshow will be taking place at the America's Center & The Dome

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The Great Lakes



  • Novi – February 28: Outdoorama 2019 at Suburban Collection Showplace. Whether it is hunting, fishing, boating, canoeing, hiking, camping, or bird watching, this is the show for you. 


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The Islands

The Bahamas – 

  • February 2 - 3: The Tru Tru Bahamian Festival is a celebration of all things Bahamian and will showcase the best of The Bahamas. 

  • February 3 - 6: Hawk's Nest 14th Annual Wahoo Championship

  • February 6 - 9: 3rd Annual Sea Spray Abaco Challenge (SSAC) is taking place at Sea Spray Marina. It is a laid back, casual affair geared towards friends, families, and those who want to fish competitively. 

  • February 9: Junkanoo Celebrations: North Andros is a community-based Junkanoo parade that blends the traditional music and dance of Junkanoo with local variants, making for unique entertainment. 

  • February 10, 17 & 24: Jazz by the Sea at the Beach Bar & Deck. 

  • February 12 - 17: 7th Annual Patrick Davis Hope Town Songwriters Festival held on Elbow Cay, Abaco, Bahamas. Watch as Hope Town comes to life with the sound of music as talented songwriters will perform original songs. 

  • February 13 - 27: The George Town Cruising Regatta is a 14 day event in which the community will be able to enjoy two days of sailing, as well as days of onshore activities such as conch-shell blowing contests, and a softball competition.

  • February 14: Valentine Boat Cruise at Government Dock in Bullock's Harbour. The Caribbean Dreams boat will leave from the dock for cruisers to enjoy a romantic dinner on the water. 

  • February 15: Winter Residents & Visitors Reception and Celebration with local cuisine, drinks, and live entertainment. 

  • February 15: Annual Valentine's Day Yachter's Party at Hog Cay Ragged Island. 

  • February 16: Annual Reef Ball: Marsh Harbour. A ceremony recognizing individuals who have played a significant role in the protection and sustainability of their environment. 

  • February 20 - 24: Salina Point Homecoming Celebration is a reunion for former residents of Salina Point, Acklins and features four days of daytime and nighttime activities, beginning with a Float Parade. 

  • February 21 - 23: Basketball Jamboree. High schools from throughout the Bahamas family of islands will come to compete. 

  • February 21: The Great Harbour Cay 10th Annual Wahoo Invitational Fishing Tournament. Come enjoy a no-rules tournament that attracts up to 40 boats from Florida and Georgia, with a number of talented fisherman who are ready to compete. 

  • February 22: The Rum Cay Day Festival is an all-day festival featuring cultural entertainment, Rake and Scrape bands, family-fun and games, and local food.  

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The British Virgin Islands – 

  • February 2: Manhattan Yacht Club Challenge or better known as Caribbean Week. This event focuses on the teaching and education of sailing. 

  • February 9 - 10: Anegada Kite & Paddle Festival. 

  • February 14: Foxy's Valentine Party with dinner, live music, and more. 

  • February 16 - 17: Sweethearts of the Caribbean Regatta

  • February 19: Foxy's Full Moon Party.

  • February 19: Trellis Bay Full Moon Party. 

  • February 23: The Governor's Cup held by the Royal BVI Yacht Club. 

  • February 25: Dive BVI 5K Race Series - Race 2 VG.

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Puerto Rico – 

  • February 6 - 8: San Blas Half Marathon

  • February 21 - 22: The 7th Annual Cattlemen's BBQ Competition is the largest barbecue competition in the Caribbean, and is open to all entrants. 

  • February 26 - March 4: Celebrate the 200-year-old Ponce Carnival, comparable to Mardi Gras. 

  • February 26 - March 14: The Casals Festival is the premier classical music festival in the Caribbean.  

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