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 17-19. This three-day event begins on Friday, July 17, when more than 30 plein air artists from across the Midwest arrive to paint outdoor landscapes through Sunday, July 19.
On Sunday, the Lakeside waterfront will transform into an outdoor showroom of classic wooden boats, as cruisers line the lawn of Hotel Lakeside for the 17th Annual Lakeside Wooden Boat Show from 12 to 4 p.m. Please note: due to the high level of water, most boats will be showcased on land this year. 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'. The show is coordinated by the Lakeside Wooden Boat Society.
To register a wooden boat, contact Wooden Boat Show Coordinator Mame Drackett at mame @ drackett.cc or 239-776-6205. Registration is free.
lakesidewoodenboatsociety @ gmail.com ~ register boat: mame @ drackett.cc or 239-776-6205