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City Approves Palm Beach Show, Opening March 25

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Here’s some good news: The City of West Palm Beach just officially approved the Palm Beach boat show that starts March 25. Read the story from the Palm Beach Daily News:

The City of West Palm Beach on Monday granted final approval for the 35th annual Palm Beach International Boat Show, which is scheduled for four days starting March 25 along Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach.

Organizers last month announced dates for the show with the caveat that the city needed to review and OK the boat show’s COVID-19 plans before giving the event the official go-ahead.

Strict safety procedures that event organizer Informa Markets has implemented for the show include: All participants will be required to wear face coverings and have their temperature taken at the entrance; hand cleaning and sanitation stations will be available throughout the event space; enhanced, deep cleaning will be conducted before, during and after each day’s event; an updated layout will make the entire event open-air; and four entrances and exits will ease the flow of pedestrian traffic and promote social distancing.

“We are pleased to welcome the return of Palm Beach International Boat Show to the downtown West Palm Beach waterfront in March,” West Palm Beach Mayor Keith James said in release from show organizers.

“We applaud the event organizer Informa Markets for implementing a COVID-19 mitigation plan in support of public health during these unprecedented times. The Palm Beach International Boat Show provides an economic boost to our city and region. We look forward to safely welcoming visitors and residents to our downtown for this legacy event in the City of West Palm Beach,” James said.

This year’s event will feature a large selection of boats and exhibits, as well as activities that include The AquaZone, which offers a variety of water sports, and kids’ fishing clinics by Hook the Future.

“We are so grateful for the city’s collaboration in making the 2021 show a reality in a safe manner, while also allowing for the return of its positive economic impact for local and state communities, as well as the marine industry at large,” said Andrew Doole, president of Informa Markets U.S. Boat Shows. “We are excited to welcome back boating enthusiasts and marine businesses to enjoy this year’s show at Palm Beach’s world-famous waterfront downtown during the most beautiful time of year.”  Read more:



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