Contact: Michelle Burke (216) 244-4875


For increasing numbers of visitors from Ohio and surrounding states, attending the annual Progressive Cedar Point Boat Show, set for August 22-25, has become a weekend family adventure In line with all the other major changes being unveiled at this year’s event, special discount packages and combinations have been created for the first time in the show’s long history.

“Recent surveys of show visitors revealed that many come to this area for more than just a day at our boat show,” explained Michelle Burke, show manager. “so, we have discounts and packages that will offer savings for these families.”

It all begins with the fact that the boat show is held the Roller Coaster Capitol of the World. From the new Forbidden Frontier on Adventure Island to the 18-acres of splish-splash family fun in Cedar Point Shores Waterpark, the setting for this boat show is unlike any other in the nation. A selection of discounts and packages have been created. Go to:, click on tickets and pick from the following offers:

Cedar Point Boat Show Only admission – $10; Boat Show & Discounted Parking Combo – $20;

Cedar Point Park Single Day Admission – $37; The Cedar Point Bundle including Park Admission, Boat Show Admission and Parking – only $45.

In addition, all show goers will receive a 10 percent discount at all Cedar Point accommodations including: Hotel Breakers, the original hotel on the lake; Lighthouse Point, a quaint lakefront community of cottages, cabins and RV sites; the Express Hotel offering all new value accommodations minutes from the park entrance; and Castaway Bay year-round, tropical indoor waterpark resort.

Beyond Cedar Point, the entire surrounding area presents great family getaway opportunities. The Lake Erie Shores & Islands attract millions of visitors each year to popular destinations that puts a Great Lake between visitors and their problems. From local wineries to unique dockside dining, there are hidden gems that keep the fun going. Get more details at:

Another quaint area is the village of Lakeside and the historical community of Lakeside Chautauqua on the Marblehead peninsula. From shopping in the village at places like Artists-N-Cohoots to dining at Ooh La La! Fine Food, a visit to this area is an enjoyable experience. For more details, go to:

Finally, for boaters desiring to come to the boat show in their own boat, a limited guest dock located adjacent to the show’s entrance will be available this year.