Show Overview


If you harbor a passion for boating,
there’s only one place to be…

The Newport International Boat Show (NIBS), one of the largest and most prestigious boat shows in the country, spans over fifteen acres and 6 connecting show sites within historic downtown Newport, Rhode Island.

Walk the docks and view a spectacular display of shiny new sailboats and powerboats, some making their first-ever debut in the United States. On the land side, you’ll find hundreds of marine products, services and accessories to enhance the boating lifestyle. Also on deck are educational seminars, in-water boating courses and daily giveaways.

The Boat Show’s September dates and stunning location are added benefits to your visit. Set amongst grand coastal scenery, national historic sites, trendy boutiques and world-class restaurants, it’s easy to pair your passion for boating with the experience of Newport and the beauty of fall in New England.

6 connecting Show Sites both on land and water include Newport Yachting Center, Oldport Marine, Bannister’s Wharf, Bowen’s Wharf, Market Square, ‘Below-Deck’ at Hammets, and Perry Mill Wharf.


Important:  Skip the lines and buy your ticket online in advance. Your digital ticket will be scanned as you enter the show and a wristband will be applied which grants you access to all gates, both on water and land.

Each ticket is valid for one day only. No exchanges or refunds. This is a rain or shine event.

Children under 10 are free when accompanied by an adult.  Children will be admitted at the gates and be given a wristband upon entry.


September 12, 2024 10am-6pm
September 13, 2024
September 14, 2024 10am-6pm
September 15, 2024 10am-5pm


Newport Yachting Center Marina
4 Commercial Wharf
Newport, Rhode Island 02840


Tickets & Parking On Sale  – Click here!


Windward VIP Lounge:
One-day ticket $275, Debut Special $225 through July 15th, limited quantities.

Thursday: Preview day – $40*
sponsored by Discover Newport and Marsh McLennan Agency

Friday, Saturday, Or Sunday: General Admission One-Day Ticket
Save $2 if purchased early online: $31* / Day-Of $33*

Newport County Resident & Military Appreciation Day – $20
Sunday, September 15th only – Must Buy Ticket at Gate w/ Valid ID
Sponsored by Hogan Associates and Carey, Richmond & Viking Insurance

Children Under 10: Free With Adult – All Show Days
(wristbands applied upon entry of the gate)

Easton’s Beach Parking Also Available
Thursday-Sunday $40
with complimentary shuttle to show from 8am to 8pm
*Plus processing fees

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