Shows and Events

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This roundup of shows and events includes news from the Lido Yacht Expo in California and the Boating & Outdoor Festival in Michigan.

There’s a lot to see at the 33rd annual Lido Yacht Expo, which is set for Sept. 22-25 at Lido Marina Village, Calif.

Along with the West Coast’s largest in-the-water assembly of large yachts for sale - more than 200 of them - show-goers will have an opportunity to check out the 113-foot wooden tall ship Irving Johnson and see live demonstrations of the high-tech JetLev water-powered jet pack personal flight system.

This year’s Lido Yacht Expo also offers sailing enthusiasts a Sailboat Dock, where they can board and compare the latest in sailing vessels from top Western dealers.

The expo is produced by the Duncan McIntosh Co., publisher of Sea Magazine, Boating World, The Log Newspaper, FishRap and Editor & Publisher, and producer of the Newport Boat Show.

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With three weeks left until the Boating & Outdoor Festival Sept. 22-25 at Michigan’s Metro Beach Metropark, the number of exhibitors and space sales has surpassed the 2010 event, organizers said.

“The positive experience MBIA created last year has encouraged past exhibitors to sign up earlier and new exhibitors to join the successful event,” MBIA director of exhibit sales Neil Williams said in a statement. “Many exhibitors have increased their footprint and are bringing in more products.”

More than 100 exhibitors and more than 350 boats on land and in the water will be displayed at the festival. Show-goers also can expect an increase in the diversity of products, as specialty sections have been added, including waterfront living, fishing village and fine art.

BRP will host its “Ultimate Playground,” a demo riding experience, at Metro Beach. Preregistration is required.