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On shore and in-water, the 2013 Progressive Insurance Los Angeles Boat Show goes full throttle as it returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center and debuts its new in-water location at Burton W. Chace Park in Marina del Rey. 


A perfect family outing, the West Coast’s premier boat show will showcase hundreds of boats, from entry-level family cruisers to million dollar yachts, plus thousands of the newest marine accessories and gear, daily educational seminars, and fun for new and experienced boaters of all ages. Bring the kids, there’s something for everyone throughout the weekend!


The 2013 Progressive Insurance Los Angeles Boat Show is the ultimate destination for boating and outdoor lifestyle enthusiasts, featuring sport fishing vessels, brokerage yachts, performance boats, sailboats, ski boats, cruisers, jet skis, pontoons, motorboats, catamarans, cabin cruisers, inflatables, canoes, kayaks, Stand Up Paddleboards (SUPs), and more. With the addition of the in-water portion of the show, visitors can also find super-sized new and brokerage yachts — both power and sail — available for on-board tours and cruising “test drives.”


Activities include:

  • Stand Up Paddleboarding – “Try it” at the indoor pool inside the LA Convention Center
  • Meet Nickelodeon’s “Dora the Explorer” – Special meet and greet Saturday and Sunday 12pm to 4pm with everyone’s favorite bilingual kid adventurer, Dora!


  • Celebrity appearances by Phil & Bob Soven from MTV’s WakeBrothers
  • Welcome to the Water Center — resources to help get started in boating
  • Powerboat Docking Challenge — test you docking skills, steering a mini water-craft down a 20-ft. “lake” to the marina and into a slip.
  • Radio Disney and the California Department of Boating and Waterways – Learning to boat safely and responsibly with an interactive exhibit hosted by Radio Disney.  Fun and games for the whole family!


The 2013 Progressive Insurance Los Angeles Boat Show will offer a variety of entertainment, speakers, and celebrity guests including: 

  • Fred’s Shed DIY seminars and Interactive Learning Center
  • Welcome to the Water Center — resources to help people get started in boating
  • Very Important Boater (VIB) Night— featuring $5 admission after 5pm Friday
  • Celebrity appearances by Phil & Bob Soven from MTV’s WakeBrothers
  • Southern California Speed Boat Club — Boat display and driver meet and greet

I am a Feld Family Ambassador, and in exchange for my time and efforts in attending shows and reporting my opinion within this blog, as well as keeping you advised of the latest discount offers, Feld Entertainment has provided me with complimentary tickets to Feld shows and opportunities to attend private Feld pre-Show events.

WHAT: The Progressive Los Angeles Boat Show
WHEN: February 7–10, 2013
WHERE: Los Angeles Convention Center1201 South Figueroa Street | Los Angeles, CA 90015 | Burton W. Chace Park | 13650 Mindanao Way | Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

Convention Center Schedule:

  • Thursday, February 7, Noon–9pm
  • Friday, February 8, Noon–9pm
  • Saturday, February 9, 10am–9pm
  • Sunday, February 10, 10am–6pm

Marina Del Rey Schedule:

  • February 7–8, Noon–5pm
  • February 9–10, 10am–5pm


  • Tickets: Adults $12 (13 & older), Kids FREE  (12 & younger), and Active Military FREE with Military ID


  • Los Angeles Convention Center (213) 741-1151
  • Burton W. Chace Park (310) 305-9595

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National Train Day

May 11, 2012 — 4 Comments

National Train Day is back to celebrate train travel and the ways trains touch our lives and those across America. This is the day where train stations and other venues across the country, host activities and exhibits that highlight the past, present and future of trains and travel. Amtrak will host major events in New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and Los Angeles with free live entertainment and activities for both children and adults: interactive and educational exhibits, model train displays and tours of Amtrak equipment, and notable private railroad cars.

National Train Day marks the 143rd anniversary of the creation of the nation’s first transcontinental railroad. On May 10, 1869, in Promontory Summit, Utah, the ‘golden spike’ was driven into the final tie that joined 1,776 miles of the Central Pacific and Union Pacific railways, forever transforming the face and character of America.


This year, festivities will highlight the unique perspective passengers enjoy as they take in the vastness and beauty of the American landscape, from cities big and small, to country vistas and everything in between, when traveling by rail.

National Train Day features live entertainment, interactive and educational exhibits, kids’ activities, model train displays and tours of Amtrak equipment, freight and commuter trains, and notable private railroad cars. Walk through privately owned, luxury railcars and explore freight and commuter trains, as well as current Amtrak equipment and enjoy the sights and sounds of Union Station Los Angeles. Award-winning actress, writer, and philanthropist, Rosario Dawson will serve as the National Train Day spokesperson.


AmtraKids Depot – Bring the kids and let them build, explore and compete for surprise giveaways happening all day long at the AmtraKids Depot.

Model Train Displays – Take a closer look at the miniature masterpieces and marvel at the wonder of the model train displays that will be featured on-site at National Train Day. Orange County “N” Gineers will be displaying their model trains in Los Angeles.

K-9 Unit Demonstrations – Interact with Amtrak Police K-9 Units, one of the largest K-9 programs in the United States.

Amtrak Culinary Experience – Enjoy live cooking demonstrations by Amtrak Culinary Advisory Team chef, Bob Rosar, and taste free samples of regional culinary specialties.

“See More on a Train” with Dora the Explorer – Popular Nickelodeon character, Dora the Explorer, will wow the crowd at Union Station in Los Angeles during the 5th Annual National Train Day Celebration. Dora will greet fans, take photographs and explore various train travel adventures with attendees.

Live Entertainment

The Ringling Bros and Barnum and Bailey Circus – Clowns will be on-site to celebrate National Train Day in Los Angeles. The Greatest Show on Earth travels by rail to 90 different cities across the US, and will be back in LA this summer from July 11 – August 5 at an arena near you. Join in the fun on National Train Day as Clowns perform and teach basic clowning skills such as juggling, balancing skills, improvisation, and movement.

The All-American Boys Chorus – has completed four decades of remarkable growth and significant achievements. The All-American Boys Chorus‘ program is acclaimed for its musical excellence, and for instilling and fostering leadership skills and characteristics in its current membership of 110 boys and 1,000+ alumni. Artistic collaborations with the Pacific Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and the William Hall Master Chorale have given the Chorus a notable stature. Community outreach performances in schools have reached more than 80,000 children.

Aaron Nigel Smith – brings a fun, inspired, and lively show guaranteed to get kids and adults alike off their feet. His songs have been described as “Some of the best targeted music for kids today.” His entertaining shows have been featured around the country as a part of the NBC/Universal, Sony, Warner Brothers, Paramount, and Fox studios Family Concerts. He has also picked up the NAPPA and IParenting awards for his “Let’s Pretend” release.

The ‘railway’ comes to life for attendees, as well as those participating online and through social media. Only on a train do we see more of the world around us, and live more of the experiences we have when we discover the ‘railway’. Look out your window. What do you see? Look around the car. Who do you see? It’s all part of the journey. Join in the celebration by attending National Train Day, or submit your photos, videos and stories to the National Train Day Gallery, and enter for a chance to win great prizes.

National Train Day celebrates the sense of experience that only trains and train travel can give. Watch the video, be inspired, and share your own journey.

Space is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis so be sure to arrive early. Let the journey begin!

WHAT: National Train Day
WHEN: May 12, 2012 | 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
WHERE: Union Station | 800 North Alameda Street | Los Angeles, CA 90012


DETAILS: General Admission: Free

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