Great Lakes Fest 2023

One Day Only—Saturday, July 22, 10 am – 5 pm

Join us for Great Lakes Fest featuring the Toledo Antique and Classic Boat Show. Brought to you in partnership with Ramsey Brothers Restorations, The National Museum of the Great Lakes will host the 13th Annual Toledo Antique and Classic Boat Show during a daylong celebration of Great Lakes history. 

  • Explore a stunning collection of classic and antique boats—each with a unique story and character
  • Participate in water and boating demonstrations
  • Shop our Marine Mart featuring Nautical and Great Lakes memorabilia

This is an event for all ages! Grab a bite to eat from a local food truck, take a scavenger hunt with your family onboard the museum vessel, or cool down with a drink in your hand while visiting the sites of the museum grounds. 

Additional Details

NMGL MEMBER ADMISSION: Free to NMGL Members and Children under 5.


  • Pre-sale Tickets: $10 (Age 6 and up)
    Includes admission to the museum, boat show, Schoonmaker and Tug Ohio*
  • Day-of Tickets: $15 (Adults 18+); $10 (Youth 6 – 17); Children 5 and under are free

*Pre-sale tickets are non-refundable. In the event of bad weather, purchasers will receive a free pass to the museum for each presale ticket purchased.



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