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Nautical Expo coming to Lee County Civic Center in May

Posted at 11:30 AM, Mar 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-08 11:30:40-05

LEE COUNTY, Fla. — A Nautical Expo is making its way to the Lee Civic Center in May.

The 2021 Nautical Expo event at the Lee Civic Center will be held on May 15 and 16.

The expo will have Southwest Florida’s most popular boats and fishing skiffs, kayaks, nautical exhibits, coastal gadgets, jewelry, outdoor sportswear, as well as fly-tying demonstrations, outdoor furniture, exotic nautical wood, and metal art as they browse the indoor and outdoor coastal market.

Salt and freshwater fishing seminars will be sponsored by MirrOlure and will be held on the hour from local guides including bass fishing expert, Captain Mark King, from Lake Okeechobee.

On stage Saturday at 11 am and 1 pm is the “Miss Nautical Mile” pageant hosted by Miss Global United States.

The “Go-Swim” models along with International Mermaid, Faith Lynn, will be on display in an eight-foot clamshell with her 250-pound silicone tail.

There’s a waiting list for exhibitors in the 50,000 square foot air-conditioned building, and plenty more vendors will be outdoors surrounding what is being called a “Food Truck Bonanza” where multiple food trucks will be on-site both days serving $5 portions so attendees can try a bit of everything.

The Expo will be open on Saturday, May 15th from 9 am to 5 pm, and Sunday, May 16th from 10 am to 4 pm.

General admission is $12, and to encourage boating and fishing in our youth, kids under eighteen are free.

For more information on the expo click here.