Same time, same place. Well, almost. Both the Denver Boat Show and the International Sportsmen's Expo will take over the Colorado Convention Center, January 12–14.

It's an outdoorsman's dream. Avid outdoor sports enthusiasts can get the full gamut of the latest and greatest in sporting equipment and trends in two industry shows happening simultaneously. The Colorado Convention Center's exhibit hall will be split right down the middle with the Denver Boat Show on one side (Fri.–Sun., Jan. 12–14) and the International Sportsmen's Expo taking over the other (Thurs.–Sun., Jan. 11–14). Each event will be ticketed separately, so if you're hoping to see both shows, make sure you purchase tickets for both! Here's how to get your outdoor adventures started:

International Sportsmen's Expo

Thurs., Jan. 11: 12 p.m.–8 p.m. | Fri., Jan. 12: 12–8 p.m. | Sat., Jan. 13: 10 a.m.–7 p.m. | Sun., Jan. 14: 10 a.m.– 5 p.m. Tickets: $16 | Children 15 and under are FREE  [gallery type="rectangular" ids="30079,30081"] For 41 years, the International Sportsmen's Expo has been bringing Denver the most up-to-date developments in fishing, hunting, and other outdoor sports. New to the expo this year are wilderness camps and clinics, seminars on gun laws, an elk calling contest, archery tag, and K9 team demos! Favorite exhibitors and activities will return, including the fly-fishing pavilion, high-impact archery range and contest, aquarium demonstration tank, sporting-dog arena, giant youth activity area, and more! Visit their website for more information.

Denver Boat Show

Fri., Jan. 12: 12–9 p.m. | Sat., Jan. 13: 10 a.m.–9 p.m. | Sun., Jan. 14: 10 a.m.– 5 p.m. Tickets: $13.50 | Children 16 and under are FREE | Bring non-perishable food item for $2 off admission [gallery type="rectangular" ids="30082,30077,30080"] Whether you're a bonafide boater or just someone who dreams of one day being rich, the Denver Boat Show offers quite a display. Sponsored by the Colorado Marine Dealers Association, the show will feature real-life boating vessels, as well as exhibitors and entertainment for the whole family. (Plus, there's something inherently amazing about being able to brag to your friends that you went to the "Boat Show," right? It sure has a nice ring to it!). For more information, visit the Denver Boat Show website!
Both events are family-friendly and will take place at the Colorado Convention Center!
Have you attended either of these shows before? What kinds of outdoor sports do you enjoy in Colorado? Please leave a comment below!

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