TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Calling all outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers – come join us for the premier Outdoors Expo and Boat Show, now along the Hillsborough River at Armature Works!

WFLA News Channel 8 hosts its 31st annual News Channel 8 Outdoors Expo and Boat Show, April 8 – 10 at the new location – Armature Works in downtown Tampa. The Outdoors Expo will span over three days and be FREE to the public.

News Channel 8 has teamed up with Armature Works and Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful to bring this family-friendly event to the beautiful downtown Tampa skyline. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have their Kid’s Zone on site Friday and Sunday, along with the Cheerleaders and Captain Fear. News Channel 8’s team will also be onsite to greet Expo attendees.

“The new Armature Works location gives people the opportunity to tour boats in the water and enjoy the outdoors. Add to that, the wonderful inside food hall, the pet friendly outdoor space, seminars, and activities – we believe the location is ideal for this event.” says Mark Higgins, Vice President and General Manager of WFLA News Channel 8 and WTTA Great 38.

With nearly 100,000 square feet of exhibits and activity space at Armature Works, the Expo is the perfect place to explore boats of all shapes and sizes, boating accessories, fishing gear, apparel, outdoor supplies, and much more. On site will be high end luxury vessels, pontoon, center consoles, lake, and speed boats showcased by multiple manufacturers and dealers.

Guests can take advantage of weekend seminars featuring Misty Wells from “Let’s Take it Outside”, Danyar Diving, Bowfishing with Captain Ike Carrasquillo and fishing and boating tips from local anglers and captains brought to you by Tampa Bay Fishing Channel.

CHECK: List of events and seminars

The 31st Annual News Channel 8 Outdoors Expo and Boat Show takes place on Friday, April 8th, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, April 9th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, April 10th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Armature Works: 1910 N Ola Ave, Tampa FL 33602.

Admission to the Expo is Free, parking is subject to Armature Works lots and garage rates, can be paid on site. Parking options can be found here : https://www.armatureworks.com/parking/

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