The 2018 Lakeside Car & Boat Show is still on!

We are absolutely still holding the 2018 Lakeside Car & Boat Show. Not only do we need a great event after the horrible fires we've had again in Lake County, but our local businesses welcome your visit as well. Additionally Operation Tango Mike had to cancel a major fund raiser due to the fires so this show is more important than ever. Please consider supporting Lake County, Operation Tango Mike and bringing your cars and boats and smiles to Lake County for this wonderful annual event. We sincerely appreciate your consideration. And we are #LakeCountyStrong.

2018 Lakeside Car & Boat Show Entry

A Entry for a Single Vehicle, Boat or Motorcycle in the 2018 Lakeside Car & Boat Show. Online Registration Will Close on Thursday August 16th at 9pm

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Lakeside Hot Car and Boat Show - August 17-18, 2018

The Lakeside Car & Boat Show is a very special event with 100% of proceeds going to Operation Tango Mike, an organization that sends care packages to in-service military personnel. We have two days of fun planned on land and water.  Last year our show expanded onto Main Street, Lakeport and we're looking forward to adding even more in 2018. 

Because this show represents the volunteer efforts of Dave Lakatos and Tony Barthel our resources are limited so only on-line registrations will be accepted. We sold out in 2017 and expect to do so again for 2018, so register early. 

Friday, August 17, 2018

Enjoy a concert by the band Illeagles in Library Park starting at 6pm followed by A Night of Fire where high-performance boats will fire up and shoot blue flames into the night sky. Bring your low-back lawn chair for the concert. 

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Starting in the morning high-performance boats will make passes on Clear Lake leaving from the 3rd Street Boat Launch in Lakeport's Library Park. There is no charge for the public to attend and enjoy this very special day in the park! Yep, folks, it's freakin' free! There will be cars lined up along Park and Main Streets in Lakeport, CA and we will have food, beer and other vendors. Even better, Lakeport's Main Street has some great places to grab something to eat so come hungry. 

Spectator Parking

We have a great arrangement for free parking - you can park at the County parking lot on the corner of Brush Street & 3rd Street

Parking & Clubs

Meanwhile, show vehicles will be parking along Main Street in Lakeport as well as Park Street. There will also be a high-value lot for specific vehicles. Registration/entry will open up around 7:30a.m.

This year we will have three entrances - check our map for details. Basically come on in and stroll over to the show office on 3rd street to complete your registration. We believe there will even be day-of registrations. 

Clubs can come in individual members. If you would like to park together as a group, please come as a group. You can meet at places like Bruno's Shop Smart and then all come at once.

Boat Entry

We have a separate entry for boats to speed things up. Boats can enter from the corner of Fifth and Main Streets in Lakeport, CA. We have two great volunteers there to help you get set. 

The official map - click to enlarge and wait - it's a biggie!


In addition to nearby restaurants and bars we will have these wonderful vendors with food in Library Park: 

  • Shirley Cisneros - A Passion for Food - Philippine Specialties along with pulled pork sandwiches and even breakfast items!!
  • A Smoothie Sensation - Great smoothies and other treats
  • Early Lake Lions - locally-crafted beer from O'Meara Brothers


We have some unique vendors with products from Lake County. Among those are:

  • Deb Clark - Clark's Collectibles Lunchbox Museum - great collectible items
  • Kathy Spurr - Face Painting
  • USCellular - New Trend Wireless - our local representatives for USCellular


Beginning at noon The Fargo Brothers will perform from the gazebo at Library Park from 12-4. 


Since this show is all about those who serve our country please join us in a noon time salute to veterans with the national anthem along with the firing of the 50 caliber gun on Bob Bartley's WWII-era Jeep. 


We have tons of great trophies again this year sponsored by local businesses for both cars and boats. Awards presentation will be approximately 3pm. 

Thank You to our Sponsors