Washington Boat Show More than 500 boats will be docked...

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February 17, 2000|By Tom LoBianco

Washington Boat Show

More than 500 boats will be docked at the Washington Convention Center this weekend, taking up a quarter of a million square feet. Express cruisers, motor yachts, fishing boats, even power catamarans will be among the boats visitors can board at the 39th annual Washington Boat Show. Display booths will offer marine supplies ranging from accessories and clothing to electronics and related services. Special prices will be offered to buyers on "start-up" and "trade-up" boats.

Boat show hours are noon to 9:30 p.m. today and tomorrow, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday and Monday at the convention center, 900 9th St. N.W. in Washington. Admission is $8; $3 ages 6-12; and free for children 5 and under. Call 703-823-7960.

Scottish and Irish Music Festival

Celtic music sweeps through King of Prussia, Pa., this weekend during the 8th annual Scottish and Irish Music Festival. Seven Nations, Blackthorn, Gael Force, the Brigadoons, Lindisfarne and many other Celtic groups are scheduled to perform throughout the three-day event. Celtic art shows, Irish food, whiskey tastings, children's stories, seminars and more are also on the program.

Festival hours are 8 p.m. to midnight tomorrow, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday at the Valley Forge Convention Center, Route 303 and First Avenue, in King of Prussia. Admission is $15 per day; free for children under 12. Call 610-825-7268.

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