By land and sea, boat show to crowd downtown, close roads and docks

The 32nd Annual Palm Beach International Boat Show is coming March 23-26, and that means boaters and motorists need to be aware of upcoming changes in the rules of the road, some of them already in effect.

The city docks are closed through March 31 at 5 p.m., as are Northbound Flagler Drive between Lakeview Avenue and Banyan Boulevard. Two southbound lanes of Flagler are open, at least until next weekend.

Today, — Monday — through Wednesday, March 29 at 5 p.m., Narcissus Avenue will be closed between Evernia and Datura streets.

Next Sunday, March 19, starting at 6 a.m., Southbound Flagler will close between Lakeview and Banyan. (So, Flagler Drive will be closed northbound and southbound.)

Southbound Flagler Drive will reopen March 28 at 5 p.m., and on Friday, March 31 at 5 p.m. all lanes of Flagler reopen.

Clematis by Night festivities on Thursday, March 23 and the waterfront GreenMarket on Saturday, March 25, are canceled.

All city garages, including at Banyan and the courthouse, will remain open.

The boat show will feature more than $1.2 billion  worth of boats,  yachts  and accessories.

The boats range from 8-foot inflatables to power boats, fishing boats, center consoles, bow riders, personal watercraft and super yachts over 150 feet, the latter which you are free to purchase and donate to your favorite journalist. Also at the show: pre-owned yachts, electronics and accessories, seminars, kids fishing clinics, exotic cars and live music.