The Association of Marina Industries, which produces National Marina Day, is asking marinas to open their doors and kick off boating season June 13 by enticing people to learn about the boating industry through activities and entertainment. National Marina Day events provide opportunities to get newcomers interested in boating, motivate lapsed boaters to reconsider their decision to leave boating, and re-energize existing boaters. The group reports a 41 percent greater likelihood of a boat purchase if individuals get behind the wheel of a boat. Past events have included tours of military or rescue vessels, opportunities to paddle kayaks and canoes, on-water training, boat shows, brunches, nautical flea markets, kids zones, boat parades, tall ship visits, fireworks, dancing, live bands and more. Visit www.nationalmarinaday.org to register as a host or participant.