Detroit Boat Show

February 16-24, 2019

Head downtown Detroit for the greatest boat show of the year!

Some of the events include:


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 Learn more about these mystical creatures with  demonstrations at the show in a tank with real, live   sharks! Show schedules coming soon.

Show Times:
Saturdays: 11:30, 2:00, 4:00 & 6:30pm
Sundays: Noon, 1:30, 3:00, 4:30pm
Monday: 1:00, 3:00 & 5:00 pm
Tues-Fri: 4:00, 5:30, 7:30pm

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Boating Simulator Trainer

America’s Boating Club (United States Power Squadron) now has a Boating Trainer for you to test your boating skills. Please stop by the USPS booth and give it a try, you will not be graded nor ticketed and your insurance will not go up if you crash the boat. It’s for all ages! Practice running the boat, docking, learn the rules of the water and more.



Detroit Boat Show - Events - Lake St Clair - larger-150x150Official Boaters Safety Course at the Detroit Boat Show – FREE!

Learn the rules of the water and other helpful safety tips for boating during a free six-hour boating safety seminar. Remember, passing this exam often accounts for discounts on your boating insurance. Participants will receive a free ticket to the boat show compliments of Yamaha. The Detroit Boat Show partners with the Oakland County Marine Division to offer this free boating safety class

Space is limited! – Click HERE to Register!

If you have questions, please contact MBIA at (734) 261.0123.


Boats to Buy!

More than 100 of Michigan’s best boat dealers and marine businesses under one roof for 9 days of great prices, selection, and services. Your chance to see new 2019 product, get great prices on new non-current boats, motors, trailers and accessories. Shop hundreds of fishing boats, pontoon boats, cruisers, ski boats wakeboard boats, inflatables and personal watercraft. Also get great prices on water toys, docks, decks, boat lifts, canvas, electronics, accessories and so much more!


The Detroit Boat Show is Michigan’s biggest winter rendezvous

Meet up with boating friends at the TIKI BAR inside the show. Reminisce about great boating trips and plan your next Pure Michigan destination for 2019!


KIDS ZONE – Weekends only



Water Rollerz



Face Painting!



Spin the Wheel of
Treasure to win
great prizes!

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Make Your Own
Boat Craft! 
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Aqua Hero and
A Mermaid Princess will be in the Kids zone

Sponsored by:
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New Model Introductions 

Don’t miss the exciting new boat manufacturer “New Model Introductions.” Dealers will have on display and for sale the latest and greatest 2019 model boats – all types, sizes and for every budget.


Detroit Boat Show Gives Back

    A Boat Load of Food – Donate 5 canned goods at the door to Gleaners Community Food Bank and receive free admission from 3-6 pm.

Career Day – Attend for Free and enter to win $250!

High-school and College students can attend the 2nd annual Detroit Boat Show Career day for free on Monday, February 18 (President’s Day) from 11-6 pm. Students will meet with exhibitors at the show to learn more about job opportunities in the industry. Participants who complete the Career Day stops will be entered to win a $250 gift card!

Click here to learn more and for a FREE voucher to attend.

Special Admission Days

  • Mon., February 18 – 11am-6pm: Senior Day – seniors 65 and older receive free admission during show hours (11 a.m. – 6 p.m.)
    • And Career Day – The show is also hosting a Career Day for High School and College Students interested in finding out more about careers in the industry, including marine technology.
  • Tues., February 19: Ladies Day – Ladies get in free.
  • Wed., February 20: A Boat Load of Food – Donate 5 cans of food to Gleaners Food Bank between 3 & 6 p.m. to get in free
  • Thurs., February 21: Millennial’s Night Out 
    • Millennial’s 35 and under receive free admission show hours (3 – 9 p.m.)
April 20, 2019 @ 8:30am - 11:30am
Ford House is your destination for family-friendly Easter Bunny fun!
April 26, 2019 @ 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Ford House is your spot for a fun Friday date night!
September 12-15, 2019
Head to Lake St. Clair Metropark for the 9th annual Metro Boat Show!
May 3, 2019 @ 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Join Ford House for this informative tour!
Saturday, June 1st
Take advantage of this awesome opportunity to help raise money for a great cause and exercise!
May 7, 2019 @ 7:30am - 10:30am
Join the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House for their first May bird walk!
May 8, 2019 @ 7:30am
Join expert birdwatchers on a walk through the estate grounds!
May 9, 2019 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Join expert birdwatchers on an evening walk through the estate grounds!
May 9, 2019 @ 7:30am - 10:30am
Join expert birdwatchers on a walk through the estate grounds!