If you love all things outdoors, chances are you might also have an interest in lakefront living. After all, what’s better than heading back to your waterfront retreat after a long day of fishing, canoeing or bird watching?
If any of these things sound enjoyable to you and your family, then you’ll be glad to know that you can attend two shows catering to your interests at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi this month – and you’ll only have to pay for one.
Advertised as a “must-see for everyone who loves the outdoors,” Outdoorama puts the focus on hunting, fishing, boating, hiking and more with attractions like the Trout Pond, Virtual Fishing Simulator and various activities for deer hunters.
A definite crowd-pleaser among families will be The Marvelous Mutts, a crew of performing dogs – all adopted from shelters and rescue groups – who will show off their abilities during multiple performances at Outdoorama.
Many other special presentations and events will be held during the show, including Big Buck Night at 7 p.m. Feb. 25 featuring interviews with a couple top Michigan hunters and highlighting some hunting stories. You’ll also find a huge display of boats, docks and marine accessories.
Included with admission to Outdoorama is free crossover admission to the Cottage & Lakefront Living Show – Detroit, which celebrates the cottage and lakefront living lifestyle.
Highlights of this show include shopping and comparing cottage designs and furnishings, plus information on vacation services and financing. There’s also a Cottage Fine Art Show and Lakefront Marketplace, and the kids will love the giant sandbox “beach” and the chance to ride in a giant Zorb Ball in the Zorb pool.
Hours for both shows are as follows:
- 3-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25
- Noon-9:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26
- 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27
- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28
Admission costs $10 for adults, $4 for children ages 6-14 and free for kids 5 and younger – plus $5 for parking. Tickets can be purchased online now or at the Suburban Collection Showplace box office during the shows.