Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix 2017


Got a little racing-car fanatic on your hands? Make plans to attend the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix  June 2-4, 2017 at the Raceway at Belle Isle Park road course for three days of action-packed fun.

Opening day – Friday June 2 – is free of charge, courtesy of Comerica Bank. Guests have access to seating in all grandstands and the Fifth Third Bank Paddock.

Cheer on your favorite drivers with your little one during the seven races taking place on the 2.3-mile race track throughout the weekend. These races feature some top-of-the-line cars from the Verizon Indycar series, the Trans Am series and more.

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Be sure to bring kids to the Meijer Fan Zone. At the Sports District, there’s a chance to meet some of their favorite Detroit sports team stars and get personalized autographs noon-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. They can also explore multiple interactive sports stations like Speed Pitch, Quarterback Challenge, the Football Obstacle Course and the Basketball Shoot Out.

Catch a break from the action in the food court, featuring metro Detroit eateries like Andiamo, Chick-A-Dee Chicken, Big Dog Hot Dogs and Delectabowl. Parents can relax and rewind in the Bud Light Beer Garden.

In between races on the 2.3-mile course, check out the Art Fair Fun – new to the Grand Prix this summer. The exhibit features work by local craft designers that’s available for purchase throughout the event.

General admission tickets, for grandstands three and five, are $40 for single-day passes and $75 for two-day passes; seating is on a first-come basis and standing room is available when grandstands are full.

Children 2 years and under are admitted free of charge and children under 12 also get in free when accompanied by ticket-bearing adults (limit two children per adult). These tickets include access to the Fan Zone, display areas and entertainment stage.

Children 12 years and under qualify for child pricing, which varies on ticket type.

Tickets range from $40-$375. All ticket sales are final; no refunds will be administered.

Event times are as follows:

  • Friday, June 2, 2017: 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 3, 2017: 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 4, 2017: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Public parking is not available on Belle Isle during the Grand Prix, but it is available and recommended on the Cobo Hall roof, GM Renaissance Center surface lots and Beaubien Place garage. A shuttle service is available in Detroit, Windsor and Ontario and is provided at no cost and runs until all guests are served.

There are two boarding stations in Detroit; one is the Jefferson Avenue entrance of the Renaissance Center below the Detroit People Mover stop and the second is at the street-level entrance of Cobo Hall along Washington Boulevard.

For more information on the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix – and more fun family stuff to do this weekend (and beyond) – visit the Metro Parent calendar.

Photo courtesy Jim Tocco Photography,