Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix 2018

Families race to Detroit to take part in the high-action Belle Isle Grand Prix, June 1-3, 2018.

Got a little racing-car fanatic on your hands? Make plans to attend the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix  June 1-3, 2018 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.

Be sure to bring kids to the Meijer Fan Zone, which is known for fun family-friendly activities like giant Jenga and Bubble Soccer; plus chances to meet some local athletes.

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Catch a break from the action in the Bud Light Beer Garden and food court, featuring the Taste of Detroit and local food trucks. And, in between races, check out the art fair and live entertainment by the Drew Hale Band, Weekend Adventure, David Nail and many others.

General admission single-day tickets in grandstands 3, 5 and 6 are $40. Reserved single-day seating is $65-$85 for adults and $55-$75 for kids. Two-day tickets are also available for $75-$115 in Grandstands 3, 5 and 6. Reserved two-day seating is $150-$155 for adults and $130-$135 for kids. Paddock passes are $15 for kids and $25 for adults.

Children under 12 get in free when accompanied by ticket-bearing adults (limit two children per adult). No refunds will be administered.

Event times are as follows:

  • Friday: 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Saturday: 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,

This post was originally published in 2017 and is updated regularly.