Detroit Boat Show at Cobo Center in Detroit

Families that enjoy lake time can get the latest boating info and snag hot gear at the Detroit Boat Show, running Feb. 16-24, 2019 at Cobo Center in Detroit.

Detroit boat show at the Cobo Center

Do you have a family full of lake lovers? If your kiddos enjoy life on Michigan’s Great Lakes, they’ll love a trip to the 61st annual Detroit Boat Show.

This boating expo, which runs Feb. 16-24, 2019, at the Cobo Center in Detroit, connects local boaters with everything they could want and need to have a successful summer out on the lakes.

Families just getting their sea legs – or make that lake legs – can learn all the ins and outs of boating during one of the expo’s boating classes. These include safety courses and fishing seminars.

After they complete these classes, they can try out what they’ve learned at the expo’s boating simulator – and peruse hundreds of exhibitors selling the latest and greatest boating tech and gear.

But that’s not all. This show features delicious seafood and other eats, live critters including sharks and a real-life mermaid – plus a Kids Zone full of games, crafts and activities every weekend.

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The Detroit Boat Show happens daily Feb. 16-24, 2019 at Cobo Center in Detroit. Tickets are $13/person. Kids 12 and under are free with a paying adult.

Hours are as follows:

  • 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday
  • 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday and Monday
  • 3-9 p.m. Tuesday-Friday

For more information about the 2019 Detroit Boat Show, or details on other family fun things to do this weekend, visit the Metro Parent calendar.