Outdoorama and Cottage & Lakefront Living Show in Novi

Stop by the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi March 1-4, 2018, for two concurrent expos that highlight the fun to be had living and playing in nature.

If Michigan’s dreary winters have you daydreaming about canoeing, fishing or just enjoying an adult beverage on your back porch, stop by the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi March 1-4, 2018 for Outdoorama and the Cottage & Lakefront Living Show.

The two events will run at the same time, so enjoy free crossover admission when you purchase admittance for one.

Outdoorama is back for a long weekend of informative seminars, contests and activities for outdoorsmen and women. Take a walk down memory lane with vintage boats and outboard motors, try your hand at the virtual fishing simulator or purchase fishing tackle made in Michigan.

The Marvelous Mutts will also be there daily to amaze guests with spectacular canine flips, frisbee snatches and stunts.

Stop by the dozens of booths at the event to get more outdoor gear or to learn about clubs like The Detroit Buck Club or Michigan Bow Hunters.

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If you prefer to enjoy Michigan’s balmy summers from the comfort of your own backyard, stop by the Cottage and Lakefront Living Show to learn about vacation properties.

Check out seminars that highlight the benefits of lakefront living and educate about some ways to improve your experience, or stop by one of the many booths to pick up products to improve your vacation home or explore Michigan art and food with sellers like A Spice Above Dips, One Time Hair Flips, Shorely Nautical and others.

Take a load off at the Dock Party on March 2 from 6-9 p.m. for a performance by Lansing solo artist, Alistair Beerens, and March 3 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. with performances by Ypsilanti-based singer-songwriter, Sam Corbin.

Tickets are priced at $10/adults, $4/ages 6-14 and free/under 5. Parking is $5. The event runs from 1-9 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.

For more information on the Outdoorama and Cottage & Lakefront Living Shows, visit the Metro Parent calendar.

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