I am excited to attend the Detroit Boat Show at Cobo Center this year as it is the best way to THINK SPRING! The Detroit Boat Show is among the biggest and best that you’ll find anywhere, and it is representative of the huge recreational boating community we have here in Southeast Michigan and Macomb County.
The Detroit Boat Show is more than huge yachts, fishing boats or nifty new watercraft, it also has hundreds of vendors that show off their wares and give out prizes. My sister and her family came along with me and my family last year, and we made a whole late afternoon and evening of it! I recommend parking near Greektown, take the People Mover over to Cobo and see the whole floor (if possible), then hit PizzaPapalis on the way out.
Last year, they had water-skiers who did tricks right inside a long, flat pool inside Cobo Center. The kids weren’t the only ones who got in the human-sized bubbles on another pool, I had to try it too! Kid Rock also had his vintage-like wood boat on display at the WCSX radio booth display; it was definitely worth seeing the craftsmanship that went into that retro boat.
I’m looking forward to the many different types of boats that will be on display and also am interested in the personal watercraft section this year, as that could provide lots of great family time this summer if we can find a great deal. Every year, the boat show changes quite a bit and never seems like the same show.
While you are there, make sure you stop at the Lake St. Clair Tourism booth and get your new edition of the “Top 99 Destinations Around Lake St. Clair Map.” It is also very neat to see what other venues have been added to the map!
See you there!
Saturdays 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sundays – Mondays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday – Friday 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Gerry Santoro is the program manager for the Macomb County Department of Planning & Economic Development’s Land and Water Resources Group.