Metro Boat Show

31300 Metro Pkwy
Harrison Charter Township, MI 48045
Thurs. – Friday: 1pm – 7:30pm
Saturday: 11am – 7:30pm
Sunday: 11am – 6pm
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Adults: $10
Children 12 & Under: FREE with an adult
One (1) FREE Admission for Military, First Responders 
*With proper identification. Applies to Police, Fire & EMT

The Metro Boat Show only accepts US currency.

Purchase tickets in advance to save time in line. Show your tickets on your cell phone or print them and bring them to the show!

Parking Fee: $10 or FREE with an annual Metroparks pass

Highlights & Features for the 2024 Show!

Live Music at the

Come enjoy live music and take a seat at the Tiki Bar at the Festival. Bands will entertain the crowds and provide a fun atmosphere.


Thursday: Ron Devon
Friday: The Pool Boys
Saturday: Rock and Soul
Sunday: Scott Sopata

Rendezvous at the Boat Show Bars

The North Bar and the Tiki Bar inside the festival will feature Michigan craft beers, hard cider, your favorite brews on tap as well as wines, coolers, soda, water and more!

LAWN GAMES! Bring your crew for a friendly competition with yard games. Practice up on Hook and Ring Toss, Bags and Giant Jenga!

Tour the Pride of Michigan

This 68′ training ship is a part of the Great Lakes Division, a component of the US Naval Sea Cadet Corps which offers teenagers hands-on deck and engineering experience aboard the ship.

Cruise aboard the Spirit of Lake St. Clair throughout the show!

Departures approximately every 30 minutes starting weekdays at 2pm, weekends at 11:30am
$10 per person

Trolley Service

Back by popular demand! We know the show parking lot gets busy, find a Trolley sign throughout the parking lot and wait for a ride to the show entrance. Available during show hours.

Food Truck Schedule

Old Dad’s BBQ
Like Family Catering – Philly and Chicken Cheesesteaks, sausages
Liquid Gold

T-shirt Stamping

Free T-Shirts!

Visit the Information booth for a free t-shirt (while supplies last) that makes people aware of their responsibility in negating the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species. Show us your social media post with #CleanDrainDry for your free shirt!


Face Painting
Saturday & Sunday

Water Fun

Kids Crafts

Metro Boat Show Exhibitors

Company / Location(s)
4Everguard of USA
A1 Canvas
Anderson's Boat Sales, LLC
43, 44, 45, 46, 47, E2, 44F, 45F, 46F, 47F
Autoway, Inc.
Beacon Cove Marina
Blue Lagoon Boating Center
116, 117, A9
Canary Reality
Christian Financial Credit Union
Clean Marina Foundation
Colony Marine Sales & Service
28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, F6, , 28F, 29F, 30F, 31F
Cornerstone Financial Credit Union
Decks & Docks
Dunigan Marine Group
Emerald City Harbor
Everdry Waterproofing
Freedom Boat Club
56, 57
Grand Pointe Marina Of Detroit & Lansing
39, 40, 41, 42, E4
Great Lakes Castaway
Great Lakes Marine Operations
Harrison Twp. Fire Fighters Local 1737
Hideaway Yacht Sales
48, 48.5, 49, D10
Huron Clinton Metroparks
Jackson Canvas Company
Jefferson Beach Yacht Sales, Inc.
36, 37, 38, 39, 40
Just A Poppin
KAM Yacht Sales
Keenan Marina, Inc.
50, 51, 52, 53, 54, D9
Kilowatt Power Systems
Koenig Polish
KRAHN Cottage & Homefront
Krunch Kustoms
Lake Shore Boat Top Company, Inc.
Lakeside Formula
16, 17, 18, 19, 20, G7
Lambrecht Marina
Lands End Marine
Like Family Catering
MacRay Harbor, Inc.
Manitowoc Marina
McDowell Insurance Group.
Mercury Marine
Michigan Schools and Gov't Credit Union
Miloff Aubuchon Realty Group
Morgan Stanley
Oakland County Boat Sales
Old Dads BBQ
Pietila Family Agency
Reed Yacht Sales
Safe Harbor Jefferson Beach
Save Our South Channel Lights
Skipper Buds
8, 9, 10, 11, E3
Sun Sport Marine Inc
24, 25, 26, 27, 26F, 27F, 24F
Teetor Marine
114, 115, A10
Temptation Yacht Sales
J10, 1, 2, 3, 4, E1, E2
The The Cooler Keg
Trader Todd's Marina
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
United States Coast Guard Aux 20
United States Power Squadrons - D9
UNRIEHL Performance
109, 110, 108
Vinyl Graphix, Inc.
Walstrom Marine, Inc.
22, 23
Wilson Marine Corp.
13, 14, 15, H2,
Wonderland Marine - West
A11, 113

Portal includes: invoices, making payments, MBIA Forms

Contact: Bethany Sly, Director of Exhibitor Sales – or 734.261.0123 ext. 2

2024 Exhibitor Manual

Temporary Insurance

  • To purchase Exhibitor Insurance through starting at $124, click here.


  • Click here to view the 2024 floorplan

Tent Rental

  • Exhibitor Tents will be contracted through MBIA’s bulk order, if available. Please submit your tent needs to MBIA ASAP.

Hotel Accommodations for Exhibitors & Suppliers

Hampton Inn & Suites Detroit/Chesterfield Township

45725 Marketplace Blvd,

Chesterfield, MI 48051

Rate: $159.00 + tax

Click Here to reserve a room for the Metro Boat Show or call (586) 948-2300 and use code MBS.  Deadline to book rooms is 8/24/24.


Why Exhibit at the Metro Boat Show?

Hundreds of exhibitors and hundreds of boats on display on-land and in-water along with other outdoor related equipment, gear and accessories.

The Show features boats from 10 to 50 ft. in length including cruisers, center console fishing boats, runabouts, yachts, pontoon boats, sailboats, personal watercraft, aluminum fishing boats, and more. Marinas, dockage, canvas, electronics, and other boating related exhibits are featured as well.

More than 10,000 people in 4 days. Waterfront living exhibits, fishing features, ATVs, SUPs, Kayaks and other outdoor exhibits make this boat show an exciting marketplace for thousands of outdoor minded people from surrounding counties and Canada. Macomb, Wayne and Oakland counties have the highest number of boats per capita in Michigan with more than 200,000 registered boats on file.

Powerful advertising, PR and Social Media campaigns assure this show is highly promoted and to the right demographic.

The right demographics! Nearly 50% of attendees to this show have household incomes over $100,000. 43% are in the prime market age of 35 – 54 years old. 56% of the attendees own a boat and 61% of the attendees plan to purchase a boat.

Special promotions bring in the boating crowds and families looking to discover the boating lifestyle. Metropark amenities, food, attractions, live music, tiki bar, kids activities and so much more make this event a must attend every year and keeps customers at the show longer.

This boat show is one of three boat shows produced by the MBIA with more than 63 years of professional boat show production experience.

Participating in boat shows is a proven method for marketing your business and selling your products and services. It’s the only advertising medium that lets consumers see, feel, touch, try, and experience while making their decision to buy. Nothing rivals the power of face-to-face interaction and the actual feeling you get when you climb aboard! So climb aboard and reserve your space today!

For questions on space availability contact Bethany Sly at the MBIA – 734.261.0123 ext. 2 or

For information on Sponsoring the Metro Boat Show – Contact Amanda Wendecker at 734.261.0123, ext. 3 or

Metro Boat Show

Business Office
c/o Michigan Boating Industries Association
8625 Richardson Road
Commerce Township, MI 48390

Show Location
Lake St. Clair Metropark
31300 Metro Pkwy, Harrison Charter Township, MI 48045


Phone: 734.261.0123

Fax: 734.261.0880

Progressive Insurance is sponsoring this year’s Metro Boat Show!

Come check out Progressive’s interactive photo booth and be sure to pick up your Progressive tote before you leave!