Metro Boat Show

September 16-19, 2021
Lake St. Clair Metropark

31300 Metro Pkwy
Harrison Charter Township, MI 48045
Thurs. – Friday: 1pm – 7:30pm
Saturday: 11am – 7:30pm
Sunday: 11am – 6pm



Adults: $10
Children 12 & Under: FREE with an adult
Free admission (for 1) for all active military, police and firefighters.
The Metro Boat Show only accepts US currency.

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

Check back soon for Highlights & Features for the 2021 Show!

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!

Live Music at the Tiki Bar & NEW North Bar!
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.

Lineup and schedule coming soon!


RC Boats (Fri – Sun)

Try your hand at operating fun remote control boats in the MacRay Harbor Remote Control Boat Pool!

Bounce Houses (Fri – Sun)

Meet A Mermaid! (Sat-Sun)

Bring your camera and take a picture with this beautiful fish out of water.

Kids Crafts

Face Painting

Water Fun

Boating Simulator Trainer

America’s Boating Club (United States Power Squadron) now has a Boating Trainer for you to test your boating skills. Stop by the USPS booth and give it a try, you will not be graded nor ticketed and your insurance will not go up if you crash the boat. For all ages! Practice running the boat, docking, learn the rules of the water and more.

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.

Broadcast Center Schedule

  • 101 WRIF Live Saturday, January 18 2-7pm
  • 94.7 WCSX Live Sunday, January 19 10a-3p
  • 97.1 The Ticket, WXYT Live Friday, January 24 4-6p
  • 99.5 WYCD Live Saturday, January 25 2-4p

2021 Exhibitor List Coming Soon!

Exhibitor Information

  • To purchase Exhibitor Insurance through for $94 click here.

Click here to view the 2021 floorplan

Tent Rental

  • Contact S & R Event Rental/ Ace Canvas- 22655 S. Chrysler Dr. Hazel Park, MI 48030: 248-655-6020. When ordering please provide them with your company name, that you are an exhibitor with the Metro Boat Show, and your space number.

Portal includes: invoices, making payments, MBIA Forms

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

2021 Exhibitor Manual 

Hotel Accomodations for Exhibitors & Suppliers

Hotel Information Coming Soon!


Why Exhibit at the Metro Boat Show?

Celebrating its 10th year as southeast Michigan’s only fall in-water boat show, the Metro Boat Show continues to grow! We’re expanding the show this year into the north Shore Marina due to demand from exhibitors to bring more boats! Hundreds of exhibitors and hundreds of boats on display on-land and in-water along with other outdoor related equipment, gear and accessories.

The Festival features boats from 10 to 60 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 59 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

NMMA President: Boat Shows Remain a Fundamental Part of the Sales Cycle

After a year filled with uncertainty and disruption, including the cancellation and postponement of many boating industry events and shows, NMMA president Frank Hugelmeyer shares his thoughts on the importance and future of boat shows.  To read the full article click here.

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!