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Detroit Boat Show begins this weekend at Huntington Place

Michigan’s original boat show is getting ready to sail in.

For more than 60 years, the Detroit Boat Show has provided boat owners with weeks of shopping for new accessories, marinas, docks, and, of course, new and used boats. Starting Saturday, Huntington Place will be a full-on boat club with free classes, career days, shopping, live music, and even an area for the kiddos.

Corey Siebert, marine tech of SkipperBud's of Fenton prepares a boat for the upcoming 65th annual Detroit Boat Show at Huntington Place in Detroit on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023.

What to know

Location: Huntington Place, 1 Washington Blvd., Detroit

Days: Jan.14-16; Jan.19-22


  • Saturdays: 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Sundays and Mondays: 11 a.m.6 p.m.
  • Thursday and Friday: 3-9 p.m.

Ticket prices:

  • Adult ticket: $14
  • Children 12 and under: Free with an adult
  • Free admission for (1) active military, police officers and firefighters
  • Free entry on Senior Day (Jan. 16) for visitors 65 and older
  • E-tickets are available online for purchase.


  • Huntington Place Roof Deck, 625 W. Congress. It’s connected to Huntington Place and just requires taking an elevator to the main floor.
  • Washington Street Garage, 1 Washington Blvd. It’s located directly in front of Huntington Place.
  • Congress Street Garage, at Congress and First Street. It is close to Huntington Place.
  • Street parking and nearby parking lots are also options to park vehicles.

What you will be able to buy

The Detroit Boat Show organization has a product directory for potential buyers to check out some of the featured businesses and exhibitors.

Crews set up for the 65th annual Detroit Boat Show at Huntington Place in Detroit on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023.

Among the exhibitors that will be on hand: Action Water Sports of Fenton Inc., Blue Lagoon Boating Center, Motor City Power Sports LLC, American Custom Marine and Silver Spray Sports.

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Items from Michigan boutiques will also be available for purchase including canvas, nautical goods and decor, apparel, and more.


Detroit Boat Show will feature hundreds of products and exhibits for boaters.

The Tiki Bar featuring live music from Ohio guitarist Scott Sopata and Indianapolis band Circle City Steel. Performances are as follows:

  • Scott Sopata: Noon-7 p.m. Saturday; noon- 5 p.m. Sunday
  • Circle City Steel: Noon-7 p.m. Jan. 21; noon-5 p.m. Jan. 22

At the Kids Zone, children can create nautical crafts, indulge in face painting and will have a chance to meet a real-life mermaid and pirate. Only available during the weekends.

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