Boat Shows & Events

Metro Boat Show

Date: September 12 - 15, 2019
Location: Show map
Lake St. Clair Metropark
31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045


Phone:  734.261.0123
Email: [email protected]

The Michigan Boating Industries Association is celebrating 10 years of producing the Metro Boat Show at Lake St. Clair Metropark this September 12-15. The show has grown each year and is the largest in-water boat show in the Midwest, spanning more than a mile long into both the North and South Marinas. The picturesque setting along Lake St. Clair adds to its appeal.

“The marina atmosphere with boats in the water and on land, entertainment including live music, plus beer tents and food trucks, it makes this a one-of-a-kind event that attracts boaters from all over the Great Lakes,” said Show Manager Nicki Polan. “Attendees really enjoy the show in a different capacity than our indoor winter and spring shows.”

Boats are the big attraction at the show with boats potentially up to 60-feet. “We see more larger cruisers, yachts, and sailboats at this event because it’s easier for dealers to transport bigger boats by water,” said Polan. Both new 2020 model debuts and end of season pricing on current inventory make this a great place to purchase a boat.

This year, the show is expanding again, while keeping the main Boardwalk on the water through the entire show. Because of its growing size, show management is providing a trolley service for boaters along the show perimeter.


Limited Transient Slips are available along the Black River (no power or water) or in the North Marina.
Upon arrival, any Canadian vessel must call in to U.S. Customs. The closest land-line phone is going to be in the park office. The number to call in is (313) 393-3793.

The Metro Boat Show is produced by the Michigan Boating Industries Association (MBIA).

For more information, current promotions, and contest information, visit
General park information can be found at or by calling 1-800-47-PARKS. Limited transient boating is available.

The Metro Boat Show is sponsored by the Huron Clinton Metroparks and Great Lakes Scuttlebutt, the official publication of the Metro Boat Show.

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