Car enthusiasts, mark your calendars: the 2017 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) will be open to the public Jan. 14–22. The show gives you the opportunity to see the vehicles and technologies that will shape the future automotive landscape. Make your visit a smooth ride with these tips:
- The show is held at Cobo Center, which is close to downtown hotels, restaurants and entertainment districts by the Detroit People Mover. View the Detroit People Mover schedule, route and riding fare before you hop on.
- Parking is available on the Cobo Roof Deck, Joe Louis Arena and Millennium Garage. There are smaller lots in the area, but you’ll need to have cash on hand to pay. Avoid the crowds by parking farther away and riding the People Mover.
- Tickets to enter the show are $13 for adults, $7 for seniors (65 or older) and $7 for children (ages 7-12) and are available at the door. Kids 6 and younger are free with a parent or guardian. Adult tickets can also be purchased online. Group tickets (30 or more) are available at a discounted rate of $9 per ticket.
- NAIAS is the perfect place to find your next ride. Unlike in a dealership, on the show floor, you can physically do side-by-side comparisons of vehicles from various manufacturers.
- This year’s NAIAS will feature a parade on the main show floor at 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. daily. Each parade will feature a host of ultra-luxury automobiles, local personalities from television, radio and sports, and even some clowns and special props from The Parade Company.
- Get your picture snapped in the MLive Glitterbooth “” a complimentary photo booth for attendees “” on Jan. 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and watch for it to appear on the big screens throughout the show.
- Enter the 2016 NAIAS photo contest by simply posting your photos from the show to your favorite social media channel using the hashtag #NAIAS. (Photo Booth photos will also be included in the contest.)
- See some of your favorite Detroit Tigers and their mascot, PAWS, when the team stops by the show on Jan. 22, which is also Family Day.