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Featuring a Boat Show and exhibits for outdoor enthusiasts, live music, beer tents and family fun for all.
Don’t miss out this year, we’re bring you a bigger and better show! The Show is expanding into the north Shore Marina due to demand from exhibitors to bring MORE BOATS!


Meet Josh Jorgensen, BlacktipH at the show and enter win a Lake St. Clair Fishing Trip with Josh!

Josh Jorgensen, avid fisherman and Youtube star from BlacktipH, the most subscribed to Extreme Fishing Show in the world, is coming to the Metro Boat Show Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 17-18 to meet and greet, take photos, and talk fishing with show goers. See Josh at the show from noon to 5 p.m. both days.

Want to win a fishing trip with Josh? CLICK HERE to enter, only one entry per person accepted. Winner will be notified on Friday, Sept. 16 for an all expenses paid fishing charter trip on Lake St. Clair the morning of Sept. 18. Rules and regulations apply.


Eric Kong Drop

Parkour at the ‘Park!

The latest craze for people of all ages, from little kids to grown adults, Parkour and freerunning are not for the weak, but for efficient athletes with creative training. Parkour is all about efficiency. It’s getting from point A to point B in the most efficient way possible, navigating obstacles along the way. Freerunning is more about creativity. It takes the foundation of parkour and adds creative movements so that you might go out of your way to points C or D to add some creativity or flare such as a flip! See amazing stunts from the professionals at Pheonix Freerunning Academy, and stay after their shows for free lessons on how to get started in your training.

The Phoenix shows will run on Saturday at Noon, 2:00, 4:00 and 6:00 p.m.,
and Sunday at Noon, 1:30, 3:00 and 4:30 p.m.

About the Phoenix Freerunning Academy
Phoenix Freerunning Academy is run by a team of 6 professional freerunning athletes who have been both performing and teaching since 2012. Since our inception, we have done a number of live performances as well as stunt work for both film and TV. It is our goal to help educate, promote and unify the parkour and freerunning communities of Michigan and to teach both children and adults how to practice the growing sport of parkour in a fun and safe manner. To learn more, visit our website at phoenixfreerunning.com.




Smoked Meat Competition

The 2nd annual Smokin’ on the Beach smoked meat competition is returning to the Metro Boat Show. The craze is catching on and we’re bringing BBQ to the party! Click  here for the registration form and join the fun, $1,000 in prize money is at stake!




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Watch the games at the Festival!
Don’t miss out on the chance to come to the boat show just because the game is on – we’ve got that covered!Come watch college football on Saturday, and the Lions on Sunday. We’ll have TVs in both bars with the games on.



Sails and Ales

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!

budget1-300x300Enter to Win $15,000 to Spend at the Show

Enter to win at the main entrance tent. No purchase necessary to enter. One entry per person. Winner will be notified via email. If no reply is received within 7 days, an alternative winner will be chosen.



RC Boats
(Thurs – Sun)

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

Bounce Houses

Face Painting

Tiki_BarLive Music at the Tiki 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. Featuring Michigan Craft Brews.






  • Category 2
  • 1-5pm
  • Rated #2 Detroit cover band by gigmasters.com


Broadcast Center

97.1 The Ticket Street Team & The Ticket Chicks
Thursday 9/15 from 5pm-7pm

94.7 WCSX LIVE broadcast
Friday 9/16 from 3pm-7pm

101.1 WRIF LIVE broadcast
Saturday 9/17 from 2pm-7pm

Rendezvous at the Festival!

Bring the largest group of boating friends to the Festival and win a party package! Enter to win: 20 pizzas, 80 soda pops, 10 bags of chips, and 20 Free t-shirts. Enter to win at the Information Booth inside the show.