Friday, January 17, 2014

Head Out to the North American International Auto Show at Cobo Hall!

There are a lot of landmarks and events in the Detroit area that we have all grown accustom to and don't even recognize their significance and how big of a deal they really are. One of these things is the North American International Auto Show held at Cobo. In its 25th year, this is one of the largest and highest regarded auto shows in the world. It features over 200 exhibitors and brings in visitors from all over the world every year, from auto industry executives to car enthusiasts.

Public admission to the NAIAS begins this Saturday, January 18th and runs through the 26th. It is open daily from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m., with shortened hours of 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. on the final date. This year there are some new features to the event that will up the entertainment value a bit too. Every day at 3:30 and 7 p.m. there will be a parade inside the Auto Show on the main floor. This parade will feature local celebrities as well as floats and props from the Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Parade Company. And, of course, there will be cars included in the parade as well. On Friday, January 24th some of your favorite Detroit Tigers will even be at Cobo and will join in on a special parade as well. In addition to this added entertainment, there is also a new food court at Cobo called the "Detroit Made Kitchen" that features Detroit favorites like pierogies and kielbasa from Hamtramck and Coney Dogs.

Admission to the Auto Show is $13 for adults and $7 for seniors and children. Kids 6 and under are free. You can pick up your tickets ahead of time online here or just grab them at the door. If you've never been to this event before, it's definitely worth checking out. The displays are pretty cool, it's fun to look at some different cars and see what we might be driving in the future, and there are gorgeous models everywhere too. So, if you get sick of eyeing the cars, there are plenty of other things to look at. So head down to Cobo Hall this weekend and have some fun at this huge event that we are lucky enough to have in Detroit every year.


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