Dates & Location
56th Annual Detroit Boat Show
February 15-23, 2014
1 Washington Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48226
Saturdays & Monday: 11am – 9pm
Tuesday through Friday: 3pm – 9pm
Sundays: 11am – 6pm
Note: The I-96 Construction Shutdown will NOT affect Boat Show traffic. It is scheduled to begin in late March.
COBO CENTER PARKING FOR THE DETROIT BOAT SHOW
Cobo Roof Deck (located at 625 West Congress). The structure is convenient and you only have to take an elevator down to the Cobo Center lobby.
Washington Street Garage (located at One Washington Blvd). This is also a very convenient, covered parking option located directly in the front of Cobo Center.
Congress Street Garage (located at Congress & First Street). This is another convenient option located directly at Cobo Center. It has both covered and some open spaces and can be reached from both Congress or First Street access points.
Hours for Cobo Parking:
Roof deck: 6:00a-11:00p
Other options if these lots are full:
There are a number of other Parking Garages with a block or two of Cobo Center which will also be open during the Detroit Boat Show.
Use the Detroit People Mover
For $.75 cents each ride, you can park far from Cobo (maybe near that restaurant you’ve been wanting to try) and rely on the city’s monorail to take you right inside the hall. The station is just an escalator ride away from the lobby in Cobo.
Park on the street
Street parking can sometimes be your best bet. Meters are free on Sunday. The newest city meters even take Visa and Mastercard. Some street parking near the northernmost People Mover spots can even be found for free!
You can park for free at the Greektown Casino parking structure, then head for the boats. Greektown has its own People Mover station located right down the street. It’s then just a 75 cents ride to Cobo.
The structure below Jefferson Ave.
Some people don’t even realize that there is a parking structure under East Jefferson, just east of Cobo. It’s the underground lot that was meant to serve the Ford Auditorium and it will cost only $10 to park there for an entire day. This lot can fill up during the week but may be a good weekend bet. You enter via a ramp in the median on E. Jefferson. Just look for the yellow sign with blue lettering.
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