The North American International Auto Show in Detroit, MI

A vehicle showcased at the NAIS and a woman presenting to a crowd.

The North American International Auto Show is back at the Cobo Center in Detroit, MI! This event brings together vehicle enthusiasts from around the country for a glimpse at the future of the automotive industry.

The History of the North American International Auto Show

Detroit is no novice to hosting automobile shows. From 1907 to 1987, Detroit hosted an annual regional auto show. In 1987, the Detroit Auto Dealers Association posed the idea of turning the little regional auto show into an international scope, and so began the North American International Show that we attend today. This event aims to celebrate the vehicles and technologies that are the future of the automotive world.

Events at The North American International Auto Show

The North American International Auto Show will feature many exciting events including:

The Public Show: The Public Show will take place from January 20th through January 28th. Those who attend the Public Show will get to view more than 750 vehicles on display including: muscle cars, electric cars, full-sized trucks, and high-performance supercars. The NAIAS is known as North America’s most prestigious automotive showcase, and if you love all things cars, you don’t want to miss it. From the 20th-the 27th, doors open at 9 a.m. and close at 10:00 p.m. with no admittance after 9 p.m. On Sunday, January 28th, doors open at 9 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. with no admittance after 6 p.m. Tickets are $14 for adults, $7 for seniors (65 and over), $7 for children ages 7-12, and free for children 6 and under with a paid parent/guardian ticket.

The Auto Show 5K: Back by popular demand, the Auto Show 5K will take place on January 14th at 8:30 a.m. outside of the Joe Louis Arena. The route for this event will wind along the Detroit Riverfront through Milliken Park. The race will finish in time for the start of the Public Show.

NAIAS 2018 Education Day: Education Day will take place on Wednesday, January 24th from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This event began at the 2005 North American International Auto Show, and now in its 14th year. Education Day has been shaped into a valuable and educational day for students. This event is open to students of all ages, even college kids, and is tailored based on the ages of its attendees. The students in attendance will get to help with the pre-show and post-show lesson plans, go on a tour of the Auto Show, and experience other fun, hands-on activities.

Cars on Parade: During the NAIAS, there is a parade of cars at both 3:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. daily. This event has been put on by The Parade Company, organizers of America’s Thanksgiving Parade. It will feature luxury and performance automobiles, as well as local personalities, props, and clowns.

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