2020 Detroit International Auto Show

Detroit International Auto Show | By Sherry Trautman | Traveling Michigan at Travel-Mi.com

From concepts to concerts, there will be so much to see and experience at the 2020 North American International Auto Show in Detroit!

All terrain vehicle rides, fudge shops, VR experiences and concept vehicles!  Plus we have lots of in-the-know tips you should know before you go.

“If you had access to a car like this, would you take it back right away? Neither would I.” ~Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

Detroit International Auto Show Dates and Locations

The show is June 13-20, 2020 and will take place in the Cobo Center and has also expanded an additional 1 million sq. ft. into Hart Plaza.

The Crowne Plaza is also an official hub for symposiums and panel discussions during the event. 

Cobo/TCF Center Address: 1 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226

Where to Park at the Detroit International Auto Show

Click on the map above to zoom in and see the different parking lots. 

Here's a PDF Map of the Detroit parking locations. It's always best to get to the Detroit International Auto Show early: Less stress and a better chance to get the parking lot you want.

Parking is $15-$20. Pay with credit card. If you park away from Cobo you may need to pay in cash to an attendant so it's always good to have a few $5 bills with you in case they don't have change. 

TCF Center Roof Deck Parking- 625 W Congress St, Detroit, MI.  Located at the corner of Congress and Third Streets on the roof of TCF Center. It features 1,200 uncovered parking spaces, and provides easy access to both TCF Center and Joe Louis Arena.  

TCF Center Washington Blvd. Garage - 1 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI. The Washington Boulevard garage is  located at the corner of Larned St. and Washington Blvd., underneath the TCF Center. This garage features 640 covered parking spaces on two levels.  

TCF Center Congress Street Garage- 501 W Congress Street, Detroit, MI. The TCF Center Congress Street Garage is located at the intersection of Congress and First streets, underneath the TCF Center.  The TCF Center Congress Street Garage features 350 covered and 56 uncovered parking spaces.  

Millennium Garage- 432 W Congress St, Detroit, MI

See What Happened at the Detroit International Auto Show in 2019!

This Chevy Silverado is made with legos!  Seriously, how cool is that?  This was at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show.

See the fun that happened during the Detroit Auto Show in 2019!

Detroit International Auto Show In-The-Know Tips

  • Tickets are $14/each. $7 for 65 or older.
  • Utilize the Detroit People Mover right from the Auto Show (Cobo) to get to Greektown, the Renaissance hotel and more!  It's only 75 cents per person each direction!  There is a machine for tokens right next to the entrance to the People Mover. 
  • We recommend showing up EARLY as the show is packed by noon.  There is already a line at 9:00 a.m. but you will enjoy the show more without the insane crowds by 2:00 p.m.
  • There are lots of restrooms at the show.
  • Coat check is available for around $4 per coat...have cash. 
  • Right next to the coat check is a shop that has breakfast, drinks and lunch items.
  • Lots of places to purchase water, snacks and drinks inside the autoshow. 
  • Plan to spend about 3 hours at the show so you can enjoy it all. 

Detroit International Auto Show Accessibility

1 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226

Do you have accessibility needs?  Last year we had a wheelchair (snowmobiling mishap!) so we learned a lot about accessibility challenges. 

  1. Handicap access starts at 8:00 am.  This is an outstanding perk.  So be sure to arrive early so you have a chance to see the show before it becomes flooded with people.  We found this invaluable.  
  2. You can rent motorized mobility chairs for $35.  No need to push a wheelchair around!
  3. We stayed at the Renaissance Hotel because you can take the Detroit People Mover to Cobo.  No need to move your vehicle!  
  4. Uber-you can easily get around the city with Uber, just be sure to request the XL vehicle.  
  5. If you choose to push a wheelchair, know that most of the hall is carpeting and it gets very hard to push through the displays if the carpet is thick. I know, because I pushed a wheelchair all day.   

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