What you need to know about the Michigan International Auto Show returning to Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The Michigan International Auto Show returns this week to DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids.

The event, which is expected to showcase new vehicles from more than 20 manufacturers, describes itself as “the biggest annual opportunity for the public to see their next new car”. Participants can sit inside cars, trucks, SUVs and more to “see how they feel about legroom, interior height, dashboard design and tidying up”. Those who stop by can also learn about the latest tech trends as well as safety gear, eco-friendly options and more.

The event, sponsored by Gentex and the Grand Rapids New Car Dealers Association, takes place Thursday through Sunday, February 3-6, at DeVos Place, 303 Monroe Ave. NW.

Tickets, which can be purchased online, are $12 adults and $5 children ages 6-14. Children 5 and under are admitted free.

In addition to new cars, the event is expected to showcase a range of specialty and classic vehicles.

This includes a 2020 Ferrari 812 Superfast, a A 2017 Porsche 991.2 Turbo and a 2014 Audi R8. A “heavily modified” Chevrolet Silverado, built by Gentex, will also be on display, along with a host of classic cars from the Gilmore Car Museum.

The Million Dollar Highway will also feature several premium performance vehicles, including a 2022 Maserati Ghibli Trofeo sedan, a 2022 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera convertible and a 2020 Rolls Royce Phantom sedan.

This year marks the auto show‘s return to Grand Rapids after it was canceled in 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Paid parking is available under DeVos Place as well as parking in front of DeVos Place. Attendees can also park for $2 at Dash 9 lot area on Seward Avenue NW and take a free trolley to DeVos Place. For more information on parking can be found here.

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