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District 9

MBIA Cancels Metro Boat Show

We regret to inform you that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, MBIA has canceled the Progressive® Metro Boat Show, scheduled for September 17-20, 2020 at Lake St. Clair Metropark. With COVID-19 cases increasing again in Michigan and widespread reports of inventory challenges, we believe this is the most prudent course of action for all our stakeholders. 

A full refund will be sent to those who contracted for space at the 2020 show.

We remain fully committed to the production of the 2021 Progressive® Metro Boat Show, scheduled for September 16-19, and for this event you will be offered first right of refusal for your current space just as you were in 2020, subject to all contract rules and regulations.

Additionally, we remain focused on our January Progressive® Detroit Boat Show and Progressive® Novi Boat Show in March . With the guidance of our federal and state agencies, our team is working diligently to identify and implement all appropriate health and safety procedures for these future shows. 

You are a valued member and exhibitor and we thank you for your understanding and ongoing support. We will keep you updated as we learn more and if you have questions about any of MBIA’s boat shows, please contact me or Bethany Sly, Director of Sales at


Nicki Polan

Executive Director

Michigan Boating Industries Association