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Expos Coming to Metro Detroit in 2017

Posted on Friday, February 24 2017 in Events

If you're keen on staying indoors for the cold winter months, but still want to get out of the house, you're in luck. Metro Detroit plays host to a busy schedule of expos for enthusiasts of all sorts. Here's a look at a few popular shows on the calendar for the first half of 2017.

Motor City Tattoo Expo – March 3-5

If you're curious about getting inked — or simply have a passion for incredible art — check out the 22nd annual Motor City Tattoo Expo in the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. More than 300 artists converge at this event that draws tattoo enthusiasts and vendors from around the world.

Michigan Golf Show – March 10-12

It won't be long before melting snow gives way to greener fairways, so start thinking about your swing early at the Michigan Golf Show at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. Snag a discount on clothing, rounds and resorts or check out the "hands-on" activities among more than 400 exhibitors at the largest golf expo for consumers in the country.

Midwest Fly Fishing Expo – March 11-12

The Michigan Fly Fishing Club hosts its annual expo at the Macomb Community College Sports & Expo Center in Warren with free seminars about fly fishing techniques, casting and tying demos. The expo usually draws a cast of headliners, though the lineup has not yet been announced.

Novi Boat Show – March 16-19

The boating industry in the Great Lakes State is serious business. If you're in the market for a vessel to get out on the water, you'll find hundreds of new, overstocked and non-current models at the Novi Boat Show at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi.

Motor City Comic Con – May 19-21

Though not quite as large as San Diego's famed convention, the Motor City Comic Con at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi is the place to geek out over comics, TV and movie pop culture. It's great for celebrity sightings or people-watching, as many enthusiasts attend in costume.

By: Heidi Tiano

Photo credit: Motor City Comic Con