The Cobo Center and Detroit comeback story.

Experience Detroit

Detroit is a big city on the rise - with culture, history, entertainment, beautiful buildings, grit and determination.  The Cobo Center waterfront is a phenomenal experience.  It is an enormous natural asset.  Situated on the bank of the mighty Detroit River, Cobo overlooks Windsor, Ontario and is an international destination.  This is a different Detroit.



Visitor Safety Is Our Priority

cobo center security

Security measures established for each event in Cobo Center support the entire event ecosystem. A united effort to mitigate risks through preparedness, security and safety measures is put in place to provide protection and peace of mind to all visitors. Pre-event planning ensures that Cobo Center security is working effectively with your event security agency to create an environment of safety and hospitality for all attendees.

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Detroit waterways add dimension to your event

The Infinity and Ovation charter yachts can be conveniently docked on the Detroit River near the Atwater entrance to Cobo Center.  Entertaining between 40 – 300 guests, these beautiful yachts can be chartered for customer & employee events, trade show afterparties, sponsor appreciations, or just enjoying a phenomenal dining experience on the river aboard one of Detroit’s most exclusive entertainment venues.  Click here for the Infinity and Ovation Yacht Charters website. 

Sustainable Transportation Available at Cobo Center

Downtown Detroit is a rare jewel of the Midwest and exciting to discover. We encourage visitors to take full advantage of the culture, history and attractions in “the D” during their stay. The People Mover, with a station on the 4th floor of Cobo Center, has 13 stops at the most enjoyable parts of the downtown area. At just $.75 a ride, it pays to plan your excursion here:

The Q-Line, connects downtown to the creative culture and boutique commerce of Midtown, enriching the ‪Cobo Center visitor experience like never before. Museums, universities, tech campus, research institutes, automotive centers, sports, music, cross cultural dining and more that is distinctly Detroit. Plan your ride here:

Cobo Center has the largest MoGo bike share station for your convenience. With 430 bikes and 43 stations across 10 Detroit neighborhoods, it is designed for quick and sustainable trips around town. Get a pass here: 

Your event manager can give you information about walking and bus tours during your event in Cobo.

The Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau has the complete and current library of attractions and events in today’s Detroit.


Take the Detroit Experience Home With You

Retail shopping of made-in-Detroit merchandise is available on the concourse of Cobo Center compliments of the Detroit Shoppe, a non-profit agency that donates proceeds to local charities and cultural institutions.  The Somerset Foundaton operates the store, and the Southeastern Michigan Lincoln Dealers, the Detroit Regional Convention Facility Authority and Quicken Loans sponsor it.

Support Detroit area iconic brands like Vernors, Sanders, Motown, Germack, Bettermade, Pewabic Pottery, Faygo. Take a piece of Detroit home: memorable Detroit photographs and artifacts are featured in the Detroit Shoppe.  Their mission is to "showcase the people, places, products that have shaped our great city, and to donate every penny of every dollar earned from the sale of our products to those people and places that will continue to keep our city moving." Visitors from all over the world buy made-in-Detroit merchandise during major events in Cobo Center, to take home, share with loved ones, and continue the ongoing legacy of Detroit.

The Sweet Dreams perform in front of the Detroit Shoppe