American Red Cross Blood Drive

Saturday, January 19
Sunday, January 20
Monday, January 21
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 26
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The American Red Cross will be held in rooms 250 ABC. American Red Cross staff members encourage both walk-ins and/or scheduling appointments at (Sponsor code: NAIAS)

For further information, please contact Kelley DeLong, American Red Cross, at [email protected].


WXYZ Family Day

Monday, January 21
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Channel 7 Family Day delivers a fun-filled lineup of celebrities and family activities planned for the day. The activities, located in Cobo Center’s Atrium, are free for all attendees.

Photo Day

Tuesday, January 22

Professional and amatuer photographers alike will have an opportunity to access the 2019 NAIAS show floor at 8 a.m. This sneak peak, presented by Ally with photo day prize products provided by Bose, gives show attendees with a camera a chance to capture award-winning photos without a crowd.

Interested photographers are asked to access the show floor through Hall C of Cobo Center.

NAIAS Education Days

NAIAS Education Days, which will be open to school groups of all ages on Wednesday January 23 and to Detroit Public School pre-K students in support of Grow Up Great on Thursday January 24. NAIAS Education Days provide an educational opportunity to learn more about the automotive industry. More than 4,000 area school children attend. Education Days are presented by Ally and PNC Grow Up Great.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019: NAIAS Education Day

  • NAIAS Education Day students and chaperones enjoy a discounted price of $13 per person, which includes pizza, chips and a soft drink.
  • Select NAIAS Education Day high school students are invited to participate in Wallet Wise sessions, which will teach budget creating and the importance of maintaining a balanced budget, as well as the fundamentals of applying for and maintaining good credit.
  • More information regarding NAIAS Education Day on Wednesday, January 23 can be found at

Thursday, January 24, 2019: Grow Up Great Day

• PNC – NAIAS Education Day partner, PNC will welcome the Grow Up Great students to participate in a number of educational activities, including a car-building bricks project.  After they finish lunch, the children will be led to the NAIAS show floor where they will participate in a group photo and take part in hands-on activities throughout several of the exhibits. One of the participating students will be given the opportunity to win a booster seat. All students will then be treated to their very own exclusive book and stuffed animal along with lesson plans to bring NAIAS STREAM education home.

The Detroit Tigers Winter Caravan

Friday, January 25

Fans of the Detroit Tigers will have the chance to see some of their favorite players and even Tigers mascot PAWS when the team stops by on Friday, January 25 @ 6:15 p.m. The players will take part in an auto show parade then participate in a Q & A in the Chevrolet Display.

Sensory Friendly Day

Sunday, January 27
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

2019 NAIAS will be holding a “Sensory Friendly Day” once again on the second Sunday of Public Show. Sensory Friendly Day will allow for new audiences to experience our great show that would normally not be able to due to the dynamic features on the show floor.

During this time, exhibitors will set flashing lights to a still position and volume will be greatly reduced in their areas.

Attendees will be able to access the show floor at the Hall C entrance of Cobo Center.