Join us at the Auto Show - March 10-18, 2018!

The Twin Cities Auto Show is your chance to compare more than 575 vehicles from 37 foreign and domestic brands side by side - without driving all over town.  You will see new models in every category, from compacts and family sedans to the latest in SUVs and luxury cars.  You'll see trucks that offer better mileage, greater utility and convenience, and more luxury features than ever.  You'll hear about financing options.  You will learn about on-board navigation and communication technology and see the growing variety of electric and hybrid vehicles.   And of course - instead of just dreaming about it - the Auto Show is where you can actually sit behind the wheel of one of those sleek, shiny new sports cars.  

Family fun is always part of the Auto Show and will bring out the kid in all of us.  Camp Jeep is a rare experience and even includes a rock climbing tower and Jeep Kids Course.  iHeart radio has daily appearances from the personalities you listen to every day. Celebrities from the Vikings, MN Wild and the MN Timberwolves are regulars for autograph signings and photographs. 

For those who want to drive cars at the Twin Cities Auto Show, the Ride and Drive section allows you to behind the wheel and test drive the latest technology on the Minneapolis streets.  

If you are in the market for a new car or truck - or just thinking about it - this is the place to be.  If you are an auto enthusiast, if you like to stay up-to-date with technology the Auto Show is a fun way to spend the day.  

The Twin Cities Auto Show is a production of GMADA, the Greater Metropolitan Automobile Dealers Association. 

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Show Information

The Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 South Second Avenue
Minneapolis MN 55403

Ample parking surrounding the Minneapolis Convention Center

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Over 450,000 square feet of exhibit space

Saturdays - 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Sundays - 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Monday - 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday - 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday - 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.*
Thursday - 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday - 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Adults 16 and older:           $12.00
Teens 11 - 15:                    $6.00
Children (10 and under):    Free
Half Price Wednesday, March 14, 10:00 am - 10:00 pm,      $6.00

Featured Weeknights: 
Tuesday, March 13:  Military Appreciation Night
Active, retired or disabled military professionals receive FREE entrance.  
Guests and family members receive $2 off admission.

Friday, March 16:  Auto Show After Dark
At 6 pm, the lights will go down in the Main Hall and Ballroom to display the interior and exterior lighting features of todays new vehicles. It will be a one-of-a-kind opportunity for show attendees to see how their new vehicle will look and feel when the sun has set.  

Over 575

New models representing 37 different makes of Domestic and Imported Vehicles.

Value of Vehicles & Exhibits:
Over $21,000,000


The Greater Metropolitan Automobile Dealers Association of Minnesota, Inc. is an organization of 126 new car and truck franchised dealers in the Greater Minneapolis and Saint Paul area.

2018 GMADA Chair:
Jeff Lupient, Lupient Automotive Group
Scott Lambert

Auto Show Director:
Mary Velline, email