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Saturday, May 18, 2024 in Lockport, IL

Lockport Car Show

15056 Archer Ave. Spring Car Show presented by the Midwest Gear Grinders Club and sponsored in part by Turtle Wax 9am - 3pm. Food and Beverage sales provided by the American Legion. First and second place trophies in 14 judged categories. Car Care goodie bags for first 100 participants and a 50/50 raffle.  Registration from 9am - Noon trophies awarded at 3pm. Entry fee:$20 at the gate.

Car Shows - listed by date             (jump to cruise nights)

Sun, Mar 03 in Milwaukee,  WI

400 West Wisconsin. The Milwaukee Auto Show runs daily from Saturday, Feb. 24 through Sunday, March 3 at the Baird Center. Tickets are $15 at the door for adults 13 and over  (cashless/credit cards only) or $12 online when purchasing prior to Feb. 24, 2024. After Feb. 23rd, online adult tickets are $14. For more information including hours of opperation, visit:

Sun, Mar 17 in Peotone ,  IL

710 S. West St. Eighth Annual Chicagoland Racing Memorabilia & Collectibles Show 10am - 2pm at the Will County Fairgrounds.  For more information, visit:

Sun, Mar 17 in Roselle,  IL

333 E. Irving Park Rd. Annual Model A Restorers Club Winter Swap Meet at Friendly Ford. All makes, models and automobilia welcome. Coffee, donuts and lunch available. To reserve vendor space, email:  For general show information, call Ken: 630-697-3906.

Sat, Apr 27 in Jefferson ,  WI

503 N. Jackson Ave. 47th Annual Spring Jefferson Swap Meet and Car Show.  This two-day event is one of southern Wisconsin's premier auto events held at Jefferson County Fair Park. No preregistration required for the Car Show. All makes and models welcome. Adult Spectator admission: $15. Friday, April 26 hours: 9am - 4pm. Saturday, April 27 hours: 6am - 4pm. Both day events held rain or shine. Free parking. For more information or to register for the car corral, visit:

Sun, Apr 28 in River Grove,  IL

2000 5th Ave. Triton College's Annual Car Show from 10am - 2pm at the West Campus in conjunction with the Community Block Party. Enjoy family-fun games, food and activities. Voting for car show competition begins at 10am with winners announced at 12:30 pm. Free admission and parking.  Preregistration closes April 26 at Noon. Rain date: Sunday, May 5. For more information, visit: www:

Sun, May 05 in Gilberts,  IL

11 Galligan Rd. AY-CAR-AMBA Car, Truck and Cycle show celebrating Cinco de Mayo 9am - 3pm at Crusin' & Pub 72. Authentic Mexican food all day plus Cerveza and Tequila specials. Hosted by Crusing Music Radio. Registration 9am - Noon. Spectators admitted free. Trophies and raffle prizes awarded at 3pm. Entry fee: $20 benefiting Autism research. For more information,

Sat, May 18 in Lockport,  IL

15056 Archer Ave. Spring Car Show presented by the Midwest Gear Grinders Club and sponsored in part by Turtle Wax 9am - 3pm. Food and Beverage sales provided by the American Legion. First and second place trophies in 14 judged categories. Car Care goodie bags for first 100 participants and a 50/50 raffle.  Registration from 9am - Noon trophies awarded at 3pm. Entry fee:$20 at the gate.

Sun, May 19 in Gurnee,  IL

Gurnee Mills Mall Parking Lot E. Rods for Remembrance Car Show Noon - 5pm. in conjunction with Lake County First Responders Expo 25th Anniversary and Gurnee Mills.  The Tunnels to Towers Never Forget mobile exhibit will be on display as part of the Expo.  This event is in support of first responders, their families and veterans.  Eighteen judged classes with trophies awarded at 4:30 pm. Food vendors on site and a 50/50 raffle. Registration fee: $15 day of show. All proceeds benefit Tunnels to Towers. Registration: 10am. - Noon.

Sun, May 26 in Sandwich,  IL

1401 Suydam Rd. 52nd Annual Auto Show at the Sandwich Fairgrounds 6am - 3pm. Antique, classic and special interest cars & trucks along with a parts swap and flea market. Breakfast and lunch on the grounds. Show cars: $15, car corral: $20, swap spaces: $25, cars for sale in the show area: $30. No pre-registration. Spectator donation: $5, children under 12, free.  No pets allowed.  For more information, call Al at:(815) 414-1239.

Sat, Jun 01 in Manteno,  IL

Main St. Downtown Manteno. Heroes, Hogs & Hot Rods car, truck bike and golf cart show.  All makes and models welcome. Registration: 9am- 1pm; awards at 4pm. Live music, bean bag tournament, food trucks, craft vendors, BBQ competition and air force simulators. All proceeds benefit Project Headspace and Timing. Entry fee: $20.  For more information, contact Guido at: (815) 295-1870.

Sat, Jun 01 in Minooka,  IL

7590 E. Route 6, quarter mile west of Ridge Rd. 5th Annual Clennon Car Show Noon until ????. All cars and motorcycles welcome. Trophies, food truck, DJ. Entry fee: $15, spectator admission:  free. Rain date:  Sunday, June 2.

Sun, Jun 02 in Big Rock,  IL

48W508 Hinckley Rd. 14th Annual Car, Truck, Tractor and Motorcycle Show at Plowman's Park 8am - 4pm. This years special feature: orphan vehicles. Registration 8am - 11am, trophies awarded at 3:30pm. Vehicles must be 25 years or older. Free admission, parking and registration. Proceeds benefit the Big Rock HIstorical Society. For more information, call Barb at (630) 768-3251 or

Sun, Jun 09 in Peotone ,  IL

710 S. West St. 52nd Annual Peotone Swap Meet, Car Corral and Show Car Display 7am - 3pm rain or shine at the Will County Fairgrounds sponsored by Phillips Chevrolet. All makes and models welcome. Show car and driver: $15 ($5 for each additional passenger). Please enter the west gate and  arrive together to park together. Spectator admission: $5 (Under 15 admitted free). Free public parking for spectators in showgrounds. For more information including Car Corral pricing, visit:

Sat, Jun 15 in Bartlett,  IL

102 N. Eastern Ave. North Avenue Car Show 9am - 4pm.  All cars, trucks and motorcycles welcome. All proceeds benefit Ignite the Courage, a charity organization created and run by the Bartlett Fire Department.  Registration 8am - Noon. Entry Fee: $20 per vehicle. Rain Date June 16. For more information, visit:

Sat, Jun 15 in Polo,  IL

205 N. Jefferson Ave.  Polo Car Show sponsored by the Gateway to the Pines Car Club. 7am - 2pm shine or rain at the Crossroads Community Church. All cars, trucks and motorcycles welcome with door prizes and giveaways. First and second place trophies for all classes awarded at 2pm. Special prize (a gas card) for the farthest traveled exhibitor at the show.  Registration the day of show ($15) ends at 11am.  Music provided by 3D Sound Company. For more information, visit:

Sat, Jun 22 in Plainfield,  IL

24741 S. Renwick Rd. Classic Car Show sponsored by the American Legion Post 13. Fifteen awarded classes, great food, full-service bar, 50/50 raffle and door prizes.  Gates open at 7am., Registration 7:30 am - 11:30 am. Judging starts at 12:30pm, trophies awarded at 2pm.  Car entry fee: $20. Spectators admitted free. Rain date:  Sunday, June 23.  For more show information, contact Brent at (815) 295-2251.

Sun, Jun 30 in Hickory Hills,  IL

Roberts Rd. between 91st and 95 Streets. Third Annual City of Hickory Hills Car Show 11am - 3pm. All proceeds benefit Kruse Krews. Entry Fee:  $20 after June 15, 2024; $15 prior to June 15. Applications available at City of Hickory Hills, 8652 95th St. Check-in time: 10am - 11am. Trophies awarded at 4pm. Space is limited, no refunds or rain dates.  For more information, visit:

Sat, Jul 20 in Braidwood,  IL

273 W. Third St. Summerfest Car Show sponsored by the Braindwood Lions Club and coordinated by the RC Gridiron Club 10am - 2pm at Braidwood City Park.  All makes, models and years welcome. Enjoy music, food vendors, flea market and carnival. Registration:$20 day of event opening at 9am and continuing until 10:30am. Trophies (1st-3rd place) awarded at 1pm.  All proceeds benefit the RC Gridiron Club activities and mission. For more information, visit:

Sat, Aug 03 in Frankfort ,  IL

201 Colorado Ave. Car Show Fundraiser 9am - 2pm at Lincoln Way East High School. Fun for the whole family. Five People's Choice Awards. Custom designed trophies, $1 split the pot raffle with food vendors on site. For more information,visit:

Sun, Aug 25 in Batavia ,  IL

Route 31 and Mooseheart Rd. Third Annual Mooseheat Car Show 9am - 2:30 pm.  Entertainment provided by Cruisein Music Radio. This is a vocational automotive shop fundraiser. Entry fee per vehicle:  $20. Spectators donate whatever possible.   For more information, call: (224) 587-6803.

Sun, Aug 25 in Waterford,  WI

8422 Jensen Parkway. Tichigan Lake Lions 19th Annual Charity Car Show 8am - 4pm. Largest one day car show.  Enjoy food, live music, raffles and games. Trophies to the top three finishers in each class. For more information, call: 262-895-6268 or visit:

Cruise Nights - listed by day of the week


South Barrington, IL

67 E. Algonquin Rd. Cruise Nights at Willow Creek Community Church  starts on May 27 and continues every fourth Monday of the month until September 23. Show hours are 5pm - 8pm. This is a free event open to classic cars and trucks. Food and music will be provided. Contributions to offset costs are appreciated. Follow signs to parking lot F.

Wauconda, IL

Route 176 (Liberty St.) between Bangs St. and W. Mill St. Wauconda Cruise Nights 5pm-8pm, third Tuesday of the month from June through September.  Dates include June 18,  July 16, August 20 and September 17. Enter off Route 176 and W Mill Street. For more information, call (847) 526-9600.



Addison, IL

520 W. Lake St. Cruise Night every Wednesday beginning May 15 from 5pm - 8pm near Elio Pizza in the Caputo's Shopping Center. Parking for 200 cars.  For more information, contact Flashback 50s DJ Tony at (630) 675-7872.

New Lenox, IL

14414 Ford Drive. Cars & Stripes Cruise Nights 5pm-8pm, held monthly the Second Wednesday of each month from May through September at the Thomas E. Hartung American Legion Post 1977. Open to all makes and models. Monthly featured cars with awards to the top three. This is a free event. DJ, food, drinks and rest rooms available onsite. For more information, e-mail:


Homer Glen, IL

16849 S. Cedar Rd. The Lemont Classic Car Club sponsors a Cruise Night every Thursday starting May 16 from 5pm - 8pm. Konow's Farm. Please do not arrive prior to 4:30pm. For more information, visit:


Downers Grove , IL

1030 Warren Ave. Moose Cruise Nights every Friday from 4pm - 8pm from May 31 through August 30.  All hot rods, classic and muscle cars welcome. For more information, visit:

Roselle, IL

344 E. Maple. The 19th Annual Roselle Cruise Nights at the American Legion Hall 5pm - 9pm every Friday from May 31 through September 13 weather permitting. Questions?  Contact:


Crete, IL

1329 Commerce Drive. Caffeine & Chrome last Saturday morning of every month 9am - Noon presented by Gateway Classic Cars.  All makes and models welcome. Family and pet friendly event. Pastries and coffee while supply lasts. No admission fee. For more information, visit:

Lombard, IL

St. Charles Rd and Main St. Downtown Lombard celebrates 25 years of the family-friendly fun at the weekly Saturday Cruise Nights and Summer Concert Series from June 15 through August 24. Hours are 6pm - 10pm.  All concerts held at S. Park Ave. 


Addison IL

48 W. Lake St. Flavor Frenzy Drive In Sunday Cruise Night in the Green Meadows Shopping center 5pm - 8pm starting May 19 and continues through October. Open to all cars with space for 200. For show information, call Flashback 50's DJ Tony at (630) 657-7872.

Aurora IL

205 N. Broadway. Cars and Coffee Car Meet Every Sunday morning starting at 9am beginning April 14 at Two Brothers Roundhouse. This is a free event open to the public. All cool cars, trucks and bikes are welcome. Cafe opens at 7am with the restaurant/bar side opening at 11am.