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

Sat, Sep 22 in Batavia,  IL

500 N.Raddant Rd., Rescheduled date for Labor Day Classic Car Show cancelled due to weather conditions. American Made Cars and Trucks 1993 or Older Eligible for Over 70 Awards. Door Prize Drawing. Buck-A-Car Payout. 50/50. Food Available from Fast Eddie's Chicago Style -Vienna Hot Dogs, Polish, Italian Beef Sandwiches, Meatball Sandwiches, Nachos, Tamales, and More. Coffee and Donuts Available in the Morning. $20 Registration 9am-Noon, Awards 3pm. Info at or 630-567-2753

Sat, Sep 22 in Effingham,  IL

2900 North 3rd Street, 25th Annual Corvette Funfest.  Presented by Mid America Motorworks, Grounds open daily at 8 am. Corvette Funfest is a FREE Customer Appreciation event, attracting thousands of Corvette enthusiasts from around the country, as well as internationally, with four full days of activities designed to promote the Corvette hobby.   Corvette Funfest is the World’s Largest Corvette Party, with suppliers and vendors offering on-site installations, educational seminars led by industry experts, special displays and shopping, as well as Celebrity Choice Awards, off-site excursions and headlining entertainment! Corvette Funfest Highlights: 1/8 Mile Drag Strip Racing, Fun Run Road Tour, Charity Event Benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Free Concert featuring Decades Rewind, Expert Panel, Celebrity Autographs, Fashion Show, Club Bartending Challenge, Funfest Paradise – Ladies Seminars and Activities, Food Court, Shopping, Off-Site Excursions, Celebrity Choice Awards, Educational Seminars, On-Site Installations. More info:

Sun, Sep 23 in Batavia,  IL

Chevelle Round Up VI celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the 1968 Chevelle. All 1964 to 1987 Chevelles, Malibus, El Caminos and Monte Carlos Welcome. Free to Display and Register Your Vehicle or Enter the Awards Class for $20. Registration 8am-Noon. Awards 3pm. for Awards Class Participants. 50/50. Anniversary T-Shirts Available. Food and Beverages Available from Fast Eddie's Chicago Style - Hot Dogs, Polish, Italian Beef, and More. Car Corral for Chevelles For Sale - $20 Fee. Rain Date - Sept.30. Located at 500 N.Raddant Rd., Batavia,IL. Info at or 630-567-2753

Sun, Sep 23 in Countryside,  IL

5925 S. LaGrange Rd, Hooters Cup Series XVIII Car & Bike Show. $25 Entry Fee  Registration 9am-12noon or until lot is full. Awards at 4pm  Free show poster signed by Hooters Poster Girls, 100 Dash Plaques, 50/50 Split the Pot, great Rock & Roll tunes  More Info:   

Sat, Oct 06 in Joliet,  IL

1813 East Cass St., @ Knights of Columbus #4400, 8th Annual Car Show, 2-6 pm, no early arrivals, $10 per show vehicle, trophies, door prizes, goodie bags while supplies last, food and drink avail. featuring KofC fish fry, show proceeds benefit St. Barnard's Church and K of C Charities. More info: or Sam at  815-726-0003

Sun, Oct 07 in Downers Grove,  IL

Hooters Cup Series XVIII Grand Champion Car & Bike Show 1303 Butterfield Rd,  $25 Entry Fee Registration 9am-12noon or until lot is full. Awards at 4pm  Free show poster signed by Hooters Poster Girls, 100 Dash Plaques, 50/50 Split the Pot, great Rock & Roll tunes. (Rain Date is 10/14) More Info:

Fri, Oct 12 in Joliet,  IL

1437 N. Larkin Ave., Fall Show & Shine @ Thomas Toyota Joliet. 5pm-9pm   FREE Raffle prizes, 100 dash plaques, Top 10 awards including Best of Show. Drive on out for this FREE Twilight Event sponsored by Thomas Toyota! more info

Sun, Oct 28 in Wheaton,  IL

0N731 Papworth St. @Wheaton VFW, 17th Annual "Original" Halloween Car Show. Open to American made cars and trucks 1993 and older. Special Halloween Awards. $50 Cash Award for participant's Best Adult Costume, Best Children's Costume and Best Decorated Car. Food and Beverages Available from the VFW. 50/50 to Benefit VFW. $20 Registration 9am-Noon, Awards 3pm. Info at or 630-567-2753.

Cruise Nights - listed by day of the week


Skokie, IL

West parking lot of Westfield Old Orchard Mall, In our 11th season, our fifteen shows are May 28th through September 3rd. 6 pm to 9 pm. Vehicle registration begins at 5 pm. Please register your vehicle on our website for a faster check-in! 400 vehicles weekly including Classic cars, Muscle cars, Hot Rods, Motorcycles. Food, music, vendors. $5 per show car (season's discount pass available), spectators free! We are a non-for-profit that gives scholarships to students. Visit our website or like us on Facebook.

Skokie, IL

4999 Old Orchard Center, 5 pm to 9 pm. Notable themes include: July 6: Red, White and Blue Night; July 27: British/Foreign Night; August 10: Hot Rod/Custom Night.  Registration is free. More info: at Westfield Old Orchard Mall will be free. Monday Night Car Shows, a 501(c)(3) organization,  will collect donations to build a scholarship fund for students looking to pursue programs focused in improving automotive skills. This event is alcohol-free.


Algonquin, IL

1900 South Randall Road, Cruise Night! Every Tuesday Night At Algonquin Commons Mall  Hosted by Rudy K & The Gasoline Alley Band 

Hillside, IL

4950 Washington Blvd.  @ Hillside Commons, HILLSIDE SUMMER NIGHTS, Hillside’s 2nd Annual Cruise Night Sponsored by Pauls Beef.  Concerts, food, craft beer, market place. All types of vehicles welcome. Dates; Tuesdays
July 24th, 31st, August 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th. More info:


Naperville, IL

2212 Ferry Road. Naperville, IL, Cruise in and park to meet fellow car enthusiasts for music, cars, food trucks, and fun. This event is open to the public, and no charge to attend. Last Wednesday of the month, every month.


Geneva, IL

Fourth & James St., behind the Kane County Courthouse, Geneva Classic Car Shows, July 5-August 30, 2018 From 6 - 8pm, free admission. Check out the antique, custom build, muscle, and sport cars. Enjoy delicious treats and a DJ. Downtown shops, pubs and eateries also stay open late—several offer evening entertainment


Park Ridge, IL

20 S. Prospect, Park Ridge Library parking lot and on Summit Ave by the Metra train station. First Friday of August, and September. Last two shows are: August 3 and September 7. Come out for Cruisin' Park Ridge! Hosted by the Park Ridge Chamber. From 6pm -9pm  Fun for the whole family! Live entertainment (music starts playing at 6pm) food, beer/wine, bounce house and, of course, cars, cars, cars! Free to exhibit your car! Free to attend!    Question? Visit or contact us at 847-825-3121 or


Crete, IL

1329 Commerce Drive in Crete, IL. Cruise in to Gateway ClassicCars every last Saturday of the month for cars and coffee. No cruiser? No Sweat. Bring the daily driver. Hope to see you there

Lake Zurich, IL

645 N Rand Rd, @ Culver's, SECOND SAT. thru October 13. 5-8 pm

Lombard, IL

Downtown Lombard, Cruise Nights and Summer Concert series, 6-10 pm, music 6:30 – 9:30 pm. parking available in the Metra lots east of Main St. on St. Charles Rd. Also south of the tracks along Parkside Ave. Car theme lot avail. on a first come first basis beg. at 4 pm and is located behind Splash Park. Free craft or game  provided in the Kids’ Corner. Car themes are optional and event is open to all classic and custom cars. For more info including a map, visit

Mt. Prospect, IL

Corner of Northwest Highway & Route 83 in West Train Commuter Parking lot, 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Mount Prospect Lions Club Bluesmobile Cruise Night. Run by the Mount Prospect Lions Club this is the events 12th year. Suggest small donation to the Mount Prospect Lions Club. Every Saturday Night from May 12 - September 29. Live Music every Saturday Night. Every night is a Car theme. Every night is a Radio Station giveaway. Lots of Restaurants & Bars in the downtown area.


Chicago IL

2500 W. Bradley Place, @  Rise & Drive 2018 - May 6 thru October 7. The season opener will begin at Collectors' Car Garage from 8am-11. Kick off the 5th season for Rise & Drive on the 1st Sunday of each month through and including October 7th. Come join us for ‘tire kicking’, conversation, coffee & bagels on our 2½ acre showfield. The CCG automobile storage garages will be open to the public with different "Star Cars" on display each Rise & Drive Sunday, May 6th, June 3rd, July 1st, Aug 5th, Sept 2nd & Oct 7th.