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Wed, Sep 18 in Bloomingdale,  IL

152 Stratford Dr, (by 25 West Brewing and Strada Italia) @ Stratford Square Mall, Daily Herald Cruise Nights 5PM-8PM, Kare-9 Ministry, More Info: 847-427-4637, or or

Sat, Sep 21 in Glenview,  IL

99 Waukegan Road, Glenview Bank Trust & Mariano's Parking Lot. Coffee, Classics & Connections 9AM-11AM, Older Adult Services, Homeless, Free, interactive family friendly event, peruse 70+ classic cars, free light breakfast, contests, prizes, entertainment. Click here to register your car and event information More Info: 847-242-8009  or

Sat, Sep 21 in Huntley,  IL

11419 IL Route 47, Deicke Park, Huntley Fall fest Car Show-11th Annual Pedals for Paws, 9am-2:30pm, 100% to animal service and assistance programs. Registration 9am – 11 am, Car Show Starts at 1am, Awards 2:00pm   40 Custom trophies, rain date 9/22. More Info: 847-490-5528 CINDY@ASAP-USA.ORG

Sat, Sep 21 in Joliet,  IL

3115 W. Jefferson St. (Jefferson and Essington) INDUSTRY TAP HOUSE, INDUSTRY TAP HOUSE/PRISON CITY KRUISERS CAR SHOW 10AM-3PM, MORNING STAR MISSION, Join us in raising money for the STARS OF HOPE program!! Enjoy music, food, the show and tasty beverages. Registration opens at 10 DOOR PRIZES, 50/50, CHARITY RAFFLE DRIVE!!

Sun, Sep 22 in Bourbonnais,  IL

1560 Career Center Road, American Lutheran Church Car Show & Rally Day, 9am-3pm, Join us for our first ever car show! Registration 9-12 awards at 3. Raffle items, 50/50, and awards. Dash plaques to first 100 vehicles. More Info: 815-315-3972 or

Tue, Sep 24 in Braidwood, 

275 S. Hickory St TOP FUEL SALOON, TOP FUEL SALOON/PRISON CITY KRUISERS 11AM-5PM, MORNING STAR MISSION, Trophy, tasty food, smooth beverages and bitch'n rides!!!! Charity Raffle Drive!!! More Info:

Sat, Sep 28 in Oak Park,  IL

1026 North Blvd, (Marion Street) Beer Shop, Cars and Coffee Oak Park, 8:30am-10:30am, A weekly event for car enthusiasts to gather. From Model T’s to McLaren’s, we are open to all years, makes, models. If you’re into cars, you’re going to meet some great people at Cars & CoffeeOakPark. More Info: or photos

Sat, Oct 05 in Westmont,  IL

1 W Quincy, Westmont Train Station, Oktoberfest Car Show 12noon-6pm, Westmont Lions Foundation for Diabetes, Westmont Lions Club is having its annual Oktoberfest on October 4th-5th with the Car Show, Craft Fair and 5k for Diabetes on October 5th. Live music, food, and additional festivities for Diabetes. More Info: to register click here.

Wed, Oct 09 in Schaumburg,  IL

208 West Golf Road, Schaumburg, IL 60195 Zeigler Chrysler, Doge, Jeep and Ram, Daily Herald Cruise Nights 5PM-8PM, K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry, Matt Avery of Classic Recollections will be on-site. Music provided by 94.7 WLS. Raffle with proceeds benefiting K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry. More Info:

Cruise Nights - listed by day of the week


Addison, IL

45 W Lake (Kennedy And Lake St), Flavor Frenzy, Summer of Sundaes Ice Cream Cruise Night 5:30PM to 8:30PM, Formerly Uncle Harrys Live.DJ Tony. Great ice cream and Italian Ices. More Info: 630-429-9679

Hillside, IL

4950 Washington Blvd (Hillside & Washington Ave.) Hillside Commons, Summer Nights at Free Concerts, 5 PM, Delicious Food, Wine and Cold Beer for Purchase. More Info: Tony, 708-202-4357

McHenry, IL

Green Street Cruise Night, Downtown McHenry (behind Green Street Cafe), 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Hosted by Letizia Financial Group. Themes:  July 6: Pre-WWII, July 20: Orphan Makes, August 24: Motorcycles, Model T and Model A. Registration is free. Nostalgic music will accompany timeless makes in the 179-year-old town situated on the Fox River. Upon registering, participants are automatically entered into Letizia Financial Group’s raffle. Visit for more info.

Morris, IL

47 E. Washington St., Morris Cruise Night, Second Monday of the month, June 13 to October 10.  Entering its 14th season, the Morris Cruise Night is one of the largest charitbale events in the Grundy County area, according to organizers. The monthly meet up draws hundreds of classic cars and thousands of spectators. Donations welcome, door prizes available. for more info

New Lenox, IL

101 Veterans Parkway New Lenox Village Commons, Cruise the Commons 5PM-9PM, Tuesday, August 27 (5:00-9:00 p.m.), featuring music by Electric Avenue Admission is free for all ages, and concessions will be available. More Info: 8154626400

Salem, WI

9251 Antioch Road/Rt. 83, 3 mi. N. of IL border. at the Sandlots of Salem, 6-9 pm. Enjoy music, half price pizza cruiser meal discounts, dash plaques, a top vehicle award and fundraising for Pitter Patter Animal Rescue, Inc. Visit


1110 Perimeter Dr Hooters, Hooters Cup Series XIX Car & Bike Show 9am-3pm, Hooters, 1110 Perimeter Dr, Schaumburg, IL 60173 Registration: 9 am-Noon, Awards 3pm, Hot Rods & Hot Wings and good old Rock N Roll. Free Posters signed by the Hooter poster girls. $25.00 Entry Fee More Info:

Skokie, IL

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

Tinley Park, IL

Oak Park Ave & 171st St, Downtown Tinley Cruise Nights 5 to 9 p.m., More Info:


Glendale Heights, IL

305 East Army Trail Road, Summer Knights Cruise Nights at Buona Beef in Glendale Heights 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., 630-539-2333 or for more info

South Barrington, IL

67 E. Algonquin Rd, Willow Creek Community Church, Cruise Nights at Willow Creek 5:00PM - 8:00PM, Hosted by the CARS Ministry of Willow Creek Church, 5 Tuesdays, May 21, June 11, July 9, August 13, September 10. Free event open to vintage, classic, custom, muscle and antique cars and trucks. Food and music will be provided.


Bloomingdale, IL

152 Stratford Square Mall, Daily Herald Cruise Nights, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Every third Wednesday of the month. Family-friendly event with balloon sculptor, face painting and classic car commentary. for more info and photos from previous events

Cary Grove, IL

Main St. & Jandus Rd. off of Route 14, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Notable themes: June 24: Import and Sport Car Night, July 1: Street Rod, Hot Rod and Custom Car Night, August 5:  ‘50s, ‘60s and '70s Muscle Car Night. for more info

Lake Zurich, IL

200 S. Rand Road, at Paulus Park, First Wednesday of the month  6 to 9 p.m. May through August (September, October to be determined). For info, visit

Libertyville, IL

Downtown Libertyville, Car Fun on 21, 6-9 pm, May 15, June 19, July 17, Aug 21, Sept. 18. Live Music, food from Oscar Lee's Barbeque. More info:  847-680-0336 or

Mt. Prospect, IL

55 E. Euclid Ave, at Randhurst Village, Daily Herald Cruise Nights with Matt Avery.  Best of show winner to be featured in Avery's weekly column in the newspaper. See details on Facebook at Daily Herald Cruise Nights.

Mundelein, IL

Seymour Avenue and Park Street. Second Wednesday of the month, Park on Park, May 8 through Sept. 11, 5-9 p.m.,  This cruise night specializes in pre-1977 vehicles only (NO exceptions). For details, visit

Naperville, IL

796 Royal Saint George, Braconi's Restaurant & Pizzeria, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Notable themes will incllude: June 24: Mopar Night, August 12: Cadillac/Elvis Night, August 19: Emergency Vehicles. for more info


Frankfort, IL

Intersection of Kansas and Oak, Downtown Frankfort,Frankfort Car Club Cruise Night, Themed cruise night running every Thursday night through September 17, or contact Larry Loven (708)519-0115 for more info

Geneva, IL

Fourth & James St., behind the Kane County Courthouse, Geneva Classic Car Shows, July and August 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

Hardwood Heights/Chicago, IL

Harlem/Foster shopping center, behind Bakers Square, City Wide Classics cruise night 6-9 pm, weather permitting, Music /giveaways. Hungry? Try Bakers Square- China buffet . Need car parts? Visit O'Reillys.

LaGrange, IL

1511 W. 55th Street, (55th Street and Willow Springs Rd.) The Highland Queen Drive-In, 5PM-9PM, Come enjoy some ice cream, hot dogs, tropical sno, burgers and more while sharing your car with our awesome customers. Free entry, come and go as you wish. Every 3rd Thursday - May through Sept.

Winthrop Harbor, IL

1275 Sheridan Road, Mis Shift Car Club - Harbor Plaza Cruise Night. Beginning June 7, 5 pm until ? Food, music, ice cream! Music and Droopy's Gryos food specials for cruise cars. More info: or 224-627-1068


Downers Grove, IL

933A Curtiss Street (Main and Curtiss) Downtown Downers Grove, Summer Nights Classic Car Show 6pm-9pm, Live entertainment from 7-9 pm at the Main Street Train Station. More Info: or flier

Homewood, IL

1833 South Halsted Street, Cruise Night Homewood Chevrolet, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Every Friday thru August 28, Free barbeque for drivers, trophies for best car, live music. for more information

Richmond, IL

11015 U.S. 12,  Richmond Dog and Suds Cruise Night, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for more info

Rolling Meadows, IL

2401 Kirchoff Road, Meadows Christian Fellowship Church,  5-8 p.m., May 31 through September. For details, visit or MeadowsCruiseNights Facebook page.

Roselle, IL

344 E. Maple Ave., 13th annual Roselle American Legion cruise nights,  May 31 to Sept. 27. 6-9 p.m. For information and list of live bands, visit

Wheaton, IL

Downtown between Liberty and Willow streets, Vintage Rides, 6 to 9 pmge Rides, May 24 to Aug. 23. Different theme each week. For information, visit


Chicago, IL

1410 S. Museum Campus Drive, Soldier Field south parking lot, Rise & Drive, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., July 12th, August 2nd, September 20th, October 18th, The second year of Rise & Drive features supercars, exotics, muscle cars and collectors, as well as free coffee and available food trucks. for more info

Crete, IL

1329 Commerce Drive, Caffeine and Chrome - Cruise in to Gateway Classic Cars every last Saturday of the month for Caffeine and Chrome: Presented by Grundy Insurance! So far we have had some amazing turnouts, but we want to continue to grow! Enjoy delicious donuts, coffee and all of our sweet rides! No Admission fee and everyone is welcome! No cruiser? No sweat bring the daily driver. Hope to see you there. 250+ classic & exotics. Every last Saturday of the month, 9 AM - 12 PM. Now accepting vendors. More info:

Lombard, IL

Near St. Charles and Main streets, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. through August 29, Live music complement classic cars at this family-friendly cruise night that is in its 17th year. Upcoming musical acts include a Johnny Cash cover band (July 11), Beatles cover band American English (July 25) and original acts such as Big Dog Mercer and 7th Heaven. for more info

Mt. Prospect, IL

Southeast Metra lot at Route 83 and Northwest Highway,  Bluesmobile Cruise Nights,  3-9 p.m. May 18 through Sept. 28. Sponsored by Mt Prospect Lions Club. For details, visit

Wheeling, IL

120 S. Elmhurst Road, one block south of Dundee Road, Skippers Restaurant (originally Dog N Suds) is bringing back the original Skippers Car Cruise. Starting Saturday, May 4, and running from 4-9 p.m. every Saturday until the end of October, weather permitting. There will be cruise-in food specials and every cruiser will receive one free fountain pop


Schaumburg IL

Meets at Culver's on Wise Road in Schaumburg, Old Timers Cruise Night, every Sunday. The only year-round cruise night.  April through October, starting at 4 p.m. outdoors; November until March, group meets indoors starting at 3:30 p.m. Door prizes. More info:

Villa Park IL

290 W. Roosevelt Rd., Sonic Drive-In, Vila Oaks Shopping Center. Sunday night June through October, 4:00pm till dusk (or later).  Cruise on down meet up with old friends, make new friends, talk cars, kick tires.  SUMMERCARSHOW.ORG