The southwestern Pennsylvania region has lots of car show and car cruise community events. They are a great way for friends and family to get together, support the cause and enjoy the day. Below is a short list of a few larger events, one weekly and one per month, some of which have been growing for decades. Pittsburgh Vehicle PPI is a proud supporter of these events and we hope to see you there.
Starlite Car Cruise (Wexford, PA) Every Friday May 26 to Sept 1, 2017 (5pm-9pm)
Located at North Way Christian Community Church in Wexford, this popular weekly event is one of the largest weekly cruises in the region averaging 1000 cars per week. It's held every Friday from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend. There is a large food court, DJ, children activities, Single Mom's Garage, cash prizes and more. NOTE: This is the final year for this event, thank you for all the great memories.
Classic Car Cruise (Bellevue, PA) Sunday May 21, 2017 (11am-5pm)
Located in the North Boro of Bellevue, just a few miles from the City of Pittsburgh, this main street cruise kicks off the summer cruising season in May. There are dash plaques, peoples choice awards, a Chinese auction, DJ and the WISH 99.7 Street Treat Patrol is there with lots of free snacks. Visit the Enjoy Bellevue website for more info.
Cruise-a-Palooza Car Show (Butler, PA) Saturday June 24, 2017 (11am-9pm)
New location! This popular annual event was previously held in Downtown Butler and has been moved to the Butler Farm Show Grounds. Just like previous years, thousands of classic and antique cars will be there in addition to live entertainment, vendors, multiple DJ's, plenty of food, Chinese Auction and a big 50/50. Visit the Butler County Events website for more info.
Vintage Grand Prix (Pittsburgh, PA) Sat & Sun, July 15 & 16, 2017 (9am-5pm)
Located in Schenley Park, the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix is a world-class auto event. This is America’s largest vintage auto racing event with over 200,000 people attending and the only one run on public streets. The entire 10-day celebration of events is run by more than 1000 volunteers to benefit the Autism Society and the Allegheny Valley School. The International Car Show takes place on the Bob O'Conner Golf Course surrounding the races through Schenley Park. This is a non-judged show where the fairways are lined with thousands of classic and antique cars which are organized by country and manufacturer. Established in 1983, it has grown into one of the nicest vintage auto events in the entire country. Visit the PVGP website for more info.
Hot Summer Nights Car Cruise (Beaver, PA) Saturday August 5, 2017 (9am-9pm)
Located in beautiful historic Downtown Beaver, this is the Super Bowl of car cruises in Western PA and Eastern OH. It is nationally recognized as one of the Top-10 Car Cruises in the nation with 4000 cars and 40,000 people attending. The well manicured main street and a beautiful park make for a great setting. Visit the Beaver Events website for more info.
NewB Car Cruise (New Brighton, PA) Saturday September 9, 2017 (PENDING)
Located in the small town of New Brighton, this annual cruise is a nice event, especially with the recently renovated main street in the heart of the business district. They have several DJ’s playing your favorite oldies, a wide one way cruise lane, vendors and some interesting shops. Visit the New Brighton Borough website for more info.
Applefest Car Show (Franklin, PA) Sunday October 8, 2017 (9am-5pm)
Located in Victorian Downtown Franklin, PA, this antique & classic car show is a great season ending finale. The cars fill the streets and 300 arts & crafts vendors fill the park. Approximately 50,000 people attend this festival that features a giant arts and crafts fair, a beer fest, wagon rides, kids korner, farmers market, live entertainment and plenty of food. Visit the Franklin Applefest website for more info.