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Thursday, July 21, 2022 in Palos Heights, IL

Palos Heights Car Show

12300 S. Harlem Avenue.  Palos Heights Classic Car Event.  Live Music 50/50 split-the-pot raffle.  Live music.  Volunteers needed. For more information, contact Bob (708) 334-4848.

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

Sat, Jul 02 in Carol Stream,  IL

877 E. Geneva Road. Rosati's Pizza Car Show 10am - 2pm. Trophies, 50/50 raffle.  $10 registration (15% off dinners and pizza when registering a vehicle). Rain date: July 9. For more information, call 630-690-9494.

Sat, Jul 02 in Fox Lake,  IL

71 Nippersink Blvd. Celebrate Fox  Lake Classic Car Show in Millennium Park 9am - 2pm. $20 per car with proceeds benefiting charity. Awards presented at 1:30pm.

Sat, Jul 02 in Mundelein,  IL

Lake St. and Crystal St. Mundelein Community Days Car Show 9am - 3pm. Open to all makes, models and years.  Rock & Roll tunes, 50/50 split the pot.  First 50 entries receive dash plaques. Show participants $20.

Sat, Jul 02 in Sandwich,  IL

Downtown Sandwich North of Route 34.  Sixth Annual Blaze in the City Car and Bike Show. Noon - 2 pm. 50/50 Raffle, Trophies awarded at 2 pm.  Best in show earns $100.  Registration from 8 am to Noon. 

Sun, Jul 03 in Aurora,  IL

LaSalle St. Downtown Aurora.  Thirteenth Annual LaSalle Street Auto Show sponsored by American Legion Roosevelt-Aurora Post 84. 11 am-3 pm. Registration from 9 am to 11 am.  50/50 Raffle.  For more information, call (630) 474-5084.

Sun, Jul 03 in Senica ,  IL

2795 E. 28th Road, Woodsmoke Ranch.  Car, Truck & Bike Show.  10am - 2pm.  Registration from 9 am to 11:30 am. Awards for top 12 and Best of Show.  Dash plaques for first 100 entries. Music by 3-D Sound Company.  For more information, call (815) 357-6420 or visit

Mon, Jul 04 in Sleepy Hollow,  IL

38 Thorbred Lane. July 4th Car Show at Sabatino Park 10am - 2pm. Open to all makes and models of cars, trucks and motorcycles.  Entry fee ($5) donated to the Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. For more information, visit:

Sat, Jul 09 in Chicago,  IL

7262 W. Peterson Ave. Charity Classic Car Show benefiting Ascension Living Resurrection Village 10am - 3pm. Dash plaques, awards and food trucks.  Music provided by Hits DJ Service.  Free for spectators.  $20 show registration fee. 

Sat, Jul 09 in Glendale Heights,  IL

414 E. North Avenue.  Eighteenth Annual Sunrise Chevrolet Car Show.  10 am-3 pm. Same day registration 9 am- Noon. No entry fee.  Clubs welcome with plenty of trailer parking.  Awards given at 3 pm.

Sun, Jul 10 in Braidwood,  IL

275 S. Hickory St. Coffin Cup Car Show Noon - 4pm. Pancake breakfast from 9am - Noon. Free admission and family fun featuring hearses.  All vehicles welcome. Ten dollar entry fee per vehicle. 

Sun, Jul 10 in McHenry,  IL

4300 Peterson Rd. 38th Annual Fiesta Days Car Show 8am - 2:30pm sponsored by the Northern Illinois Street Rod Association. Questions? email:

Sun, Jul 10 in Northlake,  IL

400 N. Wolf Road. Northlake Days Festival Car & Bike Show Registration 9 am - Noon, $25 day of show. Parade, carnival, food and drink. Forty classes.   Music by DJ Mike.  For more information, visit,

Sun, Jul 10 in Palos Hills,  IL

111th St. & 88th Ave. Friendship Fest 11th Annual Car & Bike Show. Registration 9 am - Noon Awards given at 3 pm. Dash plaques to the first 75 registered participants.  $25 participation fee.

Sat, Jul 16 in Manhattan,  IL

28040 S. Cedar Road.  2022 Local Powertour from 9 am - 5 pm.  Join Prison City Kruisers and discover shops that take your project and finish your dreams. First stop, H&H Custom Rods, 28040 S. Cedar Rd., Manhattan.  Second stop, Carriage House Restorations, 22002 Howell Drive, New Lenox. Third Stop & Car Show Platinum Custom Cars, 10313 North 5000E Road, Manteno. Rain date July 24. For More Information, e-mail Brian Meyer at: 

Sat, Jul 16 in Mokena,  IL

Front Street Metra Lot- (between Wolf Road and Mokena Street).  Mokena Lions Firecraker Weekend Car and Motorcycle Show.   Free to the public 9 am to 1 pm. A $10 donation at the event includes a raffle ticket and entrance into the Mokena Firecraker dance in the evening.  Goody Bags and 50/50 raffle. 

Sat, Jul 16 in St. Charles,  IL

525 S. Randall Rd. Kane County Fair Car Show. Opens to the public at Noon.  Food vendors and Miller Lite Sound Stage nearby. All paved show area, no gravel. Show gates open 10am - Noon. Registration is $15 and includes two fair entries. For more information, visit:

Sun, Jul 17 in Gurnee,  IL

26309 N. Skokie Hwy. Rich's Rod's First Annual Benefit Car and Truck Show. Breakfast and lunch specials, live DJ.  Trophies for modified and stock classes along with cars, trucks, bikes, vans, customs, imports and rat rods. Proceeds benefit Spay and Stay. Registration starts at 8am ($20). Free to the public. No dogs allowed. 

Sun, Jul 17 in St. Charles,  IL

525 S. Randall Rd. Kane County Fair Car Show. Opens to the public at Noon.  Food vendors and Miller Lite Sound Stage nearby. All paved show area, no gravel. Show gates open 10am - Noon. Registration is $15 and includes two fair entries. For more information, visit:

Thu, Jul 21 in Palos Heights,  IL

12300 S. Harlem Avenue.  Palos Heights Classic Car Event.  Live Music 50/50 split-the-pot raffle.  Live music.  Volunteers needed. For more information, contact Bob (708) 334-4848.

Sat, Jul 23 in Bolingbrook,  IL

375 W. Briarcliff Rd. Second Annual Veterans Appreciation Car Show at the Village Hall Performing Arts Center 2pm - 5pm. Awards ceremony for Best of Class at 5pm (Ford, GM, Mopar, Hot Rods, trucks and motorcycles). Registration from Noon to 2pm ($15 per vehicle). For questions, contact the American Legion Post 1288 at 630-226-8484.

Sat, Jul 23 in Oak Lawn,  IL

9711 S Kolin Ave. First Annual Car Show at Our Lady of St. Germaine Parish 11am - 3pm sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council #14553. Check in starts at 9:30am with awards given at 2pm. Free spectator admission Food available for sale. Vehicle entry fee $20. Rain date July 30.

Sun, Jul 24 in Wilmington,  IL

130 Bridge St. Catfish Day's Car Show at North Island Park. 9 am - 4pm. All types of cars, trucks and bikes welcome.  Entry fee: $20.  First 100 entries receive dash plaques Door prizes and 50/50 raffle.

Sat, Jul 30 in Carol Stream,  IL

570 S. Gary Ave. Carol Stream-Wheaton Car Show Sponsored by American Legion Post 76. 10am - 2pm. All makes and models welcome. Food, trophies and beer garden.  Entry fee:$10 per vehicle. Registration 8am - 10am.  No preregistration. For more information, call Steve at 630-682-0076.

Sun, Jul 31 in Sycamore,  IL

Route 64/State St. Turning back time Car Show.  Door prizes, souvenirs, 50/50 drawing. Gates open from 6am to Noon, Registration open from 7am to Noon.  Awards 3pm. Pre-entry fee $10, Day of Show, $20. For more information, call 815-895-3456.

Sat, Aug 06 in Dekalb,  IL

630 Enterprise Ave. 10th Annual Car Show and Open House 9am - 2pm. Trophies, DJ, 50/50 raffle Proceeds benefit S.t Baldrick's Foundation. Registration from 9am- 11 am.  Free registration and multiple classes.  For more information, visit

Sun, Aug 07 in Bourbonnais,  IL

459 N. Kennedy Drive. 31st Annual Mustang and Ford Car Show presented by the Northern Mustang Coral. 8 am - 2:30 pm. Food, music and door prizes. Day of show registration, $20, preregistration postmarked prior to August 2, $15 Vendor swap space, $25. For more information, visit:

Sun, Aug 07 in Romeoville,  IL

1050 W. Romeo Rd.  RomeoFest Car and Bike Show. Registration 9am - Noon, $25 day of show.  Kids activities with music by DJ Mike.  More than 120 awards in 40 classes. for more information, visit

Sun, Aug 07 in Yorkville,  IL

10826 State Route 71.  Kendal County Fairgrounds  Wheels at the Fair  8am-3pm  in participation with 3D Sound Company.  Food vendors, craft shows, beer gardens, music.  On site registration is $10 at the gate from 7 am to 11 am. For more information or to register online, visit

Thu, Aug 11 in Willow Springs,  IL

One Village Circle Village Hall. 14th Annual Benefit Car Show from 4 pm - 9 pm in downtown Willow Springs honoring local Veterans Organizations and serving as the kick-off of Willow Fest with live entertainment, food and beer. Entry donation of $20 for participates. Event t-shirt and dash plaques to the first 200. More Information at: 708-467-3700, email at or visit

Sat, Aug 13 in Beach Park,  IL

10385 W Beach Rd. Founders Park. 11th Annual Beach Park Fest Car Show 10am-3pm. All makes and models welcome. Registration 10am - Noon, Voting Noon to 1:30pm, awards presentation at 3 pm. Event Registration Fee $15. Registration 10am - Noon. For more information, call (847) 731-9912 or visit

Sat, Aug 13 in Roselle,  IL

333 E. Irving Park Road. Ninth Annual Friendly Ford Car Show Customer Appreciation Day. Registration 9 am - 11 am, awards at 2 pm. Open to all makes, models and years.  Best in Show and Dealer's Choice awards. No Entry fee.  Fist 75 receive dash plaques. Food service on site.

Sun, Aug 14 in Channahon,  IL

24856 Eames St. Three Rivers Fest Car Show. 9am - 5pm. Trophies, dash plaques for the first 50 cars, door prizes and DJ. Free for spectators.  Registration 9 am - 11 am.  Judging 11 am -2pm. Entry Fee $20 ($15 when pre registering). For more information or to preregister, visit:

Sun, Aug 14 in Gurnee,  IL

7225 Grand Ave. First Annual Buick Rivera Owners Association Event 10am - 2pm.  Open to all 1963-1999 Buick Rivera owners.  Food, DJ, cruising music and Anthony Buick Dealers Choice award.  Rain date August 28. For more information, contact Kevin at 224-623-1297.

Sat, Aug 20 in Braidwood,  IL

275 S. Hickory St.  Middle East Conflicts Wall Memorial Car Show.  Food and cold beverages available for purchase. Awards including Best of Show. Registration at 8 am, Breakfast served at 9 am. $10 registration.

Sat, Aug 20 in Manteno,  IL

291 Cypress St.  Phantom Harley Davidson Car & Bike Show. Food, drink and DJ Mike. Thirty-seven car classes, 7 additional bike classes. Registration 9 am - Noon $25 day of show For more information, visit:

Sun, Aug 21 in Batavia,  IL

645 S. River Road.  Batavia FVW Post 11978 Car Show 9am - 3 pm rain or shine.  Trophies, food and 50/50 raffle. Pre-register fee prior to Aug. 12: $17. Day of show: $20. For more information, contact: 630-669-3846.

Sun, Aug 21 in Joliet,  IL

1207 Nicholson St. Third Annual Rick Goepper Car Show Noon - 4pm. Hot rods, classic cars, muscle cars, motorcycles. Food and drink specials, 50/50 raffle and music. Registration 10am - Noon. Rain Date Sunday, August 28.

Sun, Aug 21 in Lockport,  IL

199 E. Woods Dr. Will County Auto Rebuilders 25th Car Show and Swap Meet. Registration 8 am - Noon rain or shine. Backdated Band plays from 1pm- 3:30pm.  DJ Big Bopper.  Split the pot at 2:30 pm. More than 700 cars expected.  Spectators admitted free. Proceeds benefit the Dellwood Foundation.  For more information, call Joel (815) 838-2246.

Sat, Aug 27 in Berwyn,  IL

Ogden Ave. between Oak Park Ave. and Ridgeland Ave. Route 66 Weathertech Car Show sponsored by Paisans Pizzeria and Bar. Enjoy live entertainment and local eats.  For more information and registration, visit:

Sat, Aug 27 in Elburn,  IL

2S111 Green Rd. Sheriff Hain's Charity Car Show 9am - 3pm. Food, music, awards and 50/50 drawing.  Entry Fee $20 per show car, $5 donation per spectator car.  Proceeds benefit the Northern Illinois Food Bank. 

Sun, Sep 04 in Maple Park,  IL

Main Street between County Line Rd. and Liberty St.  Maple Park Car Show Sponsored by Maple Park American Legion 8am -3pm.  Spectators free.  Car Clubs welcome. Registration from 8am - Noon. Preregistration is $10, $15 day of show.  For more information, visit:

Mon, Sep 05 in Joliet,  IL

3115 W. Jefferson St. Cops & Hot Rodders 2022 Car Show 10am - 4 pm at the Industry Tap House. Awards, prizes, 50/50 raffle, event shirts, food trucks, kids events. Registration opens at 10 am. $10 donation.

Sat, Sep 10 in Joliet,  IL

20 N. Park Road.  The 10th Annual Joliet Area Community Hospice Benefit includes a Car and Bike Show. Cash prizes, 50/50 raffle and music.  Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. 

Sun, Sep 11 in Chicago,  IL

2500 W. Bradley Place. Fifth Annual Cars & Cops Car Show.  10am - 4pm. All makes, models and years welcome.  No charge for spectators but donations are welcome and appreciated.  For more information or to register, visit

Sun, Sep 11 in Zion,  IL

41517 N Sheridan Road; Zion-Benton Moose Lodge 667. Mis-Shifts Car Show 10 am -3 pm. Food & Bake Sale hosted by Moose Lodge 667. Car Show registration fee $15. Participant voting. Many trophies awarded. Music of the 50's 60's and 70's provided by Mis-Shifts. For more information, call 847-731-9912, email or visit

Sun, Sep 18 in Bartlett,  IL

102 N. Eastern Ave. Fifth-annual North Ave Car Show 9am- 3pm sponsored by "Ignite the Courage."  All cars, trucks and motorcycles welcome.  $15 pre-registration, $20 Day of show. Registration 9am - Noon. Awards 2:30pm All you can eat breakfast 8am - 11am. Live music. For more information, call: 224-385-4572 or visit:

Sat, Oct 01 in Oregon,  IL

120 N River Road. Annual Foundation for Focus House Car Show with Autumn on Parade 8am - 3pm. One of the Foundation's largest events of the year benefiting residential youth at Focus House. For more Information, call: 815-562-5881, email: or visit:

Sun, Oct 02 in Yorkville,  IL

10826 State Route 71.  Kendal County Fairgrounds Fall Fest Auto Show  8am - 3pm  in participation with 3D Sound Company.  Food vendors, craft shows, beer gardens, music.  For more information or to register online, visit

Cruise Nights - listed by day of the week


Lockport, IL

222 E. Ninth St, in Central Square. Cruisin' into Lockport every Monday through September 26. Music and kids entertainment provided.  For more information, visit:

Roselle, IL

344 E Maple Ave. American Legion, Roselle Cruise Night 5pm - 9:pm, Weekly cruise night every Friday night weather permitting. Live band every night, along with our DJ. Food is available, Bring your lawn chairs.  For more information, visit:

Villa Park, IL

290 W. Roosevelt Rd. (Ardmore & Roosevelt) Sonic Drive-In Monday Cruise Night 5:00pm - 9:00pm. Themed music along with free admission.   Meet old friends and make new ones.  For more information, call: 630-832-3092 or e-mail:


Plainfield, IL

Des Plains St. and Lockport St. Downtown Plainfield Cruise Night every Tuesday through August 24 from 5:30pm - 8:30pm. Free and family friendly.  For more information, visit:

Tinley Park, IL

Oak Park Ave. from 175th St. to 173rd Place Downtown Tinley Cruise Nights every Tuesday through August 30 from 5pm- 8pm. Presented by Tinley Park VFW Post 2791. No entry fee.  Food and beverages available.  DJ music. For more information, visit:

Wheaton, IL

1S151 S. Winfield Rd. Cantigny Cruise Night 5pm - 8pm every Tuesday through September 6. Classic and restored vehicles welcome in the south parking lot.  Enjoy live music.  No participation fee but a regular $5 parking fee applies.  For more information, visit:


Arlington Heights, IL

1045 S. Arlington Heights Road. Summer Cruise Nights at Christus Victor Lutheran Church 5pm - 8pm.  Every third Wednesday of the month through September 21. For more information, contact Rosa at (847) 437-2666.

Cary, IL

122 W. Main St. Cary Cruise Nights every Wednesday through August 31 6pm - 8:30pm. All cars welcome.  No pre-registration required. For more information concerning nightly themes, visit:

Lemont, IL

418 Main St. Lemont Legends Cruise Night every Wednesday in historic downtown Lemont. 6pm - 9pm. Events continue through August 31 (no event July 6). All show cars are welcome.  Food, music and fun.  For more information, visit:

Libertyville, IL

Milwaukee Ave. and Church St. in downtown Libertyville. Car Fun on 21 Third Wednesday of every month through September 6pm - 9pm. Vintage vehicles 25 or older welcome. Music provided by local bands and food offered from Rosati's Pizza. No registration needed.  For more information, visit:

Wheaton, IL

0N731 Papworth Street. VFW Cruise Nights 5 p.m.-8 p.m. VFW Post 2164. Wednesday nights during weekly burger night fundraisers. Weekly Koolest Car Trophy awarded. More Information at: /wheatonvfwpost2164


Chicago, IL

7250 W. Foster Avenue. (Northwest corner of Foster and Harlem Avenues) The O'Reilly Auto Parts parking lot. City Wide Classics 5 pm - 9pm. Thursdays through September 29.

Westmont, IL

Cass Ave. and West Quincy St. Downtown Westmont Street Fair and Cruisin' Nights every Thursday through September 1, 5pm - 9pm. Live Music.  Three blocks closed off for classic vehicle parking. Food and beverage specials.  For more information, visit:


Downers Grove, IL

Warren Ave. and Metra Commuter Lot A. Downers Grove Royal Order of Moose and downtown Downers Grove Management Corp. welcome back cruise night 4pm - 8pm.   Shows run Friday May 27 through Friday, June 17 then from Friday, July 8 through Friday, September 2. Cars can start parking at 4 pm. Ten dollar donation per car. Public admitted free. For more information, visit:


Lombard, IL

South Park Ave. and St. Charles Rd. The Village of Lombard welcomes the return of  weekly Cruise Nights and Summer Concert Series from 6pm - 9 pm through Saturday,  August 27. For concert listing, visit

Morris, IL

Downtown Morris along Liberty Street.  Morris Cruise Night 6 pm-9 pm.  Second Saturday of the month starting  June 11.  Entry fee $10 per vehicle benefiting the Morris Police Benevolent Society.  Music from the '60s and 70's. 50/50 raffle and multiple gas card prizes along with celebrity choice award. For more information, visit

Mt. Prospect, IL

Corner of Main St. and Rt. 83, downtown in the Metra West lot through September 24. The 2022 Bluesmoble Cruise Night with different themes every Saturday 3pm - 9pm. Special thanks to the Village of Mt. Prospect, Mt. Prospect Public Works Department and Mt. Prospect Police Department.  For more information, visit:

North Aurora, IL

113 S. Lincoln Way. First Saturday of the month June through September at the A&W Restaurant. 6pm-9pm.