Popular Western Pennsylvania & Eastern Ohio Car Show Events
The Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio regions have thousands of car show and car cruise community events. They are a great way for enthusiasts to get together and support the cause. Below is a short list of annual events (one for each month) that have been growing for decades. Pittsburgh Vehicle PPI is a proud supporter of these events and we hope to see you there.
IBPA Spring Fever Car Cruise (Irwin, PA) Saturday April 30, 2022 (12pm to 5pm)
Located in Downtown Irwin, the IBPA is having its 30th Annual Springtime Car Cruise. Many locals look forward to this spring event as they bring their old automobiles out of winter hibernation. While Main Street is closed so hundreds of vehicles can be displayed the businesses are open! There is also a food court, DJ, and 10 trophies awarded. Pre registration is $8 and $10 the day of the event. Visit the IBPA website for more info.
Vintage Tin Car Show (Scott Township, PA) Sunday May 15, 2022 (10am to 4pm)
Located in Scott Township Park, the Vintage Tin of Western PA car club is hosting their 50th Annual Cops and Rodders Rod Run Car Show for vehicles 1986 and older. Lots of antique auto enthusiasts from the South Hills enjoy this event because its low-key in a nice community park. There is music, food, basket auction, 50/50 raffle, and all proceeds go to school for the blind. Visit the carcruises.com website for more info.
Stan Hywet Father’s Day Car Show (Akron, OH) Sunday June 19, 2022 (9am to 3pm)
Located at the Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, the 65th Annual Father’s Day Show is hosted by the Ohio Region Classic Car Club of America. The event focuses on quality and displays approximately 400 classic, antique, and collector cars on the lawns of the estate which provides a nice backdrop. This show is for pre-registered vehicles only and sells out every year. Visit the Stan Hywet Events website for more info.
Vintage Grand Prix Car Show (Pittsburgh, PA) Sat & Sun, July 23 & 24, 2022 (10am to 5pm)
Located in Schenley Park, the 40th Annual Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix is America’s largest vintage auto racing event and the only one run on public streets. The 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 cars organized by country and manufacturer. Visit the PVGP website for more info.
Hot Summer Nights Car Cruise (Beaver, PA) Saturday August 6, 2022 (10am to 8pm)
Located in Downtown Beaver, the 36th Annual Hot Summer Nights is the Super Bowl of car cruises in tri-state region. It is nationally recognized as one of the Top-10 Car Cruises in the eastern half of the United States with 4000 cars and 40,000 people attending. The well manicured main street with open businesses and a beautiful park make for a great setting. Visit the Beaver Events website for more info.
Back to the 50’s Weekend (New Castle, PA) Fri/Sat/Sun September 2/3/4, 2022 (9am to 5pm)
Located in historic Cascade Park, the 36th Annual Back to the 50’s Weekend has returned! This traditional three day event features vintage and special interest vehicles displayed throughout the park. Entertainment includes seven live bands performing all weekend, a DJ, and food vendors. All proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. Visit the Back to the 50’s Weekend website for more info.
Applefest Car Show (Franklin, PA) Sunday October 9, 2022 (9am to 5pm)
Located in Victorian downtown Franklin, PA, the 40th Annual Applefest 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.