The Southwestern Pennsylvania region has hundreds 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, 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.
Apple Blossom Festival Car Cruise (Avalon, PA) Saturday May 12, 2018 (11am to 4pm)
Located in the North Boro of Avalon just a few miles from the City of Pittsburgh, this quaint main street cruise kicks off the summer cruising season in May. There is a Pancake Breakfast 8:30AM-11:30AM in Trinity Social Hall, street festival with 40 vendors, live entertainment, DJ, food prepared by the church, pie eating contest, and a large basket auction. Trophies and cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place. Visit the Avalon Borough website for more info.
Cruise-a-Palooza Car Cruise (Butler, PA) Saturday June 23, 2018 (11am to 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 and a big 50/50. Visit the Butler County Events website for more info.
Vintage Grand Prix Car Show (Pittsburgh, PA) Sat & Sun, July 14 & 15, 2018 (9am to 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 4, 2018 (9am to 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 eastern half of the United States 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.
Western PA Region AACA Car Show (Latrobe, PA) Sunday September 2, 2018 (9am to 5pm)
Located in Legion Keener Park, the annual Paul P. Bell Memorial Car Show is entering its 55th year for 2018. This is a judged show with 24 Classes, registration is open from 9am to Noon, and all judged vehicles must have a working fire extinguisher displayed. There will be a bake sale, food vendors, basket auction, music and more. Visit the Western PA Region AACA website for more info.
Applefest Car Show (Franklin, PA) Sunday October 7, 2018 (9am to 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.