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.

Downtown IBPA Spring Fever Car Cruise in Irwin, PA

IBPA Spring Fever Car Cruise (Irwin, PA) Saturday April 27, 2024 (12pm to 5pm)

Located in the Irwin business district, the Irwin Business & Professional Association is having its 32nd 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. Visit the IBPA website for more info.

Vintage Tin of Western PA Car Show in Scott Twp, PA

Vintage Tin Car Show (Scott Township, PA) Sunday May 19, 2024 (10am to 4pm)

Located in Scott Township Park, the Vintage Tin of Western PA car club is hosting their 52nd Annual Cops and Rodders Rod Run Car Show for vehicles 1986 and older. Lots of antique auto enthusiasts from the South Hills area enjoy attending this event due to it being exclusively for older vehicles. 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 in Akron, OH

Stan Hywet Father’s Day Car Show (Akron, OH) Sunday June 16, 2024 (9am to 3pm)

Located at the Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, the 66th 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.

Butler Freedom Celebration Car Show

4th of July Freedom Celebration Car Show (Butler, PA) Thursday July 4, 2024 (9am to 4pm)

Located in Butler Memorial Park, the Butler Area Street Machine Association (BASMA) hosts their 24th Annual Freedom Celebration Car Show on the 4th of July every year. This community park provides a great atmosphere with a sunny field and plenty of shade along the creek. This is a participant judged event so its very relaxed and nobody takes anything seriously. There are door prizes, 25 trophies, basket auction, 50/50, food truck, and a DJ. Registration is from 9am to 12noon and the event ends at 4pm. Visit the BASMA website for more info

Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Car Show

Vintage Grand Prix Car Show (Pittsburgh, PA) Sat & Sun, August 3 & 4, 2024 (10am to 5pm)

Located in Schenley Park, the 42nd Annual Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix is America’s largest vintage auto racing event and the only one run on public streets. Normally held in July, race weekend this year is in August. 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 in Beaver, PA

Hot Summer Nights Car Cruise (Beaver, PA) Saturday August 3, 2024 (10am to 8pm)

Located in Downtown Beaver, the 38th 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.

Western PA Region AACA Car Show

Western PA Region AACA Car Show (Latrobe, PA) Sunday September 1, 2024 (9am to 3pm)

Located in Legion Keener Park, the 60th Annual Paul P. Bell Memorial Car Show is hosted by the Antique Automobile Club of America. There are two show fields, one judged for 2009 and older and the other non-judged for 2024 and older. There is also a special display class for AACA Senior Award cars. Onsite food, bake sale, basket auction, car corral, music and more. Visit the Western PA Region AACA website for more info.

Franklin Applefest Car Show

Applefest Car Show (Franklin, PA) Sunday October 6, 2024 (9am to 5pm)

Located in Victorian downtown Franklin, PA, the 42nd 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.