The Western 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) that 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 Show (Avalon, PA) Saturday May 11, 2019 (10am to 4pm)
Located in the small Borough of Avalon, the 19th Annual Avalon Apple Blossom Festival is a quaint event to kick off the summer cruising season. This year Trinity Lutheran Church is celebrating its 125th year and will have a Pancake Breakfast 8:30am to 11:30am inside and serving lunch outside. There will be music, vendors, children’s games, petting zoo, and a large basket auction. Visit the Avalon Borough website for more info.
Stan Hywet Father’s Day Car Show (Akron, OH) Sunday June 16, 2019 (9am to 4pm)
Located at the Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, the 62nd 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 20 & 21, 2019 (9am to 4pm)
Located in Schenley Park, the 37th 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 3, 2019 (11am to 9pm)
Located in beautiful historic Downtown Beaver, the 33rd 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 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 1, 2019 (9am to 5pm)
Located in Legion Keener Park, the 56th Annual Paul P. Bell Memorial Car Show is hosted by the Antique Automobile Club of America. 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 6, 2019 (9am to 5pm)
Located in Victorian downtown Franklin, PA, the 37th 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.