California and Car Shows go hand-in-hand. There are quite a few car shows in the summertime throughout California, ranging from small, private shows to large extravagant shows that include plenty of opportunity to not only see the most exclusive cars the state has to offer, but to also win great prizes, meet like-minded car enthusiasts, enjoy cuisine prepared by local vendors and snap some super cool photos of some of the hottest cars around.
We have prepared a list of upcoming events. Check it out and be sure to bring the entire family for a fun-filled day at an event near you!
Annual Spring Car Show
May 13, 2017, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
7800 Katella Avenue
Stanton Community Foundation and the City of Stanton Car Entrants: Trophies will be awarded to each division’s Top 5 of Show Entries. Great raffle prizes. Sponsorship packages are available. Spectators can join us for a fun atmosphere, popular food booths and DJ entertainment!
The Annual Car & Bike Show
May 13, 2017, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
18042 Taft, Villa Park, CA
Knights of Columbus Ribs, Chili, Cars, Brews & Blues
May 13, 2017, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monsignor Adams Field
263 Church Street
Free spectator admission to the hottest competition in town.
Fun for the family, blues band, DJ, pay to sample foods, drink brews.
Community Faire Car Show
May 13, 2017, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
11th Annual Moraga Community Faire and Car Show at Rheem Shopping Center features live music, art, wine tasting, as well as nearly 70 local vendors! Add to this mix a wide variety of attractions, children’s activities, local bands and stroll among almost 100 stunning classic cars!
Sunnyvale PAL Show and Shine Car Show
May 13, 2017, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Twin Creeks Sports Complex
969 E. Caribbean Dr.
Produced by Sunnyvale Police Activities League
Woodland Back to the Street Car Show & Cruise
May 13, 2017, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
This year they are bringing back a more relaxed version of what started in 1979 as the original Hot August Nights Cruise.
Biggest Little Car Show
May 20, 2017, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
33rd Annual show presented by the Golden Hills Mustang Club at the Suisun City Waterfront Plaza, Registration/Check-in is from 7-9 a.m. the day of the show. The show is free to the public and runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This is an ALL FORD show, showcasing all years Mustangs, Fords and Ford powered vehicles. Join us for a day of fun, live music, vendors, prizes, and fabulous cars on the scenic Waterfront Plaza. $40 car registration
Muckenthaler Motor Car Festival
May 20-21, 2017
Muckenthaler Cultural Center
1201 W. Malvern Avenue
Please note: No strollers or bikes permitted inside the Festival grounds. Stroller and bike ‘parking’ will be available.
Off-site parking for guests will be available with shuttle service to and from Festival grounds. No Refunds, event will be held rain or shine.
May 20, 2017, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. $5, free under age 12 years
May 21, 2017, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. $10, free under age 12 years
Showcasing true classics of the automotive industry, these vehicles demonstrate unparalleled perfection of refinement and automotive passion.
Oakdale Car Show
May 20-21, 2017, Saturday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
A portion of the proceeds benefits Pacific Project Heroes. Their mission is to provide support to the Veterans and First Responders that chose to serve our nation and Communities so selflessly.
Woodies Picnic and Car Show
May 20, 2107
10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
The Automobile Driving Museum special Woodie day includes live music and food for sale. Vendor tables available for surfboard sales and Woodie owners can register their cars to show them at the event. See
Mother Lode Cruise Vintage Car Show
May 20, 2017, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Cruise on down to Main Street, Jackson, for Shine, Wine & Dine day of music and gorgeous vintage cars. Free fun for the whole family in historic Jackson!
Visalia Downtown Car Show
May 20, 2017
Online pre-registration will end May 15th Please note that day of show registration will be open from 7:00 am to 9:30 am at the show
West Coast Kustoms Cruisin’ Nationals
May 26-28, 2017
Santa Maria Fairpark
Don’t Miss The West Coast Kustoms 35th Annual Cruisin’ Nationals
May 26, 27 & 28, 2017
2017 General Admission:
Senior’s 60 & Over $10.00
Military $5.00 with Military ID
Children 10 & under Free
Paradise Cruisin’ Classics
May 27, 2017, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Paradise Performing Arts Center Complex
777 Nunnely Rd.
Cruisin’ Classics of Paradise Car Club presents its 20th Cruisin’ Paradise Car show. First, join us on Friday, May 26th from 6pm-8pm at Izzy’s Burger Spa on Pearson Rd. for our ‘Meet & Greet’ and then on Saturday for our car show. The Senior Center will start the day with a pancake breakfast. There will be classic & antique cars, a huge raffle, music, awards, a poker run, and lots of fun for all. The show is open to all type and all years of cars, trucks, and motorcycles.
Rex Club Days Car Show
May 27, 2017, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
37143 Main Street
Presented by Mountain Cruisers Co-sponsored by the Rex Club & Mt. Burney Coffee Co. RAIN OR SHINE
Redlands Firefighters Car Show
May 28, 2017, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Downtown Redlands on State Street
Live music, kids zone | pancake breakfast 8-10:30a | beer & wine garden
With so many events to choose from, which will you attend? Let us know! For more helpful advice or information about our automotive refinishing products, contact a Martin Auto Color location near you!
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