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Car Shows & Cruise Nights

Grab your gearhead friends for this year's car shows and cruise nights around McHenry County.

Monday

Green Street Cruise Night

Every other Monday, June 3 – October 7 at 6 p.m. Check out feature car nights, live music, family fun, awards, raffles, giveaways, AND food vendors!

Location

Green Street and Route 120, McHenry

Tuesday

McHenry Moose Lodge 691 Cruise Night

Every Tuesday, May 21 – September 24 at 5 p.m. All makes and models welcome, including bikers, to attend this annual event. Support the Moose Lodge as you enjoy burgers, hot dogs, beer, and more!

Location

McHenry Moose Lodge 691, 3535 North Richmond Road, Johnsburg

Offsides Cruise Night

Every Tuesday, May 21 – September 24 at 6 p.m. All cars and wheels welcome to participate in a 50/50 raffle and drawing for Child Advocacy Center for McHenry County. Enjoy food specials like Dine and Share and Taco Tuesday.

Location

Offsides, 680 South Eastwood Drive, Woodstock

Website

http://offsidesbar.com

Broken Oar's Car & Bike Show

Tuesdays, May 21 – October 1 at 5 p.m. Hosted by 95.1FM Wiil Rock, car entries receive free gifts, and trophies are awarded weekly.

Location

Broken Oar, 614 Rawson Bridge Road, Port Barrington

Website

http://brokenoar.com

Tuesday Cruise Night Luke's C'Ville

Tuesdays, June 4; July 2; August 6; September 3; and October 1 at 5 p.m. Hosted by Crusin Music Radio, enjoy door prizes and themed nights at Luke’s C’Ville.

Location

Luke's C'Ville, 2 Lower West Besinger Drive, Carpentersville

Culver's of Harvard Cruise Nights

Second Tuesdays, June 11 – September 10 at 5:30 p.m. All makes and models welcome to compete for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd trophies. Cruisers receive a free scoop of ice cream and $1 off food baskets. Entertainment provided by 101.5 FM and Cruising Music Radio host and DJ Rudy the K.

Location

Culver's of Harvard, 1060 South Division Street, Harvard

Wednesday

Joe's Place Cruise Night

Every Wednesday, May – November at 5 p.m. Enjoy entertainment from a live DJ as well as drawings, trivia, and prizes! Delicious food and drink available to eat indoors or outside. All types of cars, trucks, and motorcycles are welcome.

Location

Joe's Place, 19716 East Grant Highway, Marengo

Website

http://joesplacemarengo.com

Cary Cruise Nights

Every Wednesday, June 5 – August 28 at 6 p.m. Hosted by the Cary-Grove Area Chamber of Commerce, check out McHenry County’s longest-running car show.

Location

West Main Street, Cary

Website

http://carygrovechamber.com

Lake Zurich Cruise Night

First Wednesdays, June 5 – October 2 at 6 p.m. This year’s cruise nights will be held at Paulus Park. Enjoy food and drink from local restaurants, ice cream, and coffee. Bring your kids to the playground or skatepark nearby.

Location

Paulus Park, 200 South Randall Road, Lake Zurich

Friday

Jimmy's Woodfire Friday Cruise Nights

Every Friday, May 17 – October 4 at 5:30 p.m. Unwind Friday nights this summer with chicken, gyros, beer, wine, and more while listening to a live DJ or band. Trophy for Best Car awarded along with door prizes!

Location

Jimmy's Woodfire, 551 South 8th Street, West Dundee

Hawthorn Woods Cruise Night

Fridays, June 14; July 12; and August 9 at 5 p.m. Limited to custom, classic, and exotic cars and trucks, Hawthorn Woods Cruise Night encourages you to BYO dinner and drinks, dance to live music, and make a night of it!

Location

5 Park View Lane, Hawthorn Woods

Saturday

RU2 Inc. Cruise In

First Saturdays Year-round at 8 a.m. Drive over in your favorite car, hotrod, or just drop by! View the jobs in progress while enjoying coffee and donuts.

Location

304 Jandus Road, Cary

Website

http://ru2inc.com

Dog n Suds Drive In Cruise In

Every Saturday, May 25 – mid-October at 6 p.m. Enjoy a ’50s-style drive-in with car hops and picnic area.

Location

Dog n Suds, 517 Washington Street, Ingleside

Website

https://dognsudsdrivein.com

Cruisin' Into Summer Twilight Car Show

Saturday, June 8 at 3:30 p.m. A True Patriots Foundation Fundraiser, a portion of all food sales and entry fees go to veterans and first responders. Trophies, a 50/50 raffle, and prizes! Entertainment provided by 101.5 FM and Cruising Music Radio host and DJ Rudy the K.

Location

Culver's of Harvard, 1060 South Division Street, Harvard

Sunday

Gilberts Community Days Car Show

Sunday, June 2 at 9 a.m. Check out the 10th Annual Gilberts Community Days Car Show where Top 40 and Best in Show awards are given. Family friendly entertainment and activities will also be available, including food and beverage vendors, carnival rides, and a craft fair.

Location

Route 72 & Galligan Road, Gilberts

Website

http://villageofgilberts.com

All Buick & Opel Car Show

Sunday, June 9 at 9 a.m. Hosted by the Chiwaukee Border Chapter and Anthony Buick in Gurnee, the first 100 registered cars will receive a dash plaque. Try your luck at 50/50 and door prize raffles. Entertainment provided by 101.5 FM and Cruising Music Radio host and DJ Rudy the K.

Location

7225 Grand Avenue, Gurnee

"Daddy-O" Father's Day Car Show

Sunday, June 16 at 10 a.m. Open to all makes and models, celebrate Father’s Day with food specials, door prizes, and a car show! Trophies awarded, including Best of Show. Entertainment provided by 101.5 FM and Cruising Music Radio host and DJ Rudy the K.

Location

Luke's C'Ville, 2 Lower West Besinger Drive, Carpentersville

Pony Car Wars Car Show

Sunday, June 30 at 10:15 a.m. Support a fundraiser for special needs children at the Pony Car Wars Car Show. Door prizes and 50/50 raffles galore and entertainment provided by 101.5 FM and Cruising Music Radio host and DJ Rudy the K.

Location

Gifford's Kitchen, 2300 Bushwood Drive, Elgin

Heritage Fair Car Show

Sunday, July 14 at 9 a.m. The 7th Annual Heritage Car Show features antique, custom, and classic cars, trucks, and cycles, along with food vendors, entertainment, and a huge White Elephant sale.

Location

Downtown Union

Website

https://mchenrycountyhistory.org

Fiesta Days Car Show

Sunday, July 14 at 9 a.m. Hosted by the Northern Illinois Street Rod Association, the 36th Annual Fiesta Days Car Show brings together cruisers and attendees to raise funds for breast cancer. Prizes, games, raffles, food, and entertainment by Cruisin Music Radio host DJ Rudy the K.

Location

Petersen Park, 4300 Peterson Park Road, McHenry

Rock the Fox Car Show

Sunday, August 4 at 9:30 a.m. This annual fest includes a car show featuring cars, trucks, and motorcycles as well as live bands, craft fairs, carnival rides, and food.

Location

Carpenter Park, 351 Carpenter Boulevard, Carpentersville

Freemasons Car Show

Sunday, August 25 at 10 a.m. Presented by the Cary-Grove Lodge #1157, this car show is open to all makes and models. Enjoy door prizes, giveaways, food, and more, all while supporting the Wings Program.

Location

Tom's Farm Market, 10214 Algonquin Road, Huntley

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