cruise nights + car shows


Courthouse Parking Lot on 4th Street and James Street

DATES: Thursdays, July and August | 5pm - 7pm

FEATURES: Hosted at the historic Kane County Courthouse, join car collectors as they gather together to show off their rides. The audience comes from near and far to bop to the music of the 50s while they ogle the beauties and vote for their favorite make and model.


Please note: The Chamber will decide by 3 p.m. on the day of the show to cancel the car show in the case of questionable weather conditions. Call the Chamber Office at (630) 232-6060 to check the status.



Third Street and South Street, Geneva

DATES: August 22, 2021 | 10am - 4pm

FEATURES: Classic Car enthusiasts will view a beautiful collection of antique, classic, and modern automobiles. Participants from all over the Country displayed their prized automobiles on Third street, hoping to be awarded one of the coveted "Benz" Trophies. 


Rookies cruise nights

Rookies Sports Bar, 1545 W Main St, St. Charles, IL

DATES: Mondays Mid-May through September | 5:00pm - 8:30pm

FEATURES:  All Cruisers receive 1/2 price pizza. Koolest Kar Award issued each Cruise Night!

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st. charles cruise nights

Riverside Ave. (Entrance @ Walnut & 2nd Ave.), St. Charles IL


FEATURES: Get your engines running for Cruise Nites in downtown St. Charles! In addition to admiring some great cars, there is plenty to do for the non-enthusiast, including raffles, music and entertainment, and kids’ activities. There is no cost to attend, so bring your family, friends or even a co-worker.

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sycamore cruise nights

Downtown Sycamore (Main Street), IL

DATES: Saturday, July 24, 2021 | 3pm-11pm

FEATURES: Sycamore is going back in time to the Fabulous 50’s to kick off the Turning Back Time Weekend. Hop in your ride and cruise to downtown Sycamore for the 14th Annual Cruise Night hosted by Discover Sycamore. Join us in Downtown Sycamore to experience the nostalgia of the decade with delicious FOOD, a BEER GARDEN, a CRUISE at 6:30 through downtown, music by DJ Dave, live entertainment by the VINYL DESTINATION from 7pm-10:30pm, and hundreds of classic cars on display. Cash prizes and trophies will be awarded to the top 3 cars.


oswego honors veterans car show

Oswego Entertainment Venue, 1020 Station Drive, Oswego, IL

DATES: May 23, 2021 | 11am - 3pm

FEATURES: Join us for cars, motorcycles, food and music, plus a 12 p.m. flag ceremony by the Oswego Fire Department. Free entry. Show your car for $15 per vehicle. Vehicle registration is from 8 to 10 a.m.


salute to veteran's car show

Veterans of Foreign Wars, 0N731 Papworth St, Wheaton, IL

DATES: June 19, 2021 | 12pm - 4pm

FEATURES: Join us for another AWESOME car show! Any vehicles of any make or model are encouraged to enter. The first 200 entries receive a free dash plaque. Any car, truck, motor cycle, boat, tractor or ANYTHING is welcome. If you can drive it or ride it, you can enter it! The cost to enter is $20 per vehicle. Registration starts at 10am.


The car show runs from 12pm to 3pm and we will have live music by PS Acoustic plus a DJ. There is NO COST to the public to attend! Come out for a fun family friendly day filled with good food, great music, and some amazing cars!


There will be lots of trophies to award and raffles to enter. All proceeds from this event will benefit the post and help fund veterans programs.


cruise nights at cantigny

Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton, IL

DATES: Tuesdays starting May 25, 2021 | 5pm - 8pm

FEATURES: Visitors are encouraged to bring their classic or restored vehicles to the park from 5 to 8 pm and mingle with fellow car enthusiasts. On some Tuesdays, the First Division Museum at Cantigny Park will display military vehicles from its historic motor pool. $5 parking fee for visitors.


cruise nights at Panton Mill Park

Prairie St & N Water St, South Elgin, IL

DATES: June 23, July 28, 2021 | 5:30pm - 8:00pm

FEATURES: Show off your cool ride or just come down to Panton Mill Park to check them out. Parking lot will be open from 5:30-8pm. No registration required for attendees or participants. Concessions will be available! Questions? Call 847-622-0003.

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cruise nights at culver's

Culver's, 280 S Randall Rd, South Elgin, IL

DATES: Fourth Tuesday of the Month, May - September | 5pm - Dusk

FEATURES: Culver's Of South Elgin IL Cruise Nights 2021 will be every 4th Tuesday of the month, starting May into September, 5pm until dusk. All makes & Models of Show vehicles welcome! 1st 2nd and 3rd Trophy’s will be awarded at 7:45 pm. Free Scoop of Ice Cream & $1 off all food baskets for all Cruisers ! Raffles for prizes all evening. Entertainment by 101.5 FM Cruising Music Radio Host DJ Rudy The “K”. For more information call or 224-587-6803

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elgin museum car show

Elgin History Museum, 360 Park St, Elgin, IL

DATES: July 11, 2021 | 11am - 4pm

FEATURES: Show is open to all years and makes: Stock or modified cars, trucks and motorcycles. Live bands, food vendors and free entry to museum.


Registration 10am to noon. Awards by 3pm. Vehicle entry fee and Award details to come.


No cost for spectators. Featuring the Chicago TBird club and Local Model Ts.Expanded area for 2021 includes large open grass area behind museum.Although outdoors, socially distancing may still be required.


model t car club show + road race parade

Elgin History Museum, 360 Park St, Elgin, IL

DATES: August 21, 2021 | 4pm - 8pm

FEATURES: ***Save the date! More information to come***


Gears & Ears # 43 Car Show & Swap

Kendall County Fairgrounds,10826 State Route 71, Yorkville, IL

DATES: June 27, 2021 | 8am - 3pm

FEATURES: The Coolest Car Show in Illinois. Last year 756 of the Coolest Cars attended Gears & Ears. When you preregister a car you get a Free Event T-shirt, a Door Prize, & all the Sweet Corn you can eat. $5 for spectators, 16 and under are free.


vehicle shows at kendall county fairgrounds

Kendall, County Fairgrounds, 10826 State Route 71, Yorkville, IL

DATES: May 16, July 31, August 1 & 27, October 24, 2021 | 8am - 3pm

FEATURES:  There will be plenty of food and drink available for purchase from local vendors! We will be social distancing this event to follow the guidelines set by the state, first come first served. $10 per vehicle at the entrance gate (no entry fee on August 27).


3rd annual yorkville christian car show

Yorkville Christian High School, 2001 Whitekirk Ln, Yorkville, IL

DATES: September 18, 2021 | 10am - 3pm

FEATURES: Head to the 3rd Annual Yorkville Christian Car Show!


model t car club show + road race parade

The WC Social Club, 920 Roosevelt Rd, West Chicago, IL

DATES: June 19, 2021 | 3pm - 7:30pm

FEATURES: Entertainment by Rudy "K" host of Cruising Music Radio, and live music by Jenny V James & the Flames. Great food and drinks, spectators are free!

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4th annual - First Christian car show

635 N Randall Rd, Aurora, IL

DATES: July 10, 2021 | 10am - 2pm

FEATURES: Lunch will be served and awards given. Come support the community! All Makes & Models Welcome!


sugar grove corn boil car show

Downtown Sugar Grove, IL

DATES: July 25, 2021 | 9am - 3pm

FEATURES: Come see the car show and stay for the festival, carnival, and food! Awards will be given.

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annual open house event + car show

ChiTown 4x4, 260 Gerzevske Lane (Back of building), Carol Stream, IL

DATES: June 26, 2021 | 10am - 3:30pm

FEATURES: Come Out to see in person the things that you have only seen in magazines or the internet before! We will have local groups from Chicago Tacoma Group, Chitown Toyotas, Chicago 4runner, Midwest Overlanders, Illinois Overlanders, Wisconsin Overland, Chicago Fj Cruiser, Chicago Tundra Group, Chicago Landcruiser Group. as well as larger groups like Toyota Land Cruiser Association, Overland bound, and Keweenaw Overland Retreat. Food trucks will be onsite!

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3rd Annual Free Masons Car Show

Spring Hill Mall, 1072 Spring Hill Mall, West Dundee, IL

DATES: May 30, 2o21 | 10am - 3pm

FEATURES: The event will be taking place between 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM. Car registration is from 9:30 – Noon. 50+ trophies will be awarded in many classes. Professional judges as well as voting by the audience for favorites.There will be a 50/50 raffle with proceeds going to the WINGS Program – Breaking the cycle of domestic violence. The event will take place in the southeast section of the mall near the Chubby Bullfrog.

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