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Ypsilanti Area Car Shows & Cruises

NOTE: For 2017 dates and details, please visit the Events Calendar here for Ypsilanti and the surrounding communities. 

Once those cold winter months have passed and green starts to sprout, that familiar sound of spring returns to Ypsilanti. Yes, we listen for the birds chirping and the bees buzzing, but we also listen for the motors revving and the engines roaring. Come May you can bet you’ll see some art on wheels in the Ypsilanti area.

Need to give that motor a rest? Check out the hotels and bed and breakfasts in the area to find a place to recharge those batteries and get back out on the road.     Find Accommodations    View Special Offers


Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum
When: Open every Tuesday thru Sunday 1-4 PM
Whatever you drive, your car contains the evolutionary history of more than a hundred car companies that contributed innovation and design enhancements for over a hundred years. Get the scoop here.
Where: Depot Town



Depot Town Bike Nights
When: Every Tuesday throughout the year
Where: Cross Street/Depot Town
Motorcycles line Cross Street in Ypsilanti’s Depot Town every Tuesday (weather permitting) throughout the year. Check out 100 vintage & contemporary bikes, grab some grub, and stroll through Depot Town.



Depot Town Cruise Nights
When: Every Thursday June thru September
Where: Cross Street/Depot Town
Depot Town rocks on Thursday evenings during Cruise Nights when hundreds of visitors stroll the length of Cross Street to check out classic cars, hot rods, and customs. It’s also a perfect time to sit at one of the several sidewalk restaurants, grab a bit to eat and watch the cars roll in.



April 30 – May 1
What: Ypsi Area Show and Shine Car Show
Where: Riverside Park
The Car Show season kicks off in full gear with the Ypsi Area Show and Shine featuring cars of all kind on display in beautiful Riverside Park. Enjoy a swap meet, food from multiple vendors, live music, trivia, prizes, and more!


May 21 – 22
What: Michigan Vintage Volkswagen Car Show
Where: Riverside Park
The long running Michigan Vintage Volkswagen Car Show returns for another year of fun. Featuring Volkswagen’s of all shapes and sizes in beautiful Riverside Park.




June 30 – July 2
What: Camaro Superfest 2015
Where: Riverside Park
The longest running, best, friendliest, and largest  ALL Camaro event in the USA!



July 8
What: Rolling Sculpture Car Show
Where: Downtown Ann Arbor
More than 400 exotic, antique, classic, concept cars on Main, Liberty, Fourth, and Washington in the heart of downtown.



July 8 – 9
What: Michigan Elvis Fest
Where: Riverside Park
Cars, cars, cars. Elvis loved them, and the Michigan ElvisFest does too. Head to Riverside Park Saturday for ElvisFest and check out the great classics with America’s Most Wanted Car Club.


July 29
What: Chelsea Classic Cruisers
Where: Downtown Chelsea
Featuring contests and over 300 classic cars from across the Midwest.




August 20
What: Fire Truck Muster
Where: Riverside Park
A gathering of fire trucks, owners and enthusiasts who have fun displaying their fire engines, and sharing their experiences and expertise with others inside beautiful Riverside Park.




September 18
What: Orphan Car Show
Where: Riverside Park
Come check out hundreds of now defunct cars and trucks from all over the state. These orphan cars are now rare and some are very difficult to find! Don’t miss out on your chance to view some awesome and historic vehicles.