California Festivals


September Car Shows and Festivals

CLAYTON: Wednesday night Classic Car Show and DJ September 5, 2018, 6-8 p.m. Location: City Parking Lot, 6099 Main Street; contact Jim Diaz for info at 673-7316; or email to:

DANVILLE: Danville Concours d'Elegance September 21-22, 2019. Tour d'Elegance is Sept.21 | Concours is September 22 at Location: 400 Hartz Ave. Danville, CA 94526 Free admission - donations encouraged. Gala September 21, 5:30 p.m. costs $325 person approx.

BELMONT SHORE: 2nd Street Car Show September 8, 2019, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

PARAMOUNT: Hynes D.E.S. Hot Rod and Harley Show September 14, 2019, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Hynes D.E.S. Portuguese Hall w
7812 Alondra Blvd.
Paramount, California
Spectators free
Participants are invited to come out and enjoy a day of hot rods, custom bikes, great food, and all around good fun. All makes and models are welcome. Spectator entry is free. Beer & wine garden, food & music, great raffle prizes.

SAN MATEO:  Show 'n Shine Car Show September 14, 2019, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
College of San Mateo
1700 W. Hillsdale Blvd.
San Mateo, CA
Free to see
$40-45, car pre-registration
1976 and earlier American and foreign made cars and trucks. Time:  Location: Main campus parking lot, adjacent to the San Mateo Farmers' Market. More than 80cars registered at last year's show and anticipate a minimum of 100 registered cars this year.

MONTAGUE: Sizzlin Hot Rods & Hot Air Car Show September 21, 2019, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Classic cars and motorcycles line Broadway and Miner Street for a 50's themed Show and Shine. Live music and specialty vendors, plus kid-friendly events such as box car building and a hula hoop contest will create a fun day for the entire family. An open cruise and Parade of Champions concludes the event.

ONTARIO: Route 66 Reunion September 20-21, 2019
Euclid Avenue
Ontario, CA
Vintage Metal Road Show attracts car enthusiasts, hot rodders, musicians, vendors and sponsors to the car festival along historic tree-lined Euclid Avenue during the third weekend of September.


SIERRA CITY: Big City Rod Run and Car Party September 15-16, 2017
Main Street
Sierra City, CA
Highwaymen Norcal Car Club presents it's Big City Rod Run & Car Party Sierra City is gearing up for what promises to be yet another great car show, mountain style! Join us when over 100 hot rods, muscle and vintage cars fill Sierra City's Main Street, on HWY 49. Live music, raffle, poker walk and over forty unique awards awarded by local businesses. Sponsored by Highwaymennorcal Car Club

LONG BEACH: Japanese Classic Car Show September 23, 2017, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Queen Mary
1126 Queens Way
Long Beach, CA
$10 pre, $12 day of approx.

TWENTYNINE PALMS: Desert Oasis Car Show 10 am - 4 pm When Saturday, Sep 23, 2017 Where Luckie Parkl, Luckie Avenue, Twentynine Palms, CA.

ESCONDIDO: Cruisin' Grand Grand Ave. Downtown Time: 5-8 p.m.
Week 23 Friday, September 2, 2016
Friday, September 9, 2016
Friday, September 16, 2016
Friday, September 23, 2016
Friday, September 30, 2016

LONG BEACH: Ponies at the Pike
Shoreline Park
200 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA
Free spectator admission
Ponies at the Pike, Mustang Wings & Wheels, Mustang Wings & Wheels Expo, Supercruise. California's largest Mustang show.

LANCASTER: Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix Venue Details: Lancaster BLVD Location: Lancaster BLVD Address: W Lancaster Blvd, Lancaster, CA 93534 Phone: 661-723-6085 Experience the thrill as professional go-kart drivers from across the country go head-to-head on the streets of Downtown Lancaster at breakneck speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. Bring low-back lawn chairs to watch the races. Street festival activities include entertainment, a classic car show, food and craft vendors, music and exhibits.

REDONDO BEACH: Rods, Rides & Relics
Car show on Redondo Beach Pier, free to see
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
100 Fisherman's Wharf
Redondo Beach, CA

CLOVERDALE: Cloverdale Car and Motorcycle Show, September 9-10, 2016. Friday night with a Cruise and live music by The Hot Rods Band in the Plaza. On Saturday over 200 classic cars and motorcycles line the boulevard. There will be fun for the whole family: Beer Garden, music and dancing, food booths and vendors, a Kid Zone, Swap Meet. Time: 7 p.m. Downtown Cruise. Saturday - 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Cloverdale Boulevard, Cloverdale, CA.

SAN MATEO: Kimochi, Inc.'s Annual Show 'n Shine Car Show September 10, 2016, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Location: College of San Mateo, 1700 W. Hillsdale Blvd., San Mateo, CA 94402 Call: (415) 931-2294 1973 and earlier American Classics, Import Cars, Street Rods, and Muscle Cars (sorry, no trailered vehicles)! The car show acts as our primary outreach tool and introduction to our agency as we continue our expansion of services and tradition of care to seniors and their families in San Mateo County.

MT. SHASTA: Cool Mountain Nights Car Show September 2-3, 2016
Downtown Mount Shasta
Vendors set up on Castle Street
(530) 926-7540
free to see
The MSPD Car Show & Shine is one of several festivities in the Mt. Shasta area over the Labor Day Weekend. Friday is the Car Show Dinner & Cruise followed by dinner at Shastice Park. Saturday is the Car Show.

ORCUTT: All Ford Car Show September 10, 2016, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Check out dozens of classic cars and fund scholarships for Allan Hancock College students at the same time. The Santa Maria Model A Ford Club is hosting its 12th annual All Ford Car Show in Old Town Orcutt.

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE: Labor Day Weekend Car Show September 2-5, 2016
Heavenly Village
1001 Heavenly Village Way
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
(775) 586-7000
cash and prizes awarded, trophies, poker run, sidewalk sale, special room rates.

ORINDA: The Orinda Classic Car Show Weekend September 9-10, 2016, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Free Admission to enjoy over 200 American & European cars ranging from the 1920s, to the classics of the 50s and 60s, as well as modern exotics. This year's show will again expand displays to the Orinda Country Club's 16th fairway for a great day on the green.

MONROVIA Car Show September 10, 2016, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Monrovia Car Show 600 South Myrtle Avenue
Monrovia, CA 91016
Annual Monrovia Car Show Presented by Street Rods Forever. Pre 1980 Classics, Hot Rods, Customs & Motorcycles

OAKHURST: Run for the Gold Classic Car Show September 10, 2016, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: Oakhurst Community Park, 39800 Rd 425B Gates Oakhurst, California. Time: Sponsored by Sierra-Oakhurst Kiwanis Club

COTTONWOOD: Hot Rods & Hogs September 10, 2016, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Historic Downtown Cottonwood car show includes a Pancake Breakfast by the Cottonwood Fire Dept., Grab & Go Breakfast by the Cottonwood Eatery, Live music, Large Raffle, Poker Walk, Food Vendors & More! Location: Front Street, Historic Downtown Cottonwood.

FAIRFAX : Classic Car Show September 11, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Downtown Fairfax Broadway near Bolinas Streets and the Parkade Description: Annual classic Car show hosted by the Rotary Club. Proceeds to support local youth activities.

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA: Cool Day of Fords & Football at Hooves for CMA September 11, 2016
All makes, models and years are invited to sign up and participate. Santa Margarita Ford and Orange County Mustang Club are co-sponsors. Location: Santa Margarita Ford, 30031 Santa Margarita Pkwy, Rancho Santa Margarita, CS
Supporting research into Spinal Muscular Atrophy in hopes of finding a cure. A day full of FOOTBALL fun with big screen TVs in the showroom to keep you posted on how you're placing. 50/50 Drawing, Opportunity Drawings, DJ Rick Campbell. or

PARAMOUNT: Hynes D.E.S. Hot Rod and Harley Show September 10, 2016, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

CHICO: Concours d'Elegance September 10, 2016, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Butte Creek Country Club
175 Estates Drive
Chico, California
Free admission to public!
(530) 343-7979
37 classes available for entry to participants.

OCEANSIDE: Oceanside Hot Rods & Bike Nights September 2, 2016, 5:30pm to 7:30 p.m.
(760) 802-3811 or
Nights are Hot Rods & Bike Nights in Oceanside! This is a free event that has awesome hot rods and motorcycles cruising the 101 from Wisconsin Street to Mission Avenue. The starting point will be Bagby Beer Company heading north towards Mission Avenue. Come hang out Wednesday evenings from 5:30pm to 7:30pm and have some fun!

Hynes D.E.S. Portuguese Hall
7812 Alondra Blvd.
Paramount, California
Participants are invited to come out and enjoy a day of hot rods, custom bikes, beer & wine garden, great food, raffle and Best of Show Trophy. All makes and models -- muscles and classics, trucks, specialty vehicles and motorcycles-- are welcome. Show hours are 8 a.m.- 2 p.m. Spectator entry is free.

CAMBRIA: Pinedorado Car Show September 4, 2016 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Pinedorado Grounds on Main Street. Also, Music, Concessions, Game Booths, Food Booths - Barbecue, Beer & Wine & lots lots more! Call: (805) 927-3531,

ANAHEIM: Dapper Day Car Show
Disneyland Hotel

NORCO: American Legion Car & Bike Show September 20, 2015, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
American Legion Post #328
3888 Old Hammer Rd.
Norco, CA
Food & Beer Garden, Vendor Booths, Entertainment

RANCHO PALOS VERDES: Los Verdes Concours d'Elegance September - NO CONCOURS in 2016
Los Verdes Golf Club

REDWOOD CITY: Hot Rods on Main September 19, 2015, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
837 Main St.
Redwood City, CA
Falcon Club of America Regional Event is open to all pre 1975 automobiles. Located along lovely Main Street, free to see. Dave Crimmen band performs Rock n Roll.

SAN CLEMENTE: Tires and Tailpipes - not continuing in 2016
Talega Village Center
801 Via Suerte
Avenida Vista Hermosa & Via Suerte
San Clemente, CA

STOCKTON: Central Valley Groove Concert Car Show
Stockton County Fairgrounds
1658 S Airport Way
Stockton, CA 95206

CORONA DEL MAR - Coastline Car Classic & Italian Festival September 7, 2015, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
$10 pre, $15 day of
Corona del Mar State Beach
Live entertainment, beer garden, food vendors

SANTA MARIA: Impala Classic Car Show

HOLLISTER: Hot Cars and Guitars

ANTIOCH: Billetproof Nor Cal September 17, 2016, 8 a.m.
Contra Costa Fairgrounds
1201 West Tenth St.
Antioch, California
$10 or
Pinstripe panel jam, Live bands playing throughout the day, Pin-Up Contest & Dunk Tank Our famous trophies awarded in many categories! Swap Meet, Delta Blues Festival in downtown Antioch on Sat. Night. (free)

DANVILLE: Danville d'Elegance September 17-18, 2016
Historic Danville, CA
Free admission
The historic town center of Danville transforms into the Danville Concours d'Elegance, with an impressive assembly of classic, vintage, and exotic pleasure and racing vehicles displayed by their owners, offering a unique opportunity to see them up close, and chat with the people who own and maintain them. This superb gathering of street and racing cars along with some other exciting vehicle surprises, and great food - all in the setting of a small town jewel make Concours d'Elegance the East Bay's premier fundraising event. It is looking to surpass the $2 million already raised to benefit Parkinson's research and patient care.

DURHAM Harvest Festival Car Show September 18, 2016, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
Durham Community Park
Durham-Dayton Highway
Durham, CA
Classic Cars, Hot Rods, Customs & Motorcycles from across California are a feast for the eyes with its display of antique cars, trucks, custom cars and muscle cars. Because of space limitations, the car show will be limited to 200 cars. The Annual Car Show begins at 9 a.m. For participants, the tree covered Park is great for for settling in with your friends in a group setting. The Festival is a great family event with activities for all ages. 45+ Craft Booths
Durham Harvest Festival 711am Pancake Breakfast (Cpt. Bob's Food Wagon)
79am Car Show Registration
9am Durham Harvest Festival Opens
911am Car Show Voting
113 Lunch: Tri-Tip Sandwiches & Hot Dogs
121pm Chico Community Band Performance

SELMA: Parkin' in the Park Car Show September 17, 2016, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
10th annual Selma Chamber Parkin' in the Park Car Show includes cash wards in many categories as well as the best of show. Pre registration includes t-shirt, merchant award and breakfast. Cost per entry is $30 in advance, $35 the day of the event. There will be food and craft vendors available for visitors to purchase items from. For more information and registration: (559) 891-2235.

EL SOBRANTE: El Sobrante Car Show September 18, 2016 or
Part of the annual El Sobrante Stroll produced by the Chamber of Commerce, expect around 20,000 attendees. Custom & Classic cars will be parked along the half mile stretch of San Pablo Dam Road from El Portal Drive to Appian Way. The parade begins at 11 a.m. featuring local organizations. Over 100 craft, food and informational booths line the streets. Live music from many local bands and lots of activities for kids.

ROCKLIN: Hot Chili Cool Cars Show September 17, 2016, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Pacific Street
Rocklin, CA
(916) 624-2548
The classic car contest features automotive beauties, and enthusiastic chili cooks will vie for the chance to be crowned champion of the chili cook-off. Bounce houses, a climbing wall, face painting, games and crafts along with the traditional midway. Country band, Flat Busted entertains.

SAN DIEGO: Bayfair Car Show September 16-18, 2016
Mission Bay hosts city's biggest family festival featuring the world's fastest race boats, the Thunder Rod Nationals Car Show, live music all weekend, and the Ripley's Believe It or Not! floating Ferrari making its U.S. water debut. More than 85,000 spectators and RVers are expected to converge on East Vacation Island, Crown Point and Fiesta Island for the three-day event.

SANTA MARIA: Cruzin' for Life Car Show September 16-17, 2016 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Santa Maria Fairpark
937 S. Thornburg
Santa Maria, CA
Event raises money to provide rides to cancer patients so they can receive treatments.

VAN NUYS: Galpin Car Show September 18, 2016, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Galpin Motors
15505 Roscoe Blvd.
Van Nuys, CA

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