Best Car Shows in Ontario in 2019

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What’s summer in Ontario without small-town streets and big city boulevards lined with shiny cars from bygone eras, new cars with custom upgrades, and foreign supercars from Europe and Asia?

We’re quickly approaching car show season in Southwestern Ontario and that makes it the perfect time to highlight the best car shows from the Waterloo Region and beyond.

Downtown Guelph Exotic Car Show

Location: Guelph, ON

Date: June 2

Time: 12 pm – 4 pm

Admission: FREE

The Downtown Guelph Exotic Car Show is only in its third year, but the event already has a great lineup of exotic cars that gathers on Carden Street in the heart of the Royal City. There’s a splash pad to help you cool down, a 50/50 raffle, great prizes, and all proceeds go to helping the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guelph.

Graffiti Car Show

Location: St. Jacob’s, ON

Date: June 9

Time: 8 am to 3 pm

Admission: FREE

The Graffiti Car Show by the Highwaymen Car Club is an annual event held at the Waterloo Rod and Gun Club. The show features cash prize draws, top 10 awards, plenty of door prizes and a silent auction. All donations go to the Children’s Wish Foundation.

Cruising on King

Location: Kitchener, ON

Date: Friday, July 12

Time: 2:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Admission: FREE

Cruising on King is celebrating its 29th year on the streets of Downtown Kitchener. Cars pack Victoria Park for spectators to enjoy, before everyone heads to King Street to watch one of the biggest classic car parades in Canada. This year is the 50th anniversary and there will be live performances featuring tribute bands to enjoy alongside the cars!

Wheels on the Danforth

Location: Toronto, ON.

Date: August 17

Time: 11 am – 11 pm

Admission: FREE

Wheels on the Danforth is Toronto’s only street-judged car show. It’s also two shows packed into one day. From 11 am to 4 pm is the classic car show and from 5 pm to 11 pm is the tuner car show. There will be buskers, bands, DJs, and much more for the whole family to enjoy while walking through Toronto’s east end.

Mopar Fest

Location: New Hamburg, ON

Date: August 17 & 18

Time: 8 am – 4 pm (rain or shine)

Admission: $12 (children under 12 are free!)

Mopar Fest is celebrating their 40th year and this massive festival in New Hamburg attracts over 20,000 spectators. This festival features food, entertainment, a $15,000 door prize, helicopter rides, and cars, of course!

Show and Shine Classic Car Mondays

Location: Kitchener, ON

Date: Every Monday from June through September

Time: 6 pm – Dusk

Admission: FREE

Show and Shine Classic Car Mondays is a weekly car show that features some great classic cars from around the Waterloo Region.

Southwestern Ontario is filled with summertime car shows for you and your family to enjoy, while the days are long and the weather is hot.

If you need auto parts to get your car prepped for the summer car shows, give us a call.

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