Every Friday night starting April 5th through September 27th, join the fun at the “Largest Weekly Car Cruise West of the Mississippi.”
Vintage Auto Show, Cruisin’ Grand™ Escondido runs every Friday night downtown on Grand Avenue from April 5th to September 27th from 5-9pm all along Grand Avenue in historic downtown Escondido.
One of the greatest ongoing traditions in San Diego County, Cruisin’ Grand™ Escondido runs for six spectacular months. This FREE EVENT brings from 5,000 to 10,000 visitors, locals, families and car enthusiasts every Friday Night to check out the 500+ cars lining the streets of historic downtown Escondido, as well as the themed car clubs that fill the side streets.
Not only for classic car enthusiasts… everyone enjoys meeting up with friends, bringing the family out and strolling along Grand Avenue, stopping in for a bite at one of our many restaurants and people-watching on those warm summer nights. Each Friday night, awards are given to the most impressive pre-1973, American-made cars. Theme nights include “Fire Truck Night”, “Nitro Night” and “AFX Night.”
For more information, event schedules, car club themes and much more, go to CruisinGrand.com
We call it Hot Rod Heaven! Cruisin’ Grand™ Escondido Classic Car Show
Cruisin’ Grand is honored to be called one of the best cruises in the country. We try to keep it simple, and focus only on what works with our community history, i.e. 1973 and earlier American-made Classics, Customs, Vintage, Muscle, and Hot Rods cruising Grand Ave, just like they did 50-60- years ago, on a Friday night, hopefully shoulder-to-shoulder with a date!
Each week there are three live bands on Juniper, Kalmia, and Maple. In addition to our live DJ on N. Broadway, there are fun contests such as hoola hoops and “name that tune”, with prizes. The south side of Broadway is reserved for the car club of the night. Parking for other “period correct” (1974 and older American vehicles) is available on Grand Ave., N. Maple, N. Broadway, Kalmia (North and South), and N. Juniper.