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Car Cruises and Auto Shows in San Diego

Classics to the Latest Cars

San Diego's car cruises and auto shows are the perfect way to spend a warm evening checking out everything from classics to the latest and greatest.

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San Diego's car cruises and auto shows are the perfect way to spend a warm evening checking out everything from classics to the latest and greatest in the world of automobiles.

San Diego International Auto Show

Where the cars are the stars! The San Diego International Auto Show features the widest variety of new vehicles under one roof. The vehicles showcase the newest levels of technology that enhance the driving experience, packaged in luxurious interiors and wrapped in cutting edge designs. Both new car and truck models from over 30 manufacturers are featured, as well as the cars and trucks of tomorrow with concept vehicles from a number of manufacturers. Between viewing all the cars on display, make sure to participate in the many interactive activities and family entertainment available.

When: Late December to Early January
Where: San Diego Convention Center - 111 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

GoodGuys Del Mar Nationals

It's a full weekend of roddin' at the beach in ol' Del Mar with more than 3,000 cars, indoor and outdoor car shows, plus vendor exhibits, swap meet and car corral, Goodguys AutoCross, nightly parties, special woody exhibit, live music, model car show, and much more!

When: Spring
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds - 2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, Del Mar, CA 92014

MotorCars on Main Street

For 20+ years, this popular classic auto show in Coronado features more than 350 pre-1973 hotrods, convertibles, roadsters, trucks and other custom rides on display at Isabella and Orange Avenues.

When: April
Where: Isabella and Orange Avenues, Coronado, CA 92118

Cajon Classic Cruise

Southern California's largest weekly classic car cruise and auto show features over 400 classic and specialty cars on display every Wednesday throughout the summer from 5:00 to 8:00 PM in downtown El Cajon. There is also plenty of live music, food and shopping.

When: April-September, Every Wednesday
Where: Main Street and Magnolia, El Cajon, CA 92020

Cruisin' Grand Escondido

One of the greatest ongoing traditions in San Diego County, Cruisin' Grand in Escondido is a free auto show where more than 5,000 visitors and car enthusiasts each Friday Night come to check out the 500+ American-made Classics, Customs, Vintage, Muscle, and Hot Rods lining the streets of historic downtown Escondido. Car cruise nights run mid-April through September from 5:00 to 9:00 PM.

When: mid-April-September, Every Friday
Where: East Grand Avenue, Escondido, CA 92027

Encinitas Classic Car Nights

The streets of Downtown Encinitas will be rockin' and rollin' when Encinitas Classic Car Nights comes to Downtown Encinitas May through September. The third Thursday of each summer month from 5:30 to 7:30 PM, hot rods, Woodies and other classic and vintage cars will line South Coast Highway 101 from D Street to J Street. These beauties will be parked in dedicated lots along the Hwy 101 and on side streets.

When: May-September, Third Thursday
Where:
South Coast Highway 101 from D to J Street, Encinitas, CA 92024

National City Automobile Heritage Day Car Show

The Annual National City Automobile Heritage Days features a dazzling display of cars from very early models to the latest Super Cars now being produced. The days activities also include great food from some of National Cities popular eateries, a wide variety of live music performers and Specialty Business booths that add another element of entertaining for the attendees.

When: August
Where: Kimball Park - East 12th Street and D Avenue, National City 91950

American Heritage Car Show

Pre-1974 domestic or imported vintage, classic, hot rod, or muscle car. Held in Grape Day Park in Escondido, the show features a pancake breakfast, DJ and live entertainment, beer and wine garden, vendors, raffle, and prizes!

When: May
Where: Grape Day Park - 321 North Broadway, Escondido, CA 92025

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