Cruisin' Virginia Beach Car Show

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Last updated: May 25, 2020

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

If you want to see the hottest cars of today along side the classic automobiles of the past, the Virginia Beach Boardwalk is the place to be.

The Cruisin’ Virginia Beach Car Show turns the boardwalk into a local version of “Route 66” with cars and trucks from yesterday and today competing for trophies and cash prizes at this one-day event. Hot rods, street machines, classic cars, and trucks line the boardwalk for 25 blocks, where thousands of car enthusiasts and families view over 200 vehicles in a beautiful beach setting.

A popular event at this show is the annual controlled competitive burnout event. This contest is held after the cars are displayed during the day, causing the night to heat up with this rubber burning excitement. In the municipal lot on 18th Street and Atlantic Avenue, today’s street cars compete for the highest smoke and the crowd’s approval.

The 2020 Beach Music Cruise-In will be held May 8-10th. 

Event Schedule Friday, May 8: 5:30 pm - Festival Box Office Opens 6:30 pm - Festival Gate Opens to Beach Concert Stage, food and ABC sales begin 7:30 pm - Chairmen of the Board featuring Ken Knox perform on Beach Concert Stage Saturday, May 9: 10:00 am - Car Show begins on boardwalk 10:30 am - Festival Box Office Opens 11:30 am - Festival Gate Opens to the Beach Concert Stage, food and ABC sales begin 12:30 pm - Bill Deal’s Original Rhondels perform on Beach Concert Stage 4:00 pm - Northtower perform on Beach Concert Stage 7:30 pm - The Main Event Band perform on Beach Concert Stage Sunday, May 10: 10:00 am - Festival Box Office Opens 11:00 am - Festival Gate Opens to Beach Concert Stage, food and ABC sales begin 12:00 pm (noon) - Band of Oz performs on Beach Concert Stage 3:30 pm - The Tams perform on Beach Concert Stage

Last Update: April 5, 2020

Highlights: 
Oceanfront
Kid Friendly
Date: 
Friday, May 8, 2020 to Sunday, May 10, 2020
Event date: 
Friday, May 8, 2020 - 7:30am to Sunday, May 10, 2020 - 6:00am
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Steve Jones

Steve is a freelance writer specializing in technology, travel, health, and more. He can be reached at sjones@virginiabeach.com.