Cruisin' On Main


Cruisin' on Main Street 2019

It's almost time for the 19th annual Cruisin' on Main Street. The event will return to Downtown Manchester on Sunday, August 4, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Rain dates are August 11 and August 18.

Show car registration begins at 8:00 AM. There is a registration fee of $10. The first 700 cars receive dash plaques.

Check back often for updates on Cruisin' 2019.

Visitors enjoyed the following highlights from Cruisin' 2018.

New for Kids

A Hot Wheels Car Race Competition will be set-up at the show by the Gear Head Mafia Car Club to allow kids to select and race a Hot Wheels car on a specially designed race track. Handsome medals will be awarded to the winners in different age categories and every young competitor will be able to keep the Hot Wheels car provided to them. Cruisin’ is excited to help cultivate a new generation of car enthusiasts.

Shuttle Bus Tour

Cruisin’ is working with the Manchester Historical Society to run a free shuttle van between the car show and the Manchester History Center on Pine Street. By providing easy access between the car show and the History Center, attendees will be able to view Manchester’s automotive history displayed along Main Street and displays of our rich Town history at the History Center. The shuttle stop will be located on Forest Street next the Forest St. Parking Lot and will run from 11AM to 2PM. The Tour and shuttle service are free.

Cruisin' 2018 - Miss Connecticut

Thanks to CITGO Petroleum, Miss Connecticut, attended Cruisin' 2018.

Thank you to event attendees for heeding the following safety reminders. They made for a safe show.

Quickly walk away from any vehicle that may be overheating, as to avoid any injuries.

Bicycles, skateboards, roller blades, scooters, and pets are not allowed within the Car Show area.

Golf Carts and any other motorized vehicle will not be allowed except those used by the Cruisin On Main Staff.

Food , Beverages, and any other items should not be placed on any vehicle.

By Law, Alcoholic Beverages are not allowed in the Car Show area.

Sitting on, leaning on, or touching the Collector Cars is not permitted! The owners have devoted considerable time, effort, and funds to restoring and maintaining the bodywork and beautiful finish on these vehicles. Many truly are works of art.

Visitors are responsible for their own actions.

Thank you for observing the rules!