The Mainstreet Cruise-In opens its 17th season on Saturday, April 28 from 1-6 p.m. in historic downtown Cleveland, around the Courthouse Square. The public is invited to join classic car enthusiasts and see restored cars and other special interest vehicles as they line the streets of downtown.
The Mainstreet Cruise-In has grown by an average of 20 percent in the number of cruisers attending the event over the past few years, according to officials. Last season nearly 600 vehicles a month lined the courthouse square and surrounding streets, with participants coming from as far away as Florida, Illinois, Texas and Delaware.
"Stroll the streets, shop, have dinner in one of the locally owned restaurants and enjoy specialty foods, such as funnel cakes, kettle corn and fried apple pies from the vendors. Music from the 50s, 60s, and 70s fills the air, adding to nostalgic atmosphere," organizers said.
The swap meet is in the parking lot on Broad Street, south of Inman Street. Spaces are free and are available on a first come bases.
The Cruise-In is free to enter a vehicle and free to spectators. It continues the fourth Saturday of each month through October. Anyone interested in joining the MainStreet Cruisers Car Club should contact Randy Howard at 595-2912. For general information, call the MainStreet office at 479-1000.