Kicking off with the “Neon Cruise”, Friday evening, downtown The Dalles. It’s an “open” cruise, just like back in the day, so just show up and start showing off (NO burnouts however). It starts around 7pm and extends well into the night.
This is the favorite part of the weekend for many of the locals, and the sidewalks up and down 2nd and 3rd streets fill up with appreciative and enthusiastic spectators. Several downtown businesses will be having special events during the cruise.
You can also pre-register for the show at Burgerville on 3rd St. between 3 and 8 pm. Then Saturday brings the “Riverfront Car Show”, an open event. The setting, Riverfront Park, is right off of I84, exit 85. A beautiful riverside venue with very easy access and plenty of parking on the grass. Registration opens at 8am, judging until 1pm, and the Parade of Champions awards ceremony beginning at 2pm.
Goodie bags and dash plaques to the 1st 225 vehicles. $20 entry up to July 31, $25 after. 40+ awards, food and specialty vendors, oldies music and plenty of raffle prizes. Then Saturday evening features the Eagles Car Show/Dinner/Dance from 5 to 11pm at the lodge, 2006 W 7th, The Dalles.
Finally, if you want one more chance to trophy, there’s the Dufur Days Car Show, on Sunday in the Dufur Community Park, just 13 miles South of The Dalles, starting at 9am.