Cruising on King
Cruising on King Street is an annual event that turns back the clock and takes downtown Kitchener back to a time when cars had fins, skirts had hoops and hair had grease! Last year 375 antique and classic cars made Kitchener’s Cruising on King Street one of Canada’s largest classic and antique car parades in this great land of ours.
The cruise starts with a show and shine in Victoria Park. Visit Victoria Park as it is transformed into a staging area for approximately 300 classic and antique vehicles. Meet the car owners and other car enthusiasts. Enjoy an afternoon in the Park.
At 7:00pm the cars rumble out of the park, cruising down King Street in front of about 50,000 spectators. This is the largest parade of its kind in Ontario. The parade route on King Street this year extends from Francis to Stirling.
After the cruise, the classic cars park on King Street from Francis to Cedar until approximately 10:00pm. Once the cars are parked, stroll down King Street from Francis to Cedar for a blast from the past. 300 plus car owners show off their pride and joy to festival goers.
Many of the downtown businesses and restaurants stay open late during Cruising on King. Come for the cars, stay for the deals.
At Kitchener City Hall’s Civic Square Stage chat with the Cruising On King Street event partners and listen to music of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s.
Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm
At the Kitchener Market there will be live music, activities and food from around the world .
Time: 6:00pm – 11:00pm
- Visit “Old Blue” a classic Ontario Provincial Police Cruiser
- Tons of great deals at the BIA sidewalk sale
- Kitchener Market vendors open late
- A licensed area on the Market Piazza
When: July 13, 2012
Where: Downtown Kitchener
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