When it comes to the summer months, there can never be too much time spent outdoors in the warm weather. If you’re a classic car lover, summertime is the perfect opportunity for you to explore the many car shows in town. Luckily, there are enough car shows in San Diego to keep you busy on weeknights and on weekends, and it’s the perfect opportunity to get outside in the warm weather!

At Wheels For Wishes, we enjoy cars whether they are older classics or newer styles. Cars have a huge place in the world, and they are also used to grant wishes for local kids in your own community. When you donate a car to Wheels For Wishes, you are allowing your car to be recycled or auctioned off to a new owner, and the earned proceeds benefit a local child in your community.

To celebrate cars and all that they do for us on a daily basis, there are plenty of car shows in the San Diego area for you to enjoy!

Cruisin’ Grand Escondido

Cruisin’ Grand is not only a hugely popular car show event in Escondido, but it’s available every Friday night, all summer long! Head on over to East Grand Avenue between 5 to 9 p.m. on the following dates: July 5, July 12, July 19, July 26, August 2, August 9, August 16, August 23, August 30, September 6, September 13, September 20, and September 27. You won’t want to miss out on the display of over 500 American-made classics, attracting over 5,000 visitors!

Automobile Heritage Show

Start August off in style at the Automobile Heritage Show. Guests will explore traditional classic cars as well as new styles for the newer generations to enjoy. Enjoy great food as well as live entertainment at Kimball Park on Sunday, August 3.

Back To The 50’s Car Show

Go back to the 50’s every Thursday night! Head on over to the Village of La Mesa on La Mesa Boulevard every Thursday from 5-9 p.m. for classic cars, shopping, food, and live entertainment.

Cajon Classic Cruise

The largest weekly classic car cruise is right here in the San Diego area, so don’t miss out! Head on over to Main Street and Magnolia in downtown El Cajon every Wednesday night from 5-8 p.m. for over 400 classic cars! The cruise will go through September.

Encinitas Classic Car Nights

Make Thursday nights about cars at Encinitas Classic Car Nights in Downtown Encinitas. For your enjoyment, vintage cars will be lined up along Highway 101 from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. on every third Thursday, through September.

The Village Classic Car Show

Tuesdays just got a little more exciting, because The Village Classic Car Show is every Tuesday evening at Third Avenue and Memorial Park in Chula Vista. Not only does this show feature cars, but also motorcycles too!

Donate A Car

If your car isn’t as cool as the “cruisers” in these car shows, consider donating it to Wheels For Wishes, benefiting Make-A-Wish. Your unwanted car can help to grant a wish for a local child, and maybe even give them a chance to enjoy a day of classic cars, or even ride in one. The possibilities are endless.

To donate a car, please call us at 1-877-431-9474 or fill out our easy vehicle donation form. Your car donation can make a difference in the life of a child. Plus, you get a great tax deduction at tax time. Donate your vehicle today!