Movie and Cruise Night

"American Graffiti" at the 'Towne Theatre', Friday July 8th, 6:30 

The all-time cruising classic movie with a killer soundtrack, 'American Graffiti' is back by popular demand. We invite you to join in the atmosphere and dress up like it's 1962. Then if you choose, go cruise downtown in the early evening, seeking the best burger or ice-cream in town.

Tickets on sale at events with 'Cruising the Okanagan', at the door, or online at...

Scenic Backcountry Cruise

Saturday July 9th, 12 noon - 1:30 PM. Watkin Motors

Join us for a free scenic cruise touring the local backroads; leaving from Watkin Motors at 12:00 PM and returning to Downtown Vernon on 30th Avenue in time for the free car show. All vehicles welcome, antique and classic, hotrod and classic, muscle and sports, tuners and ratrods. 

As part of the Saturday Festivities there will be a Scenic Cruise leaving Watkin Motors Ford at 12:00 noon. The cruise is 1hr 20min finishing in Vernon.

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Free Downtown Car Show

Saturday July 9th. 30th Avenue. Move in 3:30-4:30

The Free Downtown Car Show is a long lasting tradition with the 'Sun Valley Cruise-In', with all types of vehicles welcome, and live music playing through the evening. 

Due to public safety, participants are asked to abide to the strict regulations for this popular community event. 

Vehicles will be allowed to park and be in place between 3:30 and 4:30 PM, and space is limited to around 200 vehicles. After 4:30 PM, all show vehicles must remain in place until the closing of the show at 8:00 PM. Sorry, no exceptions, and thanks for understanding.

The 'Grande Show' in Polson Park

Sunday July 10th. Move-in 8:00 to 10:00 AM. Awards 2:30 PM

A truly North Okanagan favorite, the car show on the grass in scenic Polson Park attracts show vehicles from around Western Canada. This years entertainment on the main stage will be provided by the young 'rockabilly' band 'Dixie Fried Hep Katz'. Also on stage at noon will be a Pin-Up Pageant

New for this year will be a swap meet, located on the perimeter of the grassy oval. Limited spaces.

Show vehicles may enter the grounds after 8:00 am and should be set up by around 10:00 am. The awards ceremony starts at 2:30, and the show concludes @ 3:00 PM. It should be noted that all show vehicles must remain in place until the conclusion of the awards ceremony.

Car clubs are more than welcome to park together on the grassy oval and all we ask is for proper notice and pre-registration. Pop-up tents on the grassy oval are welcome, but should be weighted down by weights as opposed to pegs.

Each vehicle that registers gets a free breakfast voucher for one (limited availability to register now!). For 2022 we'll also have a 'Early Bird' registration draw prize for $200, to be drawn at the awards ceremony. We also have a draw prize for a stay at any Prestige Hotel, and a draw for a man-cave bar fridge. For all awards and draws you must be present at the awards ceremony.

Thanks, and see you in July!

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