Seventh Annual Cruiser Car Show & Street Fair set for July 9

posted: June 26, 2017

RAPID CITY, SD – Classic cars will roll into Downtown Rapid City for the seventh annual Cruiser Car Show & Street Fair on Sunday, July 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., presented by Main Street Square, Destination Rapid City and the Rapid City Police Department. Cruiser Car Show & Street Fair is sponsored by Auto Body Specialties and Pioneer Bank & Trust. Progress Sponsor, Black Hills Surgical Hospital.

Walk up and down parts of Main, Sixth and Seventh streets, which will be traffic-free for the family-friendly street fair auto showcase. The Rapid City Police Department K-9 Unit will hold a demonstration at 10:30 a.m. at Main Street Square followed by live music from Cimarron at 11 a.m., a new classic country and rock band. Shop the swap meet. Experience children’s activities in the Regional Health and Scull Construction Kidz Zone, including the Main Street Square Fun Express train and inflatable bounce houses. Food vendors will be onsite offering an array of eats throughout the event. An assortment of refreshments will be available in the Bud Light Beverage Garden beginning at 11 a.m. This event is free and open to the public.

Pre-register your vehicle for $15 online here. You may also pre-register in person or by mail to the Main Street Square and Destination Rapid City office, located at 512 Main St., Ste. 980, Rapid City, SD 57701. All vehicles must be registered to be included in the judging. By pre-registering your vehicle you are guaranteed a spot at Cruiser Car Show & Street Fair and will receive one Cruiser Car Show & Street Fair t-shirt in the size specified during registration. Pre-registration ends at noon on Friday, July 7. Vehicles may also be registered the day of the event, from 8 to 11 a.m., for $20 per vehicle. Vehicles registered on the day of the event will receive one Cruiser Car Show & Street Fair t-shirt, subject to availability. There will be random prize drawings during registration on the day of the event.

“Journey through time as you stroll up and down the streets of Downtown Rapid City,” said Megan Whitman, executive director of Main Street Square. “Admire the unique and historic automotives on display, listen to live music, enjoy K-9 demonstrations, visit the Kidz Zone, and watch the car awards ceremony for a day of classic family fun.”

First place trophies will be awarded by Rapid City Police Department Police Chief Karl Jegeris at 2:30 p.m. during the Car Show Awards Ceremony. Judging will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the following classes: Cars 1900 to 1949; Cars 1950 to 1959; Cars 1960 to 1969; Cars 1970 to 1979; Cars 1980 to 1999; Cars 2000 to present; Trucks 1900 to 1959; Trucks 1960 to present; Rat Rods; Orphans (vehicles that do not fall into any of the classes); Golden Donut (Chief’s choice); Bald Tire (traveled the farthest); and Kids’ Choice.

Street closures will include Main St. between Fifth St. and Mount Rushmore Rd., Seventh St. between Apolda and St. Joseph streets, and Sixth St. between Apolda and St. Joseph streets. Public parking within the event closure area will be prohibited after 5 a.m., as the area will be designated for car show participants until 5 p.m. Car show spectators are encouraged to park in the city parking ramp, which can be accessed from Fifth St., or the city parking lot south of St. Joseph St. between Fifth and Sixth streets. Curbside parking is also available south of St. Joseph St. and east of Fifth St. Participants in the car show will enter the event area on the corner of Main and Fifth streets. Parking attendants will guide drivers to their parking spaces within the closure area.

For more information on Cruiser Car Show & Street Fair, contact the Rapid City Police Department at 605-394-4133, Destination Rapid City at 605-716-7979, or visit

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