With the likes of Elvis and Chubby Checkers singing in the background, and a sea of chrome that seems to go on forever, you know you have arrived at the Benicia Classic Car Show.

The 27th Annual Benicia Classic Car Show will draw classic car enthusiasts from near and far. Some will be attending as spectators who want to check out the unique and rare vehicles, others go to connect with fellow car buffs. Whatever the reason, it will be a day of fun that includes vendors, raffles, prizes and music reflective of the many decades represented by the classic cars as well as live music from Benicia High School band. Show plaques will be awarded for numerous categories voted on by other entrants.

The show takes place on the First Street Green and lower First Street. The event presents pre-1976 American made cars and trucks – there will be about 400 vehicles on display and over 5,000 spectators. Put on by the Benicia High School Marching Band Boosters, the event is their biggest fundraiser. The show raises money to support the high school marching band and color guard, jazz and concert music programs. Lodged between the waterfront First Street shops, car show attendees are invited to enjoy downtown’s many retail shops and restaurants.

The family-oriented event is free and open to the public.

Sunday, April 26th, from 9AM to 3PM.


Edit: Due to the expanded restrictions in response to COVID-19, this event has been postponed to August. Stay tuned for more information.