Cruizin Chelan hits the streets for the 12th year on Friday and Saturday


Cruizin Chelan hits the streets for the 12th year on Friday and Saturday, June 1 & 2 with and estimated 150 entries from hot rods to modern machinery. 

by Richard Uhlhorn

The 12th annual Cruizin Chelan Car Show is coming to town this Friday and Saturday with registration opening up at the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Friday evening.

Friday evening’s activities include a $15 a head BBQ at Riverwalk Park from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. along with a beer garden, live music, kids activities and a Show n’ Shine for the car participants. Car participants are also invited to an Open House at Miller’s Auto Museum.


Motorhead Leo Miller and the Lake Chelan Car Club are helping the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce with the judging at this year’s Cruizin Chelan Car Show.

“We are busy helping the Chamber set this show up,” said Leo Miller. “They are short staffed.” The Lake Chelan Car Club ( will conduct the judging and help with parking the participants cars on Woodin Avenue.

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Saturday is the big day for the show with more registration from 7 a.m. to noon.

Chelan Fire & Rescue is holding a Pancake Breakfast that the Fire Hall. The cars that have entered the show this year will be on display downtown from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. with judging taking place throughout the day. The awards ceremony will b at 3 p.m.

Once again, BBQ Masters will be on Emerson for the PNWBA Pro BBQ Classic with samples of some of the best barbeque in the world will be available for $2.

Over 150 cars from vintage to new are expected to fill the downtown.


Lots of exquisite machinery will be on display at the Cruizin Chelan Car Show Friday and Saturday. 


Friday June 1

5pm-8pm: Registration at the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce

6pm-9pm: BBQ dinner at Riverwalk Park – *Tickets are only $15. Purchase here!

6pm-9pm: Beer Garden

6pm-9pm: Live Music

6pm-9pm: Kids activities – Inflatables in the Park

6pm-9pm: Show ‘n’ Shine

8pm-10pm: Open House for Car Participants at Miller’s Auto Museum

Saturday June 2

7am-12pm: Registration at the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce

8am-11am: Volunteer Fire Department Pancake Breakfast

8am-2pm: Show ‘n’ Shine

8am-2pm: 50/50 Raffle

10am-2pm: Poker Walk

10am-4pm: Kids Activities & Inflatables in the Park

10am-2pm: Judging

11am-5pm: Beer Garden

3pm: Awards Ceremony

10pm: Fireworks

POKER WALK – Stop in at 5 local businesses (Apple Cup Cafe, Coldwell Banker, Kelly’s Ace Hardware, The Shirt Shop and Swim World) to collect different cards for this exciting poker walk! Winner receives a Lake Chelan getaway!

KIDS ACTIVITIES – Enjoy free face painting, inflatable toys in the park, tricycle riding, hula hooping, blowing bubbles and so much more!

BEER GARDEN – Sit back and relax in the Lake Chelan sun (or shade!) while enjoying a deliciously ice cold beer. Bring your friends!

50/50 RAFFLE – Be on the look out for both Manson Apple Blossom Royalty and Miss Lake Chelan Royalty, who will be selling raffle tickets for a chance to win 50% of the winnings!

SHOW ‘N’ SHINE – Stroll up and down main street in Chelan and view the 150+ classic cars, trucks and motorcycles vying for a chance to win the coveted “Best of Show” award.

PNWBA PRO BBQ CLASSIC – Watch BBQ masters in action while you sample some of the best BBQ in the Pacific Northwest. Samples are only $2 and you can vote for your favorite!

Author: allthingslakechelan

I have been a journalist, photojournalist and reporter in the Lake Chelan Valley since 1988; first with the Wenatchee World, then 15 years at the Lake Chelan Mirror and another 12 years at GoLakeChelan. Currently, I am semi-retired but can't give up the media gig which is why I started All Things Lake Chelan blog. I also have two social media platforms; allthingslakechelan/facebook and lakechelansportsandrecration/facebook. I am also a professional photographer with many credits with major outlets around the world.

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