Annual Wheelin’ Walla Walla Weekend

Come join us on Saturday, September 7th for the Show n’ Shine to see over 400 cars on display throughout downtown on Main Street from 9am -4pm. If you have never been, it is quite spectacular! There will also be many food and artisan vendors staged throughout downtown during the car show. This is a free, family friendly event. We hope you will join us!


Wheelin' Walla Walla Weekend Events


2019 Online participant Registration is now closed. But…

You can still register in-person at the Fairgrounds on Friday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. You may also register in-person downtown at Palouse and Main on Saturday morning from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.


Schedule of Events

Friday, September 6

9 am – 5:30 pm: Participant Registration and Check-in from at the Walla Walla Fairgrounds — 363 Orchard Street. This is where you will get your Vehicle ID Card for the Show n’ Shine and all the other important information that you will need for the weekend.

5 pm: The Cruise line-up begins at the Walla Walla Fairgrounds. There will be a brief meeting at 5:45 pm.

6 pm: Classic Cruise — Note, we have a new route this year due to road construction (See map below).

  • Have a great time! Please stay close behind the car in front of you. We do not want gaps between the vehicles for traffic safety reasons. The community loves to see your cars!

  • We prefer you do not throw candy. If you choose to, please throw it away from your car!

  • Immediately following the cruise is the catered dinner at the Walla Walla Fairgrounds. Please don’t forget to bring your dinner tickets; if you forget your ticket, you will have to retrieve it to participate in the dinner.

  • If you are not attending the dinner, please join us downtown on Main Street for Summer Sounds on the Plaza – free live music 5:30 to 7:30 pm at First and Main Street.

 

Saturday, September 7

6:30 am – 10 am: Registration, check-in, and parking – NO EARLY PARKING. Cars will be towed! You can park first then come register if you haven’t done so already.

  • We have just one entrance this year at Palouse and Main. You will want to come down Alder Street only to Palouse for staging. If you are pre-registered, please have your VEHICLE ID CARD posted in your FRONT WINDSHIELD

  • Cars and clubs wanting to park together must arrive together at the parking entrance! No saving places!

  • If you have a group larger than 15 cars wanting to park together, please contact Cindy before Saturday morning.

7 am: Morning Participant Registration begins at First and Main Street.

9 am – Noon: Participant Choice Award (Turn in your pick at the First and Main Street Information Table).

9 am – 1 pm: Downtown Farmers Market located on Main Street between Third and Fourth Street.

9 am – 3 pm: Show ‘n Shine on Main Street. Activities include Raffle, Poker Walk and live music brought to us by 104.5 BOB FM throughout the day. 

9 am – 3 pm: Prize drawings all day! (Check winning numbers on the whiteboard at First & Main).

10 am – 1 pm: Poker Walk (Turn in sheets at First and Main Street Information Table).

3 – 4:30 pm: Awards Ceremony at First and Main Street. Please leave your cars on the street. 

  • You are not allowed to remove your vehicle off Main Street until AFTER the Awards Ceremony.

  • Car show vendors are located throughout downtown on Main Street.

  • Please fill out the “Wheelin’ Walla Walla Weekend Survey” and turn it in at First and Main. We appreciate your feedback and want to make the car show even better!

7 pm – 9 pm:  NEW Wheelin’ Walla Walla Street Dance at First and Main Street. The band is the “Dance Hall Days.”


New Classic Cruise route for 2019

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Big news……

Celebrity Dennis Gage, the host of My Classic Car, is coming to Walla Walla for Wheelin’ Walla Walla Weekend, September 6 and 7. Dennis will be filming his nationally televised TV show from our Walla Walla car show! He will be in Valley all weekend long participating in the Wheelin’ Walla Walla festivities. Since 1997, Dennis has upheld his "honor the timeless classics" catchphrase in this series, as he travels across North America to visit prestigious auto shows and events, spotlighting everything from muscle cars to museum pieces. We invite you to come and meet Dennis and participate in this special Wheelin’ Walla Walla Weekend with us!!

Host Hotels

Best Western Walla Walla Suites Inn — 7 East Oak Street, Walla Walla  (509) 525-4700 Book Now

Courtyard by Marriott - 550 West Rose Street, Walla Walla  (509) 876-8100  Book Now Note: Book your special rate before August 7, 2019. The group code is: WWW.

Marcus Whitman Hotel - 6 W Rose Street, Walla Walla (509) 525-2200 Book Now

Quality Inn & Suites - 520 North Second Avenue, Walla Walla (520) 257-3102  Book Now

If you prefer to come with your motorhome/trailer, there is camping available at the fairgrounds with hook-up. Very close to downtown. Nice grassy area with lots of room! Contact Cindy for more information at cindy@downtownwallawalla.com.

**Please make reservations early and mention Wheelin' Walla Walla.  Go to Visit Walla Walla’s website at wallawalla.org for additional lodging options.

Highlights of the show:

  • Friday night cruise and catered dinner

  • Judges Awards

  • Awards for: Best of Show, Neal Larson Memorial Award, Participant’s Choice, cash prizes, over 100 trophies and prize drawings!

  • Goody Bags for first 400 entries.

  • Enjoy beautiful Downtown Walla Walla and all our fine restaurants, wineries and retail merchants.

  • More questions? Contact: cindy@downtownwallawalla.com

 

Wheelin’ Walla Walla Weekend is presented by the Downtown Walla Walla Foundation and HAPO Community Credit Union.


Here are a few images from the 2017 weekend


Here are a few images from the 2016 weekend