Are your kids battling that post-holiday lull? Maybe access to thousands of amazing vehicles will kick 2019 into overdrive. Ramp up the excitement with a visit to one of the many local car shows in Arizona. They’re all appropriate for the family, (mostly) free and full of horsepower.

Greater Casa Grande Chamber of Commerce Car & Truck Show

Date: January 12, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Where: Casa Grande, AZ (CityGate)

Held in conjunction with the 2019 Home, Health & Garden Show, this car show near Mesa, AZ, will connect you with classic cars, classic music, and classic fun. Visit for further details.

2019 Cruisin’ Yuma Car Show

Date: January 19, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Where: Yuma, AZ (Fortuna de Oro RV Resort)

Hosted by Yuma Navy League, this annual charity car show raises donations for veterans, youth programs, and scholarships. Live music will be played all afternoon, and a $1000 grand prize will be awarded to the best vehicle on display. Check for more information.

25th Annual Collectors Car Show

Date: January 25-26, 2019
Time: Varies
Where: Tubac, AZ (Tubac Golf Resort & Spa)

In celebration of its 25th anniversary, the Tubac car show will stuff all its must-see action in one weekend. Guests can purchase tickets online to receive a BBQ dinner and t-shirt along with admission. Visit to order.

Deer Valley Bands 2019 Car Show

Date: February 8, 2019
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Where: Glendale, AZ (Deer Valley High School)

As one of several Glendale car shows, this annual event is free to spectators and well worth an evening trip. Hosted right in the Deer Valley parking lot, the car show will feature all types of cars and trucks, a live performance by the school band, raffles, and an award ceremony to conclude the night. Visit to register a vehicle or get directions.

2nd Annual St. Thomas More Car Show

Date: February 16, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Where: Glendale, AZ (St. Thomas More Church)

Bigger and better than last year, the 2019 STM Car Show will include food trucks, vendors, 50/50 raffles, awards, and more. The first 100 cars to attend this car show in Glendale will receive a plaque. Donations are being accepted for the main raffle drawing; check the St. Thomas More website for additional details.

Desert Ridge High Cruisin’ Thru the Decades Car Show

Date: February 23, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Where: Mesa, AZ (Desert Ridge High School)

Now in its 7th running, this local Mesa car show will be displaying over 150 cars originating from as far back as the year 1940. A live DJ (DJ Marky Mark, but not THE Marky Mark) will be spinning tunes all day. Proceeds will benefit the school’s Theater Boosters Scholarship Programs. Visit for more info.

6th Annual Caliente Clowns Car Show

Date: March 9, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Where: Florence, AZ (Caliente Casa de Sol RV Park)

With proceeds benefiting Pinal County’s abused and fostered children, this Florence auto show is certainly doing its part to help the community. Payment to register your vehicle will come in the form of donated items, not dollar bills. Even if you aren’t planning on showing a car, you should consider donating hygiene products, children’s clothing, blankets, and toys. For contact information and rain date details, look through

15th Annual Catch-A-Wave Car Show

Date: March 16, 2019
Time: 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Where: Tempe, AZ (Kiwanis Park)

The annual Catch-A-Wave Car Show in Tempe features a variety of pre-1987 vehicles, custom cars, and old-timey automobiles. (Sorry, no new Honda models allowed.) Every penny received in proceeds will go to the Boys and Girls Club of Tempe, as well as a variety of other Kiwanis charities. Support a great cause and view some incredible rides at this Tempe auto show. Visit for specifics.

2019 CruiZ’n to the Lakes Car Show

Date: March 23, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Where: Goodyear, AZ (Starpointe Residents Club)

The Estrella Mountain Car Club knows its rides. Held on the grassy Mountain Ranch amphitheater, CruiZ’n to the Lakes will be showcasing everything from custom hot rods to vintage trucks to classic cars. It’s one of Arizona’s best car shows, so be sure to register your car online early.

AZ Rockabilly Bash 2019

Date: March 29 – 31, 2019
Time: Varies
Where: Peoria, AZ (Pleasant Harbor Lake)

A 3-day car show with camping? Yep! Rated as one of the most entertaining car shows in Peoria each year, Rockabilly Bash brings the goods and doesn’t let go. All weekend, you’ll get your share of classic cars and bikes, live rockabilly music, food, a tattoo contest, and a pin-up pageant. Spots go fast, so book your RV camping spot now!

Kars for Kids 2019

Date: April 6, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Where: Sierra Vista, AZ (Cochise College)

Public safety booths will be running throughout the day, offering children educational insight into operating and working on vehicles. But there’s a lot of fun to be had, too; a live DV will be playing family-favorite tunes, and 20 vehicles will be awarded special trophies in the closing ceremony. All makes and models allowed, including vintage cars, trucks, and motorcycles, and the first 160 entrants will receive a free t-shirt and dashboard plaque. Visit their events page for more information or to register.

45th Annual Rodders Day

Date: April 27, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Where: Tucson, AZ (Pima Community College)

One of the longest-running car shows in Tucson, Rodders Day is as packed with vehicles as it is family fun. Kid-friendly activities run all day long, including a Basket and Automotive Drawings class. Don’t forget to take advantage of the free garage tours of the college’s Auto Tech Center. View the auto show’s official flyer for parking details, registration info, and a schedule of activities.


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