Cruise Nights Are Back!

Hi, Leslie here and before the pandemic, Downers Grove was known for its Friday night car shows. Main Street was closed for regular cars, and classic beauties lined both sides of the street, as well as Curtiss Street.

Now, people enjoy outdoor dining in the spots where those cars were parked, which is not a bad thing, and fortunately, the Moose Lodge has stepped up.

Friday Night Live and the Moose Lodge Cruise Nights starts tonight, May 26th, and will continue through September 1st.. The cars will be at the Moose Lodge, 1030 Warren Ave., with live music happening at the nearby Main Street train station.

The car show will feature classic cars, hot rods and muscle cars. If you’re interested displaying your car in the car show, you can enter on Warren and Forest starting at 3:30, but the cars must be parallel parked by 8:00 p.m. when the road reopens. A $10 per card donation is requested, which will benefit a local charity. Concessions will be available too.

Thanks to the Downers Grove loyal order of Moose and the downtown Downers Grove management corporation for keeping this tradition alive, while also keeping outdoor dining in Downers Grove.

Will you be attending the Friday night car show? Will you be entering any cars? Let us know in the comments