MainStreet Cruise-In season opener Saturday
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Apr 21, 2013 | 353 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Mainstreet Cruise-In opens its 12th season on Saturday, from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., in historic downtown Cleveland. The Cruise-In will be held around the Courthouse Square.

Classic car enthusiasts will have their restored cars and other special interest vehicles lining the streets of downtown.

The Mainstreet Cruise-In has grown by an average of 20 percent in the number of cruisers attending the event over the past two years.

Last season nearly 600 vehicles a month lined the Courthouse Square and surrounding streets with participants coming from as far away as Florida, Illinois, Texas and Delaware.

Attendees are encouraged to stroll the streets, shop, have dinner in one of the locally owned restaurants and enjoy specialty foods such as funnel cakes, kettle corn, and fried apple pies from the vendors.

Music from the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s fills the air adding to nostalgic atmosphere.

Individuals may participate in the model car contest and the 50/50 drawing with 50 percent of the proceeds going to a local charity.

The swap meet is located in the parking lot on Broad Street south of Inman Street. Spaces are free and are available on a firstcome basis.

The Cruise-In is free to enter a vehicle and free to spectators. It continues on the fourth Saturday of each month through October.

Anyone interested in joining the MainStreet Cruisers Car Club should contact Terry Marr at 472-1488.

For general information call the MainStreet Cleveland office at 479-1000, or visit the website at