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Ready your engines, it’s time to celebrate 10 years of automotive magic! Powered by the GOCAL (Greater Ontario, California), come join us for the 10th anniversary of the Route 66 Cruisin’ Reunion on September 15-16, 2023. Located in Southern California’s beloved and historic downtown Ontario, there’s something for everyone to enjoy making it a perfect event for car enthusiasts, history buffs, families, friends, and more! Here are the top 10 reasons why you should join us at the Route 66 Cruisin’ Reunion this year.

1. Take A Journey Through Time

For the past decade, Route 66 Cruisin’ Reunion has been a beloved event that takes you on a journey through automotive history. You’ll get to enjoy a time machine-like experience that celebrates 10 years of tradition, and history right in the heart of downtown Ontario. Keeping the nostalgic 1950s history alive, you and your loved ones will be transported back in time and enjoy a fully immersive experience on the iconic Route 66!

2. Enjoy A Showcase Of Classics

With streets turned into museum halls, this event will be showcasing over 1,000 classic cars that everyone can admire. In show-and-shine format, you’ll get to witness the beauty of timeless classics, vintage gems, and even iconic muscle cars that will parade the streets of Route 66. Not only can you admire these stunning cars on display, you’ll even get to witness them in action! Putting the cruisin’ to Route 66 Cruisin’ Reunion, registered cars can show off their sweet rides by driving them down the beautiful street of Euclid Avenue for all to enjoy! Ranging in make, model, and year, each vehicle will be telling its own unique story! If you’re looking to register your own classic vehicle for this event, with the chance to win one of many awards, Day of Registration begins Friday, September 15th, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, and Saturday, September 16th, 8:00 am to 1:00 pm.  More information on registering your vehicle can be found here.

3. New for 2023 – Amazing Drone Light Show

Get ready for a light show unlike any you’ve ever experienced, coming soon to a night sky near you. One hundred illuminated drones will perform synchronized aerial formations over the Route 66 Cruisin’ Reunion in downtown Ontario, on Sept. 16. The electrifying show will feature lighted formations familiar to Route 66 Cruisin’ Reunion aficionados (imagine 100 lighted drones re-creating a 1959 Ford Fairlane in bright lights measuring one block wide above downtown).

4. Taking Fun To New Heights

Test your bravery on the legendary Ferris Wheel and witness all Greater Ontario has to offer at a towering 75 ft from above. See the iconic cars from a birds-eye view while taking in the stunning landscapes of the San Gabriel Mountains and the beauty that surrounds them.

5. Activities The Whole Family Will Enjoy

Perfect for families and little ones, Route 66 Cruisin’ Reunion will be bringing back the iconic Fun Zone that your kiddos won’t be able to resist! With irresistible bouncers and mega slides to enjoy, parents can even join in on the fun by taking the whole family on the Triple Indy Slide & Carnaval obstacle course.

6. Interactive Projects For Kids 

Educate your little one’s mind while having a blast at the same time. After they’ve gotten their energy out at Fun Zone, kids can engage in fun, educational activities hosted by the Peterson Museum. From exciting games to even getting the chance to color designs on real cars, we promise this isn’t something your child is going to want to miss! With countless fun and interactive learning opportunities held, Route 66 Cruisin’ Reunion is the perfect family outing loved by both kids and parents!


7. Delicious Food & Drinks

With a variety of food vendors to satisfy any taste bud, the Route 66 Cruisin Reunion is a foodie haven with diverse and delicious bites to choose from at every corner. Plus, don’t miss out on the chance to taste Chef Daly Cruz and his award-winning culinary team’s mouthwatering tacos from Pit Stop Bar & Grill. After savoring every bite, be sure to cool down with a cold beer, lemonade, or another refreshing beverage to sip and enjoy!

8. Dance The Night Away With Live Music At Town Square

Photo Credit: Lisa Johnson

Once the sun goes down, the party doesn’t stop! Come join us in Town Square to listen to the incredible performances of Ozomatli on September 15th and Thelma Houston on September 16th. With talented musicians to have us dancing all night long, these performances are perfect for all ages to enjoy, so bring the whole family for an evening concert you won’t want to miss.

9. Connect With Your Local Community

Looking for a fun and exciting way to connect with not just fellow car enthusiasts but locals in your community? Now is your chance! Drawing visitors from across the nation, this event is expected to host 100,000 attendees who are ready to have a fun-filled weekend. Connect with locals in your town and visitors from out of state who are excited to embark on their first cruisin’ journey.

10. A Free, Inclusive Event For All

The best part of all, Route 66 Cruisin Reunion is free for all to attend! Whether you’re staying all day, or want to stop by for a few hours of fun, don’t miss out on a weekend event that everyone will enjoy! With unforgettable memories waiting to be made, come join us on Euclid Avenue and celebrate 10 years of Route 66 Cruisin’ Reunion!

Route 66 Cruisin’ Reunion is gearing up to give us a fun-filled weekend for everyone to enjoy, so don’t miss your chance to experience this 10th-anniversary celebration! With over 1,000 classic cars parading the streets of downtown Ontario, Route 66 Cruisin’ Reunion is a haven for car enthusiasts and history lovers alike. Along with timeless cars telling their own story, this highly-anticipated event also serves as the epicenter for families, friends, locals, and visitors from all over to come to enjoy family-friendly activities, delicious food, live music and so much more! See you there on September 15-16, 2023!