Back to the 50's

BTTF Downtown
BTTF Cruise
BTTF Concert
The Back to the 50's Celebration has over 550 cars participate in one of Oregon's biggest car cruises! This event is hosted by the Grants Pass Towne Center Association every summer in July and has a full week of events. Enjoy a poker run, downtown merchant specials, a free 50's concert and a car show in Riverside Park. 

2017 Information

July 25 - July 29, 2017
Our 27th Annual nearly-week-long 50's Celebration!

This is the 27th Anniversary for one of the biggest community events for Grants Pass and Southern Oregon and is completely brought to you by the great businesses and people in our community such as Evergreen Federal Bank!. They give so much! 

Events include Tuesday's Concert in the Park - 50's style!, Thursday's Poker Run and Diner Night, Public Movie, Classic Car Pre-Show, Sidewalk Sales and Specials by various Downtown Merchants, Saturday's Sidewalk Sales and Specials, Special Shopping Hours, Food, Oregon's Biggest Classic Car Cruise, Free 50's Dance Concert and a lot more! 

Tuesday, July 25th 
-6:30-8:30pm: Concerts in the Park with 50s Rock & Roll music featuring "Sound Stage Revue" at Riverside Park

Wednesday, July 26th
-6:30pm: Dance the Night Away at the Fruitdale Grange for a Sock Hop and Papa's BBQ

Thursday, Jul 27th
-6:00pm-8:00pm: Diner Night and Poker Run! Grab the family to eat and cruise around GP & enjoy the 50-50 Poker run. Best hand prizes. Stops include Jimmy's Classic Drive-in, Ric's Corvette Bar & Grille, Climate City Brewery, Dairy Queen South, Sonic (+ maybe a surprise new stop!)

Friday, Jul 28th
-10:00am-2:00pm Classic Car Pre-Show at the Grower's Market Parking Lot on F Street between 4th and 5th Streets presented by Rogue Valley Classic Cruisers
-4:00pm-7:00pm: Ice Cream Social at the GP Historical Society (5th & J Street)
-5:30pm-10:00pm: Classic Car Lineup, Corner of 6th and G Streets Downtown, special parking for cars on G Street
-7:00pm-9:00pm: Live Concert with Robbie Dacosta 50s Tribute Band
-9:15pm: Outdoor Movie - "Back to the Future"

Saturday, Jul 29th
-10:00am-3:00pm: Classic Car Show-n-Shine (Pre-1975 Only) at Riverside Park presented by Rogue Valley Classic Cruisers
-10:00am-2:00pm: FREE Napa Games for Children by Napa Auto Parts Store on 5th and I Streets
-7:00pm-9:00pm: Classic Car Cruise (pre-1975 only) on 6th and 7th Streets - Main Route, Downtown Grants Pass with live radio broadcast on KAJO
-9:00pm: GRAND FINALE FREE 50'S CONCERT AND STREET DANCE! In the Downtown Center at the corner of 6th & G Streets. Martin Kay as Jerry Lee Lewis & Ray Anthony as Ritchie Valens with Jamie's Rock & Roll Legends

Friday & Saturday
-All day Sidewalk sales & Restaurant specials. Dinner & Lunch Specials at local shops & restaurants.


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