Back to the 50's

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The Back to the 50's Celebration has over 550 cars participate in one of Oregon's biggest car cruises! Enjoy a poker run, downtown merchant specials, a free 50's concert and several car shows displaying outstanding classic cars! 

2018 Information

July 24 - July 28, 2018
Our 28th Annual nearly-week-long 50's Celebration!
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Schedule of Events

Tuesday, July 24th, "Kickoff"
  • 6:30 PM: Concert in the Park - 50's Rock n Roll by The Robbie DaCosta Band in Riverside Park
  • Classic Car Display
  • Back to the 50's T-shirts available for sale
Wednesday, July 25th, "Sock Hop"
  • 6:00 - 9:00 PM: Dance the night away at the Fruitdale Grange
  • Dance Contest & Silent Auction (a fundraiser event for Shoes for Kids Program)
Thursday, July 26th, "Poker Run"
  • 6:00 - 8:00 PM: Grab the family and cruise to several local diners for food and music. Cost is $5 per player.
  • Poker Run to finish at the Evergreen Stage located in the Town Center Plaza (6th & G St). Winner will be announced around 8:30 PM.
  • 50's music, prizes & awards!
  • Start at any of the 5 locations: Jimmy's Classic Drive-In (515 NE E Street) / Sonic Drive-In (255 Union Ave) / Dairy Queen (610 Redwood Hwy) / Ric's Corvette Bar & Grill (1831 NE 6th Street) / The Horny Goat (234 SW 5th Street)
Friday, July 27th
*All day: Historic District Merchants will participate in sidewalk sales and lunch & dinner specials
  • 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM: Classic Car Pre-show presented by Rogue Valley Classic Cruisers - music, food, prizes (Growers Market Lot at 4th & F Streets)
  • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Pie & Ice Cream Social presented by Josephine County Historical Society at 512 SW 5th St
  • 5:00 PM: Classic Car Line Up Special Parking Downtown for Cruise and Car Show Participants - on G Street (enter at 4th Street)
  • 6:30 PM: Live concert featuring Frank Sinatra, Patsy Cline and Buddy Holly at the Evergreen Stage
  • 9:00 PM Outdoor movie at the Evergreen Stage showing "Grease"
Saturday, July 28th
*All day: Historic District Merchants will participate in sidewalk sales and lunch & dinner specials
  • 10:00 AM: Classic Car Show n Shine (1974 and older) hosted by Rogue Valley Classic Cruisers at Riverside Park - Limited to the first 350 cars
  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM: NAPA Auto Parts Free Kids Games - enjoy big air bounce houses and Home Depot projects for the kids at the corner of 5th & I St
  • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Free Show and Shine at Parkway Christian Center
  • 7:00 PM: Classic Car Cruise (1974 and older) - classic cars will cruise 6th & 7th Streets
  • 9:00 PM: Grande Finale Free Concert at the Evergreen Stage (6th & G St) - World renowned Elvis impersonator Justin Shandor - You don't want to miss this!

*To participate in the Car Cruise, you may pick up an entry form at the Downtown Welcome Center, 198 SW 6th Street, or download one here.

*Cancellation requests will not be accepted after Wednesday, 7/25 at Noon. 


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