The Woodward Dream Cruise in Birminghm kicks off at 9 a.m. Saturday, and if you're a fan of classic cars or Detroit's automotive history, you'll celebrate with thousands in one of the premiere places to watch the action.
Hosted by the city of Birmingham and its (PSD), the Birmingham Cruise is now in its fifth year. Here's what you need to know:
- The event will stretch from Merrill Street to Lincoln Avenue on South Old Woodward Avenue
- Events officially begin at 9 a.m. Saturday and wrap up at 7 p.m.
- PSD Director John Heiney said hundreds of classic cars have participated in the past, attracting more than 15,000 people to downtown Birmingham.
- Chevrolet will set up its area between the 555 Building and Lincoln Avenue, taking over the grassy triangle where Old Woodward and Woodward meet. Though technically part of the Birmingham Cruise, Chevy is also a major sponsor of the Woodward Dream Cruise.
- Joining Chevy this year is Channal 7, an official broadcast partner of the Woodward Dream Cruise, that will broadcast live from the “top of the triangle”, next to the 555 Building at Old Woodward and Haynes Street from 7-9 p.m.
- Expect to see dozens of vendors, though those on public property will be limited to Birmingham-based businesses and non-profits only due to space limitations.
- All the restaurants and cafes along Old Woodward will be open during their regular hours Saturday, making it easy to grab a bite and duck out of the sun for lunch.
- The city is encouraging cruisegoers to park in one of the city's five parking garages.
- The first two hours in any parking garage is free. Every hour after that costs $1.
More information: Contact city organizers
- Visit birminghamcruiseevent.com.
- Call 248-530-1200