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Planned Events




Fox 17 Morning Show
at the Cruise
Time: 5-9:00 am
Location: W End of Rogers Plaza


Cruise Opens
Time: 4:00 pm
Vendors open

Musical Entertainment
Time: 4-9:00 pm
Location: Rogers Plaza


Jimmy Shine
Time: 4-9:00 pm
Location: Rogers Plaza Vendor Area
Available for free autographs
Presented by Steve’s Antique Auto Repair and Progressive Building Services Sponsored by: Marge’s Donut Den, Vanguard Fire and Security Systems, Inc. and Wade & Jane Jennings


Pinup Girl Contest
Time: 6-8:00 pm
Location: Rogers Plaza Stage
Sponsored by: Jets Pizza


Metro Cruise Live! w/WKTV
Time: 8-10:00 pm
Old Klingman's Lot


Other Attractions
Official Metro Cruise® Apparel
First Aid Station
Food & Merchandise Vendors




Opening Ceremonies
Time: 9:00 am
Vendors Open
Saturday cont.


Jimmy Shine
Time: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location: Rogers Plaza Vendor Area
Available for free autographs


Time: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location: Rogers Plaza
Prize drawings throughout the day

Sneaky Pete’s
Blues Band
Times: Sets through the day
Location: Rogers Plaza

WLAV Live Remote
Time: 2-4:00 pm
Location: Rogers Plaza


Other Attractions

Official Metro Cruise® Apparel
First Aid Station
Food & Merchandise Vendors


Community Events

Art Cruise

AUGUST 1-31, 2014

Art Cruise

The West End Business Leaders are hosting an Art Cruise the entire month of August 2014.  Artwork will be featured at local businesses for the community to enjoy and purchase.  Look for Art Cruise Location Signs at the listed businesses.  We hope the community will cruise on in to enjoy a variety of art. 

For locations click here


AUGUST 11-20

Grand Rapids New Car Dealers Association (GRNCDA)
The association is holding a fan favorite vehicle competition. Participating GRNCDA dealers will display a special vehicle from August 11-August 20. Community members are invited to visit the dealerships and vote for their favorite vehicle on display. The dealership with the most votes will be acknowledged as the fan favorite winner, and those who place a vote are eligible for prizes such as a free oil change or a voucher towards products or services. (Restrictions apply. Signage with additional details will be posted at participating dealerships.)


THU & FRI, AUG 21 & 22

Cascade's Metro Cruise
Warm Up Event
Thursday, 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Friday, 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Sponsored by: Forest Hills Business Association ( & Cascade Community Foundation (, Curtis Cleaner Laundry, Culvers, Pennell CPA, Family Friends Veterinary Hospital and Pet Care
D&W Plaza/Pal’s Diner - 6503 28th St SE
Aug 21 - 7:00 pm Firehouse Baby Back Pork Rib Competition


FRI & SAT, AUG 22-23

Berger Chevrolet
15th Annual Berger All Chevy Show.
Fri: Meet and Greet - 7:00 to 10:00 pm
Sat: All Chevy Show - 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Entry Fee: $25.00 per car includes on free T-shirt per entry and a dash plaque to the first 200 entrants. Additional details:



Cartoon Car
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Marge’s Donut Den


Support Boys & Girls Club of America at Car City

Time: Saturday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location: Car City - 1515 28th SW

Official Metro Cruise Photo Booth - Have your picture taken with your car for $20, with $10 going to Boys and Girls Club of America. $1 hot dogs and pop with proceeds also being donated to the boys and girls club.

Grand Rapids Street
Racers will be paying to
park at Car City and
those proceeds will also
benefit the Club.


Harvey Automotive
Time: Saturday, 9 am - 3 pm
Location: 2600 28th Street SE - 1/2 mile west of Woodland Mall - Rain or Shine

Harvey Automotive will have the Cadillac LaSalle Club including Allante and XLR vehicles, the Olds Club and the Old Speckled Hen MG Club at the dealership. Concessions are available on site, plus a DJ spinning oldies and some awards during the day.

Additional details: