10 Best Auto Shows in Idaho!

Idaho’s auto shows provide the opportunity for vehicle owners to show off their “pride and joys” to other car enthusiasts while spectators can get close looks at the many incredible, one-of-a-kind vehicles on display. These exciting events are often free to attend and some provide multiple days of family-friendly entertainment. The best auto shows in Idaho are ongoing community traditions that deliver the finest selections of unique vehicles while offering awards to participants and activities for all ages.

Boise Roadster Show, Boise, ID

The Boise Roadster Show is a three-day weekend event featuring many top hot rods, hot trucks, boats, classics, radical customs, motorcycles, and other wicked street machines. This exciting event also offers meet-and-greets with special guests from hit TV shows, and awards are given to every participant in the show. For 50 years, the Boise Roadster Show has been the state’s primer motorsport experience.

Car d’Lane Classic Car Weekend, Coeur d’Alene, ID

Over 400 classic cars made in 1980 and older line the downtown streets each July to compete for awards at Car d’Lane Classic Car Weekend, which has been held for 30 years! Car enthusiasts from near and far enjoy the unique variety of automobiles on display at this three-day weekend event that includes a cruise, show, and awards ceremony.

Lost in the ‘50s, Sandpoint, ID

Lost in the ‘50s is an incredible free car show featuring hundreds of hot rods and classics on display all over town. This fabulous event is held each May and offers a vintage car parade, back-to-back dance concerts at the fairgrounds, 1950s bands, street dancing, food, and other fun activities. Held each May, this event is Sandpoint’s largest party of the year.

Great Snake River Idaho Falls Duck Race Car Show, Idaho Falls, ID

For over 30 years, the Great Snake River Idaho Falls Duck Race Car Show has been featuring incredible collections of custom and classic cars, motorcycles, and trucks while raising money to grow the River Walk. This beloved community event includes a classic car cruise, poker run, door prizes, awards, free hamburgers, ice cream, vendors, classic rock band music, and other Duck Race events. All ages can also enjoy the high performance boat racing, kids’ sailboat building, fire department equipment displays, and semi-pro wakeboard demonstrations.

Cherry Festival Car Show, Emmett, ID

Held each June on Main Street in front of the Emmett City Park, the Cherry Festival car Show is a family-friendly community event providing fun for everyone. Classics, hot rods, street rods, rat rods, and other vehicles are displayed on the street for all to view. There’s also a kids choice award, dash plaques, live music, many food vendors, a carnival in the park, and many other festivities to enjoy.

Rigby Hot Classic Nights Car Show, Rigby, ID

For nearly two decades, the Rigby Hot Classic Nights Car Show has been putting on one of the best car shows in the state. There’s more participants and vendors each year as this ever-growing annual community event continues to support families and individuals in need. All of the proceeds from this beloved car show benefit the local “Meals on Wheels” program.

Sun Valley Tour de Force, Sun Valley, ID

Held a weekend in July, the Sun Valley Tour de Torce is an event of epic proportions for car enthusiasts of all ages. Attendees enjoy an unforgettable experience with eight events that take place over the weekend. The signature event is the ‘No Speed Limit’ high speed run, where over three miles of state highway becomes a no-speed limit zone. There’s also the car show, scenic drive, and other exciting events.

Father's Day Car Show, Boise, ID

The Father’s Day Car Show celebrates father figures by showcasing dozens of gorgeous classic cars and motorcycles along with an impressive display of modern electric vehicles. Held for two decades in downtown Boise, this unique show highlights the past and future of transportation each June and welcomes the public to attend for free. The show is held alongside the downtown’s vibrant shopping scene, providing the opportunity to purchase Father’s Day gifts.

Eagle Fun Days Car Show, Eagle, ID

Held on the main drag in downtown Eagle, the Eagle Fun Days Car Show attracts over 15,000 spectators with an appreciation for automotives. Enjoy fantastic vehicle displays, live music in Heritage Park, many food and beverage vendors, arts and craft activities, games, and a parade. Participants also receive sponsored trophies, and proceeds from the event benefit local foundations and scholarship programs.

VetteFest, Meridian, ID

The biennial VetteFest has been the premier Corvette show of the Pacific Northwest for over 20 years! This three-day event takes place at the Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park and includes a car show with judging, poker run, Corvette cruise, awards banquet, and lots of socializing. Each event benefits a worthy cause, such as the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

This text was created by the author with the assistance of GPT-3, a large-scale language generation model developed by OpenAI. The author reviewed, edited, and revised the draft language to their satisfaction and is fully responsible for the content of this publication.

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