Street Machine Weekend

From the roar of souped-up engines to sunlight glinting off kilometres of chrome and purple pearlescent, Street Machine Weekend is the ultimate celebration of cars and car culture. 

This three-day event hosts over a thousand vehicles – from classic American muscle to wild customs, hot rods and European sports cars. Friday night kicks things off with live music, beer gardens and an evening cruise, all happening along 3rd Ave. S. So grab a couple pals, pull up a lawn chair and enjoy the show!

Street Wheelers at a glance

  • Date: Second weekend of July

  • How to get there: Head to 3rd Ave. S., or gather anywhere along Mayor Magrath Drive for Friday night’s cruise; Park at Rocky Mountain Turf Club Grandstand for Saturday’s 100-foot dash; check out the Exhibition Grounds for the autocross; and finally, meander to Galt Gardens downtown for Sunday’s Show and Shine.

  • Where to stay: Book a room at The Coast just off Mayor Magrath Drive, or Lethbridge Lodge, located at the beginning of 3rd Ave. S. For budget-options, cruise some Airbnb listings (specifically in and around Henderson Lake) for a spot close to the action.

  • What to bring: Water, sunscreen and money for food trucks

  • Price: Most events are free

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