The biggest street party of the year is back with classic cars lining King Street surrounded by live entertainment and bustling patios.

On this page:

  1. Date, time and location
  2. About Cruising on King
  3. Apply to show your car
  4. Photo gallery

Date, time and location

  • date: Friday, July 8
  • time: 6 to 10 p.m.
  • location: King Street between Francis and Frederick Streets

About Cruising on King

Classic cars will line King Street between Francis and Frederick Streets joined by live entertainment throughout downtown Kitchener including music, bustling patios and more. New for this year, the traditional “car show” format will create a vibrant street party atmosphere as you wander up and down King Street enjoying all the classics.

This free event will happen rain or shine. While you’re downtown, enjoy one of the many newly installed patios that adorn King Street.

This year’s event does not include a “cruise or driving” of the vehicles or staging of vehicles in Victoria Park. All cars will be pre-parked on King Street in a more traditional car show layout.


Apply to show your car

If you have a pre-1980 car you want to showcase at Cruising on King, you can apply online to show your car.


Photo gallery

Check out the gallery below to see photos from past years’ events.

Photo Gallery: Cruising on King will appear here on the public site.