2019 Schedule of Events
(stay tuned for next years festivities)
Participants from 2019
Participants from 2018
2019 Maps for reference only. These will be released in 2020 when we have the newest information for you.
Registration is FREE. First 200 registered receive a FREE t-shirt. First 400 registered receive a FREE Commemorative Dashplaque.
Cadillac Lakes Cruise – Motorcycle Showcase – the 3rd annual motorcycle show with trophies will be hosted under the new market on Sunday. The Guardians Motorcycle Club will usher and help park the registered show cycles into the Market on Sunday, while all motorcycles attending Sunday’s event will be able to park along Cass Street from Elk Alley to After 26 Depot. Motorcyclists are encouraged to register for the weekend events on-line, registered bikes are eligible for any Sponsor trophies, and specifically for the Sunday Show for Best ‘Custom’ and ‘Classic’ categories.
Cadillac Lakes Cruise & Car Show – the 9th annual Blessing with Show & Shine and Cruise on Saturday. Then our HUGE Car Show in downtown on Sunday. All registered cars are eligible for Sponsor trophies. See line-up of activities below.
June 12, Friday
12pm – 7pm, Pre-Registration Goodie Bag & Packet Pick-up – City Park/Tent
During Pick-Up – buy additional shirts, Cadillac Lakes Cruise t-shirts ($10-15) and other promotional items, extra posters, etc.
June 13, Saturday
Downtown – Lake Street, City Park & Pavilion (Downtown & Greater Cadillac Area) – enter from Lake Street, Harris Street, and Cass Street.
9am-4pm Registration @ City Park, Tent, Goodie bags & Packets available
11am – 10pm Amvets Beverage Garden (and coffee) – next to After 26 & New Market, serve inside, enjoy drinks outside & on patio
12noon Safe Ride Blessing (cars & motorcycles) – (Blessing starts at 12noon) arrive between 9-12 noon at Cadillac Commons/City Park Downtown – ceremony will take place at the Rotary Performing Arts Pavilion along the Lake Cadillac shoreline
- Welcome & Opening Remarks
- National Anthem & Flag Ceremony
- Sponsor Welcome
- Cruise Kick-off
12noon – 4pm Shoreline Show & Shine – After the Blessing the Cruisers (cars & motorcycles) STAY until 4pm along the lakeshore. We will have entertainment in the city park, vendors, stores to do your scavenger hunt, and Live music at the Pavilion along the beautiful Lake Cadillac shoreline
12pm – 4pm Kids Activities – more information to come…
2pm – Safelite & DTE Energy Foundation Sponsor Trophy Presentation – at Pavilion
12:30pm – 1pm TBA on stage – at Pavilion
1pm – 2pm TBA on stage – at Pavilion
2pm – 4pm TBA on stage – at the Pavilion
NEW TIME – 4pm Safelite Lakes Cruise around Lakes Cadillac & Mitchell
- At 4pm, the cars will begin to file out of the city park north on Lake Street, to loop starting on the north side of Lakes Cadillac and Mitchell. (approx. 15 miles)
- Spectators, you are encouraged to arrive to the City Park between 11a – 4pm to check-out the cars
- Cruisers, you are encouraged to complete the Lakes Cruise loop and check out the area shopping and restaurants for dinner. (link to Restaurant Deals coming)
9am – 5pm – All Day Food & Product Vendors in the City Park/ Cadillac Commons – Yummy food and fun! see list on vendor page
9am – 4pm – All Day event merchandise available in the Registration Tent at the Commons Bonfire area.
June 14, SUNDAY
Downtown – Lake Street, City Park & Pavilion (Downtown & Greater Cadillac Area)
(Copies of maps will be in ALL registration packets and available to download here prior to the event)
7am – Mitchell Street is Shut Down
9am-11am Staging starts on Pine and Mitchell Street intersection.
- Those that are registered and have picked up packets will be escorted to parking location. Follow volunteers along route to ensure safety of your vehicle during parking process. All maps will be in registration packet, on-line, and at points of entry the morning of the show
- Not registered yet? Or have registered, but haven’t picked up packet yet – park and then have an attendee take you by golf cart to the registration area in the Cadillac Commons Plaza – Registration Tent.
Trailer Staging & Parking – will be available at the Cadillac Junior High School on the North Side of Lake Cadillac.
9am – 11am Coffee & Breakfast – Downtown Restaurants and Food Court Vendors
10am – 4pm HUGE Downtown Car Show – we will fill up 7+ city blocks with your awesome cars
10am Official Kick-off at Center Stage – Harris & Mitchell Street
- Presentation of our American Flag, The National Anthem, Pure Michigan Welcome
10am – 4pm Entertainment @ Harris/Mitchell Street
10am – 4pm Special Law Enforcement Exhibit @ Mitchell & Mason-Police, Sheriff, Fire Department, State Police & National Guard
12noon – 6pm Amvets Beverage Garden – next to After 26 & New Market, serve inside, enjoy drinks outside & on patio
2pm Cadillac High School Marching Band Performance @ Harris/Mitchell
2pm – All Sponsor Trophy Ballots are DUE
3pm AWARDS Ceremony – 25+ Sponsor Trophies, plus William Merrick Memorial Trophy, and several Private Citizen ,Trophy Sponsors
NEW – People’s Choice Trophies will be Awarded by the following area Non-Profits picked by the CLC Show Committee:
- Cadillac High School Band Students
- Boy Scout Troop 125
- WMCTC Small Engines Students
- Cadillac Patriot Choir
- The AmVets
4pm The Show Officially Ends
Bathroom facilities are in the City Park and at select businesses along the route – PLUS Porta Johns placed throughout the event area – see map for details.
Thank you for coming to Cadillac & have safe travels home!