Cruise the Gorge

The 31st Annual Cruise the Gorge Car Show Weekend is Saturday at Sorosis Park, 300 East Scenic Drive.

Kicking off with the “Neon Cruise” Friday evening, downtown The Dalles. It’s an “open” cruise, just like back in the day, so just show up and start showing off (NO burnouts however). It starts around 7pm and extends well into the night. This is the favorite part of the weekend for many of the locals, and the sidewalks up and down 2nd and 3rd streets fill up with appreciative and enthusiastic spectators. Several downtown businesses will be having special events during the cruise. You can also pre-register for the Saturday show at Burgerville on 3rd St. between 4 and 7 pm.

Then Saturday brings the “Show in the Shade” on the grass in beautiful SOROSIS PARK, 300E Scenic Dr. Registration opens at 10am, judging until 2pm, and the Parade of Champions awards ceremony beginning at 3pm. Goodie bags and dash plaques to the 1st 250 vehicles. $20 entry up to July 31, $25 after. 40+ awards, food and specialty vendors, oldies music and plenty of raffle prizes.

Then Saturday evening features the Eagles/Elks Cruise Nite from 5 to 7pm at the lodge, 2006 W 7th, The Dalles.

Finally, if you want one more chance to trophy, there’s the Dufur Classic Car Show, on Sunday in the Dufur Community Park, just 13 miles South of The Dalles, starting at 9am.

Cruise the Gorge

The 30th Cruise the Gorge Car Show is Friday to Sunday from 9am to 3pm at Sorosis Park, 300 East Scenic Drive.

The big “Show in the Shade” is Saturday the 12th in Sorosis Park.

Entry: $20 up to July 31, $25 after

Open Show & Shine type car show

40+ Awards

No cost to spectators

Vendors, food, music, door prizes and raffles available

Dash Plaques and Goodie Bags for the 1st 250 entries


Fundraiser for The Dalles Lions community service projects

Car show Info:  541-993-3540

Vendor Info: 541-993-1054, Visitor Info: 800-255-3385,