Anoka Classic Car show season kicks off May 20

Organizers are geared up for the 2017 edition of the Anoka Classic Car Show.

The Anoka Classic Car Show returns for the season May 20. File photo

The first show of the season is Saturday, May 20, and will continue to run most Saturdays throughout the summer from 5 p.m. to dusk.

There are some changes to the show’s logistics this year. Early in the season, the main parking lot near the Anoka County Government Center will be resurfaced. So for about six weeks the show will be moving down to the newly resurfaced lot near the Rum River, north of Anoka City Hall. Additional street parking will also be available.

During this time the car show will continue to use Fourth and Van Buren (one block north of Main Street) as the entrance to the Saturday night shows.

Once the resurfacing is complete, the car show will return to business as usual, coordinator Brad Holmbo said.

Cars 1981 and older are welcome. There is a $3 per car show fee. Spectators can visit the car show for free.

Spectators and car owners can enjoy music and a variety of food from vendors at the show.

Volunteer efforts are coordinated by the Anoka-Champlin Fire Department, with fundraising going toward the department’s fire relief fund.

Charitable donations also go to Youth First Community of Promise and Alexandra House.

here will be no show on Memorial Day weekend, Labor Day weekend as well as July 15, which is Anoka Riverfest.

There will also be no car show on Saturday, July 22 when Anoka plays host to a food truck festival for the first time.

Holmbo said the logistics of parking and people will be too overwhelming to have a car show on this night.

he season finale will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, in downtown Anoka.

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