The countdown to automotive excitement has begun, and tickets are already on sale. The Cleveland Auto Show, presented by Huntington Bank, opens its doors on Friday, Feb. 22 at 5 p.m. at the I-X Center in Cleveland, running through Sunday, March 3.
There’s no other place to see virtually every vehicle the automotive industry has to offer, under one roof, on one floor. True to its history, the Cleveland Auto Show also offers a lot of family friendly events on its calendar.
Friday, Feb. 22: The Cleveland Auto Show officially opens to the public at 5:00 p.m. Friday night also features Dealership Employee Appreciation Night, presented by Spectrum Reach, beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 24: Cavaliers Mascot Sir CC will be in the Kia display from 1:00-2:30 p.m. to take photos. Monday, Feb. 25: Family Day, presented by Medical Mutual, is when kids 15 and under get in free.
We’ve got special appearances planned, including a visit from Cedar Point’s Snoopy from 4:00-7:30 p.m., who’ll bring a chance to win an overnight stay for four at Castaway Bay PLUS four Two-Day Any Day tickets to Cedar Point!
iHeart Radio will be live on-site for a Block Party from 5:00-8:00 p.m., where you can win great prizes and join a dance party with DJ Kyro! Chomps will be onsite from 5:30-7:30 p.m., and Professor Wylde from the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is bringing Interactive Animal Activities from 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 26: Cavaliers rookie point guard Collin Sexton will be signing autographs at the show from 6:00- 8:00 p.m. in the GMC display.
Wednesday, Feb. 27: From 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the main concourse, Kaulig Racing is bringing their owner Matt Kaulig, Fox 8 News anchor Stefani Schaefer, 4-time UFC heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic, and 2018 Daytona 500 winner Austin Dillon.
Thursday, February 28: The Cleveland Auto Show honors America’s warriors, veterans and first responders with free admission for Northern Ohio Heroes Day. Free admission is limited to an individual with valid identification and will not be extended to spouses, children or friends, however there is no geographic limitation. No matter when or where you served, or where you currently live, you are free to take advantage of the offer. Full details can be found at clevelandautoshow.com/heroes.
Later that evening, Pro Bowl alumni Linebacker Joe Schobert and OL Joel Bitonio will be signing autographs in the Honda display from 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Friday, March 1: Cavaliers point guard Matthew Dellavedova will be in the Kia display, signing autographs from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 2: Our 20th Annual Classic Car Show awards for “Best of Show” and “People’s Choice” are presented at 2:00 p.m. Check out the Cleveland Auto Show’s Facebook page to help choose the winner!
Also that afternoon, the RAM display will host 92.3 The Fan’s Street Team, and on-air personality Ken Carman will be there between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m. Browns linebacker Joe Schobert will join the event from 3:00-4:00 p.m.
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Sunday, March 3: Don’t forget to come back for the Grand Finale of the Cleveland Auto Show at 5 p.m. for the drawing of the Official Vehicle Giveaway, when two lucky winners each take home a 36-month lease of either a 2019 Honda Accord Sport or a 2019 Honda Ridgeline RT – the Official Vehicles of the Cleveland Auto Show. To be eligible to win, register at the Official Vehicle Giveaway booth near the West Entrance of the I-X Center.
THROUGHOUT THE SHOW
Check out the lineup of celebrities on wheels coming to the Show, all to be featured for the entire run of the show!
• Delorean “Time Machine” from Back to the Future
• The Mystery Machine from Scooby Doo
• Mutt Cutts “Shaggin Wagon” from Dumb and Dumber
• 1970 off-road Charger from Furious 7
• Optimus Prime from Transformers: The Last Knight
• LEGO Chevy Silverado, inspired by The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
Ride N’ Drives: Our Ride N’ Drives are wildly popular, and in addition to the indoor ride attractions Camp Jeep and the RAM test track which are returning this year, the Cleveland Auto Show will host Ride-N-Drive events from Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, Kia, Mazda, Nissan, Ram, Subaru, Toyota and Volkswagen.
Millionaire’s Row: This popular attraction, presented by Bernie Moreno Companies, will also be returning for 2019, larger than ever! This display never disappoints due to the “dream car” status of these high-line vehicles. The makes and models being featured this year are: Mercedes-AMG GT R, Porsche 911 GT3 RS, Aston Martin Vulcan, Aston Martin DB11, Aston Martin Vanquish, Bentley Bentayga, Rolls-Royce Ghost, Rolls-Royce Dawn, Maserati Levante GTS, Maserati GTC, and Lotus Evora. (Subject to change.)
Classic Cars: One of the most popular family attractions of the Show, the Classic Car Show will be displayed in the South Hall of the I-X Center throughout the run of the show. Local owners show off their vehicles that are 25 years old or older, with the chance of being selected “Best of Show” or receiving the “People’s Choice” award.
Vehicle Giveaway: Register to win a 36-month lease of either a 2019 Honda Accord Sport or a 2019 Honda Ridgeline RT! Each day of the show, one finalist will be chosen and invited back on Sunday, March 3. Out of the ten finalists invited back, two Grand Prize winners will be selected. So, if you are selected as a finalist, your odds of winning are one in five this year!
About the Cleveland Auto Show
Show hours are 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on opening Friday, Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Tickets cost $14 for adults and $12 for preteens and seniors. Children six and under get in free. Parking at the Cleveland Auto Show is always free courtesy of your franchised new motor vehicle dealers. Tickets are available online right now with no convenience fee at http://www.clevelandautoshow.com.
The Cleveland Auto Show marks the start of the spring selling season in Northern Ohio. Featuring pre- production and production vehicles from the world’s auto manufacturers, the show is held annually at the I-X Center with nearly one million square feet of exhibits. The Show also features an array of entertainment including sports and celebrity appearances throughout the show’s ten-day run. The Cleveland Auto Show is a consumer show and a favorite family tradition since 1903. Find us at facebook.com/TheClevelandAutoShow and @CLEAutoShow on Twitter.