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Cary's 8th Annual Car Show
Saturday, May 18, 2019 | 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
S. Academy Street in Downtown Cary


Spend a nice spring day seeing cars of yesteryear come alive and rule the roads alongside some of today's modern hot rods and exotic cars. Find that special car that evokes memories of the past or dreams of the future. Academy Street at the brand new Downtown Park will be full of entertainment, food, and fun for the entire family!

Call for Car Show Entries

Register Your Car Here

Hagerty Youth Judging Program

The Hagerty Youth Judging Program is back again this year. Kids 15 and under will get a chance to judge six (6) pre-selected cars and determine which one will receive this year's Youth Judge Award. All participants will receive a t-shirt, hat, and name tag. Spots are limited so make sure you sign up early. If you are interested, please contact Ryan.O'Quinn@townofcary.org for more information.

Sponsorship Information

Interested in being a sponsor for Wheels on Academy? Several sponsorships are still available! Contact Ryan.O'Quinn@townofcary.org with questions.


Touch-a-Truck is a fun, interactive, family-friendly event that allows children and adults to see, touch, and safely explore their favorite trucks and heavy machinery, as well as meet the personnel who protect, serve, and build the Cary Community. Join us for a glimpse into the inner workings of awe-inspiring vehicles and machinery and the vital tasks they perform.

The Touch-a-Truck area will also be enlivened with games, crafts, and live entertainment.

This year will feature a "No Horn Hour" from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. for guests with sensitive hearing. Little ones with sensitivities to loud noises are encouraged to visit during this time to experience everything in a comfortable environment.

Accessible Parking

Accessible parking will be available at the Jones House, located at the corner of S. Academy Street and Dry Avenue (324 S. Academy Street). The lot can be accessed from Dry Avenue.    

Weather Policy

In the event of inclement weather, check our Weather Status Page. Wheels on Academy is held rain or shine.

Contact Us

To be placed on the mailing list, to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, vendor opportunities, or for general questions about the 8th Annual Wheels on Academy, please contact (919) 460-4968, or send an email to ryan.o'quinn@townofcary.org.