Friday nights (all summer long)
A & W ROOT BEER, 1404 G ST., MODESTO
Classic cars, Elvis, hula hoop contest, karaoke and root beer floats served by car hops on roller skates
Wednesday nights (all summer long)
VELVET CREAMERY, 2204 MCHENRY AVE., MODESTO
Classic car show, activities, raffles and more
June 1 "American Graffti" (1973)
STATE THEATRE, 1307 J ST., MODESTO
Ready for root beer floats and dancing in the aisles to one of the best film soundtracks in history? Don your best duds from the late ‘50s and early ‘60s, or dress as your favorite character from “American Graffiti,” George Lucas’ consummate coming-of-age film, and join in the fun. Doors open at noon; movie starts at 1 p.m. Tickets are $5. For tickets call (209) 527-4697 or visit thestate.org.
June 2 14th Annual Graffti Classic Car Show
MCHENRY VILLAGE, 1700 MCHENRY AVE., MODESTO
Modesto Area Street Rod Association’s 14th annual classic car show at the McHenry Village Shopping Center will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. New this year: special parking area, celebrating Pre ’49 street rods. Limited to the first 48 street rods. Cars in this area receive a custom T-shirt. DJ playing rockin’ oldies. Raffle drawings all day long, with special dignitary awards and over 50 trophy sponsor awards. Early registration packet pick up on June 1st from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at McHenry Village back parking lot. Free ice cream cones to all cars that attend packet pick-up. For more information call (209) 529-0366 or (209) 521-6607 or visit www.modestoareastreetrod.com.
June 3-6 Mid-Valley Chevy Club Park n' Shine
CAR SHOWS ARE FREE AND AT A DIFFERENT LOCATION EACH NIGHT FROM 5 P.M. TO 8 P.M.
Monday: Century Center, 2401 E Orangeburg Ave., Modesto Tuesday: Vintage Faire Mall, 3401 Dale Rd., Modesto
Wednesday: Downtown Modesto I & J streets Thursday: Cool Hand Luke’s, 2505 Patterson Rd., Riverbank. For Complete Park-n-Shine event listing directions, visit www.midvallechevy.com/2019-Park-n-Shine.html or call 209-531-3495.
June 5 Graffti Cruise Route Presentation
STARTING AT 6:30 P.M. IN THE 10TH STREET PLAZA
Local celebrities will be inducted into the Historic Graffiti Walk of Fame, followed with live music. For more information, visit www.modestocruiseroute.com.
June 6 MoBand Concert in the Park: "Graffti Love"
GRACEADA PARK, 401 NEEDHAM AVE., MODESTO
MoBand is celebrating their 100th year at this beloved summer time in the park concert series. Spread out your blankets, bring a picnic and enjoy the sounds of MoBand. Admission is free and the concert begins at 8 p.m. For more information, visit www.moband.org.
June 7 Offcial North Modesto Kiwanis Classic Car Parade
DOWNTOWN MODESTO AND DOWN MCHENRY AVENUE
The parade will cruise through Downtown Modesto and go down McHenry Avenue to Briggsmore Avenue and back to downtown. The parade will feature thousands of classic cars, hot rods and street rods starting at 6:30 p.m. Car registration includes parade and both days of the festival. To enter your classic car visit www.americangraffitifestival.com.
June 7 Downtown Cruise-In
DOWNTOWN MODESTO, 1010 10TH ST.
Musical entertainment and live bands will perform from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Special parking for classic cars. For more information call 209-526-5588.
June 8-9 American Graffti Car Show & Festival
MUNICIPAL GOLF COURSE, 400 TUOLUMNE BLVD., MODESTO
This 21st Annual event is presented by the North Modesto Kiwanis. The car show and festival will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 8 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 9. Check out the classic cars, stroll through hundreds of specially selected food and vendor booths. Register your classic car by calling 1-888-746-9763 or at www.americangraffitifestival.com. Spectator tickets are only available at the gate. Look for admission coupons in the official Graffiti Summer tabloid. Adults $10 and children 12 and under are free. All proceeds go to local charities for children.
June 15 26th Annual Back to Graffti at the Fruit Yard
THE FRUIT YARD, 7948 YOSEMITE BLVD., MODESTO
Join the longest running classic car show in Modesto commemorating George Lucas’ “American Graffiti” movie. Car show will feature raffle prizes, music, vendors and more. For car registration, call 209-577-3093.
June 23 Graffti-Con 2019
MODESTO CENTRE PLAZA, 10TH AND K STREETS
Celebrate Modesto in a fun comic-con and car show environment. Dress up as your favorite characters or go retro rockabilly. Vendors, artists and fan clubs, classic cars and more. Tickets are $5 at the door, with kids under 12 free with a paid adult. Graffiti-Con will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.graffiti-con.com.
June 29 Modesto Nuts Graffti Night
JOHN THURMAN FIELD, 601 NEECE DR., MODESTO
Take me out to the ballgame to enjoy action packed baseball, classic cars, ‘50s and ‘60s music, root beer floats and fun
contests. Modesto Nuts take on the Stockton Ports, with game time 7:05 p.m. Fireworks after the game. For tickets,
call 209-572-4487 or visit www.modestonuts.com.
June 30 12th Annual Rod & Custom Car Show
ELKS LODGE, 645 CHARITY WAY, MODESTO
Classic cars and custom hot rods are the feature of this event that also includes music, food and beverages available for purchase. Breakfast will run from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Proceeds to benefit Modesto Elks. Free admission for spectators. Car show starts at 9 a.m. Car participants parking is from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Car registration is $30 in advance and $35 the day of the show and includes lunch. Awards presented at 3 p.m. To register, call 209-524-4421.