10 Best Auto Shows in Washington!

Washington’s longstanding history of automotive shows makes it a top destination for car enthusiasts throughout the Pacific Northwest. These incredible events are jam-packed with interesting and unique vehicles of all ages, makes, models, and conditions. The best auto shows in Washington are family-friendly events filled with charming vehicles along with attractions such as car corrals, live music, and food vendors.

Goodguys Griot's Garage Pacific Northwest Nationals, Puyallup, WA

Known as the biggest hot roddin’ party in the Pacific Northwest, the Goodguys Griot’s Garage Pacific Northwest Nationals has been offering 40 years of cool cars at the Washington State Fair Events Center. This exciting event features over 2,500 of the state’s finest 1998-and-older vehicles including muscle cars, classics, hot rods, trucks, and customs. There’s also a swap meet, car corral, vendors, live music, twilight cruisin’, awards, and tons of fun.

Burien Father's Day Car Show, Burien, WA

The Burien Father’s Day Car Show is an annual event showcasing lean, mean machines including street rods, lowriders, sports cars, customs, trucks, and more in downtown Burien. The event is held each June during the Strawberry festival, which includes many fun activities, food trucks, and live music. There are many car judging categories with opportunities for participants to get recognition.

Sunnyside HS Annual Car Show Fundraiser, Sunnyside, WA

For nearly 20 years, the Sunnyside High School has been hosting their annual Car Show Fundraiser in Sunnyside. Held each April, this show averages around 300 vehicles including cars, classics, moderns, trucks, imports, rat rods, rock-crawlers, bicycles, motorcycles, and basically anything with wheels! All proceeds from this event benefit the High School's graduation party.

LeMay Annual Show, Tacoma, WA

The LeMay Annual Show has been showcasing the most unique displays of collector vehicles annually for over 45 years! This must-see summer event features over 1,000 classic vehicles plus other vintage items including dolls, signs, and more. The show is held at the Marymount Event Center and includes the Lucky Collectors Car Auction.

Vintage Wheels Show, Winthrop, WA

There’s all types of cars and characters at the Vintage Wheels Show, which has been taking place for nearly 50 years in Winthrop. This is an incredible opportunity to browse a wide array of antique and vintage cars, trucks, motorcycles, tractors, and more. The event includes a parade, door prizes, refreshments, raffle, trophy awards, and close proximity to unique shops, pubs, and eateries.

Doofers Car Show, Renton, WA

While Doofers Car Show isn’t the largest in the state, it’s been bringing the community together since 2018 with over 80 cars featured yearly and several award categories. This classic car show is growing each year and takes place in the parking lot behind the Doofers building. Attendees can enjoy the outdoor beer garden and awesome food/drink specials throughout the day.

Annual Irish Classic Car Show, Olympia, WA

The Annual Irish Classic Car Show is the grandest Irish event of the year, featuring a day of cars, prizes, music, and family-friendly fun. Held at O’Blarney’s Irish Pub, this Irish extravaganza offers plenty of awards and giveaways plus a 50/50 raffle, live music, and delicious food. Dash plaques and goodie bags with Irish treasures are given out to the first 100 attendees.

Seattle International Auto Show, Seattle, WA

Held each November at Lumen Field Event Center, the Seattle International Auto Show is a four-day event full of activities for the whole family. Attendees can browse a huge assortment of automotive displays, test drive new vehicles, check out the latest vehicles and technology, experience demos, and more. For kids, there’s face painting, test tracks with battery operated cars, scavenger hunts, and other activities.

Greenwood Car Show, Seattle, WA

Greenwood Car Show is the coolest gathering of classic, antique, modern, and just plain awesome cars, hot rods, trucks, and everything else in between. Spectators can enjoy music, food, and vendors at this free event, which is held along Greenwood Avenue in Seattle each June. This popular show is a successful fundraiser with a history of giving back to local non-profit organizations plus auto-related scholarships.

Old Steel Car Show, Union Gap, WA

The Old Steel Car Show is one of the earliest and largest outdoor car shows in the area, featuring nearly 300 vehicles on display. This free-admission event is held each April at the Central Washington Ag Museum and includes museum demos, open exhibits, tram rides, audio tours, food, drawings for theme baskets, and a 50/50 raffle. There are 25 trophies awarded along with peoples' choice awards.

This text was created by the author with the assistance of GPT-3, a large-scale language generation model developed by OpenAI. The author reviewed, edited, and revised the draft language to their satisfaction and is fully responsible for the content of this publication.

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