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License to Cruise

Friday, September 29, 2017
6:00 - 9:30 p.m.

Each year, more than 75,000 people walk College Avenue and enjoy the 400+ classic cars, live music and great food from local restaurants. This year's feature vehicle is FORD, and they will be in front of City Center Plaza. Returning this year ... we are happy to present an amazing collection of FORD vehicles inside the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center (PAC).  To see the collection, enter the PAC at Division Street.

Live music from the Doo Wop Daddies (in Houdini Plaza ... corner of College Ave. & Appleton St.) starts at 6:00 p.m., and streetcorner entertainers throughout College Avenue in Appleton's downtown.  Click the following link for a list of performers:  http://octoberfestonline.org/music.

This is a non-alcoholic event.

Check out the License to Cruise Facebook page for event updates and important information. 

Valley Transit is offering $0.25 fares on all bus routes during the License to Cruise Car Show on Friday, September 29th, 2017, beginning at 3:45 p.m. Check out www.myvalleytransit.com/octoberfest for bus routes near your neighborhood or call 920-832-5800 to get route information from Valley Transit’s friendly dispatchers . Please note that there is NO special service to Park & Ride lots on Friday.  All Valley Transit rides will drop off and reload at the Transit Center on Washington Street (next to the Appleton Public Library).

Interested in displaying your classic vehicle during the show?

Everyone is welcome, however there are a couple requirements that must be met. If your car meets the requirements, a $5 fee will be collected prior to entrance onto the Avenue. We begin the processional onto the Avenue at 4 p.m. from north State St. and East College Avenue in front of Lawrence University.  First come, first served.  All vehicles must have been manufactured in 1985 or before, and not have any visible primer or rust.  Those displaying their vehicles should have vehicle registration with them to confirm any questions.

License to Cruise Sponsors

  • Fox Cities Chamber
  • O'Doul's
  • Tundraland
  • Harley Davidson
  • Chase JP Morgan Bank
  • Renewal by Andersen
  • Pick n Save
  • WVBO
  • WNAM

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