License to Cruise
Fox Cities Exhibition Center
Classic Car Show
Friday, Sept. 27th
Octoberfest weekend kicks off with License to Cruise, a classic car show on Friday night at 3 p.m. Complete with about 400 classic cars, live music and great food, you won’t want to miss one of Appleton’s largest car shows.
Interested in displaying your vehicle that’s 2003 or older? Come on down to the avenue on Friday, September 27 at 3 p.m.! Registration is only $5.00 to park your car on the avenue. Special interest vehicles will be showcased in the Expo Center. Contact Gary Rohde to be in the Expo Center.
2023 Music Schedule | Houdini Plaza Stage
3 - 5 PM | A-Town Unplugged
6 - 9 PM | FBI & The Untouchable Horns
License to Cruise Schedule
Food Vendor Lineup
Frequently Asked Questions
License to Cruise is from 3:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, September 29, 2023.
Show vehicles will be allowed on College Avenue at 1:30 and will be positioned by LTC staff. Cars will fill-up one block at a time.
NO! Any vehicles on the avenue between 12:00 p.m and 1:00 p.m. will be towed at owners expense.`
All vehicles must have been manufactured in 2003 or before and can not have any visible primer or rust. You must bring your vehicle registration with you in case there is a question on the year of your vehicle.
The vehicles DO NOT cruise. Vehicles enter College Avenue and stay parked from 3:00 to 9:30 p.m.
No “carry ins” are allowed.
No! The Appleton Common Council passed ordinance #10-47: “Animals are prohibited on public property located within the Downtown District (Richmond St. to Drew St./south side of Lawrence St. to north side of Washington St.) for special events.”
Violators will be fined. $186.00.
Once your vehicle is parked on the avenue your vehicle “MUST” remain parked until 9:30 p.m. It is not necessary for you to remain with your vehicle, however, Octoberfest / License to Cruise is not responsible for any damage to vehicles during the event.