Classic Car Show

The 30th Annual La Mesa Classic Car Show & Live Music Event rolls into downtown La Mesa beginning June 6th through August 29th, every Thursday from 5 - 8 pm, except on June 13th and July 4th where there will NOT be a Car Show. Visitors can stroll down La Mesa Blvd. to see beautiful classic cars, trucks, and vans (located between 4th St. - Spring St.) and listen to live music every week from local bands that play atop the iconic La Mesa Lumber truck "stage" located at 3rd & La Mesa Blvd. + a DJ, also from 5 - 8 pm!

To celebrate the 30th year of this beloved La Mesa event, we'll have 30th anniversary hats + we're hosting (3) theme nights* (one each month) where attendees are encouraged to dress up in the style of the band playing that night (see below), and fun new bands in addition to local favorites!

This is a FREE, family-friendly community event! Come out and celebrate summer with family & friends. And, be sure to dine, shop & explore all that La Mesa Village has to offer while you're here! 


6/6/24 - Farmers
6/13/24 - NO CAR SHOW
6/20/24 - Blame Betty* 
6/27/24 - Zeelund
7/4/24 - NO CAR SHOW
7/11/24 - Bayou Brothers
7/18/24 - The Stand Up Guys
7/25/24 - Whiskey Ridge*
8/1/24 - Private Domain
8/8/24 - That Beatle Cover Band
8/15/24 - Fleetwood Max
8/22/24 - Farmers
8/29/24 - 80z All Stars*

*THEME NIGHTS! Once a month, we're encouraging car show attendees to dress up in the theme of the band playing on specific nights:
June 20th - Rockabilly Night
July 25th - Country Western Night 
August 29th - All About the 80s Night

How to Participate in the Car Show? Want to show off your classic car, truck or van at the La Mesa Classic Car Show this summer? Simply drive down to La Mesa Blvd. and park in one of the designated parking spots between 4th St. - Spring St. There is no registration or fee required. The Car Show is from 5 - 8 pm every Thursday, 6/6/24 - 8/29/24, except there is NO CAR SHOW June 13th or July 4th. You can arrive anytime you like. Thank you in advance for your support of this year's Classic Car Show!

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2024 Sponsors

Johnny B's
Casa Gabriela
Grahovac Construction
Surf Rider Pizza Co. & Swell Bakery
Webster Insurance
City Tacos
La Mesa Wine & Spirits
San Diego Automotive Museum