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Best Twin Cities Car Shows 2023

Rev your engines and speed into 2023 at one of the many car shows throughout the Twin Cities and surrounding areas. From the world’s most impressive super cars to classic, golden-era hot rods to motorcycles, model cars, auto vendors and more – there’s something for everyone to marvel at while attending one of the many car shows around the Twin Cities. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the best to look out for this year.

2023 Twin Cities Auto Show

Date: Mar 31 – Apr 8, 2023
Location: Minneapolis Convention Center | 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Ticket price: $12 – $15 for adults, $6 ages 11-15, children 10 and under free
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The Twin Cities Auto Show brings together the state’s largest and most impressive collection of vehicles from both domestic and imported brands. See the latest automobiles from the major manufactures, and even get the chance to take a test drive on a variety of models. With several courses located throughout the showgrounds, everyone has a chance to marvel at the world’s most impressive cars, trucks, SUVs and more.

GSTA Rod & Custom Spectacular

Date: April 1 – 2, 2023
Location: Minnesota State Fair Coliseum
Ticket price: Free
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Check out classic hot rods at the Twin Cities’ oldest motorized extravaganza from one of the top car clubs in the Twin Cities, the Gopher State Timing Association. Participants can enter to win $7,500 in prize money, while attendees enjoy access to some of the rarest cars in the country as well as a model car show featuring miniature rods, customs, street machines and race cars. Conveniently located at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul.

MN Cars & Coffee

Date: May 6, 2023
Location: Leamington Ramp | 1001 2nd Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN
Ticket price: Free
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The first MN Cars & Coffee show takes place in early May of 2023, with more events once a month through October. Head to Leamington Ramp in Downtown Minneapolis to experience a free car show where you’ll find a variety of impressive supercars, pristine classics and other local favorites that a car enthusiast is sure to enjoy. Don’t forget to grab some coffee or food from the on-site rooftop vendors.

49th Annual Back to the 50s Weekend

Date: June 23 – 25, 2023
Location: Minnesota State Fairgrounds
Ticket price: $15, children 15 and under free
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At the 49th celebration, the Back To The 50s Weekend returns summer of 2023 for even more fun car show activities. Find dozens of commercial vendors, Ladies Showcase, Cruise ‘N Art Craft Fair, Collector Alley and a Swap Meet. With several thousand visitors, this is an exciting event for anyone interested in street rods and other automobiles from the golden era.

Street Machine Nationals

Date: July 14 – 16, 2023
Location: Minnesota State Fairgrounds
Ticket price: $12 – $19 for adults, children 12 and under free
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If you want to see high-performance street trucks, hot rods and muscle cars, head to Street Machine Nationals. Take-in some of the most beautiful cars ever produced, check out the burnout contest or autocross competition, or just hang out and play in the cornhole tournament. Afterwards, head over to the campgrounds and unwind around the fire. There’s something for everyone at this fun Twin Cities car show.

Minneapolis Mile Car Show 2023

Date: August 12 – 13, 2023
Location: Minneapolis Convention Center | 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Ticket price: $15 – $20
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This Minneapolis car show started with the goal of bringing together the best local businesses that serve the Minnesota automotive community. It’s since grown to showcase the best automotive achievements in the entire midwest and beyond. Here, you’ll find more than 500 vehicles, ranging from exotics, muscle cars, imports, JDM tuners, trucks, and motorcycles.

St. Cloud Antique Auto Club Show

Date: August 20, 2023
Location: Benton County Fairgrounds | 1410 3rd Ave S, Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
Ticket price: $7, children 15 and under free
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Although not located in Twin Cities proper, you may want to consider making the trip to the St. Cloud Antique Auto Club Car Show, the largest one-day car show and swap meet in Minnesota. You may even be lucky enough to fly yourself to the car show and check out the action! Here, you’ll see a variety of modern marvels and old classics, as well as a pinewood derby competition and model car contest.

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