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Kenosha Homecoming Car Show

July 26 July 31

Automobile manufacturing took place in Kenosha for more than 100 years. The Kenosha County Historical Society (Kenosha History Center) celebrates the area’s industrial history – including how Kenosha’s auto-making legacy shaped history through the 20th Century – both inside its museum and through events like this one.

The Kenosha Homecoming Car Show is a signature event in the Kenosha Area. Though it’s not exactly an annual event, it is a much-anticipated experience for AMC and other made-in-Kenosha car collectors.

The Kenosha History Center produces the Kenosha Homecoming Car Show. Typically held every three years, the show will be held July 26-31, 2022. A series of events will take place at various locations. The big car show/swap meet is on Saturday at the beautiful Kennedy Park on the Lake Michigan shore.

There were close to 1,000 cars on display in 2017, when the show was last held. It’s believed that there is no larger AMC show in the world!

Show your car or just come as a spectator! The Kenosha History Center recommends car owners and swap meet vendors preregister for the show/swap meet. Registration forms can be found on the Kenosha History Center website and can be mailed or dropped off in person to the Kenosha History Center. Cars and Vendors can also register the day of the show at Kennedy Park.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Tuesday 7/26:

  • Evening Car Cruise-in @ Ruffolo’s Special Pizza 2 (4PM – 8PM)
    3931 45th St, Kenosha, WI 53144

Wednesday 7/27:

  • Open House @ Alfano Performance AMC Speed Shop (11AM – 4PM)
    3401 Roosevelt Road, Kenosha, WI 53142
  • Dyno Day @ Don’s Auto Parts & Machine Shop (Noon – 4PM)
    6814 39th Ave, Kenosha, WI 53142
    There is a fee to have your car tested.
  • Racing @ Great Lakes Dragaway (5PM)
    18411 1st St, Union Grove, WI 53182
    There is a fee.
  • Evening Car Cruise-in @ Mars Cheese Castle (4PM – 8PM)
    2800 West Frontage Road, Kenosha, WI 53144 

Thursday 7/28:

  • Daytime Car Cruise-in @ The Sandlot Bar and Grill (10AM – 2PM)
    9251 Antioch Road, Salem, WI 53168
  • Gremlin Event @ Jeffery Elementary School (1PM – 2PM)
    4011 87th St, Kenosha, WI 53142
  • Evening Car Cruise-in @ Filomena’s Restaurant and Cortese’s Banquet Hall (4PM – 8PM)
    1300 Sheridan Road, Kenosha, WI 53140

Friday 7/29:

  • Homecoming Car Show Swap Meet @ Kennedy Park (8AM – 4PM)
    4051 5th Ave, Kenosha, WI 53140
    There is a fee to have a space at the swap meet.
  • Ice Cream Social @ Nash Elementary School (1PM)
    6801 99th Ave, Kenosha, WI 53142
    Ice Cream will be available to purchase.
  • Homecoming Car Show “Parade”  
    Staging at Southport Beach House parking lot, 7501 2nd Ave, Kenosha, WI 53143
    Depart Southport Park @ 4 PM
    Travel west on 78th St
    Right on 7th Ave, continue through Downtown Kenosha
    Continue on 6th Ave
    Right into Pennoyer Park, continue through Kennedy Park, continue through Simmons Island Park
    End at Kenosha History Center for Kenosha Homecoming Block Party event
  • Kenosha Homecoming Block Party @ Kenosha History Center (4PM – 8PM)
    220 51st Pl, Kenosha, WI 53140

Saturday 7/30:

  • 2022 Kenosha Homecoming Car Show & Swap Meet @ Kennedy Park (8AM – 4PM)
    4051 5th Ave, Kenosha, WI 53140
    There is a fee to show your car or have a space at the swap meet. Free for spectators.

Sunday 7/31:

  • Racing @ Great Lakes Dragaway (9AM)
    18411 1st St, Union Grove, WI 53182
    There is a fee.

Schedule subject to change. Please confirm details with Kenosha History Center.

It’s noted if there is a cost to participate or attend an event. Car Show/Swap Meet Vendors and Car Registrants may find the registration form at the Kenosha History Center website.

220 51st Pl
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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(262) 654-5770