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Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your Engines at Cruizin Chelan

The weather in Chelan will be sunny and hot June 1-2, with blue skies for miles, and stunning classic cars, a BBQ contest, and much more family fun.

Nothing says summer is here like a classic car show, and Cruizin Chelan is one of the best out there. The weather in Chelan will be sunny and hot with blue skies for miles, and stunning classic cars will be on full display during the weekend of June 1-2, 2018.

Now in its twelfth year, Cruizin Chelan is a must-see museum on wheels. Proud car lovers and owners line up their shining coupes, sparkling sedans and gleaming streets rods for the big “Show-n-Shine” show, while BBQ masters prep their grills for the Pacific Northwest Pro Classic BBQ Competition



For the third year in a row, Cruizin Chelan is hosting the BBQ competition—another event you (and your belly!) won’t want to miss. On June 2 in downtown Chelan’s Riverwalk Park, some of the most talented BBQ pit masters, both professional and amateur, will compete for the cash—and the distinction of being the best griller around. Pick your own favorite by indulging in the tasting samples for $2 each. 

In addition to the car show and BBQ contest, families will enjoy face painting, giant inflatables, street games and more. Not to mention, once you’ve had your fill of the Cruizin Chelan activities, you can head to the bowling alley, play putt putt golf, swim at local beaches, jet ski, rent a boat, or even hit Slidewaters for a slippin’, slidin’ good time. 



This jam-packed weekend of classic cars and BBQ will wrap up with a fireworks show on Saturday night, but you should definitely stay through Sunday and indulge in everything else that Chelan has to offer—summer here is a parade of endless activities that will have the whole family asking when they can come back again. 

For more details and a schedule of the Cruizin Chelan events, visit



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