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Rev Your Engines: 7 Great Outings for Car-Crazy Kids (and Dads!)

Car shows, touch-a-trucks and more for road-ready Northwest families

Published on: June 11, 2019

Rev Your Engines: 7 Great Outings for Car-Crazy Kids (and Dads!)

A VW bus at the Greenwood Car Show. Credit: Sean O'Neill, Flickr CC

Greenwood Car Show

Every June, a 1.5-mile stretch of Greenwood Ave. N. shuts down to traffic and some 700 to 800 classic and custom cars line the street. The Greenwood Car show is Seattle’s largest car show, the biggest one-day car show in the Pacific Northwest, and it’s free. More than 100,000 people attend this annual event.

At a past show, we found booths handing out balloons to kids, the fire department giving out plastic helmets and businesses with signs inviting visitors to use their restrooms. At one point, an engine revved loudly, startling my kids to tears. An older man walked by and smiled sympathetically, saying “That bad man with the loud motor.”

The Greenwood Car Show draws the usual car guys, but it’s also a really fun community event. You’ll see tons of families and strollers. Look for a free play zone for kids at N. 86th St. and vendors selling food and die-cast metal cars all along Greenwood Ave.

When: Saturday, June 29, 2019, 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

Where: Greenwood Ave. N., between N. 67th and N. 90th Streets, Seattle

Cost: Free

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