Frequently Asked Questions

You aren't the only one wondering!
Where does Metro Cruise® begin and end?
The Metro Cruise is a free car cruise event along the full length of 28th Street. You can drive up and down 28th street as normal, the road is not closed or diverted for the event. The Main Event or “hub” of Metro Cruise is at Rogers Plaza, with major attractions and the famous Collector Car Row. There is no admission fees to the event. (Note that some private lots or events may charge for parking, or require you to shop or eat at their establishment).
How do I register my car for the cruise?

No pre-registration of vehicles is necessary!  The 28th Street Metro Cruise® is unlike other car cruises – the cars are stationary and the people walk around to see them at Rogers Plaza.

Can I reserve a place to park my classic car at the Cruise?

Along our Collector Car Row at Rogers Plaza, there are 160+ spots that are reserved for the Saturday of Metro Cruise.  Friday is first-come, first-served.

The Saturday reserved spots fill up very quickly – often the year before.  Contact the Chamber office at 616-531-5990 for more questions.

If I come to the cruise, where can I find a place to stay or eat?

One thing that you’ll love about the Cruise – in addition to all of the awesome CARS that will be there – is a large number of businesses along 28th Street.  There are many hotels and restaurants throughout the entire area – lots of them right on 28th Street!  Many of them have great specials for Metro Cruise visitors – be sure to ask.

Will there be a printed program available?

Yes – we produce a professionally printed, full color Program each year for this event.  They will be available at no charge at the Metro Cruise Info Tent during the event, and distributed before the event at multiple businesses along 28th Street. And just recently added – an electronic version is available – CLICK HERE.

Can I leave my car parked there overnight on Thursday or Friday to save our place?

Overnight parking is not allowed at Rogers Plaza. Any cars left in the lot after the event closes at 9:00 pm will be towed at the owner’s expense.  Other lots may be subject to overnight parking prohibitions.  Any cars parked overnight will be at the owner’s risk.

How many years has the cruise been held?

2005 was the event’s inaugural year.  Metro Cruise® was started the year the M-6 highway was built, out of a desire to keep local businesses along 28th Street operating. 

How many cars do you expect to display and how many visitors to the area do you anticipate?

Metro Cruise attracts 15,000+ Collector / Sports / Antique cars to the greater Grand Rapids area.  An estimated 275,000 people participate in Metro Cruise® related events throughout the area!  At the “hub” of Metro Cruise at Rogers Plaza, 100,000 people attend the 2-day main event, enjoying the famous Collector Car Row, food from 20+ food vendors, 5 bands, Community Awards presentation, Pinup Girl Finale, freebies and giveaways, and more.

Why is the Chamber of Commerce organizing this event?
The Chamber provides the Metro Cruise® as a vehicle to put the spotlight on the vital 28th Street and surrounding business districts, tapping into West Michigan’s 100-year old love affair with the automobile! The Chamber, itself a non-profit organization, utilizes the event to raise some funds for its own activities as well as the Wyoming-Kentwood Area Chamber Foundation.
How can I get involved?

The Metro Cruise® relies heavily on volunteers!  Please visit our VOLUNTEER page to check out the numerous roles and shifts.  A FREE T-shirt and snack and drinks are provided to all volunteers.

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