Cruise Nite Events Schedule

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Cruise Nite 2023 Events Schedule (Tentative)


Celebrating our 36th Year!

Tuesday, July 11

5:00 – 7:00 PM

Show and Shine at Blueprint Engines. Food truck on site. Accepting employment applications.

Wednesday, July 12

6:00 – 7:30 PM

Classic Car Tour to area assisted living & nursing homes including Central Nebraska Veterans Home. Meet at old Kearney High School (3610 6th Ave) parking lot. Tour concludes AT Petersen Senior with live music by Billy Troy and ice cream treats.

Thursday, July 13

5:00 – 7:30 PM

Show and Shine, Midway ChevroleT Buick GMC Cadillac, 515 Second Avenue. Oldies music and a food AvailaBle.

8:00 – 10:00 PM

Billy McGuigan with Rave On! A tribute to Buddy Holly. At The NEW Kearney High School, 2702 W. 11TH St. Please use West entrance. For tickets, go to

Friday, July 14

5:00 – 7:30 PM

Show and shine at Buffalo County Fairgrounds parking lot, 3807 Avenue N., oldies music, Food and Drink available.

7:00 – 10:30 PM

Classic & Collectible Car Auction. Expo (big) building, Buffalo County Fairgrounds.  Rusty Rhynalds, Auctioneer (308)-832-7407

Saturday, July 15

8:00 AM – Noon

Registration for Show and Shine, The Bricks, Downtown Kearney. Online registration at Payable by credit card.

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Kid-Friendly Cool Car Carnival. Hilltop Mall Parking Lot. Kids can explore firetrucks,  police cars and more. Visit Hilltop Mall’s Facebook page or contact Steve (308)-236-9798.

Noon – 4:00

Show and Shine, The Bricks. Large Food Court and vendors.

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Eagle Riders Bike Show, Eagles Club parking lot & street in front of Eagles Club. Contact Doug Bierman (308)-627-6502.

5:00 – 6:00 PM

Cruise Nite Parade, from Railroad Street north on Central Avenue to Good Samaritan Hospital.

7:00 – 9:30 PM

Burnout Contest, Graham Tire, 5708 Second Avenue West, “New” live band Cliché.

4:00 – 11:00 PM

NHRA Drag Races at Kearney Raceway Park Featuring small tire competition. Contact Joe Roach (308) 999-0245.

Sunday, July 16

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

NHRA Drag Races at Kearney Raceway Park. Contact Joe Roach (308) 999-0245.

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Show and Shine at Classic Car Collection. Nominal Entry fee. Trophies awarded. Special rates for Classic Car Collection. Hamburger and Hot Dog meals available. Proceeds Benefit UNK Wrestling Team. Contact Tom McCann (308) 440-8345.

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