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Presented By: Woodward Dream Cruise


The Woodward Dream Cruise is the world’s largest one-day celebration of classic car culture that attracts over 1 million visitors, and more than 40,000 muscle cars, street rods, custom, collector and special interest vehicles.
The Woodward Dream Cruise takes place each year on the third Saturday in August, and runs between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.
The Woodward Dream Cruise started as a fundraiser for a soccer field in Ferndale in 1995. In just a few short years, it has evolved into the world’s largest one-day automotive event. The Woodward Dream Cruise spans much of the avenue: classic vehicle drivers cruise through nine participating communities (Pontiac, Bloomfield Township, Bloomfield Hills, Birmingham, Royal Oak, Berkley, Huntington Woods, Pleasant Ridge and Ferndale) in Oakland County, Michigan. Spectators and cruisers travel to Metro Detroit, the birthplace of the American automobile, to participate in an event that celebrates all things automotive.
There are no fees to cruise in the event or to watch. Anyone can participate although, those not driving a classic car are asked to stay out of the two right lanes nearest to the curb.
The Woodward Dream Cruise is a spectacular experience to drive, or, merely watch and marvel from the sidelines. Public parking is available along or near the cruise route.
Click here to see a list of our Woodward Dream Cruise hotel sponsors.

The Woodward Dream Cruise is an alcohol-free, family-oriented event. As public safety is paramount, cruisers are asked to obey all rules of the road.

Police departments from each community patrol on foot, horseback and vehicles during the Cruise to ensure a safe and family-friendly environment for everyone. A team of amateur radio operators also serve as additional “eyes and ears” of law enforcement officials along the Cruise route.

Each year, more than 50 local charities benefit from the sale of official Dream Cruise merchandise and refreshments.
To become an official Woodward Dream Cruise sponsor and help support the event, please contact: Marty Pawlusiak,, (248)672-6118

There are three ways to purchase official merchandise:

    1. Online by clicking
    1. At official merchandise locations (locations will be listed closer to the event)
    1. At official merchandise booths the day of the event (locations will be listed closer to the event)
Official merchandise must be purchased through EA Graphics, the official merchandiser for the Woodward Dream Cruise, Inc. For more information please call Rich at (586) 726-1400.