Saturday, August 17, the official Woodward Dream Cruise day, will be full of family fun at the Pontiac Classic Car Festival. Pontiac restaurants and retailers will set up temporary shop at the Pontiac Downtown Expo, presented by St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, inside the family activity area in Pontiac City Square at the northwest corner of Saginaw and Pike.

These fine businesses will offer tasty treats and curated items for sale. Food trucks and inflatables will also be in the City Square lot for family fun at reasonable prices. Admission to the festival is free. The Flagstar Strand is scheduled to open for tours and host a DJ in Charlene’s, its full-service cocktail lounge.

In downtown, the Pontiac Classic Car Festival will feature the Pontiac Power Week Classic Car Show, sponsored by Williams International, on both Pike and Saginaw Streets on Friday, August 16th and Saturday, August 17th as part of the 25th Annual Woodward Dream Cruise. 

Pre-registration for the Pontiac Power Week Classic Car Show is now open.   Registration is $25 for parking on either Pike Street or Saginaw Street. Day of registration will be available from the Woodward Dream Cruise Merchandise Tent located between Pike Street and Phoenix Plaza. Pre-registration ends on August 1st.

The show opens on Friday, August 16th at 11am for parking and ends about dusk (9-9:30pm) and on Saturday, August 17th from 9am until Dusk.

Any car that participates in the Pontiac Power Week Classic Car Show will be entered to win a one night stay at the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort, including $50 in free play and dinner at a fabulous Soaring Eagle restaurant.

To register your vehicle and for questions and additional information, contact Joe Hildebrand at 248.762.1393 or email dreamcruisejoe@gmail.com

Mike Henry (aka Horny Mike) from the History Channel show “Counting Cars” will be onsite for appearances and with some of his merchandise. Check back for days/times for appearances.