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Annual Events Around the US

More or less in order by time of year


ArtCars on Ice!

Minneapolis, MN

February - or when the ice is thick enough

If you ever wanted to drive on water, this is your chance!  Frozen water, that is... Firecracker hats, art shanties, the works for this procession.  Oh, yeah, and, it's really, really cold!  But all are welcome to join the natives.

For more info contact Jan Elftmann:


Victoria, Texas,

Art Car Parade

April - Saturday after the Houston Art Car parade (usually)

This parade is by invite only, BUT, everyone is welcome to join the festivities of the day which include: a festival after the parade, a big ol' Texas BBQ, with junto bands and open bar.

For more info about being in the parade: Nicole Strine


ArtCars & ArtBikes

Chattanooga, TN

April - last weekend of April, or first weekend of May

Brought to you by Art120 - this is a super fun weekend event.

Contact Kate Warren for more info:


Art Tougeau

Lawerence, KS

May - Last Saturday of the month

A fun, sweet, local event that also welcomes travelers.


Seattle Art Car Blowout

Seattle, WA

June - weekend closest to Summer Solstice

SACBO is part of the Fremont Fair.  A mostly stationary event, but artcars get their procession time in as well.  Fabulous hosts and parties and costumes! 

Contact Kelly Lyles:



Baltimore, MD

July - third weekend of the month

This event sometimes invites artcars to be a stationary part of the event, but as of 2019, it doesn't seem to be part of the line-up anymore.

Someone should remind them what they are missing out on ...


Minneapolis ArtCar & ArtBike Parade

July - Last Saturday of the month

Super fun, and very friendly, the Minneapolis parade is fun for all ages.

For more info contact Jan Elftmann:


Art Car Bizarre

Sacramento, CA

September - weekend after Labor Day

Low key, camping and roaming.  Not much in funds but huge on FUN!

A mixture of public and private events.  Not to be missed!

Contact Darrick for more info:



Trinidad, CO

September - 2nd weekend of the month

ArtoCade follows only Houston as the second largest art car event in the nation with 100 entries each year, and growing.  They know how to treat artcar artists, and the party never stops.  Cardango and the procession for the local prison inmates are highlights of the event.  Also, Artcartopia has a new home!

Contact Amanda


Tulsa ArtCar Weekend

Tulsa, OK

Coming soon ... we hope 

Tulsa ArtCar Weekend is undergoing some restructuring, but we are waiting with baited breath for the details of their *NEW* event...

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