Downtown Oshawa street closures for Friday’s Kars on King

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Published August 22, 2022 at 10:47 am

Oshawa’s classic car celebration Kars on King returns Friday and the City is reminding residents and visitors that the party can’t happen without closing a few streets.

One of Oshawa most popular attractions is back with a muffled roar Friday between 3:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. when hundreds of classic vehicles and muscle cars – with an emphasis on 60s and 70s muscle cars – returns to the downtown.

Anyone with a vehicle from 1991 or older and in mint shape is eligible to put their wheels on display. Register your ride at Oshawa.ca/KarsonKing by August 12 while spaces last. Registration is free of charge but all vehicles must register in order to participate.

Street Closures:

1 p.m. to 11 p.m.

  • King St. between Mary St. and Centre St.
  • Simcoe St. between Athol St. and Bond St.
  • Simcoe St. between Athol St. and John St.
  • Ontario St. between King St. and Bond St.
  • Celina St. between Athol St. and King St.
  • Albert St. between Athol St. and King St.
  • Metcalfe St. between Simcoe St. and Centre St.

2:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

  • Simcoe St. between Bond St. and William St.

View a map of event footprint and road closures here: Road Closure Map

“When it comes to much-loved community events in Oshawa, Kars on King is definitely ‘a classic’ and we are excited to see it rolling back into our downtown,” said Oshawa Mayor Dan Carter. “On behalf of the City of Oshawa, I encourage you to join us for what promises to be the perfect summer evening packed with free, fun activities that everyone can enjoy.”

Admission to the event is free. Kars on King features free, fun activities for all ages, including:

  • classic car displays
  • live entertainment on the Main Stage at the four corners of downtown Oshawa (opening ceremonies on the Main Stage at 5 p.m.)
  • children’s entertainers, crafts, animal acts and more at Memorial Park
  • community displays
  • sponsor activations
  • strolling buskers
  • culinary choices from downtown Oshawa restaurants

Tribute Communities Centre will welcome back its annual Touch a Truck event that takes place outside the centre from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. during Kars on King. This free, hands-on event allows children of all ages to get up close and personal with more than 40 vehicles of all shapes and sizes.

Motor City Car Club will be on site promoting Autofest Nationals, which takes place Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28 at Lakeview Park in Oshawa. If you are a car enthusiast and want to see even more vintage vehicles over the weekend, be sure you visit Lakeview Park. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Autofest Nationals website.

Canadian Automotive Museum will be offering admission by donation to the museum from 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The museum is home to the most significant collection of Canadian automotive history in the world. Visit to enjoy vintage, antique and classic cars as well as Disney Pixar’s Lightning McQueen.

 

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