Rev Things Up at These 2023 Car Shows in Lake Chelan

by | May 19, 2023 | Events

Car Shows in Lake Chelan 2023

Nestled in the heart of Washington State, Lake Chelan is known for its breathtaking natural beauty, crystal-clear waters, and picturesque landscapes. However, this hidden gem offers more than just stunning scenery—it’s also a haven for car enthusiasts. 

With its vibrant automotive community and a variety of car shows, Lake Chelan offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of automobiles.

So rev up your engines, reserve your spring stay at Mountain View Lodge and Resort, and get ready to experience the upcoming 2023 car shows in Lake Chelan!

Manson Smoke on the Water – May 19 & 20, 2023

Smoke on the Water Car show during spring in Lake Chelan

Calling all car enthusiasts – prepare for your dreams to come true during the Manson Smoke on The Water All-Class Car Show on May 19th & 20th!

The streets of Manson will be filled  with an array of classic, luxury, and exotic vehicles. There’s something for everyone, from vintage horsepower aficionados to tuning enthusiasts hoping to show off their custom paint jobs. This year’s event will surely fulfill your love for cars.

If you’d like to showcase your car during the show, you may register here!


Things kick off with a pre-registration party at 3 PM Friday at WineGirl Wines in Manson! Enjoy great wines, beer, cigars, a fire pit, and live music!

On Saturday, the lineup of vehicles begins with classics, hot rods, trucks, rat rods, and more! This event benefits  the Manson Chamber of Commerce scholarship programs for students in the Lake Chelan Valley.

Cruizin Chelan Car Show – June 2 & 3, 2023

Cruizin Chelan car Show in Lake Chelan

The Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce is proud to host the 17th Annual Cruizin Chelan Car Show on June 2 & 3, 2023!

Kick off summer 2023 as proud car, motorcycle, truck, and street rod owners line their pride and joys along Woodin Ave. in Chelan! Nearly 20 trophies will be awarded, including the most sought-after prize – Best in Show. 

NEW this year: 

  • European & JDM (Japanese Domestic) categories 
  • Cornhole Tournament

The Best in Show Winner will be the featured vehicle for the following year’s show in 2024!

Registration is now open: Cruizin Chelan Registration 

  • Pre-Registration until May 10th guarantees you a t-shirt and swag bag
  • Registration is open until June 3rd at 11 am

The Registrant Kick-Off Party takes place at Miller’s Auto Museum on Friday, June 2. This is a 21+ event. Enjoy a BBQ for donations, drinks, and music while wandering the museum full of memorabilia and hundreds of vehicles!

For more information, visit: Cruizin Chelan

The Lake Chelan Car Club

Lake Chelan Car Club

The Lake Chelan Car Club is a vibrant community of car enthusiasts with a shared passion for automobiles. The club organizes events throughout the year, including regular meetups, cruises, and charity drives. 

Joining the club allows you to connect with like-minded individuals and offers exclusive access to insider information about upcoming car shows and events in the area. Whether you’re a seasoned car enthusiast or just beginning your journey, the Lake Chelan Car Club welcomes everyone and fosters a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere.

Experiencing Lake Chelan’s Scenic Drives:

Driving in Lake Chelan

While car shows are the centerpiece of the automotive culture in Lake Chelan, the surrounding region offers some of the most picturesque driving routes in the Pacific Northwest. 

Take advantage of the opportunity to embark on a scenic drive along the shores of Lake Chelan, winding through lush forests and vineyards. Roll the windows down and feel the wind in your hair as you drive along the beautiful Cascade Loop, and enjoy the thrill of maneuvering your own vehicle in this breathtaking landscape. 

Experience the perfect fusion of automotive excitement and natural beauty, creating an unforgettable journey for car enthusiasts and nature lovers.

Miller’s Lake Chelan Car Museum

Miller's Car Museum in lake Chelan

Can’t get enough cars at one of the upcoming car shows? Not to worry. Located in the heart of Chelan and just a short 17-minute drive from your stay at The Lodge is Miller’s Lake Chelan Car Museum, where every car lover’s dream comes true. This fantastic museum consists of a five-building facility filled with automobiles, other vehicles, and a large variety of automobilia on display for your enjoyment.

Stop at this must-visit spot during your Lake Chelan getaway at The Lodge and let out that inner car enthusiast! 

Rev Up Your Stay at The Lodge

Birds eye view of Mountain View Lodge and Resort along with surrounding area

Head out to Lake Chelan and immerse yourself in the world of automotive excellence, explore the local car club, and indulge in scenic drives that showcase the region’s natural beauty. A visit to Lake Chelan will leave you with cherished memories and a deeper appreciation for the timeless artistry of automobiles.

All that’s left to do now is reserve your stay at Mountain View Lodge & Resort just in time for the car shows and Memorial Day weekend! With amenities such as our pavilion BBQ station, pool and jacuzzi area, and proximity to the lake, you’ll quickly call this your new home away from home!

We’ll see you soon!