Have Fun, Fifties Style

Week-Long - 50's Celebration!

2019 marks the 29th anniversary for one of the biggest community events for Grants Pass and Southern Oregon.  Back to the 50's is a week-long celebration of events culminating with the classic car cruise - one of Oregon's largest!  This event is brought to you by the City of Grants Pass, local businesses who help through sponsorships and the many volunteers that donate their time to make this such a great community event!


Back to the Fifties Schedule of Events

Tuesday, July 23rd

Kick off Concert

6:30 PM  - Concert in the Park - 50’s Rock ’N’ Roll music 

~ Back to the 50’s T-shirts available for sale ~

Wednesday, July 24th

Sock Hop

6:00 PM  - Dance Contest & Silent Auction

A fundraiser event for Shoes for Kids Program at the Fruitdale Grange

Thursday, July 25th

Poker Run

6:00 - 8:00 PM - Diner Night and Poker Run! Grab the family to eat and cruise around Grants Pass. Enjoy the 50-50 Poker run. Best hand prizes. Stops include Jimmy's Classic Drive-in, Ric's Corvette Bar & Grille, Climate City Brewery, Dairy Queen South, Sonic (+ maybe a surprise new stop!)  Awards at the Evergreen Stage located in the Town Center Plaza (6th & G St)


Friday & Saturday - All day Sidewalk sales & Restaurant specials.

Friday, July 26th

Classic Car Pre-Show

Classic Car Line-Up

Legends Concert

Movie Showing



10:00 am-2:00 pm Classic Car Pre-Show at the Grasshopper Parking Lot on F Street (between 4th and 5th Streets) presented by Rogue Valley Classic Cruisers

4:00pm-7:00pm: Ice Cream Social at the GP Historical Society (5th & J Street)

5:30pm-10:00pm: Classic Car Lineup, Corner of 6th and G Streets Downtown, special parking for cars on G Street

7:00pm-9:00pm: Live Concert

9:15pm: Outdoor Movie (to be announced)

Saturday, July 27th

Classic Car Show

NAPA Kids Zone

Parkway Show & Shine

Classic Car Cruise

Elvis Concert


10:00 am - 3:00 pm: Classic Car Show-n-Shine (Pre-1975 Only) at Riverside Park presented by Rogue Valley Classic Cruisers

10:00 am - 2:00 pm: FREE Napa Games for Children by Napa Auto Parts Store

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Classic Car Cruise (pre-1975 only) on 6th and 7th Streets - Main Route, Downtown Grants Pass with live radio broadcast on KAJO

9:00 pm: GRAND FINALE FREE 50'S CONCERT AND STREET DANCE! In the Downtown Center at the corner of 6th & G Streets. Featured artist at Evergreen Stage
located in the Town Center Plaza (6th & G St)




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