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 Fifties 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!
Schedule of Events
Tuesday, July 23rd
- 50’s Rock ’N’ Roll Concert feat. Lil Queenie
- Classic Car Display
- Back to the 50’s T-shirts available
Wednesday, July 24th
6:00 PM to 9 PM
- Dance the night away
- Contest & Silent Auction
- Food Avaialable
- $5 per person. Fundraiser event for Shoes for Kids Program
This year's theme: "Dancing Through the Decades"
Thursday, July 25th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Local Diners & Evergreen Stage
- Grab the family & cruise to several local diners for food & music
- 50's music, prizes, & awards!
- Stops include Jimmy's Classic Drive-in, Ric's Corvette Bar & Grille, Dairy Queen South, Horny Goat and Herb's Restaurant
- Awards at Evergreen Stage in Town Center Plaza (6th & G St)
Friday & Saturday - All day Sidewalk sales & Restaurant specials.
Friday, July 26th
Classic Car Pre-Show
Ice Cream Social
Classic Car Line-Up
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM - Classic Car Pre-show presented by Rogue Valley Classic Cruisers - Music, food, prizes, etc. - at the Grasshopper Parking Lot on F Street (between 4th and 5th Streets)
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Ice Cream Social presented by Josephine County Historical Society - 512 SW 5th St
5:00 PM - Classic Car Line Up Special Parking Downtown for Cruise and Car Show Participants - On G St (enter at 4th St)
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM - Live Concert by Sound Stage Revue followed by Outdoor Movie "American Graffiti" at Evergreen Stage (Town Center Plaza - 6th & G Streets)
Saturday, July 27th
Classic Car Show
Parkway Show & Shine
Classic Car Cruise
10:00 AM - Classic Car Show (1974 and older) Hosted by Rogue Valley Classic Cruisers - Riverside Park - Limited to first 300 cars
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM -Free Kids Games - Enjoy Big Air Bounce Houses and Home Depot Projects for Kids - TownCenter Plaza
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM - FREE Show and Shine - Parkway Christian Center
7:00 PM - Classic Car Cruise (1974 and older) classic cars will cruise 6th & 7th Streets
9:00 PM - Grande Finale Free Concert at the Evergreen Stage - World Renowned Elvis Impersonator Cody Ray Slaughter - You don't want to miss this!
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