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*** PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES *** In staying compliant with CDC Guidelines for mass gatherings or large community events, registration for Back to the 50s Cruise and Fabulous 50’s Charity Car Show have been delayed until May 1, 2020.


Have Fun, Fifties Style

Week-Long - 50's Celebration!

July 21 - 25, 2020

2020 celebrates the 30th anniversary of 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 21st

Kick off!

6:30 PM
Riverside Park

- 50’s Rock ’N’ Roll Concert
- Classic Car Display
- Back to the 50’s T-shirts available

Wednesday, July 22nd

Sock Hop

6:00 PM to 9 PM
Fruitdale Grange
- 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 23rd

Poker Run

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 24th

Classic Car Pre-Show

Ice Cream Social

Classic Car Line-Up


Movie Showing

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 TBA followed by Outdoor Movie TBA at Evergreen Stage (Town Center Plaza - 6th & G Streets)

Saturday, July 25th

Classic Car Show

Kids Zone

Parkway Show & Shine

Classic Car Cruise

Elvis Concert

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




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