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Seal Beach Car Show: Info, Parking

The Seal Beach Car Show takes place in late April each year. A free event, it's one of the premier classic car show events in Orange County, CA. Relive nostalgia with classic autos rich in history. Past year's events have featured as many as 600 vintage cars from the early 1920s up to 1979. Cars are judged across as many 30 categories. 

The Seal Beach Car Show takes over downtown Main Street. Old town is closed bringing the community and local businesses together for a joyous and festive occasion. It draws more than 25,000 visitors each year.

Seal Beach Car Show Info

  • Location: Dowtown Seal Beach
  • Address: Main Street
  • Cost: $0
  • When: Last Sat In April
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Tel: (562) 799-0179

Relax with live music from local bands on two stages playing several different types of musical genres. The event is nationally televised on the Velocity network. Street closures begin at 5:00 am.

Sponsored by the chamber of commerce, the Seal Beach Car Show is the single largest beachside classic car show of its kind in Southern California. It draw crowds upwards of 20,000 people. Parking is free with shuttle service.

Past Sponsors:

  • Original Parts Group
  • City of Seal Beach
  • Sun Newspapers
  • Russo & Steele Collector Car Auctions
  • Back in the Day Classics
  • Tank Farm & Co.
  • Chevron
  • G&M Oil Company


Vintage Motorcycle Show

Beginning in 2015, the first vintage motorcycle show occurred. This occurs in conjunction with the Seal Beach Auto show. Bikes from 1979 and are on display. Registration is $25.


Seal Beach Car Show Parking

Parking: FREE from 9:30 am to 5 pm
Naval Weapons Station
800 Seal Beach Blvd.

2 shuttles operate every 10 to 12 minutes.

A media center for journalists and photographers is available to credentialed press only. Amenities include desks, WIFI, and refreshments.

Media Center Address:
The Sun Newspaper
216 Main Street
Tel: 562-430-7555

The media center hours are Saturday, April 25 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. More information is available at the chamber of commerce.