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Seal Beach Car Show: Parking, Date


Sponsored by the chamber of commerce, the Seal Beach Car Show is the single largest classic car show in Southern California. Parking is free with shuttle service.

It draws crowds of more than 20,000 people each year. 

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 place on Main Street in April. Old Town is closed bringing the community and local businesses together for a joyous and festive occasion. Take an aerial view by watching the video below.


Parking Information 

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.

When Is The Seal Beach Car Show?

The Seal Beach Car Show is the last Saturday in April each year from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Relive nostalgia with classic autos rich in history. 

  • Location: Downtown Seal Beach

  • Address: Main Street

  • Cost: Free

  • 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.

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.

Media Center for Press

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

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

Related Post: Seal Beach Things To Do

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NOTE: Originally published April 2105, updated March 2017

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Nicholas McDonough

Nicholas is a senior contributor to The Hangout Blog living in Southern California.Connect with