Spring will soon be in the air down south. Spring – when the grass turns green, trees bud and flowers start to bloom and, of course, when a young man’s fancy turns to love. Another sure sign of spring is the MainStreet Cruise-In which is held in downtown Cleveland, Tennessee. This is an annual event held the fourth Saturday of the month from April through October.
Whether you own a classic car or just love looking at them, maybe you need some spare parts for your classic car or have some to sell, or if you are looking for something to do that is free – this is the place for you! You need to check out the Main Street Cruise-In event. It is also a good way to get out in the fresh air, meet old friends and make new ones, walk around and enjoy the scenery, eat some great food and maybe win a door prize. There is something for everyone, no matter what age you are! Come on down and check out the classic car display known as the Main Street Cruise-In.
The MainStreet Cruise-In attracts over 500 cars for you viewing pleasure at each event. Who can pass up free admission and “door prizes” which are given away throughout the evening? Cruise-In’s are held the fourth Saturday of each month April through October from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The 2009 Schedule is:
Cleveland has an old fashioned feel to it and it will take you back in time for a few hours. Check out the architecture on the old buildings. Take a walk around courthouse square and the old post office building. Say “hi” to everyone and smile – it’s contagious. Have a good time. Stimulate the economy, buy a car – there are always a few up for sale.
Since there is no entry fee to exhibit or to attend the MainStreet Cleveland, TN Cruise-In you can save your money to sample some of the food at the event, or try one of the local restaurants right in downtown. Cleveland has restaurants to please one and all. BBQ or ribs are two good choices in this area of the country.
There will be a swap meet so if you need some parts for your old car that’s a good place to check for that hard to find part or accessory. Spaces are free and are available on a first-come basis. Sit back and enjoy meeting the other participants.
The Main Street Cruise-In is located in downtown Cleveland, TN off of Interstate I-75 (Exit 25). Cleveland is about 1 ½ hours south of Knoxville or about 45 minutes north of Chattanooga. Come one and come all for a good time! Bring your classic car to the Cruise-In and join-in the fun. We just moved here last year and didn’t get time to check out the Cruise-In. We plan to go this year so come over to Cleveland, maybe we’ll see you there.
There is a lot more to see and do in Bradley County. Ride through town and look at the stately old homes along Ocoee Street. Most of them have been lovingly restored. Ride through Lee University’s Campus, watch out for construction. If you would like to shop, check out Bradley Square Mall, or some of the antique stores scattered about.
If you like to look at scenery then get on Highway 60 East to Highway 64 East toward Ocoee – about 10 minutes into that ride you will be in the country (Bradley County) and the scenery is beautiful – straight in front of you will be the Blue Ridge Mountains, quite majestic and impressive. If you continue on 64 East you will eventually wind up in Murphy, NC. How about heading into Chattanooga? Hop onto I-75 South and go to Rock City….been there, loved it.
Whether you just go for the cars on a Saturday or make it a weekend and check out the surrounding area, it will make for a fun-filled and interesting get-a-way.
Google Map of Cleveland
South East Tennessee Tourism Association