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Woodward Dream Cruise 2019: Your guide to the 25th anniversary

Posted: 6:39 AM, Aug 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-17 10:02:11-04
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(WXYZ) — It's officially Dream Cruise day! WXYZ-TV Channel 7 is proud once again to partner with the Woodward Dream Cruise for the 25th anniversary. Check out your guide to the event below.

The 25th annual event will take place on today, Aug. 17, along Woodward Ave. for 16 miles from 8 Mile through The Loop in Pontiac. For all of the WXYZ coverage, visit wxyz.com/dreamcruise . Check out your guide to the event below.

Where to park
The Dream Cruise website only shows municipal parking lots nearest to Woodward. There will also be several parking lots along the route not operated by the cities.

  • Berkley: The communities primary events are located in downtown with municipal parking available. There are no public parking areas near Woodward. Parking is allowed on side streets adjoining Woodward. Overnight parking is not permitted. For details: www.berkleymich.org
  • Birmingham: All activities are within walking distance of the city’s five parking decks, where the first two hours of parking are free. For details: allinbirmingham.com/cruiseevent .
  • Bloomfield Township: Spectator parking near the car show is at 36700 Woodward for $5.
  • Ferndale: The municipal parking lots are metered, surrounding downtown Ferndale at Woodward and Nine Mile Rd. For details: www.parkferndale.com
  • Huntington Woods: Parking areas on Woodward have been leased by car clubs or reserved for city residents’ activities. There are no public parking areas near Woodward.
  • Pleasant Ridge: Parking is allowed on side streets adjoining Woodward but get there early to find a space. Overnight parking is not permitted. There are no public parking areas near Woodward.
  • Pontiac: Municipal parking is located in the downtown area and surrounding areas. For details: http://www.pontiacpowerweekevents.com/
  • Royal Oak: Parking is available at municipal parking lots in the downtown area and walking distance from Woodward. For details: www.ci.royal-oak.mi.us . Memorial park corner of Coolidge and 13 Mile for $10. Gunn Dyer park south of Normandy between Coolidge and Woodward for $10. Upton Park south of 14 mile west of Coolidge FREE parking with FREE shuttle to Memorial park.

How to watch
The WXYZ Dream Cruise special will air on Channel 7 at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17 and again on Sunday morning. Be sure to tune in!

Route Map
The route runs for 16 miles along Woodward Ave. There are events and more on the entire route. You can click here to view the map, or see it below.

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Events
There are several events related to the Woodward Dream Cruise. Starting early Saturday morning, the Cruise in Shoes 5K Fun Run/Walk will happen at 7:30 a.m. on Yorba Linda Blvd. and along Woodward Ave. through several Royal Oak neighborhood streets before finishing at Shrine High School. For more information on the run, click here .

Berkley
Friday, August 16:

  • 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Kid’s Inflatable Zone @ 12 Mile Road & Tyler.
  • 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Games, prizes and FUN! @ 12 Mile Road & S. Griffith, sponsored by DTE.
  • 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Food Court @ 12 Mile Road & S. Robina and Downtown Business District.
  • 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM: CruiseFest Classic Car Parade @ 12 Mile Road (Coolidge and Greenfield). Live Entertainment by Denise Davis & The Motor City Sensations @ 12 Mile Road & N. Robina.

Saturday, August 17:

  • ALL DAY: Official Woodward Dream Cruise Merchandise tents @ Woodward & 12 Mile Rd. and Woodward & Catalpa.

Birmingham
Saturday, August 17:

  • 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM: Birmingham Cruise Event & Classic Car Show
  • Official Woodward Dream Cruise Merchandise, Chevy Display, Live Entertainment & Food Vendors. WXYZ Live Broadcast. WOMC Broadcast Tower.

Bloomfield Township
Saturday, August 17

  • 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM: Classic Car Show @Mercedes-Benz, 36700 Woodward Ave.

Ferndale
Thursday, August 15 @ West Nine Mile & Woodward

  • 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Classics & Cruis’n Legends Vehicle Show
  • 12:00 PM – 9:30 PM: DJ Sounds & Rock’n Live Entertainment Stage

Friday, August 16 @ Nine & Woodward.

  • 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Official Woodward Dream Cruise Merchandise Tent
  • 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Ferndale Emergency Vehicle Show & Ford Motor Co.
  • 1:00 PM – 9:30 PM: Rock’n Live Entertainment Stage
  • 5:00 PM: Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
  • 5:30 PM: Lights & Sirens Cruise

Saturday, August 17 @ Nine & Woodward

  • 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM: Mustang Alley & Ford Motor Co.
  • 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM: Official Woodward Dream Cruise Merchandise Tent
  • 1:00 PM – 9:30 PM: Rock’n Live Entertainment Stage

Royal Oak
Friday, August 16, 2019

  • 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Performance Park Classic Car Show

Saturday, August 17, 2019

  • 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM: Cruise In Shoes 5k Run/Walk at Shrine High School
  • 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM: Performance Park Classic Car Show

Official Woodward Dream Cruise Merchandise Tent, Vendors and Food Court
WOMC Broadcast Tower @ 13 Mile Rd & Woodward & Family Zone in the Park.

Pontiac
Thursday, August 15

  • 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM: Pontiac Transportation Museum’s Pontiac Drive-in at the Marriott Centerpointe. BB King Blues Show & Bourbon Tasting. Tickets available at FlagstarStrand.com.

Friday, August 16:

  • 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM: Pontiac Pit StopPark, walk, nosh and nip before resuming cruising! Look for the checkered flags outside Pontiac eateries to find Dream Cruise specials.

Saturday, August 17:

  • 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM: Pontiac Classic Car Festival
  • Pontiac Classic Car Show, presented by Williams International, on Saginaw and Pike.
  • Pontiac Downtown Expo, presented by St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, with local eats and goods for sale.
  • Kids’ play area, food trucks.
  • 5:00 PM: Silent Disco in Hidden River Park

Pleasant Ridge
Saturday, August 17 – Downtown Pleasant Ridge:

  • 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM: Official Woodward Dream Cruise Merchandise Tent, Memorial Park
  • 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM: Ford Classic Car Show, Greenbelt Park