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Every Friday, July 2 - September 24, 2021
6:00pm - 10:00pm
Dates subject to change according to COVID Restrictions

If you are a business, car club or member and you have an event or an announcement you would like to post, please e-mail the information you would like to Sandy at historycruzer@historycruzer.com or contact Bruce at 651 261-8031.

The North St. Paul Historical Society Museum

The North St. Paul Historical Society Museum is located at 2666 E. 7th Avenue.
The museum is open Fridays  from 1-7pm during the car show. Free bottled water will be available. The museum displays tell the story of Henry Castle and how North St. Paul was founded. We have past North High year books and other great memorabilia.

facebook for The North St. Paul Historical Society Museum. Contact The North St. Paul Historical Society at 651 747-2432 for more information.

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Airing of the Quilts
Friday, July 23, 2021

Old Fire Truck

Old Fire Truck

Old Fire Truck

Enjoy the creative talents of the Northern Material Girls Quilt Guild as they display quilts, wall hangings, table runners and much more during the Friday night History Cruze, on the east end of 7th Ave., between Charles and Margaret. In front of the building at "Kendall's Corner". Guild members will be there to answer questions and share their passion for quilting. They will be there from 6pm - 8pm.

Silver Lake Splash

Silver Lake Splash logo

North St. Paul Beach Party Fundraising Event!
Fun for the whole family!
This fundraiser, The Silver Lake Splash, takes place each July and the proceeds go to the Beach Fund. The event is held at the Silver Lake Beach. Click here for map and directions.
  • 1pm - 5pm
  • Live music
  • Kids Games & Activities
  • Silent Auction & Raffle
  • Food Vendors & Ice Cream

Please donate to the Beach Fund! Checks can be written to: NSP Beach Fund, c/o City of North St. Paul, 2400 Margaret Street, North St. Paul, MN 55109

Bands for the Car Show
Band dates subject to change without notice.

These bands are only for the History Cruze Car Show.
We do not advertise or book for Neumann's Bar or Sidewinders.
You will need to contact them to find out any info on their bands.

Any Day Now Band
The Gawd Awful Boys
Any Day Now Band
The Gawd Awful Boys
Any Day Now will play at the car show on
July 9 & September 24, 2021

Playing by River of God Church - July 9
Playing by Sidewinders - September 24

Any Day Now is a classic rock and roll/country cover band that plays a large variety of music with great crowd appeal for dancing and entertainment. Hits include your favorite songs from the sixties to today. The six member band offers a blend of instruments and voices that make it uniquely flexible to perform songs from a large mix of artists and genre, for any occasion or event.

Click here to go to Reverbnation

The Gawd Awful Boys will play at the car show on
August 6, August 13 & 27, 2021

Playing by Sidewinders - August 6 & 27
Playing by River of God Church - August 13

Gawd Awful Band is a Twin Cities Variety Band


Unsung Heros (formerly know as Route 45)
Buster Phelan
Buster Phelan

Unsung Heros is a 3-piece Classic Blues/Cover Band


Buster Phelan will play at the car show on
September 3 & September 24, 2021

Playing by River of God Church - September 24
Playing by Sidewinders - September 3

Buster Phelan plays Rock, Pop, R & B and more, and covers tunes you remember from the bands you love: the Beatles, the Hollies, Wilson Pickett, James Taylor, the Doobie Brothers, Carol King, Gypsy, John Fogarty, Chicago, Steely Dan…

Website - Buster Phelan

Sound Advice
Joe "Finesse" Meyer & "Smooth Sensation" Band
Sound Advice
Joe "Finesse" Meyer & "Smooth Sensation"

Sound Advice will play at the car show on July 2 & 16, 2021

Playing by Sidewinders - July 2
Playing by River of God Church - July 16

Sound Advice plays a wide variety of classic rock including selections from the Beatles, Paul Revere and the Raiders, Buddy Holly, Eric Clapton and a host of one hit wonders.  With the use of a programmable drum machine, the band plays a lively variety of dance-style selections mixed with rock ballads for a fun and enjoyable evening of music that we feel would be extremely popular.

Joe "Finesse" Meyer & "Smooth Sensation" Band
will play at the car show on September 3, 2021

Playing by River of God Church - September 3

With vocal harmonies as smooth as the Beach Boys, Joe Meyer and 'Smooth Sensation' perform Pop, Jazz, Folk-rock, Reggae and Motown favorites from the 50's, 60’s and 70’s. The Saint Paul Pioneer Press wrote that the “band engagingly performs…with enthusiasm and inspiration.” In addition to 4-part vocal harmonies, they also heat things up with lot’s of high-flying instrumental solos, including sax and flute.
 Joe Meyer has released two full-length CDs featuring his band. His original songs are receiving worldwide radio airplay resulting in fans from US, Canada, Japan, Mexico, Australia, Great Briton, Israel, along with counties of Africa and South America.


The Hacklewrappers
Dirty Shorts
The Hacklewrappers
Dirty Shorts
The Hacklewrappers (formerly know as Highway 61)
will play at the car show on
July 9 & August 13, 2021

Playing by Sidewinders - July 9 & August 13

Dirty Shorts will play
at the car show on August 27, 2021

Playing by River of God Church - August 27

Dirty Shorts is a New Orleans style brass band, playing everything from jazz to Dixie to funk to blues to rock n' roll to gospel to swing...and back.


The Surf Riders
The Surf Riders

will play at the car show on July 23 & September 17, 2021

Playing by Sidewinders - July 23 & September 17

Highwood is a three piece band, guitar / bass / drums, and vocals.  Their focus genre is late '60s and '70s music, primarily classic and mellow rock.  Their specialty is tight vocal harmonies and well blended instruments.


The Surf Riders
will play at the car show on July 23 & August 20, 2021

Playing by River of God Church - July 23
Playing by Sidewinders - August 20

Surf Riders play Twangy '60s instrumental surf hits


The Matt and Laurel Duo
The Matt and Laurel Duo

Hic-o-b's will play at the car show on
July 30 & August 20, 2021

Playing by River of God Church - July 30 & August 20

Hic-o-b's plays Classic Rock

The Matt and Laurel Duo will play at the car show on
September 17, 2021

Playing by River of God Church - September 17

Matt and Laurel, founded in 2015, are a husband & wife acoustic duo who captivate audiences with their witty banter and smooth sounds. Matt and Laurel play a variety of your favorite cover songs from the 60’s all the way to today, plus original music from Matt Trost. Their influences include Prince, Mumford and Sons, Ed Sheeran, Sublime, Whitney Houston, Dixie Chicks and more! And with an eclectic set list, you'll always find a song you love. They perform all over the Midwest at breweries, wineries, bars, pubs and more. Matt and Laurel love to travel while playing their favorite tunes and always enjoy meeting new people along the way!


TC Cats
The Lodge Boys
TC Cats Band
The Lodge Boys
TC Cats will play at the car show on
September 10, 2021

Playing by Sidewinders - September 10

TC Cats is the best 50's, 60's and some 70's cover band in the Twin Cities. We are available for events in MN, IA, WI, SD, and ND. Rates vary depending on length of event and distance.

Website - TC Cats
YouTube Video

The Lodge Boys will play at the car show on
July 16 & 30, 2021

Playing by Sidewinders - July 16 & 30

Forrest Miller and the Lodge Boys hail from St. Paul, MN and have been praised for their raw, driving sound and their multi instrumental musicianship.  They specialize in Outlaw Country and Southern Rock with a funky edge.

YouTube Videos

M.T. Pockets
M.T. Pockets
SuperModified will play at the car show on
July 2, 2021

Playing by River of God Church - July 2

SuperModified is from the Twin Cities. We are a 1960's garage rock band with a gearhead spin. If the Rolling Stones met the Stooges at a Drag Race.


M.T. Pockets will play at the car show on
August 6, 2021

Playing by River of God Church - August 6

M.T. Pockets enjoy playing a variety of music that spans 50s, 60s, classic rock and country including a wide array of artists such as Lynyrd Skynyrd, Johnny Cash, Blues Brothers, The Hollies, The Ventures, Dwight Yoakam, Jimi Hendrix, Hank Williams and The Beatles.

POW/MIA Candle Light March

POW/MIA Remembrance Walk

Fall Round-Up Parade
Thursday, September 23, 2021

Each year in the City of North St. Paul a fall parade takes place along 7th Avenue in downtown. Food vendors will be on the streets for your dinner, grab your lawn chairs and find a spot along the parade route to watch the parade.

For more info on applications or general questions, contact City Hall at 651 747-2562 or go to Fall Round Up Parade

Fall Round-Up Parade
Fall Round-Up Parade
Fall Round-Up Parade

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City of North St. Paul Big Truck Night
Friday, August 13, 2021

Fun for the whole family! You're invited!

North St. Paul's Fire Engines, Police Cars, Dump Trucks and more will be on display!

Learn about police and fire safety. “It's a great way for us to show the community the equipment we use and what we do” said Police Chief Tom Lauth. Learn about the Police Reserve and the Fire Explorer Programs.

Big trucks will be on display at the empty lot east of Sidewinders bar.

For more info, contact City Hall at 651 747-2562.

Big Truck Night
Big Truck Night
Big Truck Night

Annual Public Safety Open House
North St. Paul Fire Station
2400 Margaret Street

Tour the fire station and check out the equipment that the North St. Paul Police and Fire Departments use to keep the community safe, including the SWAT vehicle and the Fire Department’s new Rescue 540 Truck and the ambulance. There will also be many activities for kids.

Complimentary refreshments will be served from the Salvation Army Mobile Canteen. Guests will also be able to:

  • View New Station Alerting System
  • View Police Motorcycle & Police Bicycles
  • Learn about Community Policing & Neighborhood Watch Program
  • Have Your Blood Pressure Checked
  • Try on Real Fire Gear (bring your camera)

"Veterans Park Update"

Veterans Park continues to be a huge success with the citizens of North Saint Paul and surrounding communities honoring the service and sacrifice of American Veterans of all eras.

The History of Veterans Park is available in booklet form at North St. Paul City Hall. It is a complimentary gift to all who purchased a paver in Veterans Park since the beginning and for new purchases. Please provide the name of the veteran inscribed on each paver for our records. Extra copies are available for a $5 donation to the Veterans Park, Inc. Fund. Go to Veterans Park for more info.

Memorial Pavers

You can order Memorial Pavers and Honor our Heroes for the North St. Paul Veterans Park. Click here for the Memorial Paver Order Form.

You can contact Carl Hurtgen at 651.770.6022 or Dan Fisher 651.777.2406 if you have any questions.

The Veterans Park is also on facebook.

Click on paver image to enlarge

Free Dog Nail Trimming
Friday, August 27, 2021

Stop by with your furry friends, dog owners know that we care about them and friendly ones are always welcome at our show.

Shear Elegance Pet Grooming is offering free nail trimming, water and treats to our 4 legged friends.
Our furry friends must be of the K9 variety and willing to participate.

Other Car Shows

Mick Kieffer Memorial Car Show

Canadian Days Classic Car Show
Saturday, July 31, 2021

Canadian Days Classic Car Show

Sponsored by Norm's Tire Sales

The Wheels & Wings Car & Plane Show
Saturday, September 11, 2021

Saturday, in Osceola, WI

For more information, click here

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Cruisin on the Croix
Stillwater’s Hot Rod and Vintage Car Show
June 9 - September 15, 2021

Cruisin' on the Croix invites owners and car lovers to exhibit and view vintage, classic, street and hot rod automobiles in a beautiful river town stetting of Stillwater, Minnesota. We have dashboard plaques for the first 250 cars and a terrific crew to welcome owners into the show. From genuine antique cars to sublime '50s roadsters, visitors can see it all!

For more information contact: Tom Brewitz at Cornermark 651-253-3699 or Frank Fabio at Maple Island Brewery 651-430-0044.

Visit www.discoverstillwater.com for more information and updates. facebook

Anoka Classic Car Show
June 5 - September 11, 2021

Check the website for full scheule dates.

Official show times are 5:00pm to dusk.

Enter at 4th Avenue and Van Buren St. (1 block north of Main Street).

Donation for show cars is $4.00 per show at the entrance gate. Anoka Classic Car Show website. facebook

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Historic Hastings Car Show
May 16 - September 19, 2021

The Hastings Downtown Business Association along with the Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau are extremely excited to announce the return of the Historic Hastings Car Shows.
All shows this year will be on SUNDAYS from 11:00am until 4:00pm.
Also new this year...we have opened the field of qualified cars to 1995 and earlier.
The first car show of the year will be Sunday, May 16, 2021. Then June 20th, July 18th, August 15th, and September 19th.


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Stillwater Community Car Show

      • 9am - 2pm at 2510 Curvecrest Blvd, Stillwater, MN 55082.
      • All cars trucks and cycles are welcome.
      • Show judging to be done by spectators and entrants.
      • We are having a Portable Dyno (with a "guess what power contest"), Mobile BBQ Truck, Culver's Frozen Custard Cart, and other booths/events for non car enthusiasts.
      • Door prizes and raffles (proceeds from the raffle to be donated to local charity).
      • For further questions, contact Tyler at 651 275-9055

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Annual Tyler Shipman Memorial Car Show

Come join us for a day of music, cars, people and fun!

Registration Fee $10.00. All proceeds donated to Tyler Shipman Memorial Scholarship Fund at Frazee High School.

For more info go to: www.tylershipmanmemorialcarshow.com

Wheels For Wishes

Wheels For Wishes is a car donation program benefiting Make-A-Wish® Minnesota. We are proud to offer a free and easy way to recycle or donate unwanted cars, trucks, motorcycles, SUVs, RVs, or even boats, by turning them into a wish for a local child. We pick-up or tow away cars free of charge, anywhere in Minnesota, whether they run or not. Vehicles are either recycled or auctioned off and 100% of the net proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish Minnesota. Since we are a tax-exempt charity under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code, you also receive the maximum possible tax deduction for your charity vehicle donation.
For more information go to Wheels For Wishes.

Marketfest Classic Car Show
July 1 - August 5, 2021

Marketfest is a summer festival in beautiful downtown White Bear Lake that runs Thursday evenings from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.

Each week features live concerts on two stages, showcasing local bands from diverse musical genres including jazz, blues, rock, folk, country, and funk. The festival also has carnival games and activities, a petting zoo, a classic car show, and more.

Vendors offer a wide variety of arts, crafts, merchandise, services and foods.
Visit our Facebook. Our website is Marketfest Classic Car Show.


Legion Post 39 Car Show

American Legion Car Show