Car shows season is just a couple of months away in 2023, so if you’re a car enthusiast, you’ll want to check out some of the upcoming car shows in Columbus!
Whether you like classic cars, muscle cars, or classic muscle cars, you’ll find cars of every style and condition – from pre-restoration to professionally restored.
Car enthusiast love to chat about their cars, and their dream cars, and the cars they had when they were younger, so you don’t have to have your own car to enjoy the show!
Walk around and make some new friends while you check out the classic and unique paint jobs, interiors, and more.
Our list isn’t all-inclusive, so we suggest you also check out Car Cruise Finder and Car Show Talk for more complete listings and details.
Car Museums in Columbus
Wagner-Jaybird Auto Collection, near German Village
The Wagner-Jaybird Auto Museum is a car lovers dream come true! Located in a nondescript garage near German Village, this private collection features classic cars from 2 collectors. The collection on display changes periodically and often includes cars from (but not limited to) the 1950’s and 1960’s, including a Ford Edsel, 1956 Chrysler Imperial, 1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II, and many more. Admission to the museum is free, donations accepted.
Appointments may be made by calling Steve Wagner at 614-271-0888. Most tours will be held on weekends or evenings. The museum typically opens from 10 am – 5 pm on Father’s Day for open tours. This museum is formerly known as the Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum.
Packard Columbus: The Hagans Auto Museum, near Polaris
Owner Mark Hagans used to be a part of the Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum, and has moved his private collection to Marengo, Ohio – just 20 minutes north of Polaris. Packard Columbus: The Hagans Auto Museum is a private/public museum is open to the public by appointment only.
The museum showcases a collection of cars, most pre-WW2 and many are Packards from years 1928 to1956. They also have Auburn, Pierce Arrow, LaSalle, Studebaker, Nash, Buicks, and Chrysler Imperial, plus dozens of signs, toys, and vintage newspapers on display.
Call Mark Hagans to schedule an appointment at 614 554 5879.
Featured Car Shows in Columbus
Healing with Horsepower Car Show
May 20, 2023, 7 am – 2 pm
Five14 Church, 5744 N. Hamilton Rd. Columbus
$20 preregistration, $25 day-of registration
Proceeds provide behavioral health services to uninsured/underinsured Central Ohio residents
Armed Forces Day Car Show with Empty Pockets Cruisers
May 20, 2023, 11 am to 4 pm
VFW Post 4931 2436 Walcutt Rd Columbus, OH 43228
Registration $10, Spectators Free
50 awards including Most Patriotic
Buckeye Military Moms Care Package Supply Drive
Bryan Lewis Memorial Car Show with Empty Pockets Cruisers
June 3, 2023, 11 am to 4 pm
Upper Arlington Lutheran Church: Mill Run Campus, 3500 Mill Run Dr, Hilliard
Registration $10, Spectators Free
100 Dash plaques 50 Awards Door Prizes Music, Food & Drinks
Proceeds will benefit Learning 4 Life Farms Job Training for Autism
Columbus Good Guys PPG Nationals
July 7-9, 2023, starting at 8 am each day
Ohio Expo Center and State Fairgrounds
Check out more than 6,000, 1972 & earlier hot rods, customs, classic, muscle cars, street machines and trucks.
Buckeye Cruzin’, Presented by Byers Auto Group
tba 2023 from 10am – 2pm
This event is the 2nd Annual Ohio State University car show and will be held in West Lot, of The Ohio Stadium. This event is open to the public and there will be an incredible display of cars, family fun, music and more!
Entering a car: There are only 300 spots available, and two options available.
August 12, 2023, from 10 am – 4 pm. (always the 2nd Saturday in Aug)
Watkins Memorial High School, 8868 Watkins Road, S.W., Pataskala, Ohio 43062
The COVVC is excited to announce Volksfest is back! Come help celebrate Ohio’s biggest single day vintage VW event! . All vintage and new Volkswagens are welcome. Also welcome are Porsche, Audi and any interesting air-cooled cars.
Patriot Day Car Show with Empty Pockets Cruisers
tba 2023, 11 am – 4 pm
Hilliard Community Center 3800 Veterans Memorial Dr Hilliard, OH 43026
Registration: $10, Spectators Free
All makes, models & years welcome 100 Dash Plaques & 50 Awards, Most Patriotic Door Prizes, Food Trucks & Music,
Trunk or Treat Car Show
Sunday, October 15, 2023 from 12 am to 4 pm
Kimball Midwest, 4800 Roberts Rd Columbus OH 43228
Car Registration: Free, but please bring at least 500 pieces of candy to pass out
Spectators Free; trick or treaters from 2 -3:30 pm
See Facebook page here.
Trunk or Treat Car Show with Empty Pockets Cruisers
tba 2023 from 11 am to 4 pm (rain 10-22-22)
Hilliard Presbyterian Church 3600 Leap Rd Hilliard, OH 43026
Registration $10, bring candy to hand out to trick or treaters from 1 -3 pm
Spectators and Trick or Treaters Free
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I usually only have ones that I’ve been contacted about or that I already know about from previous years, so I definitely won’t be the best resource for these. The other links in the article are the best resource (and are what my dad uses). There aren’t usually many before April though. I’ll try to keep my eye out for more so that it’s more comprehensive! Feel free to let me know about other options that are listed if you know about them. Thanks!
Usually when I check on the site nothing would be updated in Jan, Feb, Mar or April. Then BAM, in May it shows that I missed 3 car shows already.
Hi – a lot of the local events haven’t updated for 2023 yet since the season is a couple of months away. We made all the updates we could find so far. Check the provided links in the article for options posted by Car Cruise Finder and Car Show Talk.
Site needs to update the Calendar to 20223.. Here visiting and all I see is 2022