Downtown Seal Beach will become a pedestrian plaza on Saturday, April 30, but the focus will remain on the cars – it’s the 34th annual classic car show.
If it feels like the show just happened, that’s because it did.
Last year’s show was moved to October due to coronavirus health restrictions earlier in 2021. But organizers at the Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce have decided to bring the show back to its traditional final week. April as soon as possible, according to a press release.
More than 530 classic cars, hot rods and more are expected to take part in the show, which runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vehicles will line Main Street, stretching from Ocean Avenue to Pacific Coast Highway, with some spillover onto side streets. There will also be activity in the dock car parks.
The car show is free. The Naval Weapons Station will offer free parking, with entrance at the station’s Liberty Gate on Seal Beach Boulevard, between Electric Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway. A double-decker bus will transport car enthusiasts from the Naval Station to the show from one hour before the start of the event to one hour after the end, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
More than 20,000 spectators are expected.
Cars will be parked around restaurant parks, so people can drink and dine while surrounded by immaculate vehicles. The Seal Beach Lions Club will also be serving pancakes for breakfast and hot dogs for lunch at the foot of the pier.
There will also be live music, with two stages. Four bands will play throughout the day: Down the Hatch, The Bierman Brothers Band, Flying Squad and OC Ragdoll Band.
Main Street will close early Saturday morning to allow parking for cars and other vehicles. It will take some time to clear the area afterwards, officials said.
For more information, visit sealbeachchamber.org.