2019 Berkley CruiseFest
Start your engines – cruising time is here! The City of Berkley is gearing up for the 24th CruiseFest Classic Car Parade sponsored by DTE Energy. This kick-off event for the annual Woodward Dream Cruise takes place Friday, August 16th, along the 12 Mile corridor between Woodward and Greenfield. More than 400 classic cars are signed up to participate in the parade.
Schedule of Events
- 6:00 PM 9:00 PM -Kid’s Inflatable Zone at 12 Mile and Tyler.
- 6:00 PM 9:00 PM- Food Court on Robina south of 12 Mile. Plus, there are dining options throughout the Downtown Business District.
- 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM - CruiseFest Classic Car Parade: find a prime spot along 12 Mile between Woodward and Greenfield and enjoy the nostalgic roar! After the parade view some of the classic cars behind the Berkley Theater on Robina.
- 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM- Tri-Community Coalition Street Dance on Griffith north of 12 Mile.
- 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM- Live Entertainment: Denise Davis and the Motor City Sensations is the featured performer followed by a late-night DJ. The stage is located at Robina north of 12 Mile.
Local volunteers and nonprofit organizations are selling official Woodward Dream Cruise merchandise starting August 9th (weather permitting):
- August 9-17: Official Dream Cruise Merchandise available at 12 Mile and Woodward.
- August 16: Official Dream Cruise Merchandise available at 12 Mile and Robina.
- August 16-17: Official Woodward Dream Cruise Merchandise will be sold at these locations: Woodward at 12 Mile, Woodward at Catalpa.
- August 17: Official Dream Cruise Merchandise available at these locations: Woodward and Catalpa, 12 Mile and Woodward.
Can't make it to the CruiseFest? No worries! Our good friends at CMNtv will be live streaming the classic car parade so you can catch all the action!
Please note the Michigan Department of Transportation is closing the EB/WB I-696 ramp to Coolidge on Friday from 10 pm -11 pm and Saturday from 9 pm-10pm. In addition, here are the following road closures in connection with tonight's Berkley CruiseFest:
- 12 Mile Road will be closed from Woodward to Greenfield and Coolidge will be closed at 12 Mile Road beginning at 6 PM.
- The CruiseFest Classic Car Parade will begin at 6:30 PM (westbound, starting at Woodward and ending at Greenfield).
- 12 Mile Road from Woodward to Coolidge and the intersection of 12 Mile Road and Coolidge will reopen once the end of the parade has crossed Coolidge.
- 12 Mile Road will remain closed from Coolidge to Buckingham (and all side streets between Coolidge and Buckingham at 12 Mile Road) until approximately 11 PM for the CruiseFest.
Contact the Parks & Recreation at 248-658-3470 for more information regarding the schedule of events and official Woodward Dream Cruise Merchandise or visit the Berkley CruiseFest Facebook page.
The 2019 Woodward Dream Cruise is being held from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM on Saturday, August 17th. Visit www.woodwarddreamcruise.com for more information about the event.
2019 Berkley CruiseFest Registration
Registration for the 2019 Berkley CruiseFest is now open! The CruiseFest is on Friday, August 16th, starting at 6:30 pm.
Registration can be done multiple ways including
- Printing Registration Form below and returning to the address with a $10 non-refundable check
- Online by visiting http://berkley.maxgalaxy.net/ and searching Berkley CruiseFest
- Over the phone with Visa, Mastercard, Discover or American Express
- Stop into the Berkley Community Center and register in person
2019 Woodward Dream Cruise Permits
Berkley business owners planning events for the 2019 Woodward Dream Cruise will need to pull a temporary use permit from the city. Click here for the temporary permit application.
The permit is only available to Woodward properties and businesses. The deadline to submit applications is 5 pm on Friday, June 28, 2019. Applications received after June 28, 2019, will be charged a $200 late fee in addition to the application fee.
The 2019 Woodward Dream Cruise is being held from 9 am to 9 pm on Saturday, August 17th. Visit www.woodwarddreamcruise.com for more information about the event.