VWCA Calendar of Events

Start DateEnd DateEventContactPlaceInformation
04/14/201804/14/201812th Annual NIVA Swap Meet Updated 3-10-2018DuPage County Fairgrounds Building #4 (Indoors!) 2015 W. Manchester Rd. Wheaton, Illinois

Swap time is 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, with set-up beginning at 7:30 am. Swap spaces are $30 (10’ x 12’ space + 1 swapper) and we ask that you bring your own tables and chairs. Watch here for additional details as event date approaches. Spectator admission is $5.00, which includes one 50/50 raffle ticket. Plenty of free parking. Swap spaces reservations must be received by April 12. Use this form to register or visit the “Coming Events” page at www.nivaclub.org for more details. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/nivaclub.

05/19/201805/20/2018Michigan Vintage Festival WeekendYpsilanti. Michigan

The 31st Annual Michigan Vintage Volkswagen Festival Weekend, at Riverside Park in Ypsilanti. Now a 2-day event! On Saturday, May 19 we’ll cruise from Riverside Park in Ypsilanti to the slow speed slalom course to test your driving skills, then a cruise back to the Host Hotel for a pizza party.

Sunday, May 20 is the traditional VW car show in Riverside Park. Spectators, $5 at the gate; Car Show Registration, $15 at the gate. Swap spaces are $15 pre-registration (by May 1, 2018) or $20 at the gate. Show Car gates open at (9:00 am; Swap set-up at 7:00 am. As usual, the Show & Swap Meet will feature with food, music, an auction, raffles and door prizes in Riverside Park, Ypsilanti. Visit www.mvvc.net for more information, prices, registration and accommodations, or download the flier.

New Host Hotel this year: Staybridge Suites Ann Arbor, 3850 Research Park Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Rates are $89 plus tax If you call (734) 213-1400 and identify that you are with the Michigan Vintage Volkswagen Festival.

06/15/201806/17/201820th Annual Funfest for Air-Cooled VolkswagensMid America Motorworks 17082 N. US 45 Effingham, Illinois

The 20th annual Funfest For Air-Cooled VWs at Mid America Motorworks, 17082 N. US Highway 45, Effingham, Illinois. This huge 3-day event features a 1,000-car Air-Cooled VW car show, Friday Night Fun Run with some 300 VWs cruising through the scenic countryside, ending with a Downtown Party in Effingham, expert seminars, museum display, Swapfest, product demonstrations and Saturday evening concert where VW lovers are treated to headlining entertainment, rain or shine. The MY Garage Museum and Retail Store will be open. Camping on the grounds is free to registered Funfest attendees from Thursday through Saturday nights.

Register in advance by calling 1-866-350-4539 or visit http://www.mamotorworks.com/VW/FunfestRegistration

Watch for information on possible caravans to FunFest 2018 from the western Chicago suburbs as the event approaches.

06/24/201806/24/2018NIVA Bugfest 2018Countryside, IL

New location for this year’s Bugfest. Watch here for details as event date approaches.

07/01/201807/01/2018Bartlett Independence Day Parade Updated 3-11-2018Kirk Schulz 630-837-7887 Firebugman@aol.comBartlett, Illinois

Meet at Dunkin Donuts, 225 E. Lake St. (US Rte. 20), Bartlett, IL at 10:30 am, then caravan to the parade staging area to decorate your car. Be sure to bring your own patriotic decorations. After the parade, we’ll cruise to the Sonic Drive-in for an early lunch.

07/15/201807/15/201831st Annual Vintage PicnicAlpine Park Rockford, Illinois

Stateline Vintage Volksfolks Vintage Picnic & Car Show if for all VWs, air- or water-cooled, rusted (sorry, I meant “patina”) or restored. Event is held rain or shine – a large pavilion will protect you from rain or sun. Ten bucks enters your car in the show; registration at 9:00 am to noon. Be sure to bring a picnic lunch, blanket and lawn chairs if you like, or even an EZ-up. There’s plenty of room in the park.

09/16/201809/16/2018NIVA's VW-Fest 2018Volkswagen of Crystal Lake 5213 W. Northwest Hwy. (Ill. Rte. 14) Crystal Lake, IL

The Northeast Illinois Volkswagen Assn. (NIVA) presents Northern Illinois’ largest All-VW Car Show and Swap meet, hosted by Crystal Lake Volkswagen. Registration for show cars, 9:00 am to Noon, is $15; Swap spaces available with set-up at 7:30 am, $25. Spectators always admitted free. Event features music, food vendors, dash plaques, trophies, T-shirts and, of course, lots and lots of Volkswagens. Visit www.nivaclub.org for registration, details and latest info.