Event List

VWCA Calendar of Events


Start DateEnd DateEventContactPlaceInformation
08/16/202208/16/2022Kooler By The LakeJason 'Miles' Axlerod: info@koolerbythelake.org or 847-886-2738Kennedy Park, Kenosha, WI

Kooler By The Lake is a Midwest Air-Cooled and Water-Cooled Volkswagen / Audi Enthusiast Event held on the shores of Lake Michigan in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The event features a car show, vendors, live entertainment, food, a beer garden, and donates to a charitable organization each year. This year's charity is the Safe Harbor Humane Society, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in Kenosha which cares for almost 3000 cats, dogs, and other small domestic animals which are homeless, abused, or abandoned. Kooler By The Lake will be donating a portion of registration fees and beer garden sales to the Safe Harbor Humane Society.

08/21/202208/21/2022Bi-State VW Club's 27th Annual Show & Shine PicnicHampton, Illinois

Bi-State VW Club's 27th Annual Show & Shine Picnic, Empire Park, Great River Trail (on the Mississippi), Hampton (Quad Cities area) Illinois. Registration from 8:00 am to noon. Entry fee is $15.00 with proceeds going to charity. Dash plaques, swap meet and awards for Best of Bunch presented at 3:00 pm. Camping available at nearby Iliniwek Park. For further information, contact Nick Nelson (563-357-2834) or Phil Vernon (563-386-8205). Visit Bi-State's web site for more details.

08/27/202208/27/2022NIVA SuperDawg Invasionwww.niva_club.orgSuperDawg Drive-In, 333 S. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling, ILAll VWs are welcome. Just cruise in, grab some food and enjoy the mild and wild VWs. No entry fee. An official event of the Northeast Illinois Volkswagen Assn. (NIVA).
09/02/202209/05/2022Buses Nowhere Near the Arch #36 Annual CampoutBill Bowman: bill@bnnta.comHannibal, MO

Located in the "Group Campground" located in the Indian Creek Recreational Area on Mark Twain Lake, about 30 miles west of Hannibal, Missouri. A family-oriented camping event held on an 18,000-acre lake featuring an informal VW Bus show with awards, informal parts swapping, "site-to-site" socializing, a Saturday morning scenic Bus caravan through Mark Twain country, awards and door prizes on Saturday evening, campfire activities and for the first time at BNNTA we will have a "lantern walk" through the event, so bring your vintage or modern lanterns! The total event and camping fee for the full four-day weekend is still only $30! For more event details, visit the web site http://www.bnnta.com or e-mail Bill Bowman at bill@bnnta.com. For information about this VW campout from someone who attends from the Greater Chicago area, contact Gary Hanson vwgary@att.net or (630) 325-4671. If you own a Bus (or any model or year of Volkswagen), this is where you must go every Labor Day!

09/11/202209/11/202233rd Annual Vintage Picnic - Rockford, ILAlpine 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.

09/25/202209/25/2022NIVA's VW-Fest 2022www.nivaclub.orgVolkswagen of Crystal Lake 5213 W. Northwest Hwy. (Ill. Rte. 14) Crystal Lake, IL

Summer doesn't last forever. Have one last hurrah at the Northeast Illinois Volkswagen Association's "VW-FEST" hosted by Volkswagen of Crystal Lake! This is Northern Illinois' largest All-VW Car Show and Swap Meet and is open to any year or model VW. Gates open and show car registration 9:00 am until Noon; $15 per show car. Swap Meet setup begins at 7:15 am; spaces are $25 each. Dash Plaques - Trophies - Participant Voting; Spectator admission is FREE!!! Restored working Good Humor truck. 50/50 Raffle for Charity.
Hope To See You There!!!