Event List

VWCA Calendar of Events

Start DateEnd DateEventContactPlaceInformation
05/16/202005/17/2020Michigan Vintage Volkswagen FestivalRiverside Park, Ypsilanti, MichiganThe 33nd Annual Michigan Vintage Volkswagen Festival Weekend, at Riverside Park in Ypsilanti. Now a 2-day event! On Saturday, May 16 we'll meet at our host hotel for the slow speed slalom course to test your driving skills. A food vendor will be there to provide a source for lunch. Then a pizza party, car show and VW-themed movie night. Sunday, May 17 is the traditional VW car show in Riverside Park. Spectators, $5 (active MVVC members admitted free at the gate). Car Show Registration is $15 at the gate, which includes 1-year membership or renewal in MVVC. Swap spaces (17 x 20 feet) are $15 pre-registration (by May 1, 2019) or $20 at the gate. Show Car gates open at 9:00 am; Swap entrance only will open 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. E-mail festival@mvvc.net for more information, prices, registration and accommodations.
06/28/202006/28/2020NIVA Bugfest 2020CHANGE OF LOCATION TO: Fox Valley Volkswagen, 4050 E. Main Street Saint Charles, Illinois

Bugfest 2019, sponsored by the Northeast Illinois Volkswagen Association (NIVA) at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles, IL. Participant judging, trophies, dash plaques, food and music.?? Registration for show cars, 9:00 am-12 noon is $15; Swap spaces, $25 each with set-up starting at 7:00 am.?? Spectator admission is always free.?? This is one of NIVA???s largest events.?? All models of Volkswagen are welcome to the Show-and-Swap Meet.?? Visit www.nivaclub.org for more information.

07/05/202007/05/2020Bartlett Independence Day ParadeKirk Schulz 630-837-7887 Firebugman@aol.comBartlett, Illinois

Meet at Dunkin Donuts, 225 E. Lake St. (US Rte. 20), Bartlett, IL at 11:00 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.

07/12/202007/12/202033rd 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.

09/04/202009/07/2020Buses Nowhere Near the ArchBill Bowman: bill@bnnta.comHannibal, MO

Labor Day Weekend: Buses Nowhere Near the Arch #35 Annual Campout in Hannibal, MO, Located in the Group Campground at Indian Creek Recreational Area on Mark Twain Lake, about 30 miles west of Hannibal, Missouri. A family-oriented camping event on an 18,000-acre lake featuring an informal VW Bus show with awards, informal parts swap meet, "site-to-site" socializing "Bus-banter," Saturday morning scenic Bus caravan through Mark Twain country, awards and door prizes on Saturday evening, campfire activities and more. Total event and camping fee for the full four day weekend is still only $30! For details and registration, visit the web site http://www.bnnta.com or e-mail Bill Bowman at bill@bnnta.com.

For information in the Greater Chicago area, contact Gary Hanson vwgary@att.net or (630) 325-4671. If you own a Bus, this is where you must go every Labor Day!