The Manchester Rotary Club is pleased to announce the 20th Anniversary Cruising Downtown classic car show which will take place on Saturday, September 4, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The popular Labor Day weekend event has traditionally featured a wide variety of classic, antique, hot rod, and specialty cars, trucks, and motorcycles. With approximately 1,000 unique vehicles on display, Cruising Downtown is expected to attract over 30,000 people, young and old, for a fun, family-friendly day. The event was cancelled last year due to the pandemic, but the vehicle display area will be doubled this year to allow for safe distancing. There will be a $5 suggested donation for adult attendees. Donated funds will be distributed to local youth programs that benefit children.

Cruising Downtown will feature live entertainment, food and other vendors, and the presentation of awards in several categories. Ample parking will be available near the event site, and visitors can take advantage of Downtown Manchester’s dining and shopping amenities. To help ensure the safety of attendees, the organizers will encourage adherence to Covid-19 guidance issued by the NH Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

Pre-registration is open online until August 23, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. for $20 per vehicle. Registrations will then be closed until the day of the event, when vehicles can be registered at the staging area at 1750 Elm Street for $25 each. To register, and for event details and updates:

Be part of this great effort! The Manchester Rotary Club is looking for sponsors to underwrite the up-front expenses for Cruising Downtown and for volunteers to help on the day of the event. Please contact either Brad Fournier at or Jeanine Tousignant at