Don’t miss more than 130 entries - from fanciful floats to fire trucks, unicycles to vintage cars, dancing Honey Bears to dignitaries, from Santa’s helpers to the big man himself. Join us on December 9th for this annual parade. Produced by the City of Bastrop, this joyful Bastrop tradition lights up the Bastrop Lost Pines Christmas festivities. 

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17th Annual "Heroes & Hot Rods" Veterans Day Cruise In & Car Show

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  • Presented By: Bastrop Area Cruisers
  • Downtown Bastrop
  • Main street
  • Bastrop, TX 78602
  • Dates: November 10, 2023 - November 11, 2023
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Phone: (512) 745-6999
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Price: Free

Friday, November 10

Festivities begin on Friday at 5PM with the Cruise-In on Historic Main Street in Downtown Bastrop, TX. Come hang out as we watch classic cars roll into town. This is a great opportunity to snag photos of your favorite car and talk to the fine folks displaying them.

5PM - 9PM | Cruise-In Begins, Downtown Bastrop
*Parking on Main Street & surrounding areas is reserved exclusively for registered car show participants until 9 PM.

Saturday, November 11

Saturday's Car Show begins bright and early AT 7:30 AM when gates open for pre-registered vehicles. This event is expected to attract 400 cars that will be displayed along our historic downtown Main Street, side streets & parking lots. 

Car show, Kids's Activity area, vendor booths, Silent Auction, VFW/LPL Raffle & door prizes 

7:30AM | Veteran's Day Car Show Gates Open | Check-In and Parking Begins

10AM | Car Show Vehicle Check In & Parking Ends

10:30AM | Veteran's Tribute March on Main Street
*ALL Veterans & current military are welcome to join in the Veteran's March. To be part of this special event, please gather at 10:30AM in front of the Bastrop Post Office, 1106 Main Street, Bastrop, TX 78602

11AM | Veteran's Day Tribute and Ceremony | Bastrop County Courthouse Gazebo (804 Pecan Street)

1:00PM | Silent Auction Closes

3PM | Car Show Awards Presentation & Raffle Drawing 

4PM | Car Show Ends

Don't miss the amazing World War II and Camp Swift Exhibits Bastrop Museum and Visitor's Center 904 Main Street, Bastrop, TX, 78602
**The Bastrop Museum and Visitor Center will offer 1/2-priced admission for registered participants during this event!

This event is brought to you by the Bastrop Area Cruisers who were founded in 1999 by 26 Bastrop area residents who love cars and enjoy the fellowship of others with the same interest. Learn more about the Cruisers and what they do at

See highlights from 2021 here! 

Proceeds from this event go to support Veteran organizations, The Bastrop High School Auto Tech Scholarships, and other local charities.
Please note that you must pre-register in advance of the car show. There is NO day-of-event registration.  Registration ends Sunday, Nov. 5th - end of day.