With multiple events being canceled or postponed due to COVID-19, it is time to finally enjoy some auto shows again this summer.

As COVID-19 cases decrease, opportunities to enjoy summer festivities are increasing. There’s plenty of offerings across metro Detroit for car lovers, gearheads, collectors and wannabes.

Center Line festival and Cruisin’ 53

The nonprofit community organization Center Line Festival Foundation has been welcoming tens of thousands of people to its festival each year since 2016, according to the foundation.

This year, visitors will find carnival rides, live rock and country music, food, beer tent, arts and crafts, professional wrestling, helicopter rides, bounce houses, petting zoo, exotic birds, a trackless train, fireworks and more. The festival starts Friday and runs through Sunday. 

Entering the park and enjoying the live music is free, but carnival rides are $1.25 per ticket and each ride takes about three tickets, according to Center Line  City Manager Dennis Champine. Wristbands for the whole day are $20 per person.