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Every Friday, June 2- September 15, 2017
6:00pm - 10:00pm

If you are a business, car club or member and you have an event or an announcement you would like to post, please e-mail the information you would like listed to Bruce or Sandy at historycruzer@historycruzer.com or contact us at 651 261-8031 or 651 253-1706.

K & J Catering Buffets

The Friday Night History Cruze will once again work with K & J Catering to offer the History Cruze Friday Night Buffets Specials. For full listing of menus, dates, times and prices, go to K & J Catering.

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Airing of the Quilts

Old Fire Truck

Old Fire Truck

Old Fire Truck

Enjoy the creative talents of the Northern Material Girls Quilt Guild as they display quilts, wall hangings, table runners and much more during the Friday night History Cruze, on the east end of 7th Ave., between Charles and Margaret. Guild members will be there to answer questions and share their passion for quilting.

St. Paul Police K-9 Foundation & St. Paul Mounted Police Foundation
June 2 & July 21, 2017
           July 14 & August 18, 2017

Come out and visit the St. Paul Police K-9 Foundation & St. Paul Mounted Police Foundation. Both will have merchandise available for purchase which will benefit their non-profit foundations. They will be located in the empty lot on the south side of 7th Avenue across from the post office.

Dates each will be out:
St. Paul Police K-9 Foundation: June 2 & July 21, 2017 / St. Paul Mounted Police Foundation:
July 14 & August 18, 2017

Silver Lake Splash
Sunday, July 16, 2017

Silver Lake Splash logo

North St. Paul Beach Party Fundraising Event!
Fun for the whole family!
This fundraiser, The Silver Lake Splash, takes place each July and the proceeds go to the Beach Fund. The event is held at the Silver Lake Beach. Click here for map and directions.
  • 1pm - 5pm
  • Live music by Any Day Now, Jake Bruce & the Early Bird String Academy
  • Minute to Win it Contest
  • Kids Games & Activities
  • Martial Arts Demonstration
  • Silent Auction & Raffle
  • Food Vendors & Ice Cream

Please donate to the Beach Fund! Checks can be written to: NSP Beach Fund, c/o City of North St. Paul, 2400 Margaret Street, North St. Paul, MN 55109

facebook / Flyer

Bands for the Car Show
Band dates subject to change without notice.

Any Day Now Band
Any Day Now Band
Surfcats Band
Any Day Now will play at the car show on
June 2, June 23, August 18 & September 15, 2017

Playing across from Neumann's Bar -
June 2, June 23 & September 15

Playing by Sidewinders - August 18

Click here to go to Reverbnation

Surfcats will play at the car show on
June 30 & July 28, 2017

Playing across from Neumann's Bar -
June 30 & July 28

Surfcats play some instrumental Surf music from the early '60s, and some good old Rock-N-Roll from the late 50's and early 60's (and a little beyond that sometimes).

Contact: surfcats@live.com

Buster Phelan
Buster Phelan

Route45 will play at the car show on
June 9, July 21, August 18 & September 8, 2017

Playing by Sidewinders - July 27

Playing across from Neumann's Bar - June 9, August 18 & September 8

Route45 is a 3-piece Classic Blues/Cover Band

YouTube Video
YouTube Video

Buster Phelan will play at the car show on
July 7 & August 25, 2017

Playing across from Neumann's Bar - July 7

Playing by Sidewinders - August 25

Playing Rock, Pop, R & B and more, Buster Phelan covers tunes you remember from the bands you love: the Beatles, the Hollies, Wilson Pickett, James Taylor, the Doobie Brothers, Carol King, Gypsy, John Fogarty, Chicago, Steely Dan…

Joe "Finesse" Meyer & "Smooth Sensation" Band
The Byland Duo (Bad Weather Unplugged)
Joe "Finesse" Meyer & "Smooth Sensation"
The Byland Duo (Bad Weather Unplugged)

Joe "Finesse" Meyer & "Smooth Sensation" Band
will play at the car show on July 7 & August 11, 2017

Playing by Sidewinders - July 7 & August 11, 2017

With vocal harmonies as smooth as the Beach Boys, Joe Meyer and 'Smooth Sensation' perform Pop, Jazz, Folk-rock, Reggae and Motown favorites from the 50's, 60’s and 70’s. The Saint Paul Pioneer Press wrote that the “band engagingly performs…with enthusiasm and inspiration.” In addition to 4-part vocal harmonies, they also heat things up with lot’s of high-flying instrumental solos, including sax and flute.
 Joe Meyer has released two full-length CDs featuring his band. His original songs are receiving worldwide radio airplay resulting in fans from US, Canada, Japan, Mexico, Australia, Great Briton, Israel, along with counties of Africa and South America.

YouTube Video

The Byland Duo will play at the car show on
August 11, 2017

Playing across from Neumann's Bar - August 11

The Byland Duo (also known has Bad Weather Unplugged) has been making their way around town.  Between the full band and the duo, they've been playing at places like The Park (GB Leighton's Pickle Park), Venue 13, Wyoming Stagecoach Days, Turtle Lake Casino, Running Aces, Half Time Rec as well as Minnesota's Largest rock festival, MOONDANCE JAM 2016 along with Boston, Loverboy, Chicago, Little River Band, Queensryche, Blues Traveler and many more!  Now come see them at the Car Show!  You'll hear a great mix of Classic Rock, Blues, Rockabilly, Classic Country with a little bit of Pop.  Check them out by following the links below.  

Website - www.badweatherrocks.com


Bad Apple
Jukebox Live
Bad Apple
Jukebox Live

Bad Apple will play at the car show on
June 23 & September 1, 2017

Playing by Sidewinders - June 23 & September 1

Bad Apple plays Classic Rock

Jukebox Live will play at the car show on
June 9 & August 4, 2017

Playing across from Neumann's Bar - August 4

Playing by Sidewinders - June 9

Jukebox Live plays '50's - '70's Classic Rock

Brian Peterson
The Surf Riders
Brian Peterson
The Surf Riders

Brian Peterson
will play at the car show on July14, 2017

Playing by Sidewinders - July 14

Brian’s song list goes through a Great American Songbook that includes Irving Berlin, Hank Williams, Bob Dylan and the Beach Boys. It’s a joyful sampling of the best music of our lives.

Website - Brian Peterson
Click here for facebook

Click here for YouTube Video

The Surf Riders
will play at the car show on June 16, July 14, August 4 & September 8, 2017

Playing across from Neumann's Bar - June 16 & July 14

Playing by Sidewinders - August 4 & September 8

Surf Riders play Twangy '60s instrumental surf hits


Vinny and The Spoilers
Sound Advice
Vinny and The Spoilers
Sound Advice

Vinny and The Spoilers will play at the car show on June 2, 2017

Playing by Sidewinders - June 2

Vinny and the Spoilers are a group of friends that play for their churches' worship teams. They started getting together on the side, doing cover versions of some of their favorite songs, mostly from the 60s and 70s. A couple members of the group have been to numerous History Cruze events over the years, and thought it would be a fun venue to play. They all live in the Twin Cities area.

Click on arrow below to listen to MP3

Sound Advice
will play at the car show on June 16 & August 25, 2017

Playing across from Neumann's Bar - August 25

Playing by Sidewinders - June 16

Sound Advice plays a wide variety of classic rock including selections from the Beatles, Paul Revere and the Raiders, Buddy Holly, Eric Clapton and a host of one hit wonders.  With the use of a programmable drum machine, the band plays a lively variety of dance-style selections mixed with rock ballads for a fun and enjoyable evening of music that we feel would be extremely popular.

Steamhouse Band
Steamhouse Band

Steamhouse Band
will play at the car show on July 21, 2017

Playing across from Neumann's Bar - July 21

Steamhouse Band is a 8 piece band with 3 horns that plays primarily 60's through some modern tunes. It is primarily lively classic dance music.
Contact:  Don Wiger at 651/983-0383.

Website - Steamhouse Band

DJ/Karaoke will fill in at the car shows when bands are not availalbe. Joe will fill in across from Neuamann's or by Sidewinders.
Otherwise Karaoke is set up by River of God Church.

Check out the calendar for locations weekly.

Runin' from the Blues
DeSoto Blues Band
Runin' from the Blues
DeSoto Blues Band

Runin' from the Blues
will play at the car show on September 1, 2017

Playing across from Neumann's Bar - September 1

Runin' from the Blues 50's, 60's & 70's blues.

Youtube Video

DeSoto Blues Band
will play at the car show on June 30, 2017

Playing by Sidewinders - June 30

DeSoto Blues Band plays traditional and modern blues,
plus a variety of classic rock in a blues format.

POW/MIA Candle Light March
Thursday, September 7, 2017

6:30-7:30pm. March commencing from the North St. Paul VFW Post 1350 and will head east along 7th Avenue and north on Margaret St. to Veterans Park.

Everyone is encouraged to participate.

For Questions Call 612-414-8796 or 651-457-6079.


Adopt-A-Highway Clean Up

Adopt-A-Highway - History Cruzers

Adopt-A-Highway - History Cruzers
Adopt-A-Highway - History Cruzers

North St. Paul History Cruzers has teamed up with the Minnesota Department of Transportation in an effort to keep our highways clean. We have been assigned a 2-mile segment of Highway 36 from Highway 120 to White Bear Avenue.

The fall highway clean-up is scheduled for Saturday, May 20. Time is 9am. Please wear good walking shoes and bring gloves and be ready to take on our 2-mile segment.

We plan on meeting on the corner of Highway 36 and Highway 120, at the old BP Gas Station. If you have any questions, contact Russ at 952.381.7846.

Fall Round-up Parade
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Parade Line-Up starts at 5:30PM

Each year in the City of North St. Paul a fall parade takes place along 7th Avenue in downtown. This year’s Fall Round-Up Parade will be held on Thursday, September 14th at 6:30PM. Food vendors will be on the streets for your dinner, grab your lawn chairs and find a spot along the parade route to watch the parade.

Parade Route: The parade will head east along 7th Avenue from 1st Street to Henry Street (Henry St. is one block west of Hwy. 120). Seventh Avenue, along with the adjoining side streets will be closed starting at 5:30 p.m. until approximately 8:00 p.m. Street Closure Map.

There will be a Parade Party hosted by the Scouting Museum, (2640 7th Ave.) following the parade. All parade entries/participants are invited to attend.

The parade committee made up of citizen volunteers, is accepting applications for parade participants/floats. Parade Application.

Volunteers are needed! For opportunities to get involved or questions, contact
Parade Coordinator: Elizabeth Kolbeck at 651.209.7766 or parade@historycruzer.com
City Contact: Laurie Koehnle at 651.747.2504 or laurie.koehnle@ci.north-saint-paul.mn.us
Sandy Fabio at 651.253.1706 or historycruzer@historycruzer.com

The Round-Up Parade is sponsored by the North St. Paul Business Association and the North St. Paul History Cruzers!

Click here for: Parade Line-up & Parade Map

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City of North St. Paul Big Truck Night
Friday, August 11, 2017

Fun for the whole family! You're invited!

North St. Paul's Fire Engines, Police Cars, Dump Trucks and more will be on display!

Learn about police and fire safety. “It's a great way for us to show the community the equipment we use and what we do” said Police Chief Tom Lauth. Learn about the Police Reserve and the Fire Explorer Programs.

BIG trucks will be on display at the former City Hall site (2526 7th Avenue across the street from Neumanns).

For more info, contact City Hall at 651 747-2504 or go to http://www.ci.north-saint-paul.mn.us/.

Join us for the 2nd Annual Public Safety Open House
Friday, June 2, 2017
North St. Paul Fire Station
2400 Margaret Street

Tour the fire station and check out the equipment that the North St. Paul Police and Fire Departments use to keep the community safe, including the SWAT vehicle and the Fire Department’s new Rescue 540 Truck and the ambulance. There will also be many activities for kids.

Complimentary refreshments will be served from the Salvation Army Mobile Canteen. Guests will also be able to:

  • View New Station Alerting System
  • View Police Motorcycle & Police Bicycles
  • Learn about Community Policing & Neighborhood Watch Program
  • Have Your Blood Pressure Checked
  • Try on Real Fire Gear (bring your camera)

Click the link to go to the city for updates: http://www.northstpaul.org/index.asp?Type=GALLERY&SEC={0C5BE423-330A-4A36-855B-5BBB50B7092C}

Christine Crittenden, whose husband Officer Richard Crittenden Sr. was killed in the line of duty in 2009, will be on hand with the Thin Blue Line vehicle. The vehicle lists the names of Minnesota fallen police officers. Complimentary refreshments will be served from the Salvation Army Mobile Canteen.

"Veterans Park Update-2017"

Orders taken after August 1, 2016 will be processed to be ordered and installed in spring 2017.

The Committee is working to provide an electronic "Locator" that allows families to click on the Veterans Park website link and view the location of pavers installed in the three red paver lanes. Fall 2016 is the target to have this project completed.

Veterans Park continues to be a huge success with the citizens of North Saint Paul and surrounding communities honoring the service and sacrifice of American Veterans of all eras. The Park Committee thanks you all for your support and patience.

Memorial Pavers

You can order Memorial Pavers and Honor our Heroes for the North St. Paul Veterans Park. Click here for the Memorial Paver Order Form.

You can contact Carl Hurtgen at 651.770.6022 or Dan Fisher 651.777.2406 if you have any questions.

The Veterans Park is also on facebook.

Click on paver image to enlarge

Free Dog Nail Trimming

Stop by with your furry friends, dog owners know that we care about them and friendly ones are always welcome at our show.

Shear Elegance Pet Grooming is offering free nail trimming, water and treats to our 4 legged friends.
Our furry friends must be of the K9 variety and willing to participate.

The dates for free nail trimming are:

August 19th & September 9, 2016


Meet the Vikings Cheerleaders

Kayla - MVC
Angela - MVCA
Kayla - MVC
Cassie - MVC
Angela - MVCA

Come out and meet the Vikings Cheerleaders,
MVCA Angela (Alumni)

Viking Cheerleader Calendars for sale

Come out and meet the Vikings Cheerleaders

Proceeds for calendars benefit the Minnesota Vikings Children's Fund,
which is a charity that goes to pediatric cancer research
at the University of MN and other children's needs in the Upper Midwest.

Cheerleaders & dates subject to change without notice.

Car Shows
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Cops-n-Rodders Car Show

The Mick Kieffer & Fallen Officers Memorial Car & Bike Show
Sponsored by: Cops n Rodders & St. Paul Police K-9 Foundation

10am to 3 pm

Car Show - All Vehicles Welcome
New Location - The car show will be at Norm's Tire Sales. They are located at 2767 Long Lake Road, Roseville, MN. Phone: 651.483.4591.

Click here to pre-registered and send $10.00 by May 1st, 2017. Day of Show the fee goes up to $15.00
Send pre-registration to: Cops-n-Rodders, 713 Minnehaha Avenue East, Suite 213, St. Paul, MN 55106.

Contact Kathy @ 651-771-4541 if you have any questions.

For more information go to Cops n Rodders

Canadian Days Classic Car Show
Saturday, August 5, 2017

Come join our 14th Annual Canadian Days Classic Car Show. Check-in begins at 9:00. Show starts at 10:00 a.m. (Preregistration is recommended). The location is Spooner Park, 350 Eli Road, Little Canada.
  • Cost: $10.00
  • Show Cars: Pre-1986 Makes and Models welcome. Tractors and Motorcycles are welcome too!
  • Dash Plaques and Goodie Bags for the first 200 Cars Registered
  • Many Door Prizes ~ Awards / Prizes awarded at 3:30 p.m.
  • Try tasty treats from our food vendors ~ Stipes Carnival Shows - No alcohol or beverages may be bought into the park
  • No pets, bikes, skates or skateboards are allowed in the park
  • For more info, contact Joy at Norm's Tire Sales at 651.483.4591
  • Sponsored by Norm's Tire Sales

For more info contact Joy at 651.483.4591

Heritage Days Car Show
Sunday, August 20, 2017

Presented by: Cops n Rodders

  • 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Community Park, 641 East County Road F
  • All Makes & Models Welcome
  • Dash Plaques to the first 50 cars
  • Plaques
  • Family Entertainment, Music, Merchandise Mart, Food, Beverages and more
  • For more information, call City Hall at 651 204-6000
  • Sponsored by Culvers of Vadnais Heights

The Wheels & Wings Car & Plane Show
September 9, 2017

Saturday, in Osceola, WI

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
For more information, click here

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Cruisin on the Croix
Stillwater’s Hot Rod and Vintage Car Show

Cruisin' on the Croix invites owners and car lovers to exhibit and view vintage, classic, street and hot rod automobiles in a beautiful river town stetting of Stillwater, Minnesota. We have dashboard plaques for the first 250 cars and a terrific crew to welcome owners into the show. From genuine antique cars to sublime '50s roadsters, visitors can see it all!

Cruisin' on the Croix is Stillwater's Hot Rod & Vintage Car Show held selected Wednesdays starting in June, 2017. Live music, food & vendors! The time is 5pm to 10pm.

For more information contact: Tom Brewitz at Cornermark 651-253-3699 or Frank Fabio at Maple Island Brewery 651-430-0044.

Visit www.discoverstillwater.com or www.ilovestillwater.com for more information and updates.

Anoka Classic Car Show
Saturdays May 20-September 23, 2017

Official show times are 5:00pm to dusk.

Cars 1981 and older are welcome. Enter at 4th Avenue and Van Buren St. (1 block north of Main Street).

Donation for show cars is $3.00 per show at the entrance gate. Click here for Anoka Classic Car Show website.

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Historic Hastings Saturday Night Cruise-In
Saturdays, June 3 - September 23, 2017 (Every Other Saturday)

Hastings has the perfect setting for a great car show. Beautiful buildings, scenic streets and friendly folks. Join the fun every other Saturday evening from 5-9pm with the Cruise-In's in downtown Hastings! All cars from 1976 and older are welcome. Click here for Hastings Saturday Night Cruise-ins info.

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Stillwater Community Car Show

      • 9am - 2pm at 2510 Curvecrest Blvd, Stillwater, MN 55082.
      • All cars trucks and cycles are welcome.
      • Show judging to be done by spectators and entrants.
      • We are having a Portable Dyno (with a "guess what power contest"), Mobile BBQ Truck, Culver's Frozen Custard Cart, and other booths/events for non car enthusiasts.
      • Door prizes and raffles (proceeds from the raffle to be donated to local charity).
      • For further questions, contact Tyler at 651 275-9055

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Ramsey County Fair
July 12-16, 2017
2020 White Bear Avenue · Maplewood · MN · 55109
Corner of Frost & White Bear Avenue
Ramsey County Fair

Ramsey County Fair Car Show
Sunday, July 16th, 2017
Registration 11am
12 - 4pm

Ramsey County Fair
2020 White Bear Avenue In Maplewood

Top "10" Awards at 3pm
50 Dash Plaques to the first 50 Cars

For more info, contact:
Terry Wold 612-759-5433 / Joe Fox: 651-777-6514

Ramsey County Fair Annual Cruise In

Hosted by Cops n Rodders & St. Paul Police K-9 Foundation

Click here for flyer

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7th Annual Tyler Shipman Memorial Car Show
Saturday, July 29, 2017

All cars and motorcycles are welcome! If it has wheels, it's welcome! Come join us for a day of music, cars, people and fun!

Registration Fee $10.00. All proceeds donated to Tyler Shipman Memorial Scholarship Fund at Frazee High School.

For more info go to: www.tylershipmanmemorialcarshow.com

Wheels For Wishes

Wheels For Wishes is a car donation program benefiting Make-A-Wish® Minnesota. We are proud to offer a free and easy way to recycle or donate unwanted cars, trucks, motorcycles, SUVs, RVs, or even boats, by turning them into a wish for a local child. We pick-up or tow away cars free of charge, anywhere in Minnesota, whether they run or not. Vehicles are either recycled or auctioned off and 100% of the net proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish Minnesota. Since we are a tax-exempt charity under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code, you also receive the maximum possible tax deduction for your charity vehicle donation. Click here to read the article from Wheels for Wishes. http://minnesota.wheelsforwishes.org/news/history-cruze-car-show/
For more information go to Wheels For Wishes.

2nd Annual Robert Brown III Memorial Car & Motorcycle Show
September, 2017

  • $10.00 Donation
  • Swap Meet & Silent Auction
  • Located at Fleming Field Airport - 1725 Henry Avenue, South St. Paul, MN
  • 11am - 3pm - Rain or Shine
  • Food, Vendors, Kids Games
  • Live Music by The Johnny "No Cash" Band
  • Cars - Top 20 Trophies
  • Motorcycles - Top 5 Trophies
  • Best of Show Car & Motorcycle
  • Dash Plaques 1st 250 Vehicles
  • Contact Les @ 651 402-6004 for questions or donations
  • MSRA Voting Event
  • All proceeds go to Ronald McDonald House @ Gillette Hospital
  • Proudly Sponsored by Asylum Cycle & Ride in Peace

Click here for flyer

Marketfest Classic Car Show
Thursday evenings June 15-July 27, 2017

The Marketfest Classic Car Show is open to all makes and models of classic and specialty cars.
Show car parking on 4th Street is open from 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm on a first come basis. An exit is available if needed, but we encourage those that can stay to please plan on staying until the end of the event at 9:00 pm doing so will help us control car and foot traffic in the area.
If you are a member of a car club and would like to be a featured club at Marketfest, please contact us to schedule a date for reserved parking.
Please note: Marketfest personnel will be on site to prohibit bicycles and skateboards from the car show area. Signage instructing visitors to look but not touch the cars will also be in place. The first 50 receive a participation plaque.
Visit our Photo Gallery on Facebook. Our website is Marketfest Classic Car Show.