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Cleveland Auto Show runs through March 4

Feb 26, 2018 11:49AM

The Cleveland Auto Show, presented by Huntington Bank, will run at the I-X Center through Sunday, March 4.

There’s no other place to see virtually every vehicle the automotive industry has to offer, under one roof on one floor. True to its history, the Cleveland Auto Show also offers a lot of family friendly events on its calendar.

Monday, Feb. 26: Family Day, presented by Medical Mutual, is when kids 15 and under get in free. This would be the perfect day to bring the kids to check out Optimus Prime, to be featured for the entire run of the show.

We’ve got special appearances planned, including visits from the Cleveland Indians Hot Dogs from 4:30-7:30 p.m., and Cedar Point's Snoopy from 2:00-8:00, who’ll bring a chance to win an overnight stay for four at Castaway Bay PLUS four Two-Day Any Day tickets to Cedar Point! 

The gecko from GEICO will be roaming around, and don't forget to stop by the iHeartRadio tent to win great prizes and join a dance party from 5:00-8:00 p.m. with DJ Kyro!

Also, that evening, Cleveland Cavaliers forward Jeff Green will be signing autographs in the GMC display from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 27: Huntington Employee Day, thanks to our presenting sponsor, is when all Huntington Bank employees can come to the show free of charge. If you’re a Huntington employee, see your manager for details.

Wednesday, Feb. 28: Meet former Cleveland Browns Quarterback and Super Bowl XXVIII winner Bernie Kosar at the Honda booth from 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Cavaliers star forward Kevin Love will also be signing autographs at the show that evening, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Buick display. Line up early for this one!

Thursday, March 1: The Cleveland Auto Show honors America’s warriors, veterans and first responders with free admission for Northern Ohio Heroes Day. Free admission is limited to an individual with valid identification and will not be extended to spouses, children or friends, however there is no geographic limitation. No matter when or where you served, or where you currently live, you are free to take advantage of the offer. Full details can be found at

In the evening, The Baddest Man on the Planet, UFC fighter Stipe Miocic will be signing autographs alongside NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Ryan Truex in the Leaf Filter booth, near the main entrance, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 3: Former Cleveland All-Pro running back Greg Pruitt will be in the RAM display, signing autographs from 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Classic Car Competition awards are presented at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, including a $500 cash prize for Best of Show, as well as five $100 cash awards for runners up. There will also be a $100 “People’s Choice” award, with voting to be held on the Cleveland Auto Show’s Facebook page.

Sunday, March 4: Don’t forget to come back for the Grand Finale of the Cleveland Auto Show at 5 p.m. for the drawing of the Official Vehicle Giveaway, when two lucky winners each take home a two-year lease of either a 2018 Buick Regal TourX or a 2018 GMC Terrain – the Official Vehicles of the Cleveland Auto Show. To be eligible to win, register at the Official Vehicle Giveaway booth near the West Entrance of the I-X Center.


Ride N’ Drives: Our Ride N’ Drives are wildly popular, and in addition to the indoor ride attraction Camp Jeep, which is returning this year, the Cleveland Auto Show will host Ride-N-Drive events from Chevrolet, Ford, Kia, Mazda, Subaru, Toyota and FCA, which includes the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram and Fiat brands.

Millionaire’s Row: This popular attraction, presented by Bernie Moreno Companies, will also be returning for 2018, and this display never disappoints due to the “dream car” status of these high-line vehicles. The makes and models being featured this year are yet to be announced.

Classic Cars: One of the most popular family attractions of the Show, the Classic Car Competition will be displayed in the South Hall of the I-X Center throughout the run of the show. Local owners show off their vehicles that are 25 years old or older, and vie for a chance at one of seven cash prizes, including the “People’s Choice” award.

Vehicle Giveaway: Register to win a two-year lease of either a 2018 GMC Terrain or 2018 Buick Regal TourX. Each day of the show, one finalist will be chosen and invited back on Sunday, March 4. Out of the ten finalists invited back, two Grand Prize winners will be selected. So, if you are selected as a finalist, your odds of winning are one in five this year!

Show hours are 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on opening Friday, Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Tickets cost $13 for adults and $11 for preteens and seniors. Children six and under get in free. Parking at the Cleveland Auto Show is always free courtesy of your franchised new motor vehicle dealers. Tickets are available online right now with no convenience fee courtesy of Huntington Bank, at

About the Cleveland Auto Show 
The Cleveland Auto Show marks the start of the spring selling season in Northern Ohio. Featuring pre-production and production vehicles from the world’s auto manufacturers, the show is held annually at the I-X Center with nearly one million square feet of exhibits. The Show also features an array of entertainment including sports and celebrity appearances throughout the show’s ten-day run. The Cleveland Auto Show is a consumer show and a favorite family tradition since 1903. Find us at and @CLEAutoShow on Twitter.