Come join us

Whether you are a classic car owner or a car enthusiast this event is for you! We invite you to join us every Thursday night from May to September, 4:30pm-8pm, for this free event featuring theme nights, LIVE entertainment, hand dipped ice cream & old fashioned sodas.  Registering your classic car is completely free and includes coupons to the Essenhaus Restaurant and the Essenhaus Village Shops.

Cruise-In Finale

Thursday, September 26 from 11am-8pm. Registration will begin at 11am. The food tent will open at 2:30pm. Offerings include an $8 burger meal deal ($5 burger only), and $7 hot dog meal deal ($4 hot dog only), which includes chips, a cookie and drink. Hand-dipped ice cream from $2 will be scooped from 4:30-8pm.

2019 Event Information


May 2, 2019
Opening Night

May 16, 2019
Featured Club: Michiana Mustang Club
N.H.S. Super Mileage Car Showcase

May 23, 2019
LIVE Entertainment: The Heartland Country Cloggers

May 30, 2019
Featured Club: Porsche Club



June 6, 2019
LIVE Entertainment: Blast to the Past (featuring Kettle Corn Keith)

June 13, 2019
NSRA Appreciation Night

June 20, 2019
Pulse FM Radio LIVE Remote & Featured Club: Michiana Mustang Club


July 11, 2019
Summer Nights: Root Beer Float & 50’s Evening

July 18, 2019
Featured Club: Michiana Mustang Club


August 8, 2019
Featured Club: Porsche Club of America Michiana Region

August 10, 2019
Ford & Mustang Show

August 15, 2019
Featured Club: Michiana Mustang Club
Special Welcome to the FROG RV Rally Guests!
N.H.S. Super Mileage Car Presentation

August 22, 2019
Featured Club: Elkhart Vette Set
Pie it Forward Night

August 29, 2019


September 5, 2019
Picture Night – Let us take a picture of your car! This may be your chance to be featured on next year’s Cruise-In shirt!

September 12, 2019
Hooley Classic Car Auction – Heritage Hall Parking Lot

September 19, 2019
Dash Plaque Night
Featured Clubs: Michiana Mustang Club
LIVE Entertainment: Heartland Country Cloggers

September 26, 2019
Cruise-In Finale!