The Kruise of Klamath, now in its 14th year, is gearing up for their annual event that brings hundreds of classic cars to Klamath Falls at the end of June. This year’s event has been expanded to four days, June 26-30, with additional events that will showcase more of the area’s attractions.
“Approximately 35% to 40% of our attendees are from out of the area”, notes Kruise of Klamath Chair Glenda Stilwell. “We love to share the many wonderful attractions in our area to our out of town guests but never have enough time to fit them all in. So this year we added an extra day to our schedule and planned some events to showcase a few areas beyond the immediate vicinity of Klamath Falls.”
On Wednesday, June 26th the Kruise of Klamath will be hosting a show ‘n shine at the Merrill Civic Center from 5pm to 7pm. The Lost River FFA members will be holding a BBQ featuring tri tip, chicken and sides for $15 as a fundraiser for attending the National FFA Convention. The BBQ is open to the public and tickets can be purchased at the Lost River High School main office, Martin’s Food Center, the Merrill Les Schwab or on the Kruise’s website. In addition to the show ‘n shine and BBQ, entertainment will be provided by Michael Quinn and Cherry Wine for the duration of the event.
On Thursday, ahead of the normal evening Kruise Kick-Off party, an excursion to Train Mountain and Crater Lake National Park has been planned. The group will depart via chartered bus and spend a couple of hours at Train Mountain before continuing on to Crater Lake for lunch and hopefully catching the Hemmings Motor News Great Race that is passing through the park on the same day. Don’t miss Movie Night at the Ross Ragland Theater with a showing of the classic American Graffiti at 7pm – everyone is welcome!
Kruise weekend kicks into high gear on Friday, June 28th with mini shows around town from 8am to 4pm and then the evening block party at the Ross Ragland Theater starting at 5pm. The block party will feature a BBQ by Yummy’s and a concert by Nephilim and both events are open to the public.
On Saturday the always popular show ‘n shine will be held at Moore Park from 9am to 4pm and the general public is encouraged to utilize the free shuttle from OIT to Moore Park as parking is extremely limited at the park. Saturday events will wrap up with Kruise vehicles cruising downtown from 6:30pm to 9:00pm. As a reminder there is no parking on Main and Klamath between 4th and 12th starting at 5pm that evening to prepare for the cruise.
Sunday marks the end of Kruise weekend with breakfast at Starv’n Marv’n and a poker run with cash prizes from 10am to noon that the public is welcome to participate in. More details on all of the events can be found on the Kruise of Klamath’s website at www.kruiseofklamath.org along with registration forms and the ability to purchase tickets to any of the above events.
Schedule of Events
Wednesday, June 26
5:00 PM - Show ‘n Shine & BBQ at Merrill Civic Center
Thursday, June 27
9:00 AM - Excursion to Train Mountain and Crater Lake
4:00 PM - Kruise Kick-Off Party at the Ross Ragland Theater
7:00 PM - American Graffiti at the Ross Ragland Theater
Friday, June 28th
8:00 AM - Waffle Hut Mini Show
10:00 AM - Winema Electric Mini Show
11:00 AM - Registration and Pre-registered packet pickup at Moore Park
12:00 PM - Aftershock Sportsbar Mini Show
2:00 PM - Mia & Pia’s Pizzeria Mini Show
5:00 PM - BBQ at the Ross Ragland Theater
7:00 PM - Sock Hop at the Ross Ragland Theater
Saturday, June 29
7:00 AM - Registration and Pre-registered packet pickup at Moore Park
7:00 AM - Parking for Show ‘n Shine at Moore Park
9:00 AM - Show ‘n Shine at Moore Park
6:30 PM - Closed Kruise Downtown Klamath Falls
Sunday, June 30
7:00 AM - Breakfast at Starvin’ Marv’n
10:00 AM - Poker Run starting at Starvin’ Marv’n