Have some Summer Fun at Cruisin’ the Dam Car Show in Carlyle, IL

It’s almost time for Carlyle’s premier summer car event! Summer fun can be found by Cruisin’ the Dam and attending the Car Show on August 14, 2020. This annual event is one that COVID-19 has NOT forced to cancel so come on out and check out all the great classic, antique, unique, and souped-up cars!Dam and spillway from Carlyle Lake in Carlyle IL

This event is one of the largest car shows in the St. Louis area. You can see (and hear) stock cars, custom bikes, dragsters, and classic cars. The participants will actually cruise over the dam that creates Carlyle Lake – the largest man-made lake in Illinois. This event is family friendly and the cost is FREE!

Front view of a classic '54 ChevroletThere will be two opportunities to drive across the dam. The first cruise starts at Carl’s Four Wheel Drive shop in Bartelso, IL at 4:30 pm.  The first 50 cruisers will receive a Goody Bag and a Dash Plaque.  The cars will travel about 10 miles but near the end of the first cruise, they cross spillway on Carlyle Dam Road (which is usually closed to traffic) and arrive at Mariners Village in Carlyle, IL. That makes this a very special drive!

The summer fun continues at Mariners Village with games, a 50/50 drawing, and live music provided by Man in Black & Ghost Riders. There will also be a number of vendor booths for shopping and an auction.

Back view of a classic Cadillac  with finsThe second cruise of the fun summer evening will be a sunset cruise back across the Carlyle Main Dam starting at 9:30 pm.  The whole day will provide some summer fun and take your mind off the cares of our times.  Join the fun and plan a stay at one of Clinton County’s camp grounds, cabins, or B&Bs.

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