The Show and Shine portion of Heat on the Street brings out both cars and motorcycles to the streets of Elma. It is a fun family day with activities for all ages. Photo by Scot Pearson
The 7th annual Heat on the Street custom car and motorcycle show is coming to downtown Elma on July 31.
The Friday night Cruise-In party will be hosted by Jason Olsen and family located at the Edward Jones parking lot (3rd & Waldrip Street) beginning at 4 p.m. Bring the family for a preview night of cars, music and fun until 8 p.m.
Umpqua Bank is providing free Umpqua ice cream bars to the first 300 people. You can register your car, or pick up your goodies if you're pre-registered. For registered cars you can participate in the poker run with great prizes, have a free hot dog and soft drinks.
Show & Shine on Main Street starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday, August 1. Enjoy music and take a chance on many great raffle items, check out the vendor booths, Les Schwab tire & wheel trailer, food booths, downtown shopping, beer garden outside at Flippin' 50's Diner, and beautiful cars, trucks and motorcycles.
All registered cars receive a "goodie bag". Over 20 awards in many classes will be presented at 3 p.m. so be sure and vote for your favorite car.
New this year is the Car Parts Swap Meet. You'll find this located in a parking lot on 4th and Main Street. To sign up for a $20 space contact the chamber office.
Also on Main Street at 1 p.m. Total Trends Fashion Show will feature women and kids clothing. Many other activities are happening in Elma including a free Family Fun Festival coordinated by the East Grays Harbor Transformation Team on 3rd Street. Take your kids and grandkids for games, bouncy houses, slides, games, food and lots of free prizes.
The gardening enthusiasts can have a 'Tea and Stroll' through the Garden at 101 E. Waldrip Street. This event, sponsored by P.E.O. Chapter GM, is a fundraiser to further the education of women worldwide. The garden is open from 11 a.m. to 4. p.m. and is $5 per person.
Enter Flippin' 50's Hot Dog Eating contest at 2 p.m. with prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Elma Police Department is sponsoring special activities that may include a Road Rage Car Bash.
Just after the show at 3:30 pm. The New Alibi Station has live music by Lit End and their courtyard is open. Stay for the evening for live music at Flippin' 50's lounge by the band Montous. Participants of the car show can use their Grays Harbor Raceway ticket for some of the best dirt track racing starting at 7 p.m. The racetrack is located on Grays Harbor Fairgrounds, just outside Elma. And on Sunday go the Elma Airport for Outlaw Drags. Gates open by 11 a.m.
For information visit www.elmachamber.org or call (360) 482-3055.