The City of Delta is hosting its first annual Car Show and Speed Celebration Sept. 13 and 14.
From 5 to 7:30 p.m on Friday, Main Street will be closed as custom cars drag and cruise the City of Delta. Cars will start lining up at 4 p.m. at Second Street, entering from Palmer Street. The parade will roll from 5 until 5:40 with judging starting at 6.
Local students from Garnet Mesa Elementary and Lincoln Elementary will be judging their favorite cars.
On Saturday, activities will be focused at Confluence Park with custom cars on display and a full list of family-friendly activities at Bill Heddles Recreation Center.
The car show is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The show will include 18 classes of cars and trucks, rat rods, foreign sports cars and more.
Activities on Saturday will also feature a rock climbing wall, bouncy houses, food, DJ and live music, games, activities, a race simulator and even free dance classes — such as couples, contemporary and jazz.
To make the event possible, the city partnered with Delta’s own Indy car driver, Mianna Wick. “[These partnerships] are a key way the city is able to feature and push more events,” said City of Delta marketing coordinator Darin Hamm.
Wick wanted to “give Delta something to look forward to” and brainstormed about an idea on Main Street when it was pitched to collaborate with the city for a celebration-style event.
Wick will be giving a talk during the Friday evening activities on her scariest story. On Saturday, toward evening, Wick will give a full hour talk on racing and how she got into the sport.
“It’s going to be a blast, a complete blast,” she said.
The Car Show and Speed Celebration is free and open to the public.