Three Hills Cruise Weekend

Three Hills, Alta., is Western Canada’s Cruise Capital in early June each year. Come to town and stroll the show and shine hosted by the Three Hills Street Freaks. Check out the nearly 1,500 vehicles lining Main Street. Then, stick around to watch Bracket Racing at the airport in the evening or stay up even longer to watch the racing under the lights. Dates for 2021 are tentative.

* 2021 dates pending
Festival Dates: -
Community: Three Hills
Region: Central Alberta
Province: Alberta
Festival Type: Sports

Get ready to burn some rubber at the annual Three Hills Cruise Weekend

Question. Is it a good thing to be called a “Street Freak?” It sure is if you’re heading to the Three Hills Cruise Weekend. This auto enthusiasts’ weekend is the largest in Western Canada and has been held since 1981. Back then a few cars laid down some rubber at the first Street Freaks Cruise Nite. Since then, it’s expanded to whole weekend, taking over the entire town.  Show and Shines, cruising main street, auto vendors, drag races at the airport and supporting the community are all part of the motor-centric fun. 

Expect to be among more than 8,000 people at the Three Hills Cruise Weekend.  Spectators will be lined up on the bleachers to watch the races, or stroll the rows of gleaming metal at the show and shine hosted by the Three Hills Street Freaks auto club. The eye candy will include classic cars and trucks, classics, hot rods, rat rods, retro rods and trailer. Special guests are invited each year to entertain the crowds, too. 

You might want to bring your earplugs for the Bracket Racing. It’s guaranteed be fast and loud! And, if you’ve got a street legal vehicle that you want to race, bring it along. The weekend race is open to all kinds of vehicles, including a minivan. Yes, your minivan (without car seat passengers!).

The community of Three Hills happily supplies the food and beverages to the hungry crowds. Be sure to start your Saturday morning at the Knox United Church for the Hearty Cruise Day Breakfast.

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Schedule of events

Friday Night

6 pm - Meet and Greet & Cruise. Head over to Anderson Park to get acquainted and sign in.

8 pm - Cruise around the region.


9 am – 4 pm - Three Hills Street Freaks Show & Shine at the west end of Main Street.

1 – 3 pm - Race registration.

3 – 5 pm - Tech and time trials.

5 – 9 pm and beyond - 1/8th-mile Bracket Racing at the airport followed by racing under the lights from dusk until midnight.


8 – 9 am - Race registration

9 – 11:30 AM - Tech and time trials

1 – 5 pm - 1/8th mile bracket racing at the airport

Admission based on previous years

Spectators - $10/person (cash at the door)

Ages 12 and under get in for free

Racing Fees – 

(Visa/Mastercard accepted)

Racers plus 1 Crew Member - $60

Additional Crew Members - $10/person

Junior Drag Racers - $25 each

Racing Under the Lights - $20

More information:

For more information about the event, check out the official Three Hills Cruise Weekend website here.

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* 2021 dates pending