Motor City Car Crawl to Showcase New Cars, Benefit Children’s Charities

DETROIT, April 14, 2021 ~ In a media release today, The Detroit Auto Dealers Association and the Downtown Detroit Partnership announced the Motor City Car Crawl, a new city-wide outdoor charity event that will occur the first weekend in August.

The festival will feature new vehicle displays from local dealerships, family activities, food trucks, live entertainment, and more across six downtown parks, including Beacon Park, Cadillac Square, Campus Martius, Capitol Park, Grand Circus Park, and Spirit Plaza.


April 14, 2021 ~ Detroit Auto Dealers Association Executive Director Rod Alberts tells Paul W. they are creating an event called The Motor City Car Crawl, an outdoor summer event that will showcase new cars while helping area children’s charities.

Our goal is to create an event in conjunction with the DDP that focuses on raising funds for local children’s charities, while showing off some of the latest cars and trucks,” said Rod Alberts, executive director of the DADA.  “It has been some time since we’ve been able to have an event like this and we believe that the Motor City Car Crawl will benefit both the local charities and local businesses as well.”

The four-day event will include an August 7 ticketed charity event featuring live entertainment and an array of food and beverage offerings.  The event will raise money for eight Detroit children’s charities, including Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan, Boys Hope Girls Hope Detroit, Children’s Center, The Children’s Foundation, Detroit PAL, Judson Center, March of Dimes Metro Detroit, and University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital.

Motor City Car Crawl vehicle displays and entertainment will be free throughout the weekend. Ticket prices and the list of featured entertainment for the August 7 Motor City Car Crawl charity event will be announced soon.

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