Special events
graffiti Summer

2016 Calendar of Events

Check back often! Dates, times and location subject to change without notice.


May 29 GRAFFITI 2016 SPECIAL SECTION in The Modesto Bee
  June 1 in select Neighborhood Weekly (North and South editions). Official Travel Guide. Check us out online at www.modbee.com/graffiti. Follow us on Facebook for real-time updates, notifications and contest giveaways throughout Graffiti summer!”

June 4 American Graffiti™
  Ready for root beer floats & dancing in the aisles to one of the best film soundtracks in history? Don your best duds from the late ‘50s and early ‘60s, or dress as your favorite character from American Graffiti, George Lucas’ consummate coming-of-age film, and join in the fun! Showtime 4:00pm. Tickets: $3. State Theatre, 1307 J Street. For more information please call (209) 527-4697.

June 5 11th Annual Graffiti Classic Car Show
  Modesto Area Street Rod Association's 11th annual classic car show at the McHenry Village Shopping Center 9:00am-3:00pm. Raffles all day long. Live music By The Hot Rods Band, good rockin' oldies. Free admission to spectators. Car entry fee $25.00, day of show $30.00 includes lunch for two. Sponsor awards and more. A portion of all proceeds go to local charities. *NEW* Early registration packet pick up on Saturday June 4th 4pm-6pm at the McHenry Village back parking lot. For more information call Ray at (209) 521-6607 or visit www.modestoasra.com

June 6-9 Mid-Valley Chevy Club
  Car shows are free & at a different location each night from 5-8pm.

- Mon | American Chevrolet - 4742 McHenry Ave.
- Tues | Vintage Faire Mall - 3401 Dale Road
- Wed | Downtown Modesto - Cars enter at 11th & N Streets
- Thur | Cool Hand Luke’s – 2505 Patterson Rd.

Contact Mid Valley Chevy Club at 209-499-2163. www.midvalleychevy.com

June 8 Graffiti Cruise Route Presentation
  Legends of the cruise route presentation. Join us as we honor the new induction into the Walk of Fame. 6:30pm. Musical entertainment provided by Third Party Band after presentation. 10th Street Plaza, 1010 10th Street. www.modestocruiseroute.com

June 9 MoBand Concert in the Park
  Moband's annual summer concerts in the park series, with music from the 50’s & 60’s. Spread out your blankets, bring a picnic& enjoy the sounds of Moband. Admission is free and the concert begins at 8:00pm at Graceada Park, get there early & enjoy. Visit www.moband.org.

June 10 Official North Modesto Kiwanis Classic Car Parade
  The annual Classic Car Parade route has expanded! The route will remain through cool Downtown Modesto and go down McHenry Ave. to Orangeburg & back to downtown. The parade will feature thousands of classic cars, hot rods & street rods starting at 6:30pm in Downtown Modesto. You do not want to miss this amazing event! Package p/up and day of registration for classic cars is at the Clarion Inn, 1612 Sisk Rd.
To enter your hot rod visit www.americangraffitifestival.com.

June 10 Elvis Tribute Extravaganza!
  After the cruise parade, join your fellow cruisers and celebrate in 10th St Plaza for the Modesto Elvis Tribute Extravaganza presented by Third Party and Ron and Doug Excellent Promotions. This is a free event, so bring all of your friends, your poodle skirts and enjoy the sock hop. 9:00pm –11:00pm 10th Street Plaza.

June 11 Kingsmen, Surfaris & Token
  This concert features one of great party bands of all-time, The Kingsmen (the immortal “Louie, Louie”), with original members Dick Peterson and Mike Mitchell. You'll also see The Surfaris (“Wipe Out,” “Surfer Joe”) with original guitarist Bob Berryhill, plus The Tokens (the enduring classic “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”), also featuring original members, brothers Mitch and Phil Margo. The show will be hosted by legendary radio disc jockey Brian Beirne. Show starts at 8:00pm at the Gallo Center, 1000 I Street. Call 209-338-2100 for tickets or visit www.galloarts.org.

Jun 11-12 American Graffiti™ Car Show & Festival
This 18th Annual event is presented by the North Modesto Kiwanis.
Friday night, June 10 the Classic Car Parade Downtown at 6:30pm. The car show & festival is Saturday June 11 from 9am to 5pm & Sunday June 12 from 9am to 3pm. Check out the classic cars, stroll through hundreds of specially selected food & vendor booths. Live music throughout the festival each day. Municipal Golf Course, 400 Tuolumne Blvd. 1-888-746-9763 or www.americangraffitifestival.com. All proceeds go to local charities. Tickets are only available at the gate. Adults $10 and Children 12 and under are free.

June 18 Modesto Nuts Graffiti Night
  Take me out to the ballgame to enjoy action packed baseball, 50’s and 60’s music, root beer floats and fun contests. Modesto Nuts take on Inland Empire. Game time 7:05pm. Fireworks after the game. John Thurman Field, 601 Neece Drive. www.modestonuts.com 209-529-0366 www.milb.com

June 18 Sing-a-Long Grease
  Dress up as your favorite character from the film, compete for prizes, & dance in the aisles with Rydell Highs most famous graduating class. There will be fun giveaways, drink specials, contests and prizes. Showtime 4:00pm. Tickets $5. State Theatre, 1307 J Street. 209-527-4697.

June 18 Graffiti Summer Bop & Greasers Social Ball
  2016 Graffiti Summer , block party and hot rod dance party rock n rolling affaire! Bands, Rat Rods, live art displays & vendors! 10th Street Plaza, 1010 10th Street, Modesto, CA. 10am - 9pm

Featured Bands:

- John Clifton Blues Band
- Rod & Honey Piazza
- Rusty Zinn
- Heebie Jeebies
- Grease Hound
- Big Earl & the Crying Shame

Luscious Ladies Pin-Up Revue, Hot rod Heaven, Live Arts for all ages, Specialty merchandise. For more information call (209) 985-0467. Free admission.

June 17-18 23rd Annual Back to Graffiti at the Fruit Yard
  June 17th kick off of our Annual Back to Graffiti weekend with Mesquite BBQ and live music as the classic cars start to arrive. Live music at 8pm. Free to the public. June 18th is the 23rd Annual Back to Graffiti Classic Car Show. Featuring raffle prizes, music, vendors and more!
Mesquite BBQ will be available throughout the day. Free to the
public. The Fruit Yard 7948 Yosemite Blvd. 209-577-3093.

June 26 The 9th Annual Rod & Custom Car Show
  Classic cars & custom hot rods! Music, food & beverages available for purchase. Breakfast 7:00am-10:00am. Proceeds to benefit Modesto Elks. Free admission. Car show starts at 9:00am. Car participants parking is 7:00-8:30am. Car registration $25 in advance & $30 day of the show, includes lunch for two. Awards presented at 3:00pm. Elks Lodge 645 Charity Way. 209-529-0366.



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