Kokomo Oktoberfest Volkswagen Cruise-In

September 20-22, 2019

Foster Park 200 S. Washington St.  Kokomo, IN. 46901



The City of Firsts Volkswagen Club and the Kokomo Summer Concert Series invite you to the 15th Annual Roger S. Wright-Oktoberfest Volkswagen Cruise-In, being held on September 20-22, 2019. This three-day event includes a cruise-in and a free concert on Friday night September 20, 2019, at the Historic Railroad Depot. On Saturday morning September 21, 2019, we will go on a road cruise followed by a lunch.  Finally, Saturday night, September 21, 2019, we will gather for an entertaining evening at the beautiful Foster Park Performing Arts Pavilion with “Hard Day’s Night” from the Rock-N-Roll Hall of Fame city of Cleveland, Ohio! They are one of the premier Beatles tribute bands who have experienced sold out crowds in 2018 and have been invited to Liverpool’s Beatleweek to perform at the Cavern Club. We are certainly pleased to bring this caliber of event to you for FREE! This will be an incredible weekend that you will not forget.


PRE-REGISTER at: www.cityoffirstsvw.com


Friday Night Pre-Party - September, 20th     

Friday begins at 6:00 pm with a cruise-in to the newly renovated Lake Erie & Western Railroad Historic Railroad District, 501 N. Buckeye Street, Kokomo.  This aesthetically pleasing location is picture perfect for Volkswagen enthusiasts. The original brick paved street, railroad depot, and revitalized store front buildings contribute to a relaxed atmosphere, with music in the VW lined streets – a great way to kick off the weekend.


Saturday Morning - September, 21st

Early to rise! We gather at Foster Park, 301 W. Superior Street, Kokomo, IN at 9:00 am to begin a 

a cruise to a local residence “Barndominium” that is filled with vintage neon signs as well as tons of petroleum memorabilia from days gone by. Included in this stop will be a professional photoshoot by Steve Griffey Photography. From there we will cruise to the “world famous” Waupecong Shell, located in Waupecong, Indiana, which is the sentimental home of the City of Firsts Volkswagen Club. This 1920’s service station structure will provide an incredible backdrop for pictures and will provide a break for all of our cruisers. From there we will head south to A Summer Place for lunch and a movie! This 1950’s backyard “town”, complete with a Standard service station, barber shop, diner, and movie theater is a blast from the past! They offer the all-American lunch: cheeseburger, fries, Coke, and a delicious banana split that will satisfy both body and soul! All proceeds generated at this stop will go toward A Summer Place’s charity, “A Home for Every Child”.


Saturday Evening - September, 21st 

Late afternoon-party time beginning at 4:00 pm. Foster Park will once again be home base for the main event, our Oktoberfest Volkswagen Cruise-In, culminating in a concert from Hard Day’s Night, a Beatles tribute band from Cleveland, Ohio. They sold out multiple venues in 2018 and have appeared by special invitation at Liverpool’s Cavern Club for International Beatleweek. This will be a show you will never forget. But that is not all – the opening act will be The Johnny and Sallie Show, which will include a full band with songs from the 60’s and 70’s. They are incredible!


Sunday, Farewell Breakfast - September 22nd

Finally, at 9:00 am we will have our farewell breakfast at the Courtyard by Marriott. This will give us an opportunity to say “good-bye” to all of our friends letting them know how much we appreciate their attendance to our event. This is more of an intimate setting that helps foster a deep friendship with those who share our love and appreciation for the Volkswagen.


Contact Information:
Garry McNew (765) 860-7139 -or- email: garsan78@aol.com or garsan78@gmail.com

Larry Taylor @ taylor-902@hotmail.com
Heather Warner @heatherwarner08@comcast.net   

Please visit: http://www.cityoffirstsvw.com/


Host Hotel

Courtyard Marriott, 411 Kentucky Dr., Kokomo, IN  46902 (765)453-0800 is the Host Hotel.  Make reservations early.  Don’t forget to mention Oktoberfest for your special rate. For a limited time a block of rooms has been set aside for our guests.