When late May arrives in Chatham-Kent, Ontario so do the classic cars. Citizens young and old have waited months for the return of Retrofest! This annual event is the start of several festivals and events that take place throughout the municipality. A wonderful time to get out and see old neighbours and friends.


The festivities begin on a Friday evening with a classic car cruise through the main streets. People line the parade route to view the wide variety of antique vehicles as they pass by. In the downtown core crowds gather for the opportunity to watch the cars as they cruise the “main drag”.

Hundreds of classic cars return to the downtown early Saturday morning. The streets are closed and the vehicles are displayed. This allows people the opportunity to have a closer look.



The streets of Chatham come to life with classic vehicles, music and vendors. It’s not just citizens of Chatham-Kent that enjoy this terrific event. Visitors from near and far mark this on their calendars. The classic car community has supported our local Retrofest for over a decade.










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Whether you are a car fan or not, walking the streets of Chatham and joining in this community event is a wonderful way to spend some time. Events for all ages also take place at Tecumseh Park. 

Hope you have some time to join in the fun and see downtown Chatham-Kent come alive!

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