American Graffiti Car Show & Festival continues through today

06/07/2014 8:57 PM

06/07/2014 11:16 PM

The 16th American Graffiti Car Show & Festival continues from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today on the Modesto Junior College West Campus.

Hundreds of classic rides are featured at the annual celebration of cruising, cars and rock ’n’ roll. The festival has food, games, rides and more than 150 vendors. Performances by Three Cool Cats, with Kyle Barker & Friends, are scheduled between 10:30 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. Classic car awards will be given out at 2 p.m.

The Great Valley Museum of Modesto Junior College will open the Planetarium for a laser and light show about the universe. Proceeds go to local charities. MJC West Campus is at 2201 Blue Gum Ave. General admission is $7, free for children ages 12 and younger; Planetarium is $5. For more information, call (888) 746-9763 or go to www.americangraffitifestival.com.

Upcoming

• Back to Graffiti at the Fruit Yard, 9 a.m. Saturday at the Fruit Yard, 7948 Yosemite Blvd., Modesto, (209) 525-4479 or (209) 577-3093. The 21st annual classic car show includes music, vendors and mesquite barbecue available throughout the day.
• Hopping at the Hangar, 5 to 10p.m. June 20 at Hangar 1-S, 700 Tioga Drive, Modesto. Tickets are $25 and sold in advance only. Call (209) 605-4313. Must be 21 or older. The sock hop fundraiser for the Central Valley Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force includes barbecued hamburgers and hot dogs, no-host bar and soda fountain, dancing to ’50s and ’60s tunes among classic World War II planes.

 Graffiti Night with the Modesto Nuts, game time 7:05 p.m. June 20-21 at John Thurman Field, 601 Neece Drive, Modesto. Fireworks both nights, music from the 1950s and ’60s, root beer floats and contests. Saturday will include a classic car show. For more, call (209) 572-4487 or go to www.modestonuts.com.

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