The Moose Jaw Downtown Association will be shutting down Main Street for the city's first-ever Little Chicago Show and Shine, this weekend.
The sold-out event kicks off on Saturday, at 10 am, with 220 vehicles on display. For vehicle owners interested in attending the sold-out event, the Moose Jaw Downtown Association has a number on their website to be put on a waitlist.
"We'll have Main Street blocked off. We got city approval for that and hopefully, we'll fill all of Main Street depending on our registrations," says Alex Carleton, Board member of the Moose Jaw Downtown Association and co-chair of the event with Leslie Campbell.
Main Street will be blocked off from the 0 block and the association is hoping to fill Main Street all the way up the hill, however, the blockade will end as far as the cars go.
“No Parking” signs will go up on Main Street Manitoba to Athabasca Street on Friday evening. Please don't leave vehicles parked overnight on Friday on those 5 blocks of Main Street.
All vehicles will need to enter from the westbound lane of Manitoba Street, onto the 0 Block of Main Street, where they will be guided to their designated parking spots.
People with shiny, cool cars wishing to participate in the car show must pre-register for the event by visiting their website.
"There's an event button right there, you can click on it to register right on our home page," says Carleton. "Registration fee is $20 and you pay that at the event itself. We just want to get everybody preregistered for the fact that we know how many cars so we know how much of Main Street we're going to be needing."
Upon opening, organizers will walk around each vehicle, collect the $20.00 cash per vehicle to complete registration, and hand out welcome packages to the first 150 vehicles that pre-registered.
Anyone looking to come to enjoy the show and shine is welcome to come free of charge.
The 34th annual Toy Run will also be taking place at 2 pm. The motorcycles will go North on Main Street, through the car show. All toys will be donated to the Salvation Army and will help families with children in need this Christmas.
The Little Chicago Show and Shine wants to help support the Toy Run, so they will have trucks located beside both stages where new, unwrapped toys or books can be dropped off by anyone that wants to donate.
Not only will there be some amazing cars and motorcycles to see but the Downtown Association also has a line-up of live shows to play at the event.
"We're going to have a couple of stages where we're going to have some performers help make the day that much more enjoyable," says Carleton.
Two musicians and a magician will be performing throughout the day.
There will also be awards given out for different car classes that come along with some cash prizes and trophies.