Third Thursdays, May-September, 5:30-7:30pm

2015 Dates: May 21, June 18, July 16, August 20 & September 17


Come to downtown Encinitas to see hundreds of hot rods, Woodies and other classic and vintage vehicles along S. Coast Hwy 101, and enjoy live music at several venues. 

OReilly Auto Parts Logo

Visit our Presenting Sponsor, O’Reilly Auto Parts, in the SMOG Test Only lot at F St.  There you’ll also find our featured car club, music and the Awards Ceremony at 7:15.  

Clubs are also hosted by Coastal Furniture at H St., thanks to State Farm Agent Ralph Bettencourt and Rancho Auto Body, and at Sofspra Car Wash, thanks to Reinhardt Insurance and Hagerty Insurance.


Car Clubs

Hot Rod Miatas  – The Small Mall (E St.)

San Diego Woodies – SMOG Test Only (F St.)

San Diego Woodies – Charlie’s Foreign Car (F St.)

Minis – Sofspra Car Wash (G St.)

Tom’s Drifters (variety) – Coastal Furniture (H St.)


The Fabulous Woodies – SMOG Test Only (F St.)

Tower 7 – Coastal Furniture (H St.)

The Retro Rocketts – The Lumberyard Courtyard (H St.)

THERE’S MORE!  September 17 is the debut of Third Thursdays, formerly known as First Thursdays, which means there will be even more going on downtown – more live music, art exhibits, extended happy hours and merchant giveaways/specials.  Click here to view the Third Thursdays offers and entertainment.


Ralph Bettencourt State Farm logoHagerty Direct Classic Car Logo Black (JPG)


Merchant Specials:

E Street Eyes – Free pair of sunglasses with contact lens program

Encinitas Historical Society – Free root beer floats at the 1883 Schoolhouse (4th and F St.)

SoulScape – Free henna tatoos

St. Tropez Bistro & Bakery – Extended Happy Hour (til 8pm), $2 off appetizers, wine & beer specials

UNION Kitchen & Tap – $2 off classic cocktails


Classic Vehicle Owners:  All types and makes of classic vehicles, domestic and foreign, are welcome to our Cruise Nights.  You’re welcome to park in any open street parking spaces, and we post “Classic Car Parking” signs to encourage other drivers to leave those spots for you.  We also have several lots that are reserved in advance for clubs, so please contact us if you’d like to find a spot for your club or group.