Who's going? If you haven't been, you should. It's a great time. Luckily my brother in-law works for a company that has a party every year right on Woodward in a great spot. It's basically a mini car show with free food and beer. You can't beat it.
From their FAQ:
What is the Woodward Dream Cruise?
The Woodward Dream Cruise is the world’s largest one-day celebration of classic car culture that attracts over 1 million visitors, and more than 40,000 muscle cars, street rods, custom, collector and special interest vehicles.
When is the Woodward Dream Cruise?
The Woodward Dream Cruise takes place each year on the third Saturday in August. This year, the 22nd Annual Woodward Dream Cruise will be held on Saturday, August 20, 2016. It runs between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.
Where is the Woodward Dream Cruise held?
The Dream Cruise takes place along a 16-mile stretch on the historical Woodward Avenue through nine host communities including Berkley, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township, Ferndale, Huntington Woods, Pleasant Ridge, Pontiac and Royal Oak, in Southeast Michigan.
Why is the Woodward Dream Cruise held?
The Dream Cruise started as a fundraiser for a soccer field in Ferndale in 1995. In just a few short years, it has evolved into the world’s largest one-day automotive event. Spectators and cruisers travel to Metro Detroit, the birthplace of the American automobile, to demonstrate and participate in an event that celebrates an ongoing love affair with the automobile.
Is there a cost to attend the event?
There are no fees to cruise in the event or to watch. Anyone can participate although, those not driving a classic car are asked to stay out of the two right lanes nearest to the curb.
Where should I park?
The Woodward Dream Cruise is a spectacular experience to drive, or, merely watch and marvel from the sidelines. Public parking is available along or near the cruise route.