See Cool Cars for Free at Greenville’s Cars and Coffee

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Do you know about Cars and Coffee of the Upstate? This exciting event is back in 2024! This free, quarterly Greenville event features interesting local cars that kids can check out! Kidding Around Contributor Deborah brought her kids recently and tells us all about it so you can plan your own trip to the next Cars and Coffee.

Cars and Coffee Upstate event

On a cool, sunny Saturday morning, two of my boys eagerly climbed into the car to go see their first car show. They were excited to spend some time with Mommy. But, they also thought it sounded fun to see cool cars. I was concerned. What if every car owner went on red alert the moment they saw my 4 and 6-year-olds? What if my boys were bored after the first car? My fears were allayed as soon as we began walking around. Cars & Coffee is definitely something you need to plan to do! 

What is Cars & Coffee?

We arrived with about 45 minutes left to the event. When we walked to the first car, I showed my boys under the hood. I know it may sound crazy, but they had never really looked under the hood of a car. They were amazed. From that point forward, they scanned for the next car that had its hood up. As they stood admiring a sports car, the owner offered to let them get in. They took turns sitting in the driver’s seat and pretending to drive. As they enjoyed their “ride,” I got to talk to the owner about his car. Perfect. 

From VW buses to race cars and classics to specialty cars, there was so much to see. The car owners were eager to talk about what they had done to their cars and what races they were in. Folks walked around with their dogs, and it was a fun, relaxing way to spend a Saturday morning. 

kids in cars at Cars and Coffee

How do I go see Cars & Coffee?

A free event, Cars & Coffee occurs quarterly in the Michelin Headquarters parking lot. The dates for 2024 Cars & Coffee are:

  • Saturday, April 27th
  • Saturday, June 22nd
  • Saturday, August 24th
  • Saturday, October 26th

To see the most cars, aim to get there within the first 2 hours. McDonald’s, Starbucks, and Dunkin Donuts are all about a mile away off Pelham Road, so grab some breakfast or just a coffee before heading over. Additionally, coffee and treats are often available for purchase on-site.

Pro-tip: Be patient with parking. The event gets a lot of traffic of both people bringing in their cars to show, and people coming to spectate. Sometimes you have to drive around a bit, or park in a nearby lot and walk.

When is the next event? The first Cars & Coffee event of 2024 takes place on Saturday, April 27th, 2024.

Follow the Cars & Coffee of the Upstate’s Facebook community for event updates!

Who will you take to Cars & Coffee?

About the Author
Deborah Pope is a music teacher who loves to have adventures with her husband and three boys. They love hiking, biking, going to playgrounds, and walking in gardens. They make fun wherever they go!

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