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It’s Back! 25th Annual Cruise Night on Main Street in Middletown

Submitted by Haley Stafford, Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce
(April 26, 2022)–Chairwoman Maureen Westbrook and Event Chairman Joe Santaniello of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce announced that the 25th Annual Cruise Night on Main Street, powered by NAPA, will be back on Main Street on Wednesday, June 15, 2022.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Cruise Night on Main Street has presented “Start Your Engines to Sunday Funday Virtual Cruise” the past two years. The Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce is excited to once again celebrate in-person this year on Main Street.
Cruise Night on Main Street brings hundreds of classic vehicles that line both sides of scenic Main Street from Washington Street to the South Green from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
This event is filled with American spirit, amazing cars, live music, and vendors!
Event Chairman Joe Santaniello noted, “The Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce, along with the Car Cruise Committee, is extremely excited to be celebrating our 25th anniversary of the car show. As much as we enjoyed “Start Your Engines to Sunday Funday Virtual Cruise,” and the challenges of putting it together, we are thrilled to be back on Main Street this year! I personally believe that Cruise Night on Main Street is all about the people, walking down Main Street and talking with someone you have never met as you listen to “the story” of their car. The feeling you get when you become part of that person’s experience is like no other, and that’s what makes this event so special.”
This year’s sponsors include: Title Sponsor: NAPA; Top Gear Sponsors: Downtown Business District, Eli Cannon’s Tap Room and Key Chevrolet; High Performance Sponsors: Liberty Bank and Victory Church; Super Charged Sponsors: Ch’i Lash the School, Dunkin, Landmark Architects, Purple Elephant Car Wash, Root Center for Advanced Recovery, The Flood Law Firm, and The Powerwashing Kings; Twin Turbo Sponsors: Absolute Air Services, LLC, Firestone Complete Auto Care, Middlesex Educational Services, and Wings Over Middletown; Horsepowered Sponsors: Community Foundation of Middlesex, Middlesex County NAACP #2018, Middlesex Music Academy, Mirabito, Multi-Focus Media, Overhead Door of Middlesex County- Cromwell, Season Federal Credit Union, and William Raveis Real Estate. Additional event supporters include: The Garage Guys Car Club, The Eastern Chapter Over the Hill Gang Car Club, and the Connecticut Military Car Club.  A big thanks to the City of Middletown for their outstanding commitment and partnership for this great event.
This event brings fun to all ages and will benefit the Middletown Youth Programs, including the Hal Kaplan Middletown Mentor Program, Middletown Recreation Programs and the Middletown Summer Youth Employment Program. There is a suggested donation of $10.00 for participants. Visit for more information.
For registration, directions and further information, go to In case there is inclement weather and the event has to be postponed, the rain date has been set for Wednesday, June 22.  The delay announcement will be posted on the website, and will be distributed to local and statewide media outlets.
Questions or concerns can be directed to Haley Stafford at (860) 347-6924 or

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