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The Cars at Kiawah River Car Show Opens On The Kiawah River, Johns Island, SC (October 14th, 2023)

October 14, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Car show award presentation to the best car of the show

The “Cars at Kiawah River” event is gearing up for its 16th annual showcase, where over 3,500+ spectators can feast their eyes on more than 200 of the region’s most magnificent vehicles. This event is set against the picturesque backdrop of the old homestead at Kiawah River, making for a scenic waterfront automotive extravaganza.

The Cars At Kiawah River will take place on Saturday, October 14th, 2023, at Ocean Park in Kiawah River. This year, they are expanding to feature over 250 classic cars. Apart from the cars, attendees will be treated to various food and beverages and an array of vendors. A dedicated children’s area packed with engaging activities and games has been arranged for the younger attendees.

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“I can’t begin to tell you how much my family and I enjoyed being a part of the Cars on Kiawah event! The weather was perfect and there were a number of cars there that we had only dreamed of seeing someday!” (Source Facebook)

 🎫  Tickets are $35 per car which includes admission. Parking will be available at Charleston County Parks Mullet Hall Equestrian Center, off River Road. Shuttles will be provided to and from the show field.

Aerial view of the Cars at Kiawah Car Show

Along the banks of the Kiawah River, the annual “Cars at Kiawah Car Show” unfolds, showcasing over 200 supercars, antique vehicles, vintage cars, and muscle cars. The event promises a full day of food, entertainment, and libations.

For all automobile aficionados, “Cars at Kiawah River” presents a delightful day out, blending the thrill of automotive marvels with a cause worth supporting.

Event Details

► Saturday, October 14th, 2023
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Ocean Park, Kiawah River, Johns Island, SC
Admission: $20 for adults, $10 for children ages 6-12, children under 6 free
Website: [Cars at Kiawah River](

Master Of Ceremonies

Tom Crawford, a renowned local television personality and a member of the Meteorological Society, will be our Master of Ceremonies. Recognized by the Associated Press as South Carolina’s Best Weathercaster, he also hosts the popular morning show “Lowcountry Live” on ABC News 4.

Car Show Highlights

View a vast array of 200+ cars ranging from timeless classics to contemporary models.
Engage with passionate car owners and hear the intriguing tales of their prized possessions.
Satisfy culinary cravings with a spread of lunch, beverages, and treats.
Observe the young judges as they inspect the vehicles.
Keep the young ones entertained at the dedicated kids’ area.
Witness the grand awards ceremony.

Featured Automobiles

The exhibition offers a journey through automotive history, from the early 1900s to the present. The 2023 show will feature a variety of collector cars including rare and vintage cars, contemporary supercars, classic muscle cars, and distinctive rat rods. Special highlights for 2023 are the private collection of Natalie and Scott Bluestein, with a spotlight on Corvettes from 1953 to the latest 2023 model.

Collector vehicles lined up on the grass of the car show

The “Cars at Kiawah River” show displays a diverse range of classic cars, spanning from vintage models to muscle cars. Featured makes and models at the event encompass Porsche, Ferrari, Corvette, Mustang, Camaro, T-Bird, and even the Plymouth Road Runner.

Culinary Delights

Every year, the event ensures attendes are spoilt for choice with a full day of food and beverage vendors. Stay tuned to their website for updates on participating purveyors. Some of the options include:

  • Martin’s B-B-Q Joint Feiaturin Whole Hog Barbecue
  • Miller’s All Day – For Gourmet Breakfast and Lunch
  • Roti Rolls – Farm To Truck Lunch
  • Love & Bunches Full Services Wine Bar
  • Java Java Coffee, Latte, and Cappuccino
  • Grateful Glizzys South Carolina Barbequ Food
  • Blu Oyster Sushi and Seafood
  • Wheely Good, Ice Cream, Sweets, and Sandwiches

Ticketing Information

General parking is priced at $35 per car, payable in cash.


Visitors can park at Charleston County Parks Mullet Hall Equestrian Center, conveniently just located off River Road. Shuttle services will facilitate transport to and from the main event area.

**Remember, parking fees stand at $35 per vehicle, and only cash is accepted….

About Kiawah River

Nestled on Johns Island, Kiawah River boasts an enchanting environment perfect for the car showcase. As a sea islands village community just outside Charleston, South Carolina, it offers a breathtaking vista of 20 miles of shoreline, 2,000 acres of pristine landscape, and a fully operational 100-acre farm.


Profits from the event go to the “Barrier Islands Free Medical Center” (BIFMC) which caters to the medical needs of low-income, uninsured adults in the Johns, James, or Wadmalaw Island vicinity. Other beneficiaries include Habitat for Humanity and Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary.




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October 14, 2023
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Kiawah Island Motoring Retreat
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3883 Betsy Kerrison Pkwy
Johns Island, SC 29455 United States
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