Cascade's Metro Cruise Warm Up

The annual kick-off to Metro Cruise weekend!

Aerial view - Cascade's Metro Cruise Warm Up


Since 2010, Cascade’s Metro Cruise Warm Up has been a staple event for the city, and the unofficial kick-off to the big Metro Cruise event weekend.  Featuring an awesome collection of locally-owned collector cars, live music, tasty local food options, official merchandise, Kent County Sheriff K9 demonstration, and more!


Warm Up Classic car

Key details:

  • Date and time: Thursday, August 22nd from 4pm-8pm
  • Location: Cascade Rd & 28th Street (6797 Cascade Rd, Cascade, MI)
  • Free admission, free parking for general cars
  • Free admission, free parking for collector cars (register at booth)





Soul Syndicate 2022 Warm Up

Collector/Classic Cars:

                  • Follow parking attendants and signage to reserved collector car parking area
                  • Must check-in at Registration tent
                  • FREE custom 2024 Warm Up dash plaque to first 75 cars!
                  • Please – no setting up of 10’x10′ canopy tents in grassy area

Face painting by United Bank at 2023 Warm Up


General Parking:

  • Follow parking attendants and signage to reserved collector car parking area
  • Please only park in designated “Event Parking” areas
  • All parking areas are close the event site and fully accessible; there are no handicap parking areas





Soul Syndicate at Cascade's Metro Cruise Warm Up 2022

Event Entertainment:

  • LIVE music on stage, TBD 5:30pm – 8:00pm
  • Free kids face painting courtesy of United Bank
  • Demonstrations from multiple K9 units from throughout West Michigan
  • Kent County Sheriff displays – tactical truck, cruiser, motorcycles



Red Hot GR food truck at Warm Up event


Food and treats:

  1. Red Hot GR – the mobile food truck of the Grand Rapids icon “Red Hot Inn”, continuing the service of the best chili dogs around.  A 100+ year local family business!  Hot dogs with all the toppings.
  2. Airborne Burritos – veteran-owned and operated, savory gourmet burritos andAirborne Burritos & Airborne Melts nachos.  Fillers like avocado, spanish rice, brazilian, pineapple pico, sweet Thai chili, Jamaican jerk – must try!
  3. Airborne Melts – the newest addition to the ‘Airborne’ family, gourmet specialty melts and loaded fries.
  4. Kool Breze – a staple at Warm Up since the beginning – any kind of sweet treat you’d want!  Soft-serve ice cream, sundaes, sno-cones, slushies, cold soft drinks, cotton candy, popcorn, and more.





Warm Up volunteers