The Denver Auto Show, a five-day extravaganza of everything automotive at Elitch Gardens, showcases the newest imported and domestic cars, vans, crossovers, hybrids, light trucks and sport utilities and accessories too. In addition to the new 2022 models, the show provides sneak peeks of selected intros, concepts and the latest in tricked-out cars. The show runs from September 15 to 19.
While the “cars are the stars,” this year’s outdoor event is packed full of auto enthusiast-approved activities and attractions. Whether you are in the market for a new vehicle, passionate about the industry or looking for some family-friendly entertainment.
This year’s show provides attendees more opportunities to get behind the wheel, than ever before! From navigating all-terrain tracks at Camp Jeep, to piloting electric vehicles packed with cutting-edge technology at the Xcel Energy Drive Electric Experience, it’s an unprecedented opportunity to see, touch and feel how these remarkable machines work.
Drool over exotics including Ferrari, Bentley, Maserati and McLaren. Take a spin with a test drive in the latest models from Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat and Ram.
The RAM Truck Territory is a 28,000-sq.-ft. ultimate in-truck adventure offers the opportunity to get inside a Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500. Professional drivers take you through a course highlighting the trucks’ suspension by conquering steel culverts and navigating a high banked wedge that spotlights ground clearance and stability. Feel the traction and experience hill descent technology on the iconic “Ram Mountain,” a 13-ft. high, 30-ft. long course element with 30-degree approach and departure angles.
Race Car Pit Stop lets you fuel your passion for automobiles, speed and competition! Experience a rare, up-close opportunity with sports cars that have raced at every level, compliments of the Colorado Region of the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA).
In addition, various local auto clubs, including the Denver Mustang Club and the Corvette Association, Denver will show off their prize possessions.
And the BMX Pros Trick Team brings their thrilling display of BMX bike stunts and freestyle tricks. With more than 20 years of experience, these performances offer flatland freestyle and high-flying ramp action from the region’s most professional, experienced and innovative bicycle stunt riders.
You’ll find a complete schedule of events here.
Adult admission is regularly $15 (kids 6 to 12 are $9), but active and veteran military with ID (white active duty or blue retired military cards) are admitted FREE on Thursday, and seniors 65+ with photo ID are $8 on Thursday.
For $49.99, you can buy a combo ticket which includes entry to both the Auto Show and Elitch Gardens.
Note: Parking will be available at Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park main lots for $20 (card) or $25 (cash) per vehicle per day. Additional parking will be available for $20 (card) or $25 (cash) in designated parking lots at Ball Arena. Elitch Gardens’ season pass holders who purchased their 2021 season passes before June 27, 2021 will receive free parking only on the days the park is operating, Saturday, September 18 and Sunday, September 19, when they present their season pass.
Hours are Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Purchase tickets in advance online and skip the lines.