About 20,000 people from seven states come to see over 5,000 classic cars, participate in the Poker Run and do a little shopping in Aurora.
Aurora, CO (PRWEB) June 12, 2013
Each June, Aurora, Colorado, businesses gear up for a large, multi-state contingency to arrive and enjoy the Annual Cruzin’ Havana Car Show & Poker Run. The Havana Business Improvement District (BID), dba On Havana Street, organizes the event. The 6th Annual Cruzin’ Havana Car Show & Poker Run is this Saturday, June 15, 2013.
“Cruzin’ Havana is one of the most popular events we do all year long, every year,” said Havana BID Executive Director Gayle Jetchick. “About 20,000 people from seven states come to see over 5,000 classic cars, participate in the Poker Run and do a little shopping in Aurora.”
A Poker Run is an organized event where participants must visit the five Aurora business locations serving as Festival Sites, drawing a playing card at each one, within a defined timeframe. The object is to have the best poker hand at the end of the run. The poker run grand prize is a 5 day/4 night ocean cruise for two or $500 cash. The Cruzin’ Havana Poker run requires no entry fee; participants simply register at any of the five Festival Sites:
- The Stampede, 2430 S. Havana St. (Parker Rd & Havana St)
- Gibby's Aurora Sports Saloon, Buckingham Village Shopping Center, 1555 S. Havana St.
- Havana Machine, 850 S. Havana St.
- Gardens on Havana, Mississippi & Havana
- Mike Naughton Ford, 150 S. Havana St.
Each site features musical entertainment and free souvenirs including a Cruzin’ Havana hatpin (while supplies last) and a collectors’ edition 2013 Cruzin’ Havana program/calendar. Participants get a chance to win gas cards in the Fuzzy Dice Roll. No purchase is necessary to win.
This year, from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM, the Bicycle Village parking lot at 2802 S. Havana will feature the free Cruzin’ Havana Kidz Zone! This year, Radio Disney brings its Disney Pixar Cars Movie Road Show to Aurora. The entire family can see Cars movie props, drive radio-controlled cars on the race track provided by Colpar Hobbies and enjoy music and a dance party.
“Radio Disney is a perfect pre-event complement to the car show and poker run,” said Jetchick. “It’s a great opportunity for the kids and all the Disney fans to get in the spirit.”
There is no cost to attend any of Saturday’s events. The car show and poker run immediately begin at 1:00 PM and end at 7:00 PM. For inbound travelers, the Marriott SpringHill Suites Denver Airport is offering a Cruzin’ Havana Special Hotel Package.
Local motorists on Havana Street may notice Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) signs saying construction will begin June 10. “Not to worry,” says Jetchick. “CDOT will only be conducting a thorough street cleaning in preparation for Cruzin’ Havana. There will be no construction or ‘Cone Zones’ during the event.”
Another Havana BID flagship event, the annual Havana Farmer’s Market, opens Monday, June 17. The market is open Mondays 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM in the Havana Exchange Shopping Center parking lot, 2802 S. Havana Street, Aurora, Colorado.
About Havana Business Improvement District
The Havana Business Improvement District (BID) dba On Havana Street is a special district in Colorado created in 2007 by business and neighborhood leaders and Aurora city staff working together to build a stronger, better community. The District makes a difference by focusing on unique, culturally diverse events and fun new things to do and working to keep the area clean, safe and beautiful. For more information please contact Gayle Jetchick, Executive Director info (at) OnHavanaStreet (dot) com, (303) 360-7505.