The days are getting longer, and the promise of warm summer nights is in the air. Last night I was able to take part in a Fortville tradition- the Wednesday night cruise-in. I parked my minivan further down Main Street, because let’s face it, a Chrysler Town & Country is not what event organizers are going for. The cars start setting up around 5pm, and they stay for the better part of the evening.
While meandering down Main Street as car collectors pulled into position and popped up their hoods for fans to take a closer look, I was reminded of Radiator Springs from the movie Cars. Fortville’s classic Main Street is the perfect setting for a cruise-in. The buildings from another era are an appropriate backdrop for cars from days gone by.
Cars line the streets, neighbors come out to talk, and local businesses adjust their hours to accommodate hungry visitors. After strolling through the cars and speaking with their owners (who are always happy to tell you more about their vehicle), stop in at one of the restaurants on Main Street. Get a coffee treat at Java Junction, an old fashioned ice cream fix at Indulge, or tasty tacos at El 5 de Mayo. After spending some time on Main Street, it’s easy to see how Fortville was recognized as a Main Street Community. Fortville’s Cruise-In is a fun, free event for families, car fans, and anyone who enjoys an evening outside!