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2022 Cleveland Auto Show: Everything you need to know

PHOTOS: Cleveland Auto Show
Posted at 11:52 AM, Feb 21, 2022

CLEVELAND — Vehicles of all makes and models are rolling into the International Exposition Center for the 2022 Cleveland Auto Show taking place Feb. 25 through March 6.

News 5 was at the I-X Center on Friday to show the latest makes and models on display. Watch it in the media player below:

Auto Show returns to Cleveland

A Family Tradition

What started as a consumer show in 1903 at Gray’s Armory in Downtown Cleveland, featuring 15 Cleveland-made cars, has since grown into a family tradition featuring an array of entertainment, including sports and celebrity appearances.

Event highlights

  • Feb. 28: Family Day presented by Medical Mutual— Children 15 and under can get in free.
  • March 1: T-Shirt Tuesday— Cleveland Auto Show attendees will receive a free t-shirt, while supplies of up to 2,500 last.
  • March 2: Show attendees will receive a free ice scraper, while supplies of 2,500 last.
  • March 2: Cleveland running back Kareem Hunt will sign autographs at the Buick GMC Display from 7 to 8:30 p.m. (No memorabilia will be signed during this appearance. Autographs will be first come, first served, on a provided card. Appearances and autographs are not guaranteed.)
  • March 3: Heroes Day—Active and veteran military personnel, and fire, police and other safety personnel, including healthcare workers, can attend the show free of charge with proof of I.D.
  • March 3: Jeremiah Owusu-Koromoah— Cleveland’s rookie linebacker, will be signing autographs in the Buick GMC Display from 7 to 8:30 p.m. (No memorabilia will be signed during this appearance. Autographs will be first come, first served, on a provided card.)
  • March 4: Socks Giveaway—Show attendees will receive a pair of Cleveland Auto Show socks.
  • March 6: Vehicle Giveaway— One lucky winner be selected as a finalist for the vehicle giveaway. Ten finalists will be invited back to the Cleveland Auto Show for the grand prize giveaway. This year, the Northern Ohio Hyundai dealers will be giving away 36-month leases of a 2022 Honda Ridgeline Sport or a 2022 Hyundai Sonata SE to two grand prize winners. To enter, visit the official car giveaway display.

Must see and Must do

  • The Classic Car Show— It’s a place of pride for classic owners as they show off their four-wheeled beauties that are 25 years and older. The cars will be on display at the main showroom.
  • Ride and Drive—Before you buy the car, you take it for a test drive. At the auto show, attendees can get behind the wheel and test drive some of the most popular makes and models. Opportunities for indoor rides include Jeep, Ford and Ram. Outdoor rides are Chevrolet, Toyota and Subaru.
  • Millionaire’s Row—If you like the finer things in life, this collection of high-end cars is for you. Luxury cars on display include the Rolls-Royce Ghost, Bentley Bentayga S, Lamborghini, McLaren GT, Porsche 911 Turbo, Ashton Martin DBX and Rolls Royce Cullinan.

The unexpected

  • A rep for Chevy says that the all new Electric Silverado will be displayed at the Cleveland Auto Show. You may remember this vehicle from the much-talked-about Sopranos-themed Super Bowl ad.


  • A drawing will be held at the end of each day for a chance to become a finalist to win a 3-year lease on Hyundai SONATA SE. On March 5, all ten finalists will be invited back to the show, and one of them will be chosen as the lucky winner.

News 5's Meg Shaw shows what visitors can expect during the Ride and Drive. Watch it in the media player below:

Test drive a car at the 2022 Auto Show

Admission to the Auto Show

  • Adult—$15
  • Pre-teen—$12
  • Seniors—$12
  • Kids 6 and under— free
  • Parking is free.


  • Opening Day Friday, Feb. 25— 5 to 11 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Monday through Friday, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Sunday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The layout of the show

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