Cruise Main In Wayne To Offer Drive-In Style Movie Friday Evening

WAYNE – June is typically the biggest night for activity of cars during the Fifth annual Cruise Main in Wayne.

Season 2022 began in May as the fifth year of Cruise Main in Wayne is underway being hosted by the Cruise Main in Wayne Committee.

Dustin Soden, event organizer and owner of Tint Specialties & Specialty Rides said last month there was a good turnout for cars.

“I’d say about 100+ cars out and spectators along the street,” said Soden. “May was a little chilly this year (and) we had people out with blankets. First time that’s ever happened in May and we’re going into June and we’re going to be really hot this month.”

A trio of food trucks will be available on Friday being Tacos & More, Uncle Jarrol’s and Tiger Tavern on Main Street while the Nebraska State Patrol will promote their seatbelt simulator in the Ameritas parking lot.

Cruise Main in Wayne lasts from 7 – 9 p.m. on the third Friday of each month.

Most people are cruising along Main Street from Henry Victor Park to 12th Street near Wayne State College.

Soden added the community is invited to set up their lawn chairs anywhere up and down Main Street like a parade route.

“We always say it’s a family, friendly fun event, Soden added. “Because there’s anywhere from people out with young children to elderly out reminiscing on memories.”

A drive-in movie will also close out Friday evening at 9 p.m. featuring the movie “Bullitt” at the old Reilly’s lot at 101 South Main Street with no cost to attend.

Something new for 2022 is a monthly trophy awarded by People’s Choice for the evenings’ ‘Coolest Car’. T-shirts have also been designed and can be bought out front of Tint Specialties for $20 each.

Soden appreciates everyone’s participation in Cruise Main in Wayne and looks forward to hosting other events planned throughout the season.

“We’re going to have kind of a couple parking lot chats,” Soden mentioned. “Then in September our Burnout Contest and Dyno Day we’re calling it will be the Saturday after Cruise Night in September.”

Like Cruise Main in Wayne on Facebook for future events. Upcoming Cruise Main in Wayne dates include July 15, August 19 and September 16 along with the Burnout Competition and Dyno Day on September 17.