Barry County Festival of Trees at the Gilmore Car Museum
Display Open Daily, November 16th – December 31st
Presented by the Gilmore Car Museum and the Barry County Chamber of Commerce
In partnership with the Barry County Chamber of Commerce local organizations and businesses were invited to decorate holiday trees within Gilmore. Nearly thirty trees are mixed within the displays of vintage vehicles in the main exhibit galleries and each features a unique theme chosen by their sponsor. Distinctive items such as hand-made paper origami ornaments, garland made from recycled books, and natural outdoor items make up just a few of the fantastic trees. Other examples include the use of medical supplies, baby items and gift packages for US Service members.
The Festival of Trees is included with museum regular admission. Guests are Encouraged to Vote for their favorite tree by placing Canned or other a Non-Perishable Food items under their choice. The food items will be distributed to those in need by the Barry County United Way. The museum is also a United Way collection site for New, Unwrapped toys.
Ring in the New Year at the Gilmore Car Museum! Semi-formal attire required, this classy event will feature an evening of fun and frivolity complete with a wide selection of appetizers, drinks, music, dancing, a car-themed photo booth complete with costumes and props, a champagne toast at midnight, and a stellar “ball” drop right inside the museum!
We’ll be rockin’ in the New Year with Allegan’s own STRUM, DUMB, and DUMBER! Their unique improv style of music spans from the 50’s through today and will rock in the New Year!
And, while semi-formal attire is a must, guest are encouraged to join in on our “Roaring ’20s” theme and dress up in their speakeasy best!
Click here to purchase your tickets! Advanced tickets for this event will be sold through December 21st for $55 per person. After December 21st, tickets will only be available for purchased at the door for $60 each beginning at 8:30pm on 12/31.
General admission for this event includes food and all activities. There will be a cash bar available with beer, wine, and mixed drinks available for purchase along with a selection of non-alcoholic beverages.
Advanced ticket sales will end Friday, December 21st at 12pm EST. All tickets purchased prior to that date will be sent to the purchaser via US Mail. Tickets will ONLY be available at the door the evening of the event after this time.
This event is strictly 21 and up, IDs will be checked at the door. Semi-formal attire is required. Tickets are non-refundable, as this is an annual fundraiser in support of the Museum’s 501c3 non-profit status.
The Gilmore Car Museum has presented a stunning array of automobiles at the Michigan International Auto Show in Grand Rapids since 2004. See a selection of autos from the Gilmore Car Museum at the 2019 Michigan International Auto Show held at the DeVos Place in Grand Rapids January 31 – February 3. Please visit the MIAS website for venue details, parking information, and more by clicking on the following link: https://www.showspan.com/MAS/home/dates-times-admission/.
Tickets for the Michigan International Auto Show may be purchased on-site at the box office at DeVos Place or online in advance through Ticketmaster by clicking the “Buy Tickets” button on the MIAS website listed above.
*PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS NOT HELD AT THE GILMORE CAR MUSEUM. MUSEUM MEMBERSHIPS DO NOT APPLY FOR ADMISSION TO THE AUTO SHOW*
Join us for our most anticipated special event of the year
Our annual beer tasting fundraiser includes over two dozen tasting options from favorite Michigan breweries, wineries, and cider houses! Your ticket includes admission to tour the museum exhibits, a complementary 5 oz. tasting glass, and 10 tasting tokens! Plus, enjoy live music by Big Boss Blues and delicious appetizers throughout the evening!
Early bird registration: $40/tasting ticket or $20/designated driver ticket thru Friday, February 8th at 5pm EST (tickets purchased before this time will be mailed). Tickets will increase to $50/tasting ticket or $25/designated driver ticket (no tasting tokens) online thru Friday, February 15th at 12pm EST and at the door beginning at 6:45pm the evening of the event.
Admission includes 10 drink tokens, a take-home tasting glass, and appetizers throughout the evening. Designated driver tickets include two soft drink tickets and appetizers (tasting glass and tokens not included in the purchase of this ticket). There will be a cash bar available with domestic beer, wine, and a selection of non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase to everyone throughout the evening.
Early bird registration runs through Friday, February 8th at 5:00pm EST. All tickets purchased prior to that date will be sent to the purchaser via US Mail. Tickets purchased after February 8th or at the door the night of the event will be $50/$25 and will be held at a Will Call station for pick up beginning at 6:45pm the evening of the event.
IDs will be checked at the door and designated driver ticket wristbands will be issued at that time. Tickets are non-refundable, as this is an annual fundraiser in support of the Museum’s 501c3 non-profit status.
Check out the engines that made history during a special weekend where you can take a sneak peak under the hood of dozens of cars on display at the Gilmore Car Museum! The opportunity to check out “Under the Hood” of a selection of cars on display is included with regular museum admission.
A race car driver becomes a champion with a Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of its own! Enjoy a family-friendly afternoon on Saturday, March 23rd at the Gilmore Car Museum featuring the 1968 feature film, Herbie: The Love Bug!
$5/person, children 11 and under free
FREE EVENT for Gilmore Car Museum Members
The movie will be shown in the Gilmore Automotive Heritage Center Banquet Room. Run time is 1 hour 48 minutes, rated G. The Gilmore Cafe will be open and serving soda and popcorn for $1 each.
This movie event is licensed by Swank Productions
Join us for the 4th Annual Donald Gilmore Pre-1942 Driving Tour open to all pre-1942 vehicles, just like the cars Museum Founder Donald Gilmore was known for collecting. Only original stock vehicles will be eligible to participate, no modified or hot rod style vehicles please.
The Driving Tour will gather and stage at the Museum at 9:00 am and depart at 9:30 am on Friday, May 17th. This year’s tour route will be announced soon!
Gilmore Car Museum is a public, 501(c)3 non-profit educational institution, dedicated to preserving the history and heritage of the American automobile.© 2018 Gilmore Car Museum • All Rights Reserved • Produced by Gaslight Media