Cruise nights return to Medina on Fridays from June to August

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 1 March 2022 at 2:53 pm

Super Cruise planned for Wednesday, Aug. 24, on Main Street

Photo by Tom Rivers: Terry Buchwald, an Elvis Presley impersonator, arrives in downtown Medina on a motorcycle (with a license plate, “ELVIS”). Buchwald performed for two hours on a stage as part of the Super Cruise on Aug. 28, 2019, the last time the event was on main Street. The Super Cruise was cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to Covid-19 concerns and restrictions.

MEDINA — The Cruise Nights will be back in 2022 on Friday evenings in Medina’s Canal Basin. That includes all Fridays in June and July, and the first three Fridays of August.

The fourth week on August will instead be the Super Cruise on Main Street. That is planned for Wednesday, Aug. 24.

The Medina Village Board approved the events during the board meeting on Monday evening.

Dave Green is the lead organizer of the events that typically bring in about 100 to 125 cars on Fridays, and 250 to 300 for the Super Cruise. Proceeds from the events are given to the Orleans County United Way.

The Cruise Nights were cancelled in 2020 but returned in 2021. However, there wasn’t a Super Cruise last year due to Covid concerns and restrictions on larger crowd sizes.