The International Auto Show: What to do if You Aren't Travelling on Thanksgiving


Thanksgiving is the big American travel holiday. More Americans take to the road than any other time during the year.  For those of you who are planning on staying in Phoenix for the Thanksgiving weekend, we have a special event to tell you about which may make you feel better if you aren’t going to Grandma’s. 

The Arizona International Auto Show will run from Nov 23 to Nov 26. On Friday and Saturday, it will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and Sunday; the doors will be open from 9 am to 7 pm.

Held at the Phoenix Convention Center, the exhibition is offering a flat rate of $10 online (convenience fees are paid by the show) or $11 at the door. Senior 62+($7), military ($7) and children’s (under thirteen) tickets are free on Sunday (Family day) with a paying adult, but only available at the door.

This exhibition is a non-sales event, designed to give enthusiasts a chance to examine engines, sit behind the wheel, peruse pre-production, plug-in electric, and exotic, high-end custom vehicles. There will be over 500 cars, trucks, and SUV’s and 2018 models to view.  

Attendees who purchase tickets online or at the box office will receive a free one-year subscription to Motor Trend magazine.

Since Sunday is Family Day, Star Lord® will be on hand from 11:30 am to 1 p.m., and the Hulk® from 2:30 to 5 pm. There is no guarantee that spectators will see the characters. 

By Alexander-93 - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,   

By Alexander-93 - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,


Thirty-seven different car makers will be there, including luxury heavyweights: Aston-Martin, Bentley, Rolls Royce, Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Maserati. You’ll be able to see such things as alternative fuel and crossovers.  This show should be an amazing display the whole family will enjoy.

There will be over 100 vehicles available to take a test spin, fun for the kids, interactive displays, product specialists to provide information and expertise.

If you have an opportunity to take a stroll through this unique congregation of vehicles and displays, it will be well worth your time. But, plan for spending Thanksgiving with Grandma next year, for sure. 


You can get tickets here

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