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Washington Auto Show

Washington Auto Show

Reasons to Attend the Washington Auto Show

The annual car showcase is back for 10 days this January.

Cars have always held a special allure, captivating the American imagination from the early days of the Model T. Witness the evolution of the vehicle firsthand by attending the Washington, DC Auto Show, which takes place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Even if you don't consider yourself a devoted car enthusiast, there are still plenty of reasons to purchase tickets to the extravaganza, which is the city's largest annual indoor event.


All-new DC eDrives Experience

Electric Car

Among the gleaming displays of cutting-edge vehicles, one innovative show feature stands out as a game-changer: the DC eDrives Experience. Explore extensive EV displays spread across both show floors, take test drives with multiple brands and get insights from product specialists while witnessing cutting-edge EV technology.


Hyundai's indoor track

Back by popular demand, the Hyundai Test Track is an engaging and interactive area that allows guests to get behind the wheel of one of Hyundai’s progressive models and feel power and performance first-hand.


Top automakers on display

Toyota, Ford, Nissan, Hyundai, Subaru and many more will fill the 750,000-square-foot convention center with displays

Toyota, Ford, Nissan, Hyundai, Subaru and many more will fill the 750,000-square-foot convention center with displays, providing show attendees with plenty to admire.


Nissan indoor test track

Nissan indoor test track

Get ready to rev up your engines as Nissan gears up with a turbocharged surprise! Their brand-new indoor driving experience on Thrill Street will be a show feature you won’t want to miss.


Outdoor EV test drive

Pepco EVSmart presents an outdoor EV ride n’ drive where you can test-drive an all-electric vehicle on the streets of DC. The ride ‘n drive is free with your general admission ticket.



Man painting a car

In partnership with Automotive Rhythms, a trend-setting urban automotive media group, ART-of-Motion is a design experience that befits the culture and imagination of the DC metro area. The extensive display consists of experiential graphics, painted automobiles in real-time, custom motorcycles, luxury exotics, dynamic murals and local artist exhibits.


Family fun

The show caters to all ages. Bring the kids to experience WowWheelz, where they can enjoy the thrill of driving remote-controlled mini electric vehicles. For the young and young at heart, driving simulations offer an interactive adventure that will have you feeling like a race car pro. But, the fun doesn’t stop there - visit the Subaru display to snuggle a future furfriend. And for the little ones, we’ve got bounce houses that will have them jumping for joy.


From classics to exotics

The Auto Show is where classic legends and exotic marvels unite under one roof. The Classic Car Club offers an extensive showcase of vintage models. Guests will also be captivated by the power and beauty of the hypercars on display.


Subaru Loves Pets

Subaru is teaming up with local animal shelters to help loving shelter dogs find a good home. The adoption event is a part of the Subaru Loves Pets initiative.


Explore DC

Unlock the charm of DC by exploring its iconic landmarks and vibrant neighborhoods after immersing yourself in the excitement of the Washington, DC Auto Show. Enticing restaurants, captivating free museums and enjoyable activities for all ages can be found at every turn.

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