Did you cruise Queen Friday night?


It was almost a rite of passage into adulthood, if you just got your driver’s license, chances are you and your friends were cruising Queen Friday night to “check out stock” or go for coffee at any number of diners along the strip between East and Dennis streets decades ago in Sault Ste. Marie.

P1030012We didn’t find too many who would admit to  “cruising Queen” but the downtown certainly was bustling with people who remember the ritual.

Friday kicked off the  inaugural Queen Street Cruise festival celebrating a past time before cell phones, computers and social media, parking at the gardens and meeting up with friends while checking the street as friends revved their engines.

P1030023Along with live entertainment venues at March Street and at the Essar Centre, young and old took in a show and shine car show and the festival continues Saturday with the Heart and Stroke car show runs from 11 am to 3 pm. All day long with live entertainment.

At 3:30 pm the party moves to the Machine Shop at the former St. Mary’s site where live entertainment and food will take you to the grand finale at midnight. Check SaultOnline.com for more coverage Saturday!




  1. There is an excellent display of numerous types of vehicles at the Memorial Gardens parking lot today.
    I would urge everyone to go have a look, this is probably the best turnout by far in many many years.

  2. It was awesome to see more people downtown and some American V-8 muscle cruising the streets again.
    The Sault downtown has been like a ghost town at night for far too long.
    It’s about time people started to get out of the house and make it a more exciting place to be once again.

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