The Woodward Dream Cruise – WDC – is the World’s Most Popular Car Cruise and largest one-day automotive event. It is held annually the 3rd Saturday of August on Woodward Avenue just north of Detroit in Michigan, USA. rain or shine. Official Date: August 16, 2014. Saturday, 9am to 9pm. In Reality: It’s a week long event, starting Monday August 11th, ending on the 16th. About one million people attend this event each year. It’s all about cars, cruisin, showing off, partying, hanging out, entertainment, people watching and being seen, and more cars. See an amazing amount of classic cars, custom cars, street rods, collector and specialty vehicles, and car shows up the wazoo! On Saturday, there will be live music entertainment with bands on many stages throughout the route plus djs at various venues. No fee to drive in the Woodward Dream Cruise, no admission charge to watch it. Anyone can cruise but those not driving a classic car must stay out of the two right lanes (curb side). Woodward Ave is generally eight lanes wide, four lanes in each direction (north/south) divided by a median or turn lane. Lots of Dream Cruise events to check out, many are listed on this page.