2020 Washington Auto Show promises to be bigger and better, Maserati and Cadillac return


The 2020 Washington Auto Show opens to the public this Friday, Jan. 24 and runs through Sunday, Feb. 2. The show, known as the Public Policy Show on the global circuit, is held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, where more than 30 automakers will display over 600 vehicles.

Among the many highlights of this year’s show will be the return of Maserati and Cadillac among the participating automakers after being absent from the show for a few years,  In addition, there will be more test-drive and -ride opportunities — with Ford, Honda, and Volkswagen offering test-drives on the street around the center, and Jeep and Jaguar will have indoor course for test-rides with a provider driver.

Tickets for this yea’s show are $12 per person (ages 13 and up) and $5 per child (ages 5-12) and may be purchased online or onsite.  A $4 off discount is available on weekdays for seniors (over 65), students, and military (active duty and veterans) with appropriate ID; and a $2 off discount on weekends for seniors and military (active duty and veterans).

For an extra $42 per person, you can add a VIP tour with an automotive expert to your admission. This two-hour experience gets you up close and personal to some of the best cars at the show.

In addition to all of the automotive fun, local sports celebrities will be on hand for meet and greet sessions. there will be live entertainment at select times each day, and a WHUT/PBS Kids Family Zone!


Troy Petenbrink

Troy, also known as The Gay Traveler, is a well known travel and food writer. His has been a regular contributor to a variety of outlets including National Geographic, Travel Channel, DCRefined, CBS Local, and Metro Weekly. He also appears on local Washington news outlets as a travel expert.

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