The DC Auto Show is cruising into 2024

The 2024 Washington, DC Auto Show returns to the Walter E Washington Convention Center beginning tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 19, and runs through Sunday, Jan. 28. Leading auto manufacturers will showcase their latest models and innovations, offering attendees a sneak peek into the cutting-edge developments driving the automotive industry forward. From sleek electric vehicles to powerful SUVs, the displays will cater to a diverse range of automotive tastes.

“We are thrilled to present the 2024 show, where innovation meets excitement,” said John O’Donnell, President & CEO of the Washington, DC Auto Show. “From family-friendly attractions to groundbreaking technologies, this year’s show is a celebration of the automotive industry’s continued evolution and our desire to share the excitement with friends of all ages.”

As the region’s largest indoor event and one of the top auto shows in the United States, the 2024 show will have displays from Toyota, Ford, Hyundai, Nissan, Subaru, and many more. Pepco’s EVsmart Ride N’ Drive returns for attendees to cruise the streets of D.C. and Subaru brings back their fur-ever friends through their Subaru Loves Pets initiative. Hyundai once again welcomes guests to ride shotgun on their indoor test tracks. Art-of-Motion shows off the creative genius of local artists and custom cars, trucks, and bikes.

Adding to the excitement is Nissan’s brand-new indoor ride n’ drive. Included within their display, attendees will have the unique opportunity to feel the pulse of innovation as they experience the power and performance of Nissan’s latest models in an exciting and controlled indoor environment.

The all-new DC eDrives experience is another exciting and immersive journey into the future of transportation. From displays of the latest innovations in electric vehicles, autonomous driving, and sustainable transportation to indoor and outdoor clean ride n’ drives featuring the latest EV models. This experience, which is sprinkled on both show floors, invites attendees to witness firsthand how the industry is evolving to meet the demands of a greener and more connected future.

This year’s Kid Zone takes family fun to the next level. Engaging displays, interactive driving simulators, the WowWheelz indoor driving experience, and our all-new bounce house corner. Whether you’re a seasoned car enthusiast or a family looking for a day of fun, this event promises something for everyone.

2024 Washington, D.C. Auto Show dates and times:

  • Friday, January 19, 12:00 noon – 9:00 pm
  • Saturday, January 20, 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • Sunday, January 21, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Monday, January 22 through Thursday, January 25, noon – 8:00 pm
  • Friday, January 26, 12:00 – 9:00 pm
  • Saturday, January 27, 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • Sunday, January 28, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this immersive automotive experience. Tickets for the 2024 Washington, DC Auto Show are now on sale. For more information on current show programming and to purchase tickets, visit

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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