Start Your Engines at our 34th Annual Cruise Nite in Jacksonville, Illinois

Antique car show Cruise Nite with man and girl standing next to a vintage automobile with the winged hood open
Tour the antique cars that cruise Jacksonvill

Who has one of the largest Cruise Nite events in Illinois? Jacksonville, that’s who! Come stay at Blessings on State in Jacksonville, Illinois and spend your day making memories at our 34th Annual Cruise Nite and Car Show. This annual Fall Cruise Nite brings in a number of classic and antique autos for a day of fun for the whole family.

Are you a fan of antique automobiles? Or are muscle cars more your style? Maybe you prefer to see sports cars. No matter your style, we typically see them all! Experience the car show during the day in Community Park and then find your spot along Morton Avenue to settle in and watch them Cruise!

Gear Up for a Great Day

Stay at Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast and we’ll provide lawn chairs and snacks to make your Cruise Nite experience even more special. Spend the day checking out the antique autos display at Community Park and shopping and dining at  our locally-owned businesses downtown.

The Car Show will begin at 9 a.m. and will finish up at 3 p.m. The Fall Cruise Night will follow from 5- 9 p.m. down Morton Avenue. The Car Show will begin at 9 a.m. and will finish up at 3 p.m. The Cruise Night will follow from 5- 9 p.m. down Morton Avenue


We typically sit along the curb at Lincoln Square shopping plaza. The view is great, and it’s a short walk to Hardee’s which serves as the show headquarters.

Experience Blessings on State B&B following the Cruise

Come back to Blessings after the Cruise to put your feet up and relax on the front porch or enjoy the gazebo and park benches as the stars come out. If it’s cool, we’ll light the fire box and offer you S’mores kits!


Blessings on State Street exterior night time photo with the glow of porch and interior lights

Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast ~ Jacksonville, Illinois
About Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast

Experience a stay in our award-winning Bed & Breakfast located in a magnificently restored 130-year-old mansion in the heart of the historic district. We’re happy to help you plan your tour of the local historic sites. Pampered luxury is our goal, to delight both business and leisure travelers. We offer two upscale guest suites, each with private sitting rooms and private baths. We provide multi-course gourmet breakfasts, 24/7 family-friendly hot and cold beverages and snacks, and cookies and milk at bedtime. Wi-Fi is available throughout our home and each suite has a digital satellite TV and all-season fireplace. We are located just steps away from Illinois College, the Governor Duncan Mansion and Illinois School for the Deaf and our neighborhood is highlighted on one of Jacksonville’s historic walking tours. Escape the standard hotel room and enjoy your own private suite in the finest Jacksonville area lodging. Book direct for the best rates.

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