Mustang Week: 2023 Schedule & Recaps of Past EventsLast Updated September 22, 2023 | Bill Tumas
In 2002, less than 200 Mustangs came to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for the first Mustang Week. What started as a simple cars-and-coffee-styled cruise-in slowly grew into a week-long string of Mustang events. Recent years have seen over 10,000 attendees come together to celebrate the Mustang, take in the beautiful beach views, eat at some of the best restaurants on the east coast, and be entertained, well…mostly by each other.
In 2023, the tradition continues! Get ready to rev up your engines and mark your calendars for another unforgettable Mustang Week. It's that time of the year again when passionate Mustang fans from all over the country gather for the ultimate automotive event.
2023 Mustang Week Details
This year's Mustang Week was held from September 4-9. The kick-off event started on Monday the 4th at 4 p.m. Check out the schedule below or head over to the Mustang Week website for more details.
Besides thousands of gorgeous Mustangs, there's plenty to see and do at Mustang Week. Meet and greets with popular manufacturers, driving schools, cruises, burn-out contests, meet-ups, and car shows dominate the schedule. Retro meetups, Fox cruises, and S550-specific events cater to each generation, but most events are generally for all Mustangs. Other Fords, like F-100s, Focus STs, and RSs, are also welcome to join in on the fun.
A Look Back at Past Mustang Weeks
We put these slideshows together to help showcase what makes Mustang Week great: The Mustangs! Organized by year and generation, look for your (or your friends') build, or get some buildspiration for your Mustang.
2023 Mustang Week Recap
The 2023 Mustang Week will certainly go down as one of the most exciting yet. With huge crowds and plenty of tire smoke, it proved once again that this iconic pony car still brings out passion in owners and fans alike. Veterans and newcomers alike are already getting amped up for 2024!
Check out some of the highlights for 2023 Mustang Week in the video below.
2022 Mustang Week
2022 Mustang Week was a particularly special one. It was the final Mustang Week run by the original staff consisting of Mike, Rodney, Brad, and a team of others. After 21 years, they felt it was time to move on. Luckily, Mustang Week continues, but at the time, nobody knew for sure if it would be the last one ever.
2021 Mustang Week
Sadly, Mustang Week was canceled in 2019 and 2020. A hurricane and a pandemic made getting together unsafe, and the organizers made the decision to play it safe.
In 2021, it was clear that many owners had spent those two years modifying their Mustangs and getting them clean. Because people showed up for 2021 looking better than ever and ready to strut their stuff.
We brought Smoke Show, a drift S550 build we'd put together for SEMA. We were flattered so many of our customers recognized our build and helped us find great parking or get where we needed to go.
Check out some of our favorite rides from 2021 below.
2018 Mustang Week Highlights
From brand new 2018 S550s to mid-build classics, 2018 Mustang Week really highlighted the wide variety of Mustangs still on the road. Fun runs and autocross events let people show off their mods. Bill's GT with its Roush supercharger was definitely a hit, and it was fun letting it loose.
We got the honor of meeting a ton of you at our car show and CJ meet. While we got to give away a lot of prizes, the real prize was getting to see so many gorgeous Mustangs in one place.
Check out some of our favorites from 2018 below!
2017 Mustang Week Highlights
We met Mustang owners from as far north as Canada and as far west as California. Vaughn Gittin Jr. demonstrated his 2015 Mustang GT's drift capabilities with some laps, and even let some lucky people grab a ride.
At the Retro Meets, Fox Body and SN95 Mustangs were out in force. And at the drag strip, we watched Mustangs from all generations show off what they could do.
But we also enjoyed watching young people turn into fans. There's something about seeing the wide variety of Mustangs, and how personalized each is, that can create a lifetime love of modding cars.
Check out some of our favorite Mustangs from 2017 below!
Classic Mustangs know how to come correct for a show. Elaborate displays, perfect exterior detailing, and some real showmanship came along for the ride. Though we were also excited to see some classics that had some love masquerading as patina.
Fox Body Mustangs
In case you haven't been able to guess yet, Fox Bodys? Are how Mustang Week got started. And they still sit at the heart of the whole event. As such, it's not surprising that Mustang Weeks brought some of the best Fox builds we've ever seen.
SN95 and New Edge Mustangs
SN95 and New Edge Mustangs always brought the fun. We're pretty sure almost every Cobra from the generation has taken a tour around Myrtle beach. These Mustangs are often the most modded, especially for speed.
The retro-futuristic style of S197 Mustangs was right at home in Myrtle Beach. We loved seeing the many ways you could completely change up the exterior of these ponies. While some owners leaned hard into the retro-side, a lot of these builds focused on the future.
With S550 Mustangs being the current-gen, it's not a huge shock that they always showed up in numbers. Some builds were put together by professionals, like us, Roush, and Steeda. There were also GT350s and GT350Rs still stock, letting everyone gawk and consider whether they could afford a Shelby of their own. But our favorites were your builds, and seeing how you turned a stock Mustang into something all your own.
Future Mustang Events
Mustang Week is always a blast, but there are plenty of other opportunities to celebrate the Mustang with each other. Sign up for our newsletter and check out our social media channels to keep up with the latest events so you don't miss out. You can also see which events CJ's will be attending during the year by checking out our events page.