S ince 1927, the Carriage House has been the setting for various lawn events and other car related activities. The Lawn Event season grew out of a Sunday afternoon tradition begun by the Anderson family, who would open the doors to the Carriage House so that the general public could admire their growing collection of American and European cars.

Normally, we host lawn events almost every Saturday and Sunday from May-October. Our Lawn Event season features events from every marque and era. Italian, German, British, American, Custom, Tuner, Alternative Fuels, Trucks, Hot Rods and European Motorcycles will all be on display at different times throughout the season. Presently, we host twenty-five car shows each year. There have been some major changes to our Lawn Event schedule in 2020.


Due to state regulated restrictions, the Lawn Event season will look much different this year. Please bear with us as we strive to keep your safety, and the safety of our staff, our utmost priority. While things may be different, we know this will be a fantastic, albeit abbreviated, season filled with friends, laughter, and cars of every year and marque.

We will have one morning and one afternoon session to allow for maximum participants. As per state and local guidelines, each session will be limited to 50 people until further notice.

We understand that most of our members take full advantage of their membership during the summer months and we hope that as a member and friend of the Museum, you will understand this and continue to support us with something as simple as keeping your membership active even if you cannot physically attend an event this year. This is only a temporary change and we hope to resume our normal schedule in 2021.

You must register online prior to the event. There will be no day-of registrations until further notice.

There will be no spectators at Lawn Events until further notice.

Masks are mandatory at all times and social distancing required.

There will be no food or beverage available for purchase. You may bring your own picnic but all trash/recycling is carry-in/carry-out.

We will have one morning and one afternoon session to allow for maximum participants.

As per state and local guidelines, each session will be limited to 50 people.

If a show is canceled, postponed or changed due to weather it will be posted on this page and our Facebook page at least one day prior to the event. On occasion, we may end an event early due to weather or other circumstances.

Alcohol is NOT permitted at any of our Lawn Events per the Town of Brookline and Brookline Police Department. We reserve the right to check your personal cooler if you are attending our events.

The Museum does not allow ‘For Sale’ signs or Dealer placards on show vehicles at our Lawn Events.

Dogs are allowed at Lawn Events as long as they are kept on a leash at all times! Unless your dog is a service dog, no dogs are allowed in the Museum.

No drones are allowed at the Lawn Events or in Larz Anderson Park. No exceptions!

When you attend a Lawn Event, you agree that your likeness, your vehicle and your guests may be used in photographs, video, or other digital media in any and all of the Larz Anderson Auto Museum's publications, including web-based publications. you hereby irrevocably authorize the Larz Anderson Auto Museum to edit, alter, copy, exhibit, publish, or distribute these photos for any lawful purpose. If you do not want your photo to be used, please check in with a Museum staff person.