Another Make-A-Wish child will see dreams come true this year as Galleria West launches its third season of Cars Croissants & Coffee, a free car show in the shopping plaza’s parking lot. The event, part of a nationwide fund-raising effort, will bring car enthusiasts together for a good cause — and some bakery treats — every other Sunday morning between June 11 and October 1.

“In our first two years hosting Cars Croissants & Coffee, our group of car enthusiasts, sponsors and loyal followers granted five wishes and raised over $35,000 for Make-A-Wish children in Wisconsin,” said organizer Kelley Betances, who cofounded the event with her husband, Freddy Betances. “We’ve been amazed and thrilled by the support we’ve received.”

This year, Cars Croissants & Coffee at Galleria West is raising funds in honor of Adelyn, a 5-year-old from Oconomowoc who’s living with a rare genetic disease. Her wish is to Walt Disney World Resort this fall. The 2023 goal for Cars Croissants & Coffee is to raise $20,000 for Adelyn’s wish. “Last year, we exceeded all expectations by reaching $25,000,” said Betances. “And thanks to our generous sponsors, 100% of all donations will go directly to funding Adelyn’s wish — no administrative fees.”

Cars Croissants & Coffee is a family-friendly event. Anyone who displays their car gets free black coffee at Fresh Baked Café if they mention they’re with the car show. Flaky croissants are also for sale at the café, which specializes in French pastry techniques.

It’s free to participate as a car owner or to come by and browse. The event has attracted cars of all kinds, from BMWs and Rolls Royces to muscle cars and classics.

Visit the Galleria West Cars Croissants & Coffee Facebook page for more information and a full list of sponsors.

Donations can be made on the Make-a-Wish Wisconsin website or at each event.

  • 2023 Car Show Dates (9 a.m.- Noon): June 11, June 25, July 9, July 23, Aug. 6, Aug. 20, Sept. 3, Sept. 17, Oct. 1

  • Where: Galleria West parking lot,

    • 18900 W. Bluemound Road, Brookfield (behind Kopps Custard)

  • More info: Galleria West Cars Croissants & Coffee Facebook page