Hot August Nights Visitor Info

Classic Car Pinstripe

Hotel Accommodations

Rooms in the Reno-Sparks area begin filling as soon as the Event is over for the next years event. While rooms fill early, it is not too late to get a room, as there are a good number of hotels and motels in the area. For information on which hotels have availability, click here or signup for our email insider to receive exclusive offers and information before it is announced. Please click here check out our event sponsors.


Getting Here and Getting Around

If you are flying in to attend the Event, most hotels offer shuttles from the airport to the hotel (please check with the hotel you will be staying at). Rental cars can get you from one place to the next, but if you are not planning on driving up to Lake Tahoe or Virginia City, and plan on staying in Reno and Sparks, your best bet is to travel by taxi or RTC bus as general parking at our venues is limited.



During the Event, weather in the Reno-Sparks area is typically in the 90s during the day and 50s at night. Make sure to bring sunscreen and a pair of comfortable shoes. As the temperature cools at night, it’s best to play it safe and also pack a sweater or sweatshirt.


Participating with Your Car

Most Hot August Nights activities are closed and restricted to only registered car participants. To enter your car or pickup truck in the 2015 Event, click here. While the majority of activities are open only to registered Hot August Nights participants, we do have pre-kick off activities that are open to non-registered participants. Please check the event schedule for a list of all activities.

Changes & Alerts for Hot August Nights 2015!

Downtown Reno Virginia Street Bridge

  • The bridge is being torn down and reconstructed
  • Therefore we will have a new cruise route for downtown Reno and it will be great!!
  • Be sure to check your participant goodie bag for the map
  • Summit Racing Equipment will be sponsoring the downtown Reno Show-n-Shine again this year with a prize purse totaling $5,000
  • 3rd Barrett-Jackson Cup Show-n-Shine presented by the Silver Legacy Resort, Eldorado Hotel Casino, Circus Circus Hotel Casino, and Harrah’s Reno with a prize purse totaling over $100,000


I-580 Construction

  • The southbound lanes between Glendale Ave. & Moana are impacted by much-needed construction
  • This section of I-580 is the north-south freeway in front of the Grand Sierra Resort
  • Transition ramps from I-80 may also be affected
  • Suggestion: go to to watch for updates as the Event approaches
  • We will send Hot August Nights participants an update in their final confirmation letter that was mailed the first week of July


Grand Sierra Resort

  • We will be back in our two northwest original parking lots this year
  • The daily Classic Cherry Show-n-Shine is back! And sporting a prize purse of $10,000
  • Check-in will be held back in its regular room, the “Silver State Pavilion” located downstairs on the lower level by the spa and pool


Sparks Venue

The Nugget Casino Resort is back again this year with the following:

  • Drag Races & Burnouts will be held in the West parking lot Wednesday through Saturday
  • The Ultimate Classic Car Competition will be held Tuesday through Friday with winners returning on Saturday.
  • On Friday they will sponsor the Best Stock Restored and Best Stock Original Competition


Remember to check out our event schedule for the Show-n-Shines at the Peppermill Resort and the Atlantis Resort!

Tourism Safety Public Service Announcement