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2024 Hot August Nights Events

Mark your calendar now as America’s love affair with classic cars, rock and roll and nights filled with nostalgia returns in 2024 to the Reno-Tahoe region for Hot August Nights’ 37th annual event.

Get Your Motors Running

May 17-18, 2024

Jumpstart the season and get your engines warmed up for summer with a Show-n-Shine, live entertainment, merch and more.

Virginia City
August 2-3, 2024

Official kick-off with 400 classics lining the main street of a classic town dating back to the late 1800s.

Cruising for the Cure
August 4, 2024

Bonanza Casino’s Cruisin’ for the Cure car show benefits the Prostate Cancer Foundation with classic cars, live music, food trucks and more.

Hot August Nights Reno Sparks
August 4-11, 2024

The main event with 5,500 officially registered classics taking over the streets of Reno-Sparks for a week of events.

Hot August Nights Event Series
August 11, 2024

There can be only one. Compete for the award you can’t buy – Hot August Nights’ 2024 featured vehicle – and the ultimate bragging rights plus a 250-vehicle limit Show-n-Shine.

America's Largest Nostalgic Car Show

Features free nightly entertainment, show-in-shines, Motorsport Auction Group (MAG) Auctions, drag races and burnouts, a swap meet and more for 10 days. Since 1986 thousands of car enthusiasts from near and far have come to the Reno-Tahoe region to participate in one of the largest annual classic car events in the world with 5,500 officially registered vehicles 1979 or older.

Hot August Nights, a nonprofit organization, began as a way to drive tourism to the area during August. Now, it’s considered an iconic special event for attendees and participants to relive and celebrate the nostalgic times of the 50s, 60s and 70s.