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Thursday, March 7, 2024, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the National Automobile Museum

RENO, Nevada (Feb. 29, 2024) – Hot August Nights is a 10-day, city-wide event that is only made possible with volunteer support. The event hosts 5,500 officially registered vehicles and more than 300,000 attendees across six venues in the Reno-Sparks region. Throughout the year, a roster of nearly 200 volunteer members support Hot August Nights and the Hot August Nights Foundation. That number nearly doubles during the event, with almost 400 volunteers helping to keep the wheels spinning on the region’s largest annual special event.

This year, Hot August Nights is seeking to bolster its strong contingency of volunteer members, inviting anyone interested in becoming a part of the Hot August Nights volunteer team to attend a Volunteer Recruitment Event taking place Thursday, March 7, 2024, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the National Automobile Museum, located at 1 Museum Dr. in Reno.

Attendees to the recruitment event will learn more about the organization, talk to committee leaders, gain an understanding of requirements for involvement and hear from current volunteers about the benefits. Membership is required at an annual contribution of $40 to cover the costs of incentives like parties and dinners, as well as items provided including a polo member shirt, hat or sun visor and other supplies.

Hot August Nights volunteer members are responsible for ensuring that each aspect of the event flows smoothly – from the Show-n-Shines, nightly cruises, entertainment and everything in between. In addition, volunteer members are active throughout the year assisting in event preparation, working with the Hot August Nights Foundation, and more.

“Our volunteers give of their time and energy to help put on one of the county’s largest special events and become a special part of the Hot August Nights family while doing so,” said Deny Dotson, executive director for Hot August Nights. “Beyond the 10 days each August, our volunteers donate time throughout the year with the HAN Event Series, Foundation or our many other committees. We’re looking to add 100 more volunteers to ensure a top-notch experience for the more than 500,000 attendees we welcome each year.”

Anyone interested in learning more about becoming a volunteer member for Hot August Nights is encouraged to attend the recruitment event at the National Automobile Museum. More information on becoming a volunteer is available online at including membership benefits and an application for 2024.

Hot August Nights’ main event returns to Reno and Sparks for its 37th annual event, Aug.4-11, with the official kickoff Aug. 2-3 in Virginia City. Registration is open now at Car registration remains open until the limit is reached. For registration or event information, visit online at or call 775-356-1956. Keep up to date with the latest by following on Facebook, Instagram, or X