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Main Event in Reno-Sparks

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Reno-Sparks Main Event

Nostalgia returns to the Reno-Sparks for the 37th annual Hot August Nights bringing with it a full schedule of Show-n-Shines, cruises, car enthusiast events, live entertainment, drag races and burnouts and a whole lotta fun.


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.

2024 Main Event Registration

Show off all your hard work to more than 250,000 attendees at the largest nostalgic classic car show in the country. Registration is capped at 5,500 vehicles 1979 or older so register today.

Click the image or here to purchase your registration today.

Hot August Nights office is open for walk-in registration assistance each Tuesday and Thursday from 10am to 4pm.

baldini's cruisin 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.

August 7-10, 2024

Offering over 55,000 square feet and over 320 booths of the latest in parts, accessories and technology for your hot rod, street rod and muscle car.

Dazzling Divas
August 7-10, 2024

A tantalizing showcase with ladies’ clothing, accessories, purses and handbags, jewelry, cosmetics, specialty items, handmade arts ‘n crafts and more.

Women with Wheels
Dates to be announced

This show is designed exclusively for women and is limited to the first 100 registrations. Vehicle must be a 2024 Hot August Nights Registered Vehicle. Open to vehicles 1979 and older. This is a HAN Event Series qualifying event.

MAG Auctions
August 8-10, 2024

An auction like no other offering an opportunity to purchase the vehicle of your dreams – old, new and everything in between.

August 8-10, 2024

Find classic cars, hard-to-find parts, tools, memorabilia, antiques, collectibles, vintage and nostalgic items and much more by hundreds of vendors.

August 8-10, 2024

View collector vehicles ready for sale and available to be taken home by a new owner.

HAN Parade
August 11, 2024
Hot August Nights Car Awards, Presentations, Parade of Champions presented by the Bonanza Casino and our Hot August Nights Grand Finale Parade.
HAN Event Series Logo
August 11, 2024

There can be only one. Compete for the award you can’t buy – Hot August Nights’ 2025 featured vehicle – and the ultimate bragging rights.