Welcome to the Reno-Sparks Main Event

The Largest Nostalgic Classic Car Event in the Country


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.

Make a Week of It


Show off all your hard work to hundreds of thousands of attendees at the country’s largest nostalgic classic car show.

Registration is capped at 5,500 vehicles 1979 or older.

August 4, 2024

Cruisin' for the Cure Logo

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

August 4-11, 2024

Hot August Nights

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

Hot August Night Big Boys Toy Store

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.

August 7-10, 2024

Hot August Night Dazzling Diva

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

Dates to be Announced

Women with Wheelz Logo

This show is designed exclusively for women and is limited to the first 100 registrations. Vehicle must be a 2023 Hot August Nights Registered Vehicle. Open to vehicles 1979 and older. This is a HAN Event Series qualifying event.

August 8-10, 2024

MAG Auctions

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 over 700 vendors.

August 8-10, 2024

View over 200 beautiful collector vehicles ready for sale and available to be taken home by a new owner.

August 11, 2024

HAN Grand Finale Parade

Hot August Nights Car Awards, Presentations, Parade of Champions presented by the Bonanza Casino and our Hot August Nights Grand Finale Parade.

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.

August 5, 2023

Wicked Wayz Logo

Wicked Wayz Tomorrow’s Classics presented by J Resort showcases impressive rides destined to be future classics.

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