Hot August Nights Venues

Due to COVID-19 and the postponement of the 2020 Hot August Nights event, no sanctioned events will be taking place at any venues this year. Please check back in September for 2021 venue information.

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Below is a list of Hot August Nights operated venues along with approved Sanctioned Hot August Nights property run venues. Please note that all venues list below are to adhere to Hot August Nights policies and procedures which can be found here.

Atlantis Casino Resort Spa

3800 South Virginia Street, Reno

Home of the Cruise of Champions, daily Show-n-Shines, food, free entertainment and official Hot August Nights merchandise.

Baldini’s Sports Casino & Restaurant

865 S Rock Blvd, Sparks

Home of the car participant breakfast specials and Fall Frenzy

The Garage

2500 East 2nd St., Reno

The Garage, a preferred seating experience, introduces a way to experience Hot August Nights entertainment at the Grand Sierra Resort. This 21+ area will allow you to enjoy complimentary drinks in comfort and style.

Downtown Reno

North Virginia Street (Liberty to 5th Street), Reno

Downtown Reno is the host site for the Celebrity Show-n-Shine along with nightly cruising. The venue is one of 3 sites for the Celebrity Choice Show-n-Shines on Saturday and is the route for the Sunday finale parade . You can also purchase official Hot August Nights merchandise at the this venue. If you are interested in being an outdoor vendor at this venue click below.

Grand Sierra Resort and Casino

2500 East 2nd Street, Reno

Home to Car Participant Check-in & Registration that will be held in the Summit Pavilion at the Grand Sierra Resort. The Grand Sierra Resort is one of 3 sites for the Celebrity Choice Show-n-Shine. Along with FREE live headline entertainment at this venue and home to the Garage. You’ll also find sponsor displays, food, and official Hot August Nights merchandise.

Nugget Casino Resort

1100 Nugget Avenue, Sparks

The Nugget hosts the Official Hot August Nights Drag Races & Burnouts, the Nugget Ultimate Classic Car Competition, Best Stock Original and Best Stock Restored Competition, food and more. It is also home to the Nugget Event Center that will host FREE live entertainment.

Peppermill Resort Spa Casino

2707 South Virginia Street, Reno

Home of the Official Kick-Off Party. Venue also features, specialty car displays, food, vendors and Night Life, the Mill Mile Show-n-Shine Competition, and official Hot August Nights merchandise.

Reno Events Center

400 North Center Street, Reno

Home of the Big Boy’s Toy Store and Dazzling Divas. Check out over 300 booths featuring the latest in hot rod, street rod & truck accessories. No admission fee.

Reno-Sparks Convention Center

4590 South Virginia Street, Reno

Location of the Hot August Nights Auction presented by Motorsport Auction Group.

Reno Sparks Livestock Event Center

1350 N Wells Ave., Reno

Home to the Hot August Nights Swap Meet and Cool Car Corral & Showroom.

Summit Racing Equipment

960 E Glendale Ave., Sparks

Kick off location for Poker Run. Winners to receive a trophy and Summit Racing gift cards.

Virginia City
1 S C St., Virginia City

Take a cruise back in time. Home to our Pre-Kickoff event! Spectators will see an array of classics cars, enjoy food and entertainment as they peruse the store along the wooden boardwalk. During the main event, they are also a Poker Run stop.

Victorian Square – Sparks

1000 Victorian Avenue, Sparks

Home to the Ultimate Classic Competition, as well as a craft fair and free headliner entertainment provided by the Nugget Event Center. Along with these events, each night will feature a cruise down Victorian Avenue and official Hot August Nights merchandise. Sparks is one of 3 sites for the Celebrity Choice Show-n-Shine on Saturday.  If you are interested in being an outdoor vendor at this venue click below.

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