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Hot August Nights Guide

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From August 6-11, the streets of Reno Tahoe USA will vibrate with the deep rumble of engines as 5,000 classic vehicles rule the road during Hot August Nights. Thousands of spectators and car enthusiast will line the sidewalks of downtown Reno and Victorian Square in Sparks for a glimpse into the past while the polished chrome and custom paint jobs cruise down the streets. The largest nostalgic and classic vehicle event in the country, Hot August Nights, brings a week packed with excitement from decades gone by. And with so much going on, it can be a difficult to keep track of it all, so here are some highlights you won’t want to miss.

Tuesday, August 6

  • 9 am – 4 pm John Ascuaga’s Nugget Ultimate Classic Car Competition
  • 2 pm – 6 pm Summit Racing Equipment Show-n-Shine – 960 E. Glendale Ave., Sparks
  • 5 pm – 10 pm “Official Locals Kickoff” Cruise of Champions – Atlantis Casino Resort
  • 7 pm – 10 pm OPEN CRUISE – Downtown Sparks
  • 8:15 pm Lil’ Elmo and the Cosmos live – Grand Sierra Resort
  • 10 pm Brew Brother Beach Part – Eldorado Hotel Casino

Wednesday, August 7

  • 9 am – 4 pm Barrett-Jackson Cup Show-n-Shine – Downtown Reno
  • 10 am – 5 pm Big Boy’s Toy Store– Reno Events Cents
  • 12 pm Hollywood Classic Free Movie Marathon: Rio Bravo (12:00 pm), The Graduate (2 pm), The King & I (4 pm) – John Ascuaga’s Nugget Celebrity Showroom
  • 5 pm – 8 pm Happy Days Sock Hop – Circus Circus Mandalay Ballroom
  • 7 pm – 10 pm CONTROLLED CRUISE – Downtown Sparks
  • 8:15 pm Ronny &  The Classics live – Victorian Square, Sparks

Thursday, August 8

  • 7 am – 4 pm Hot August Nights Swap Meet & Cool Car Showroom – Reno Sparks Livestock Events Center
  • 12 pm – 10 pm Classic Cars on display – Peppermill Resort Hotel
  • 6 pm – 10 pm Hot August Nights Prom – Circus Circus Mandalay Ballroom
  • 6 pm – 11 pm Hot August Nights Auction Presented by Barrett-Jackson – Reno-Sparks Convention Center
  • 6 pm – 12 am Drag Races & Burnouts – John Ascuaga’s Nugget West Parking Lot
  • 7 pm – 10 pm CONTROLLED CRUISE – Downtown Sparks & Reno

Friday, August 9

  • 9 am – 4 pm Grand Sierra Resort Daily Classic Cherry Show-n-Shine
  • 10 am – 10 pm Acres of Champions Show-n-Shine – Atlantis Casino Resort Spa
  • 2 pm – 10 pm FREE Jelly Bellys and see the Jelly Belly Dragster – Peppermill Resort Hotel
  • 6 pm – 11 pm Hot August Nights August Presented by Barrett-Jackson – Reno-Sparks Convention Center
  • 8:15 pmThe Righteous Brothers’ Bill Medley live – Grand Sierra Resort
  • 10 pm Hot August Nights Fireworks Extravaganza – Silver Legacy Resort Casino

Saturday, August 10

  • 9 am – 4 pm Celebrity Choice Show-n-Shine – Reno
  • 9 am – 4 pm Celebrity Choice Show-n-Shine – Sparks
  • 9 am – 4 pm Celebrity Choice Show-n-Shine – Grand Sierra Resort
  • 9 am – 4 pm Barrett-Jackson Cup Finale Judging of the week’s Best of Show Winners – 4th & Virginia
  • 2 pm – 11 pm Hot August Night Auction Presented by Barrett-Jackson – Reno-Sparks Convention Center
  • 7 pm – 10 pm CONTROLLED CRUISE – Downtown Spark & Reno
  • 8:15 pm Paul Revere & The Raiders live

Sunday, August 11

  • 8:30 am Car Awards Presentation & Parade of Champions – Downtown Reno
  • 10 am Official Parade – Downtown Reno
  • 7 pm – 11 pm Chasen 50’s live

Also, be sure to catch “Grease” the Musical showing nightly at 7 pm at the Eldorado Hotel Casino.

To view the full schedule, visit HotAugustNights.net, and to find out more about the Hot August Nights Auction Presented by Barrett-Jackson, visit our blog.

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