ATASCADERO — The City of Atascadero is set to host the Cruisin’ Weekend, and residents and visitors are advised of important street closures and event regulations for a safe and enjoyable experience.

Kicking off on Friday, August 18, from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m., the 30th Annual Hot El Camino Cruise Nite will feature a closed and controlled cruise on El Camino Real from Traffic Way to Curbaril. To facilitate this event, the following road closures will be in effect:

  • El Camino Real: Curbaril to Traffic Way
  • East Mall: Palma Ave to El Camino Real
  • West Mall: Palma Ave to El Camino
  • Palma Ave: West Mall to Traffic Way
  • Traffic Way: Palma Ave to El Camino Real (Parking behind El Paseo Plaza remains open) – Soft closure up to Lewis Ave.
  • San Luis Ave: Curbaril to El Camino Real
  • Pueblo Ave: Sinoloa to El Camino Real
  • Entrada Ave: El Camino Real to Palma Ave (Soft closure at Lewis Ave.)

Highway 41 will be closed between US 101 southbound ramps and Santa Ysabel Avenue, with detours via Curbaril Avenue and Santa Ysabel Avenue. Several US 101 northbound on- and off-ramps at Hwy 41/El Camino Real will be closed, while local traffic can access the Von’s Center via Santa Ysabel Avenue. The Tesla Charging Station will be inaccessible during the event. Designated pedestrian crossings will be available at Huckleberry’s and East Mall.


Participants are reminded to follow specific rules, including driving cautiously, obeying traffic signals and police officers, refraining from tire spinning or speed exhibitions, and adhering to all Vehicle Code regulations.

On Saturday, August 19, from 5 to 10 p.m., Dancing in the Streets will take place, featuring multiple bands and food vendors throughout downtown Atascadero. Closures will affect West Mall between ECR & Lewis, Palma Ave between East Mall and Entrada, and more.

Several no-park areas will be enforced from Friday, August 18 through Saturday, August 19, and during Saturday, August 19 (11 to 12 a.m.), including West Mall, Entrada, ECR, Lewis Ave, and more.

For inquiries, please contact the Colony Park Community Center at (805) 470-3360. More information can be found at