Hot El Camino Cruise Nite is on Friday, Aug. 19 at 6:30 p.m.

ATASCADERO — Join the City of Atascadero for a fun-filled weekend by coming out to Atascadero’s Cruisin’ Weekend. 

The weekend kicks off with the 29th Annual Hot El Camino Cruise Nite on Friday, Aug. 19, at 6:30 p.m., and continues on Saturday with the 31st Annual Mid State Cruizers Car Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Atascadero Lake Park followed by the 6th Annual Dancing in the Streets in the Downtown from 5 to 9 p.m. 

Plan to be in Downtown Atascadero on Aug. 19 and the 20th for your favorite annual tradition.


This coming Hot El Camino Cruise Nite marks the 29th year that this cruise has been in place. It’s one of the largest and most popular annual events in San Luis Obispo County and one of the City’s signature events.

On Friday evening, over 400 local cruisers from the 1950s and 1960s come downtown from local residents to a variety of cruisers across California. These beautifully, restored antique cars cruise up and down El Camino Real from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Over the years, Cruise Nite has grown immensely, and expanded to be a weekend event for locals and tourists alike to enjoy a full weekend of fun.

Cruise Nite festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 19, and the Mid-State Cruizers Car Show will be at Atascadero Lake Park on Saturday, Aug. 20 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., where you can check out the interior and exterior of a wide variety of antique cars. Several of these cars will then cruise on over to the downtown at 5 p.m. and will park along Sunken Gardens on West Mall to kick off the 6th Annual Dancing in the Streets. 

On Saturday evening at 5 p.m., Dancing in the Streets will jump-start the evening with several bands from The Vibe Setters at the ECR Stage on El Camino Real and Entrada to the Community Entertainment in front of City Hall. There will be four of the county’s favorite bands performing plus community entertainment, food trucks, beer, wine/cider and distillery vendors who will be ready to celebrate a fun evening of music and dancing. The evening promises a full variety of music for everyone’s enjoyment and entertainment, whether you want to dance or just enjoy the music and engaging atmosphere.

ECR Stage                             

The Vibe Setters | 5 to 7 p.m.        

The Counterfeit Kings | 7:30 to 9 p.m.         

Lewis Stage 

Steppin’ Out Band | 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. 

City Hall Stage                      

Community Entertainment | 5 to 6 p.m.

Burning James & the All-Stars | 7 to 9 p.m.                  

Special community entertainment performances will kick off with the California Mid State Fair Queen and her court, Atascadero High School Show Choir Soloist, Atascadero High School Cheer Team, and Dancing with Our Stars to present the 2022 dancers and Motion Academy of Dance in Atascadero.

Everyone is sure to work up an appetite, and with all that dancing, and a variety of food trucks will be available including Bello Catering’s Wood Fire Pizza, Cardonagh Kitchen Irish inspired food, Daniel’s & Daniel’s, Hungry Mother, Lido’s, Railroad BBQ, Mary’s Cuisine, Taqueria Don Jose, Templeton Pizza & Greek Food, and Zen Dog. For those with a sweet tooth, be prepared to enjoy Crave Mini Donuts, Le Ciel Crepe Café, Greybots Team 973 Cotton Candy, G Brothers Kettlecorn, Hug a Mug, and Paradise Shaved Ice.

On tap, they will have a variety of beer, wine, cider and distilled spirits with a special thanks to their nonprofit beverage vendor, Central Coast Brewer’s Guild for arranging the collection of beverage vendors and being their commemorative beverage glass sponsor. In addition, the downtown merchants and restaurants will be open providing your favorite food and drink and open to serve hungry guests.

This weekend would not be possible without their sponsors. The list is long starting with their Cruisin’ Weekend sponsor Street Side Ale House; their presenting sponsors including H&R Block, Sprinkler King, Waste Management; supporting sponsors Mechanics Bank, and Kirk Consulting; their Friend Sponsors, Coastal Communities Physicians Network, Taco Bell, Hart Impressions. 

On top of all this, it’s free to attend any of the Cruisin’ Weekend events. Food, and drink are available for purchase and a variety of local merchants will be open. 

For more information on the event or details of car registration, please contact them at (805) 470-3360 or