Car event kicks off Cruisin’ Weekend with hundreds of classic and modern vehicles on display

ATASCADERO — The 31st Annual Hot El Camino Cruise Nite is returning on Friday, August 16 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. as part of the City of Atascadero’s Cruisin’ Weekend. The Cruise will take place up and down El Camino Real in Atascadero. Join the thousands of spectators who come out to watch this fun, entertaining, and family-oriented Cruise. From classic favorites to new and flashy hot rods, this event brings out the best cars from all over the county and surrounding areas.

Hot El Camino Cruise Nite Passes are limited. To keep the cruise experience enjoyable, they are capping the number cruising at 500 passes. Pre-registration is located at the Colony Park Community Center, located at 5599 Traffic Way. Mail-in pre-registration will be accepted through Friday, August 2. Walk-in pre-registration will be accepted through Friday, August 16 at 4 p.m. sharp. The cost is $30 per car if you register by August 16 at 4 p.m. Registrations after 4 p.m.,will be handled at the intersection of San Luis Avenue and Pueblo Avenue (enter San Luis Ave. from Curbaril) from 6 until 7:30 p.m. The fee the night of the Cruise is $40 per car. Cash and checks only for on-site registration (no credit cards accepted). 

Hot El Camino Cruise Nite kicks off Cruisin’ Weekend on Friday night, which will continue into Saturday, August 17, with the Mid-State Cruizers Car Show from 10 to 3 p.m. at Atascadero Lake Park and Downtown with the 8th Annual Dancing in the Streets from 5 to 10 p.m. 


Hot El Camino Cruise Nite is a closed, controlled Cruise on El Camino Real from Curbaril to Traffic Way in Atascadero. For Cruise Nite registration and more information about Cruisin’ Weekend go to

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