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City of Atascadero Announces the 31st Annual Hot El Camino Cruise Nite

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21 June 2024

Registration Now Open!

The City of Atascadero proudly presents the 31st Annual Hot El Camino Cruise Nite on Friday, August 16, 2024, from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm as part of our Cruisin’ Weekend! The Cruise will take place up and down El Camino Real in Atascadero. Join the thousands of spectators that 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.

Flyer for the 2024 Cruisin' Weekend event featuring a classic car in front of City Hall.

Hot El Camino Cruise Nite Passes are LIMITED!! To keep the cruise experience enjoyable, we are capping the number cruising at 500 passes. So, don’t delay, get your passes in advance! 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 2nd.  Walk-in pre-registration will be accepted through Friday, August 16th at 4:00 pm sharp.  The cost is $30 per car if you register by August 16th at 4 pm.  Registrations after 4 pm, will be handled at the intersection of San Luis Avenue and Pueblo Avenue (please enter San Luis Ave. from Curbaril) from 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm.  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 17th with the Mid-State Cruizers Car Show from 10-3 pm at Atascadero Lake Park and Downtown with the 8th Annual Dancing in the Streets from 5:00-10:00 pm.

A special thank you to our Cruisin’ Weekend Sponsors! Gold sponsors include Fatte’s Pizza, Kirk Consulting, & Sprinkler King; Silver Sponsors include Street Side Ale House & Eatery, Avila Traffic Safety, & Springhill Suites by Marriott; and Bronze sponsors include Mechanics Bank, Atascadero Waste Management, Five Star Rain Gutters, Taco Bell, & Hart Impressions. We wouldn’t be able to bring these events to our community without their support!

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 or call (805) 470-3360.