Local Events

Hot August Nights

America has a love affair with classic cars and rock-n-roll, and Reno is no exception. Every August, the Biggest Little City revs its engines to host the coolest car show in the country.

Hot August Nights is an exciting five-day event where you can show off your classic ride and check out other drivers’ hot wheels, then rock the night away to free open-air concerts.

Whether you love the rumble of a classic roadster or the rumble of a good ‘ol rock-n-roll tune, this event is for you. So grab your poodle skirt and pink jacket or your blue jeans and white T-shirt, and join us as we celebrate the nostalgia of classic cars and rock-n-roll during Hot August Nights. Enjoy the spectacle as Reno, Sparks, and Virginia City are overtaken by classic car cruises, show-n-shines, and rocking good concerts.

Grand Sierra Resort is the perfect base for your Hot August Nights adventure. As well as hosting show-n-shines and free nightly concerts, we are also pleased to offer Hot August Nights-themed casino events and poolside parties to keep your engines running!


Various venues in Reno/Sparks


Each year in August 

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For a complete calendar of events visit the Hot August Nights website.