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Cruisin' Weekend in Atascadero!

August 19, 2022 - August 20, 2022

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End your summer in style by coming out to Atascadero’s Cruisin’ Weekend! The weekend kicks off with the 29th Annual Hot El Camino Cruise Nite on Friday, August 19th at 6:30 p.m., continues on Saturday with the 31st Annual Mid State Cruizers Car Show from 10 am – 3 pm at Atascadero Lake Park followed by our 6th Annual Dancing in the Streets in the Downtown from 5-10 pm! Plan to be in Downtown Atascadero on August 19th and 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 1950’s and 1960’s come downtown from across California. These beautifully, restored antique cars cruise up and down El Camino Real from 6:30 – 9:00 pm. 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! For pre-registration call (805) 470-3360.


Cruise Nite festivities begin at 6:30 pm on Friday, August 19th, and the Mid-State Cruisers Car Show will be at Atascadero Lake Park on Saturday, August 20th from 10 am until 3 pm, where you can check out the interior and exterior of a wide variety of antique cars. These cars will then cruise on over to the downtown at 5 pm and will park in a VIP area next to City Hall to kick off our 6th Annual Dancing in the Streets!


On Saturday evening at 5 pm, Dancing in the Streets will jump-start the evening with performances from local bands scattered throughout downtown along with a variety of antique cars on display. There will be lots of your favorite bands, 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!  In addition, the downtown merchants and restaurants will be open providing your favorite food and drink to serve hungry guests! 


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, contact Recreation at (805) 470-3360! 

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