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Cruisin' Weekend in Atascadero!

August 16, 2024 - August 17, 2024

(times included below!)


End your summer in style by attending Atascadero’s 2024 Cruisin’ Weekend!


Plan to be in Downtown Atascadero on August 16th and 17th for your favorite, annual Atascadero tradition!


The weekend kicks off with the 31st Annual Hot El Camino Cruise Nite on Friday, August 16th at 6:30 p.m., and continues on Saturday, August 17th, with the 33rd Annual Mid State Cruizers Car Show from 10 am – 3 pm at Atascadero Lake Park followed by our 8th Annual Dancing in the Streets in the Downtown from 5-10 pm!


Hot El Camino Cruise Nite is 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 across California. These beautifully, restored antique cars will cruise up and down El Camino Real on Friday, August 16th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Over the years, Cruise Nite has grown immensely and has expanded to be a fun weekend event for locals and tourists alike.



Hot El Camino Cruise Nite Passes are LIMITED!! To ensure an enjoyable cruising experience, we're capping passes at 400 vehicles. So, don’t delay, get your passes in advance! 


To pre-register, complete your Cruise Night Registration Form and submit it 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 until 4 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 pm until 7:30 pm.  The fee for the night of the Cruise is $40 per car. Only cash and checks will be accepted for on-site registration (no credit cards accepted). 


Street Closures & Rules of the Road



Following the Cruise Nite festivities is the Mid-State Cruizers Car Show at Atascadero Lake Park on Saturday, August 17th from 10 am until 3 pm, where you can check out the interior and exterior of a wide variety of antique cars. For more information on Mid-State Cruizers Car Show visit



On Saturday at 5 pm, the 8th Annual Dancing in the Streets will jump-start the evening with performances from local bands scattered throughout downtown. Enjoy 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 appreciate 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! 


Entertainment & Musical Line-Up!


5-6 pm

Community Entertainment featuring Motions Academy of Dance! (City Hall Stage)


5-7 pm

The Vibe Setters - Palma Stage (Palma & Entrada)

90's Babies - East Mall Stage (East Mall & ECR)


7-9 pm

Cassie B Band (out of San Diego!) - City Hall Stage


8-10 pm

Molly Ringwald Project - Palma Stage (Palma & Entrada)

Steppin Out Band - East Mall Stage (East Mall & ECR)



It’s FREE to attend any of the Cruisin’ Weekend events! Food and drinks will be available for purchase and a variety of local merchants will be open!


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. 



Time and space are running out! If you'd like to be an "Adult Beverage" vendor at Dancing in the Streets, please complete and submit a VENDOR APPLICATION (first come first served). 


For all other information, contact Recreation at (805) 470-3360!


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