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Cruisin' Weekend in Atascadero!

August 16, 2024 - August 17, 2024

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End your summer in style by coming out to 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.


Pre-Registration will be available soon! Check back here to receive your form! Completed forms can be mailed to the Colony Park Community Center (5599 Traffic Way) until Friday, August 9th and hand-delivered through Friday, August 16th until 4pm. Night-of Registration will be available from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Pueblo St. & El Camino Real (Enter at San Luis Ave.) For questions, please call (805) 470-3360.




Following the Cruise Nite festivities is the Mid-State Cruisers 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. 


On Saturday evening 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! 


Dancing In the Streets Entertainment & Musical Line-Up!



5-6 pm

Community Entertainment featuring Motions Academy of Dance! (stay tuned as this list grows!)


5-7 pm


The Vibe Setters - Lewis Stage (on Entrada)


7-9 pm



8-10 pm

Molly Ringwald Project - El Camino Real Stage (on Entrada)

Steppin Out Band - Lewis Stage (on Entrada)



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!


For information on how to register for the Mid State Cruizers Car Show visit


WANT TO BE A VENDOR?  If you would like to be a "Food" or "Adult Beverage" vendor at Dancing in the Streets, please complete and submit the application below. The deadline to submit is August 2, 2024. 


Food/Alcohol Vendor Application


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


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