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Cruisin’ Weekend in Atascadero

August 16, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - August 17, 2019 @ 10:00 pm

SAVE THE DATE Atascadero’s Cruisin’ Weekend! PLAN AHEAD!

The weekend kicks off with the 27th Annual Hot El Camino Cruise Nite on Friday, August 16th at 6:30 p.m., continues on Saturday with the 30th Annual Mid State Cruizers Car Show from 10 am – 3 pm at Atascadero Lake Park followed by our 4th Annual Dancing in the Streets in the Downtown from 5-10 pm! Plan to be in Downtown Atascadero on August 16th and 17th for your favorite, annual tradition!

This coming Hot El Camino Cruise Nite marks the 27th 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 – 8:30 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!

Cruise Nite festivities begin at 6:30 pm on Friday, August 16th, and the Mid-State Cruisers Car Show will be 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. 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 3rd Annual Dancing in the Streets!

On Saturday evening at 5 pm, Dancing in the Streets will jump-start the evening with Community performances from 5-6 pm and the Martin Paris Band from 6-8 pm at the Entrada Stage on El Camino Real and Entrada! There will be a total of five 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!

2019 Schedule is shaping up…..
5:00-6:00 pm: Entrada Stage – Community Entertainment
6:00 – 8:00 pm Entrada Stage – Martin Paris Band
8:30 – 10 pm Entrada Stage – TBD

5:30 – 7:30 pm: Lewis Stage – Bear Market Riot
8:30-10:00 pm: Lewis Stage – TBD

7:00-10:00 pm: West Mall Stage – Burning James & the Funky Flames

Special community entertainment performances by the Atascadero High School Cheer team, Atascadero’s Recreation Services Ballroom Dancing with Sharon and Dan Davis and Mary Smith’s Dance Around the World Dancers (ages 2-11 years old); Motion Academy of Dance; Jeanie Malik with Dancing with Our Stars to present the 2020 Dancers! Line Dancing will kick off everyone’s participation to put the evening in motion!

Everyone is sure to work up an appetite and with all that dancing, and a variety of food trucks will be available! In addition, we will have plenty on tap with the Central Coast Craft Brewery Guild taking charge of the 2019 line-up of adult beverages! PLUS our downtown merchants and restaurants will be open providing your favorite food and drink and open to serve hungry guests!

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!


CRUISE NITE: For more information on the event or cost and details of car registration, please contact us at (805) 470-3360. Cars must be street legal and registered. You can register your car in person at the Colony Park Community Center at 5599 Traffic Way up until 4 pm on Friday, August 16th for $27/ car. After 4 pm on Friday, you can still register by coming down to Coast Hills CU on the corner of El Camino Real & Pueblo at 5:30 pm and register for $37/ vehicle. Registration closes at 7:30 pm.

CAR SHOW: 30th Annual Atascadero Lake Car Show – Saturday, August 17th 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Mid-State Cruizers presents a fabulous Car Show! For information on participating contact: Duane Powell @ (805) 466 – 3853 or Larry Wilson @ (805) 466 – 2265 or www.midstatecruizers.org (participation is first come, first served)


August 16, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
August 17, 2019 @ 10:00 pm
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Downtown Atascadero
Atascadero, CA 93422 + Google Map