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City of Sparks Announces Road Closures/Information for back-to-back events: Hank Williams Jr. Concert and Hot August Nights

Sparks, NV – On August 3, the Nugget Event Center will host a sold-out concert with Hank Williams Jr. and a block party that is open to the public. The following week, the region will host more than 5,000 classic cars during the annual Hot August Nights event in Sparks, August 7-10. Events will be spread between Reno and Sparks at venues such as the Nugget, Baldini’s, Grand Sierra Resort and Atlantis, as well as downtown streets in both cities.

Hank Williams Jr. Road Closures: August 3 at 12:30 a.m. – August 4 at 6:00 a.m.
Closures will include:
• Victorian Avenue, from 10th Street to the Plaza – one block west of Victorian Plaza Circle – East (12th Street).
• Victorian Plaza Circle – East (11th Street) from C Street to Nugget Avenue.
• 10th Street from C Street to Victorian Avenue. (Northbound is closed for construction).



  • Nugget Casino Resort’s parking garage, West parking lot and “Oyster Bar” parking lot
    • City of Sparks parking garage next to the theatre (enter on Victorian Plaza Circle by the plaza or 12th Street).
    • Handicapped parking is located in the parking lot directly across from the Nugget Events Center with access at Nugget Avenue and Victorian Plaza Circle East (11th Street.)

• Sparks Christian Fellowship (510 Greenbrae Dr.) in Sparks. 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Rideshare drop off will be on Victorian Avenue, entering off Pyramid Way Southbound onto Westbound Victorian Avenue ONLY. Cars will be able to pause briefly to drop off passengers and will be rerouted back to Pyramid Way at 10th Street. No parking is available in this location. Other drop off points are on the West side of the Nugget Casino Resort’s parking garage (with Lyft or Uber signage) and the Northwest corner of the West Tower. This is open at 4:00 p.m.


Hot August Nights Road Closures August 6 at 12:30 a.m.  – August 12 at 6:00 a.m.:
Closures will include:
• Victorian Avenue at Victorian Plaza Circle West (14th Street) to Pyramid Highway
• Victorian Plaza Circle East (11th Street) from C Street to Victorian Avenue.
• 11th Street/Victorian Plaza Circle East at Nugget Ave. (gated with security – this is the entrance for registered participants for Show and Shine)
• Avenue of the Oaks is not a through street and closed on either side of movie theatre.
• 10th Street (Southbound only) next to the alley (alley is open for deliveries.)
Please be advised of road closures due to construction on Victorian Plaza Circle West (14th Street), 9th and 10th Streets South of C Street.

Other non-event related closures include Victorian Plaza Circle – West (14th Street) to C Street and C Street between 9th and 10th Street. due to construction in that area

Cruise Information:
Officials are asking spectators and participates to note the following cruise closures/information in downtown Sparks for nightly from August 7 to August 10 from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.:
• Eastbound and westbound Pyramid Way off-ramps will be closed.
• Pyramid Way will be closed from C Street to I-80 on-ramps
• Pyramid Way on-ramps will be open with traffic diversions on Pyramid under the structure to Nugget Avenue.
• Eastbound Rock on-ramp will be closed to alleviate Pyramid Way eastbound closure complications.
• Vehicles are asked to enter the cruise at 21st Street and Victorian Avenue. as side streets will be closed to registered cars entering during the cruise events.

PLEASE NOTE: There is no cruise on Tuesday, August 6th.


Parking is available at the parking garage next to the Victorian Square theatre (enter on Victorian Plaza Circle or 12th Street and the lot South of the movie theatre from 13th Street gate).


  • Summit Racing (960 E Glendale Avenue) in Sparks. Wednesday, August 7th to Saturday, August 10th, 5:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Shuttle will drop off/pick up next to the Drag Races.
    • RTC/Lincoln Line Centennial Plaza in Sparks (1421 Victorian Avenue.) and Reno 4th Street Station (200 E. 4th), Wednesday, August 7 through Saturday, August 10 from 5:00 p.m. to 12:30am. Shuttle runs between downtown Sparks and downtown Reno.

All registered show and shine cars enter on Victorian Plaza Circle East (11th St.) at Nugget Avenue.

There is no designated rideshare drop off/pick up location for Hot August Nights.

It’s Happening Here in the City of Sparks! Our vision is to be the city of choice for residents, businesses, and visitors. We are #SparksProud of our mission to provide a safe environment, economic development, premiere special events, cost-effective sustainable services and opportunities for citizen involvement. Visit www.cityofsparks.us for more information or call (775) 353-5555. #SparksProud #SparksItsHappeningHere