Celebrate The Great American Car, Rock N’Roll At Hot August Nights Saturday


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Burien’s annual free summer outdoor party, “Hot August Nights” hits the pavement this Saturday, Aug. 7th with a tribute to America’s love affair with classic cars, cruisin’ Main Street and rock-and-roll.

A spin-off of a popular show in Nevada that draws hundreds of thousands of people, the Burien event will features live music, a beer garden, 50/50 raffle and a multitude of magnificent machines, mostly from the ‘50s and ‘60s. The event runs from 4pm to 10pm in Burien Town Square, ending with the cars taking a night cruise through Three Tree Point and Normandy Park.

Vehicles will compete for awards in the following categories:

  • Mayor’s Choice
  • Best Car to See the Stars In
  • Best Headlights
  • Most Likely To Go On A Date In
  • People’s Choice
  • Best Interior
  • Auto Dealers’ Choice
  • Best Night Cruiser
  • Lowest Odometer

Vehicle owners may either register to participate in advance or on the day of the event. Registration forms and details can be found at www.discoverburien.com. Preregistration is $15. Registration on Aug. 7 is $20 and takes place beginning at 2 p.m. at SW 151st Street and 6 Avenue SW.

The original Hot August Nights had its first outing on Aug. 1, 1986, at the Reno Sparks Convention Center. That night the Baby Boomers gathered for a nostalgic return to their youth, with classic cars and music from the likes of the Righteous Brothers and Jan & Dean.

Burien Auto Row and the Discover Burien Association are the sponsors of Hot August Nights. Discover Burien Association is a nonprofit organization that works on the economic development, promotion and marketing of the city. Proceeds from the event go toward operation of the event and Discover Burien.

Burien Town Square is located at SW 152nd Street and 5th Place SW. For more information, go to www.discoverburien.com or contact Debra George, the Discover Burien event manager, at 206-941-7199.

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