Nostalgia Days in Downtown Novato


Date: Saturday, August 4, 2018

Time: 10:00am-4:00pm

Phone: 415-599-6880

The Downtown Novato Business Association invites you to Nostalgia Days, a cornerstone event in Downtown Novato, California. Each year the city closes down seven blocks of beautifully tree lined Grant Avenue to for a full day while summer is still in full swing. With the sound of classic rock ‘n roll floating in the air, thousands of visitors enjoy FREE admission as they admire hundreds of vehicles of all types, including classic cars, hot rods and customs – just to name a few. The afternoon is capped off with a full slate of awards given to the best in each category as well as cash prizes for Best in Show and the People’s Choice. Hundreds of local families come out to catch a glimpse of their dream car while they cheer for the police escorted Hot Rod Cruise through Downtown Novato on the Friday evening before the main event.

Schedule of events:

Friday Night Cruise 

  • 4:30pm Shine up and L=line up
  • 6:00pm Cruise begins

Saturday Car Show

  • 8:00am Gates open for registrants
  • 10:00am Show opens
  • 11:00am DJ starts spinning tunes
  • 11:30am Kegs tapped and drinks mixed
  • 1:00pm Band begins rockin'
  • 3:00pm Awards
  • 4:00pm Show closes


Additional Location or Other Information

The Car Show takes place on Grant Ave between Redwood Blvd and 7th St in beautiful Downtown Novato, California.