at Reid-Hillview Airport, 2500 Cunningham Ave., San Jose, CA 95148

(check back and scroll down often to see more activities added!)

Second Harvest Food Bank 

canned food drive!

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Military Tanks and Vehicles

on display!

The Eagle Field Foundation will be bringing at least 20 military vehicles including tanks!   Check out their website at or find them on Facebook at

We will be accepting canned goods for Second Harvest Food Bank in the collection barrels at the entry gate to Hot San Jose Nights near the office area to help our hungry community.  Please bring a can or box of food.  (No glass or cellophane wrapped food please!)click here if you'd like to make a cash donation or just learn more!

Baylands RC Group

Baylands RC Group is directed by Ray Manuel.  They'll be putting on "The Greatest Little Air Show in the World" with all RC planes with commentary! 

Starts at 12:30pm.  They'll have 3 simulators for you enjoy!  At 1:45 you'll be able to talk with the RC pilots & instructors and try some hands on with the simulators!  .....learn more!

Antique Autos will be on display

Check out this year's selection of these very old and well cared for antique vehicles.  You can learn a lot about the history of the automobile by talking with their very knowlegeable owners.

Register to display your aircraft here!

Our community has people going hungry all year long, not just at Christmas!  Feeding kids during summer months can be a worry to some families.  Please consider bringing a donation of canned food when you attend Hot San Jose Nights this year.  It will make you feel good that you are doing something that might seem so simple for many of us but can make a real difference to a family in need!  Look for our Second Harvest Food Bank barrels at the entry point and lets fill them up!  For anyone who would rather make a cash donation online you may click here for the link.  On behalf of Second Harvest Food Bank we thank you! (click here to find most needed items.)

Event Host Announcer

Tony Karis

Tony will keep everybody up to speed on all the event actives, along with information of aircraft, tanks, cars and special guest. Drop by the announcer booth and say hi to Tony Karis!

Fire Trucks!

San Jose Fire Department will have a ladder truck on display!  Check it out, talk to the crew!  Meet the guys who help to keep our community safe every day!

Silver Creek Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps

Hot San Jose Nights is proud to have the support of the SCROTC, please come & meet these fine young dedicated high school students.


Airport Day & S.T.E.A.M.!

Dave Cortese & Cindy Chavez

Lots of Classic Cars on display!

Come to see your dream car or bring your own classic car, street rod, hot rod, custom, vintage, survivor or exotic car!

Please keep in mind the event is all FREE to the public.  We could not do this event without the great support of Dave Cortese.  Thank you, Dave!


contact Mike at:

or 408-615-1454

(Hennessy's Auto Repair)

Book signing by Dennis Mattish!

Meet Dennis Mattish, famous local auto racing authority and photographer and have him sign your book or pick one up and browse his many photos.

Hot San Jose Nights 2020 at Reid-Hillview Airport is a  huge family fun classic car show & airplane show. It's really a huge classic car event bringing together everything at the airport including a static airplane display with car guys & gals showing off an incredible array of classic cars from vintage custom hot rods, muscle cars, sleek sports cars, survivors, new special interest cars, & even new cars from the dealerships for a fun day in the sun!    Bring your chairs & coolers and enjoy the day!  Great live music & food all day!  Cars & Aircraft are invited to be on display inside the airport grounds!   S.T.E.A.M.  (Science, Technology, Engineering, Aviation & Math) is happening for the kids with robotics teams, hands on airplanes and tanks & airplane rides!! Free Parking & Free Admission!

Now accepting

Food Trucks.

Register your classic car, vintage, muscle

or special interest car! 

All years!

Bands, Entertainment, Displays & Activites

Civil Air Patrol

presents the Color Guard!

We are pleased to have the Civil Air Patrol once again be presenting the Color Guard during the National Anthem during the Opening Ceremony at noon!

We would  like to thank the Evergreen Times for their support this year!

Check out the fun we've had at previous years at Hot San Jose Nights!

Chris Wilder




coming soon

Aircraft on display!

Over 40 aircraft will be on display!

Supported by

Reid-Hillview Airport

the VMC Foundation CEO, Chris Wilder

Dave Cortese,  Santa Clara County Supervisor District 3

Cindy Chavez, Santa Clara County Supervisor District 2

Awards of Excellence!

Awards of Excellence will be handed out at noon during our Opening Ceremony  to our Best of the Bay Honorees.  Assisting Mike Hennessy with the honors will be Chris Wilder, CEO of the VMC Foundation; Dave Cortese, President of the Santa Clara Board of Supervisors; Cindy Chavez, County Supervisor District 2.

Chris Wilder, Mike Hennessy, Dave Cortese, Cindy Chavez

Contact Hot San Jose Nights at:

408-615-1454 or

click forflyer pdf

Register to show your product or advertise your business!

Register your non profit 501c3 for free!

Big Mike & the HartBeats!

We are very pleased to announce their return to Hot San Jose Nights! This fabulous band is sure to entertain everyone!

Best of the Bay Honorees!

Every year at Hot San Jose Nights we like to honor outstanding citizens or organizations who selflessly give back to our community.  Check back later to see who they will be!


12th Annual Hot San Jose Nights

Saturday, August 29th, 2020 9:30am-3pm

Healthcare for all.  We mean it.  Rich and poor, young and old, the doors of Santa Clara Valley Medical Center are open to all.  Help us keep it that way.  To learn more or to donate, please click here!

Family friendly classic car show & static airplane show: Saturday, September 8, 2018 10am - 4 at Reid-Hillview Airport 2500 Cunningham Ave., San Jose, CA 95148

Young Eagles

Kids can catch one of the limited number of free flights with the Young Eagles!

San Jose State Aviation!

The San Jose State University aviation program is one of the nation’s oldest and the only public institution in California offering a BS in Aviation.    With degree emphasis options in Professional Flight, Operations, Aviation Management and Maintenance Management, SJSU is well positioned to assist aspiring aviation professionals in realizing their dreams.

 Come and sit in our aircraft, talk with our students and faculty, and learn more about the educational opportunities we provide.

San Jose Metropolitan Band

....and Meet the Band!

Sponsored by Trade Winds Aviation, the San Jose Metropolitan Band is back by popular demand!  The SJMB will be playing once again in the Trade Winds Aviation hangar located to the right of the main entrance to the tarmac.  10:00 - 11:00. You won't want to miss it!  Then at 11:15 Meet the Band!  Talk to the band members and get an up close look at their instruments!  See what it takes to learn to play one.

Trade Winds Aviation

Be sure to check out the aircraft on Display at Trade Winds Aviation!  Just follow the sound of the 45 piece band that will be playing inside the Trade Winds hangar 10am - 11am!