Can't-Miss SEMA Show Events, Awards and After Parties Coming Next Week

By Laura Pitts

The 2023 SEMA Show, October 31-November 3 in Las Vegas, is gearing up to showcase thousands of the newest automotive performance products from more than 2,200 exhibitors in the Las Vegas Convention Center. Before you hit the Show floor on Tuesday morning, check out the lineup of world-class educational sessions and special events taking place early next week.

Monday, October 30

Electric Vehicles 101, Presented by Legacy EV

9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. PDT

Room N252

This course will provide a brand-agnostic and hands-on training opportunity for automotive techs to upskill themselves with a new understanding of electric-vehicle powertrains. Get more details and register here.

Digital Marketing Boot Camp

1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. PDT

Room N258

The new Digital Marketing Bootcamp, which will take place Monday afternoon before the Show's official opening, will provide broader access to education for exhibitors and early arrivals. Attendees will learn how to stay ahead of the competition in the ever-changing digital landscape and gain invaluable knowledge with expert instruction by leaders from Kahn Media, Microsoft, Rhino Reviews, Strikepoint Media, (un)Common Logic and Walser Automotive Group. Get more details and register here.

View more SEMA Show educational sessions set for Monday, October 30.

Exhibitor Appreciation Party 

Silver Drive

SEMA Awards

SEMA Show exhibitors are invited to a special event on Monday, October 30. The special event will feature the coveted SEMA Vehicle Reveal and the SEMA Award Presentation.

Tuesday, October 31

SEMA Show Kickoff Breakfast 

Paradise Event Center in the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino

Before you hit the Show floor, plan to start your SEMA Show experience with the SEMA Show Kickoff Breakfast, Tuesday, October 31, at the Paradise Event Center in the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. Doors open at 7:00 a.m. and the program begins at 7:30 a.m. PDT. Tickets are available here and get the complete details here.

SEMA Kickoff Party

Zouk Nightclub

Kickoff Party

Join SEMA Show organizers for the official SEMA Kickoff Party at the premier Las Vegas venue Zouk Nightclub on the evening of Tuesday, October 31, featuring a live performance by G-Eazy. All exhibitors and attendees with valid SEMA Show credentials are invited to enjoy complimentary expedited entry until 1:00 a.m. PDT.

Wednesday, November 1

SEMA Battle of the Builders, Presented by Mothers

Top 12 Finalists Reveal

North Hall, N10967


The SEMA Battle of the Builders, Presented by Mothers, is gearing up to be one of the best to date. The prestigious competition is judged by industry experts, with awards presented to individuals who have demonstrated extreme talent, creativity and craftsmanship in modifying cars, trucks, SUVs, sport compacts and luxury and exotic builds.

Help honor the Top 12 finalists on Wednesday, November 1, 1:30 p.m.-1:50 p.m. PDT, North Hall, N10967.

Thursday, November 2

SEMA General Membership Meeting

Thursday, November 2, 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m. PDT

Members Lounge North, N251


SEMA Business Members are invited to join the association for its General Membership Meeting!

Taking place on Thursday, November 2, from 7:30-8:30 a.m. PDT in the LVCC Members Lounge North, Room N251, the meeting will be the first one of its kind hosted at the SEMA Show and will provide SEMA Business Members with an exciting opportunity to network with other like-minded professionals. Members will also learn about their association benefits and services, year-round business solutions and SEMA's latest initiatives. Complimentary refreshments will be provided. 

See the official SEMA Show schedule of events set for the SEMA Show week, including the SEMA Battle of the Builders, SEMA Council and Network events and more.

Friday, November 3 and Saturday, November 4


Las Vegas Festival Grounds

Taking place November 3-4 at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds, the first-ever SEMA Fest brings together some of the biggest names in music across the gamut of rock, hip-hop and pop and the hottest automotive brands and their enthusiasts in a large-scale festival format.

In addition to the world-class music programming, the event will feature a full slate of immersive automotive lifestyle events, a consumer marketplace, top-notch drifting events, motorsports competitions, freestyle motocross, BMX demos and more.

Secure your SEMA Fest tickets and find the official lineup, schedule, map and more at

SEMA Fest After-Parties

Zouk Nightclub

Join us for the SEMA Fest official after-parties at Zouk. The Friday, November 3, event will be headlined by Tiësto, while the Saturday, November 4, event will feature Kaskade. All guests with a SEMA Fest ticket will have complimentary expedited entry to these after-party events.