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“My Classic Car” TV Host Dennis Gage to Appear at 26th Annual Redding, CA Kool April Nites Enjoy Nine Full Days of Classic Car Fun from April 18th – 26th 2015 as Part of the Redding Unrestricted Spring Events Series

Redding, CA – April 9, 2015 – This year the 26th annual Kool April Nites classic car show will be featured on the Dennis Gage, My Classic Car show. Over the past 11 years, My Classic Car has become an icon car hobbyists and is syndicated across North America on popular motorsports networks including the Speed Channel. Gage will join in the fun at this spectacular 9-day event showcasing thousands of classic and vintage cars throughout the northern CA town of Redding. Gage will attend the city wide Friday “Nite” Cruise and the big car show event on Saturday at the Redding Civic Auditorium. 

Hear the roar of the hot engines as thousands of incredible classic cars and trucks roll into Redding for parades, show & shines, competitions, concerts, food, fun and general admiration. It’s such a big event offering so many show & shines that virtually any parking lot in town is a good spot to watch the beautiful cars cruise in and out. Admission to the big April 25th Saturday car show is $10 at the gate for the general spectators or can be pre-purchases for $8 at local Napa Auto Parts stores, Raley's Supermarket on Lake Blvd and the Record Searchlight Newspaper.

The Friday “Nite” Cruise as well as many of the other events including some concerts are free to all spectators. Get your parade spot early because the sidewalks will be packed for this incredible parade of custom hot rods and restored classics. Bring the whole family - grandma and grandpa will get nostalgic over everything vintage, and there’s plenty for the kids to see and do, too! 

Visit www.koolaprilnites.com  for a complete list of activities and events. Online registration is also open for those who want to show off their classic car during Kool April Nites. The $50.00 fee includes entry into the Friday “Nite” Cruise, a parking pass and  admittance into the big Saturday Car Show, as well as two all-access wristbands for the live entertainment on Friday and Saturday night. 

Redding Unrestricted
Kool April Nites is just part of what Redding has to offer from mid-April to mid-May, in fact, there’s so much going on in Redding that the month-long festivities are referred to as “Redding Unrestricted.” If you are planning on visiting this breathtaking area in the spring, book your hotel room for April 11- May 25 now and buckle up for the best spring getaway you can handle!

Fly Tying Expo
April 11-12, 2015
Turtle Bay Exploration Park
 844 Sundial Bridge
Redding, CA 96001
Turtle Bay Exploration Park in Redding is in the center of some of the best fly-fishing in northern California. This event includes all aspects of fly fishing, from fly-casting and spey-casting demonstrations and lessons, to fly tying. Displays at the event include local guide services, fly fishing gear, local fishing lodges, artwork, conservation, fishing entomology and more. 

Whiskeytown Waterfall Week
April 18-29, 2015
14412 Kennedy Memorial Drive
Whiskeytown, CA 96095
Whiskeytown has 4 distinct waterfalls within its 39,000 acres; you could do them all in one day but we suggest you spread them out over your visit. Pick up your free Waterfall Challenge Passport from the Whiskeytown visitor center.

Whole Earth and Watershed Festival 
April 25, 2015
Redding City Hall
777 Cypress Ave.
Redding, CA 96001
This nature lover’s event celebrates the social, economic, and environmental solutions that enhance the region while protecting its natural resources. The City Hall Sculpture Park will once again be filled with more than 110 Exhibitors, live music, excellent local food, extended hours at the Farmers’ Market, loads of incredible hands-on activities for all ages, giveaways, the annual Cart Art Contest, and the return of the Whole Earth Hustle 5K Fun Run! Go to http://wholeearthandwatershedfestival.org/hustle/ to enter the Fun Run. 

Lemurian Shasta Classic Mountain Bike Race 
April 25, 2015
Whiskeytown National Recreation Park
14412 Kennedy Memorial Drive
Whiskeytown, CA 96095
One of the oldest single-track races in the country kicks off in Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, famous for its epic loop, friendly atmosphere, and incredible views. It uses the best of Whiskeytown’s many trails to offer huge climbs and long, technical descents. All riders receive a post-race meal and a year’s worth of bragging rights.  Go to www.ShastaLemurian.com to register for this event, or just come to watch those who do register, either way you are sure to enjoy the day.

2015 Western Classic
May 1-3, 2015
Straight Arrow Bow Hunters
9317 Swasey Drive
Redding, CA 96001
Straight Arrow Bowhunters Inc. presents the 32nd Annual Western Classic Trial Shoot and the 21st Annual NFAA Marked 3D National Championship. The deadline to register by mail for the 2015 Western Classic is approaching. Pre-Registration forms must be postmarked by April 18th to guarantee registration for the tournament. Go to http://www.straightarrowbowhunters.com/2015-western-classic-1st-2nd-3rd-2015/ for registration information. 

Color Vibe 5K
May 2, 2015
Turtle Bay Exploration Park
844 Sundial Bridge
Redding, CA 96001
Consider it a gleeful cruise through clouds of pure happiness, with your best buds by your side! If you’ve never tried a color run before, you’re definitely missing out on an unforgettable dose of crazy fun. Kids 12 and under run free with a paid adult, and the earlier you register, the more you’ll save. Go to www.thecolorvibe.com/redding.php to register. 

Streets Alive
May 3rd, 2015
Downtown Redding
California Street
Redding, CA 96001
A portion of downtown Redding will be closed to traffic and turned into a temporary ‘trail’ for this family walking and biking festival where pedestrians can bring their bikes, skateboards, and  walking shoes to enjoy the open street concept. This family friendly event is an “inside-out parade,” where people can participate in activities and enjoy a walk or ride on a beautiful spring Sunday in downtown Redding where you can slow down and enjoy the local retail shops and dining establishments because the streets are closed to traffic.  Downtown Redding is a short distance from nearby lodging and the Sacramento River National Recreation Trail so come for more than the day to enjoy all nature has to offer. 

Redding Rodeo 
May 13-16, 2015
Redding Rodeo Grounds
715 Auditorium Drive
Redding, CA 96001
Saddle up for the 66th Annual Redding Rodeo! Attracting mutton busters and steer wrestlers from all over the United States, the prestigious Redding Rodeo is an event filled with excitement for all ages. It kicks off with a steak feed BBQ and dance (with karaoke championships, no less!) on May 9th, followed by a 4-day PRCA rodeo starting May 13th through Saturday May 16, 2015 with the final performance being the PRCA Challenge of Champions Performance. This is where the best PRCA Cowboys and Cowgirls compete for added prize money.  It is always a thrilling performance. This performance will be filmed and televised on CBS Sports. For ticket information call 530-241-8559 or email to tickets@reddingrodeo.com. 

Whiskeytown Duathlon 2015
May 16, 2015
Shasta Mine Loop Parking Lot
Whiskeytown, CA 96095
Join the SWEAT Running Club for a 5K run-8M Mt. Bike - 5K run. Duathlon starts and finishes at the Shasta Mine loop Parking lot. This exciting event takes place on the area’s world renowned trails and requires all participants to use a mountain bike.  All three legs will encounter mostly dirt trails. Helmet Required. To register contact Tori Parks at 530-515-6157 or email to sweatrc@sbcglobal.net. 

Cal 100
May 23-25, 2015
River Front Park
Sundial Bridge
Redding, CA 96001
Join Rivers for Change for the third annual California 100! The 100-mile, one-day paddling race on the Sacramento River begins under the Sundial Bridge in Redding and finishes near Chico. This moving water round-the-clock event is open to all paddle sport enthusiasts in sea kayaks, marathon canoes, surfskis, standup paddleboards, outriggers, prone paddleboards and anything else you can paddle. Registration ends May 10th and registration information can be found at http://www.riversforchange.org/california-100/registration/

Whiskeytown Memorial Regatta
May 23-24, 2015
Brandy Creek Marina
14412 Kennedy Memorial Drive
Whiskeytown, CA 96095
Dinghies, centerboard, multi-hull and keel boats will race on Whiskeytown Lake over Memorial Day weekend for the 51st annual Whiskeytown Memorial Regatta. The series of races is free to spectators at Brandy Creek Beach, the only thing you pay is the day-use fee for Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. The fee to race in the Regatta is $55.00. Early entries received by May 16th receive a $10 discount and US Sailing members receive a $5.00 discount.

So now you know why Redding in the place to visit in springtime! All this is a brief outline of  events in April and May, but Redding is the place for exciting outdoor adventure all year long for trail seekers, paddling enthusiasts, dining buffs, shopping fanatics, and fans of everything outdoors.  

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About Shasta Cascade 
Covering an area roughly the size of Ireland, the Shasta Cascade region is the perfect place to get back to nature, relax and enjoy the great outdoors. Comprised of eight rural counties historically known for being part of the pioneer gold rush in the mid-1800s, this majestic region of northern California is abundantly scattered with lakes, rivers, mountains and historic mining towns, and includes Lassen Volcanic National Park, two national monuments, six national forests and seven California state parks offering unforgettable fun and adventure. This area offers boundless outdoor recreation with magnificent landscapes and breathtaking vistas: from towering volcanoes, alpine ranges, and glaciers, to waterfalls, lush forests, pristine lakes, and roaring rivers; this travel destination is one of a kind. Shasta Cascade is easy to get to by auto, air, or Amtrak, and offers an off-the-beaten-path experience where people discover the abundance of nature in one of the few unspoiled areas remaining in California. For more information or to request a visitor’s guide, visit www.shastacascade.com, like our Facebook page www.facebook.com/ShastaCascade, or find us on twitter www.twitter.com/ShastaCascade. 

About Redding, CA
Situated at the northern end of the Sacramento River Valley, Redding is the hub city in Shasta Cascade and is located just two hours north of Sacramento and three hours northeast of San Francisco. Boasting 300+ days of beautiful weather a year, Redding offers outdoor adventure and attractions all year long, along with great wine, food, sporting and cultural events, dining, lodging and entertainment. The great Sacramento River runs through the center of town, helping earn Redding the fame of being America’s “Unofficial Capital of Kayaking” according to Time Magazine. Nearby scenic lakes, rivers, state and national parks, including Shasta Lake, Whiskeytown National Recreation Area and Lassen Volcanic National Park, make Redding a fantastic base-camp for exploration in Shasta Cascade, offering Any Adventure, Any Day. Redding is conveniently located at the crossroads of I-5 and California state routes 299 and 44, and is accessible by daily flights from San Francisco. For more information or to order a visitor’s guide, visit www.visitredding.com, like our Facebook page www.facebook.com/VisitReddingCA or find us on twitter at www.twitter.com/visitreddingca. For up-to-date happenings, follow our blog at www.visitredding.com/blog.  

 

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Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association
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