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April 27 @ 7:00 am - 4:00 pm


A highlight of the Kool April Nites weekend is “The Big Show”


Redding rolls out the red carpet for classic car enthusiasts at The Big Show each April during Kool April Nites. Hundreds of gleaming hot rods, muscle cars, and cruisin’ classics from 1979 and earlier gather to compete for awards and the adoration of attendees.


Spectators can ride the free RABA shuttle buses running continuously from locations around Redding, then stroll the rows of chrome and steel. The off-ramp to the Redding Civic Auditorium closes at 10 AM.


The Big Show promises a dazzling trip down automotive memory lane. Chat with proud owners about their restorations, grab a burger, and vote on your favorite rides. With the beautiful Sacramento River and Mount Shasta as a backdrop, this Redding car show is not one you’ll want to miss.


There is a $10 entrance fee for The Big Show and Shine held at the Civic Auditorium. You can pre-purchase your tickets at all NAPA Auto Parts in Redding to avoid waiting in line.


The reflection of a man in a shiny classic car hood as he admires the cars at Kool April Nites in Redding, CA.

The Big Show | Photo Credit: Taylor McCutchan



Redding Civic Auditorium
700 Auditorium Drive
Redding, CA 96001
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