The next Kool April Nites event
will run April 16 - 24, 2016

The Cruise: Friday, April 22nd, 2016
Main Car Show: Saturday, April 23rd
Redding Civic Auditorium

Thank you to all the sponsors, participants and attendees of the 2015 Kool April Nites events!
Your support made it possible for Kool April Nites to donate $40,000 
to these great local organizations:

  • Boy Scouts Troop 125
  • CHP Explorers
  • RPD Explorers
  • CASA - Court Appointed Special Advoc
  • Enterprise Starship - EHS.
  • Club Cougar-FHS
  • Camp Hope
  • Kids Unlimited
  • Parsons Jr high School-Music In Motion
  • Turtle Bay
  • Wings of Angels
  • YMCA - Learn to Swim
  • Shasta Wolves






At every Kool April Nites week long event you'll find • Miles of Classic Cars • Show and Shines • Trophies • Food • Music • Dances... and more fun than two teens in a rumble seat at the drive-in.

As the event approaches, the public will be able to purchase presale tickets for $8 at local Napa Auto Parts stores, Raley's on Lake Blvd and the Record Searchlight. Admission to Kool April Nite's main event, Saturday's big car Show, is $10 at the gate for the general public. The Friday Nite Cruise, the other major highlight of this 9 day event is, of course, free to all spectators. Get your spot early because the sidewalks will be packed for this incredible parade of custom hot rods and restored classics! The age cut off for vehicles to be registered for the show is 1979 and older. Vehicles must be in running condition, have current registration and be insured and legal to operate on a public roadway in California.


Concerts in the MegaTent

The concerts inside the “Mega Tent” outside the Redding Civic Auditorium feature top-quality entertainment with lots of classic Rock 'n' Roll tunes.The regular ticket price is $10 per person per concert.

From the Kick-Off Show and Shines to the final day's Show Awards, the entire Kool April Nites week is filled with fun events. Go to our Schedule of Events page to get the big picture!

But why get left standing on the sidelines? Register your vehicle and get the following Kool benefits...

Kool Benefits:

  • Eligibility for Show & Shine Awards and Prizes – take home that trophy!
  • Cruise permit – so you can show off your wheels on northern California's Best Cruise; traversing Hilltop Dr., Dana Drive, Churn Creek Road and Cypress Avenue. Its a genuine "Cruise", blocked off to local traffic with thousands of sidewalk spectators.
  • Raffle City – buy those tickets and win prizes donated by local merchants.
  • Concerts in the Big Tent Friday and Saturday night. Enjoy that trip down memory lane with our 50's, 60's, and 70's music.

REGISTER EARLY! SO THAT YOU HAVE A SPOT TO ENJOY ALL THE FUN! Remember we won't accept any registrations once we have registered 2000 cars. Space is limited!


Registration closes at midnight on April 1. Online late registration opens on April 2 and closes April 16. Registration opens at the Redding Civic Auditorium starting on Wednesday April 22 at 9:00 am. You can pick up your cruise/parking pass and any merchandise you may have purchased. If space is available you can still register.

The late registration fee includes all the same perks as an early registration: two all-access wristbands good for the Friday and Saturday night concerts and the specialty ” car show inside the auditorium showcasing one-of-a-kind classic cars. The fee also includes a cruise pass for the Friday night Official Kool April Nites Cruise which is also your Day of Show parking pass for Saturday at the Redding Civic Auditorium.

See you April 16-24, 2016 for our 27th



Kool April Nites' 2016 show will run April 16 thru 24, 2016. 

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