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    Welcome to Kool April Nites
    Registration Opens November 1st, 2016
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    Klassic Kars & Hot Rods
    Show N Shines & Friday Nite Cruise
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    Over 2000 Kool Cars On Display
    Outside the Redding Civic Auditorium
    Saturday and Sunday, April 29 - 30
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Kool April Nites
will run April 21 - 29, 2018

The Cruise: Friday, April 27th, 2018
Main Car Show: Saturday, April 28th Redding Civic Auditorium

Future Dates

Date for 2018 – April 21 to 29  

Date for 2019 – April 20 to 28 

Date for 2020 – April 18 to 26 

Date for 2021 – April 17 to 25

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. Admission to Kool April Nite's main event, Saturday's big car Show, is $10 at the gate for the general public. Spectator entry is free to those 70 and older or 12 and under!  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.


Here's a short preview of  this season's first episode of My Classic Car



The concerts inside 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 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!


Do you have a classic car or truck you want to show off? Join the fun and register  your pride and joy in the next Kool April Nites! Click that shiny button  by the Orange Car on the Home page to get started!


Registration closes at midnight on April 1. Online late registration opens on April 2 and closes April 21. Registration opens at the Redding Civic Auditorium starting on Wednesday April 26 and Thursday April 27 from 9:00 am to 6pm. Also on Friday the 28th from 9am to 5pm. 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 22-30, 2017 for our 28th