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March 2020 Events In Redding You Can't Miss

By Redding CVB | 03/01/2020 | Art & Culture, Cultural District, Downtown, Empty Nester Activities, Family Friendly , Food and Drink, Great Outdoors, Redding Originals, Shows & Performances, Things to See and Do, Top-Sights, Winter Activities, X-Country Skiing & Snow Shoeing

Planning a trip to Redding and looking for events, festivals, concerts and things to do in March in 2020? The weather is turning nice, early spring blooms are beginning and there isn't a better time to visit Redding for a fun time! Here are a few of our favorite Redding events in March to add to your list.

For a complete list of events, make sure to visit our robust EVENT CALENDAR to help you find anything you're looking to do while in town. If you're coming from out of the area or just want a "stay-cation," be sure to check out our lodging properties options to make your trip complete. The historic Cascade Theatre and the Redding Civic Auditorium bring incredible talent to our area.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Some March events have been cancelled due to California Governor Gavin Newsom and state public health officials prohibiting the gathering of more than 250 people at nonessential events in regard to COVID-19. Events will be attempted to be rescheduled later in the year. 

Grab a bite

Before you head out to a show (or if you're saving your night out for afterward) make sure to check out the Redding Original Restaurants. A few favorites located in downtown include Jack's Grill (a Redding staple), Mosaic, Clearie's, Kobe Seafood & Steakhouse, Market Street Steakhouse, Vintage Public House, Maxwell's Downtown Eatery and From the Hearth. Other top-choice restaurants not located in downtown include CR Gibbs, View 202 and Moonstone Bistro.

For those wanting the guilty pleasures or a quicker food option, give Final Draft Brewing Company, Woody's Brewing Company, Fratelli's, Cinders Wood Fire Pizza, Shameless O'Leery's Irish Pub, The Park - Redding's Food Truck Hub a try.

Outdoors & Active


Ranger-led Snowshoe Walks (Sat & Sun all month)
Location: Lassen Volcanic National Park
Admission: Free ($1 donation for snowshoe rental)
Ranger-led snowshoe walks are an excellent way to learn or practice snowshoeing techniques and explore Lassen in its winter form. The walks cover one to two miles of moderately strenuous terrain. They don’t follow a trail—the hike is an off-trail exploration through the forests near the Visitor Center. Demonstrations occur beforehand. Time is from 1:30-3:30 p.m. and the Park recommends showing up by noon to secure spot in the walks.
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Ninja Competition (March 21)
Location: 900 Dana Drive, Redding, CA 96003
Admission: $25
Test your skills at Redding's first ninja competition! Based on the hit reality TV show, American Ninja Warrior, we feature obstacles you may have seen on the show such as the salmon ladder, warped wall, trapeze, & many more!
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Garden Tour: A Walk with the Horticulture Manager (March 28) - CANCELLED/POSTPONED
Location: Turtle Bay Exploration Park
Admission: FREE
Bring your notebooks and cameras for this participant-driven program. We’ll make our way through the Gardens with frequent stops for discussions about (what else?) plants!
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Music & Comedy

Buddy Guy (March 5)
Location: Cascade Theatre
Admission: $59+
With 8 GRAMMYs, a 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award, and a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, legendary American blues guitarist and singer Buddy Guy is heading to Redding. See in person who Eric Clapton described as the "best guitar player alive."
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Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder (March 8)
Location: Cascade Theatre
Admission: $29+
The Country Music Hall of Famer and bluegrass wunderkind is touring with his band Kentucky Thunder. See the 14-time GRAMMY winner at the historic Cascade Theatre in downtown Redding.
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Fitz and the Tantrums (March 12) - CANCELLED/POSTPONED
Location: Redding Civic Auditorium
Admission: $46+
Fitz and The Tantrums are an American indie pop and neo soul band from Los Angeles. The biggest song “HandClap” was a game-changer and went double-platinum and racked up 1.5 billion streams in China alone, and was synched on countless shows from American Idol to The Oscars.
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Lewis Black (March 29) - CANCELLED/POSTPONED
Location: Redding Civic Auditorium
Admission: $39-$59
Known as the king of the rant, LEWIS BLACK uses his trademark style of comedic yelling and animated finger-pointing to skewer anything and anyone that gets under his skin. His comedic brilliance lies in his ability to make people laugh at the absurdities of life.
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Theater & Shows


The Underwater Bubble Show (March 4)
Location: Cascade Theatre
Admission: $29+
A visually stunning cirque-style show, “B” is a fairytale blend of drama, mime, dance, puppetry, juggling, contortionism, sand art and magic. Colorful costumes, bright effects—and millions upon millions of bubbles large and small—make this a one-of-a-kind, interactive experience for the whole family.
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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Thurs-Sun, March 19-April 5) - CANCELLED/POSTPONED
Location: Axion Repertory Theatre
Admission: $30
Awarded both the Tony and the Olivier awards for Best Play, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time powerfully examines what it truly means to love, and the sacrifices it oft.
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Crossroads of Magic (March 21) - CANCELLED/POSTPONED
Location: 3304B Bechelli Lane, Redding, CA 96002
Admission: $15
Three intrepid performers combine their digital, cognitive and dramatic skills to create a can't-miss show. Be amazed by up-close magic, a cardshark and a mentalist to leave astonished. Not recommended for small children.
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An Evening with Ronnie Milsap (March 22) - CANCELLED/POSTPONED
Location: Redding Civic Auditorium
Admission: $36.50-$41.50
Ronnie Milsap ranks as the pre-eminent country soul singer of his generation. He also represents much more than any two-word definition can convey: a humble, overtly friendly fellow with a talent as vast and multi-dimensional as the American South.
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Matilda The Musical (Fri-Sun March 20-29) - POSTPONED TO JUNE 12-21
Location: Cascade Theatre
Admission: $14-30
The Tony Award-winning Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece based on his beloved children’s book about an extraordinary girl armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind who dares to stand up to bullies and change her world for the better. Free pictures with cast after all matinee performances!
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Food & Festivals


Sundial Film Festival (March 7)
Location: Cascade Theatre
Admission: FREE
The Sundial Film Festival, now celebrating its 12th year, showcases the talent and diversity of local filmmakers at the beautifully restored Cascade Theatre in downtown Redding. Film submissions are required to be less than 20 minutes in length and can be of any genre or style.
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The Celebration of North State Wines (March 7)
Location: 200 Mercy Oaks Dr., Redding, CA 96003
Admission: $60
This fun filled event features over a dozen top local wineries who have expressed that this is the best wine event in the North State. Along with the top wineries, the event includes live music and dancing, gourmet dinner, hors d'oeuvres, live and silent auction, raffles and other fun events that make for an enjoyable evening.
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