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CELEBRATE 10
By | 05/22/2014
 When you're approaching the ten year anniversary of a world-renowned sculpture/bridge/marvel, you don't string a few lights, pour some wine, and call it a commemoration. You go BIG. You dangle aerialist dancers from the gnomon. You send the whole town downriver on rafts. You have flash mobs. You pack as many craft breweries as possible onto the patio. You have nightly concerts. You give out sidewalk chalk to anyone with a hand. You pull every photo, sketch, and construction document out of storage to tell the whole story. You take an already-legendary fireworks show and turn it up to 11. Don't wait to make your plans to attend Celebrate...  Read More
CELEBRATE 10, PART 2
By | 05/08/2014
Start here if you're new to Celebrate 10 details. If Celebrate 10 has caught your eye, it's probably because you've seen pictures or videos of people hanging from and leaping off the 200+ foot gnomon of Redding's world-famous Sundial Bridge. These aren't just people who like to play with ropes: it's BANDALOOP. A pioneer in vertical dance performance, BANDALOOP seamlessly weaves dynamic physicality, intricate choreography and the art of climbing to turn the dance floor on its side. Founded by choreographer and artistic director Amelia Rudolph, BANDALOOPs work has been presented in theaters and museums, on skyscrapers, bridges, billboards and historical...  Read More
LET FREEDOM...BOOM
By | 04/29/2014
Redding is famous for many things: it's the best trout fishing town in the western USA, it's the trails capital of California with 225+ miles of biking and walking trails within 15 miles of the city, it's the sunniest place on the west coast with the cleanest air in the state, home of the world largest sundial, and is the prettiest town on the planet. (that last one is subjective.) Every year more and more people discover that Redding also hosts the best 4th of July party within hundreds of miles. The sprawling lawn at the Redding Civic Center is the...  Read More
REDDING UNRESTRICTED 2014
By | 04/09/2014
 Do you ever wish you could take a weekend vacation and have every possible event/opportunity available to you that weekend? There is a time and place for that dream to come true: It's April 25-27 and it's in Redding! Around here we call it Redding Unrestricted, because you can do it ALL. From classic cars to waterfalls, to races, live music, and wine, this is the spring weekend that will shake off any last vestige of the winter doldrums. Links to event information are in bold.Reserve your parking spot today for the West's biggest park & shine and Redding's favorite...  Read More
PADDLE UP- THE CALIFORNIA 100 IS BACK!
By | 03/25/2014
photo by Chris FlentyeThere are plenty of roads in the world. Let the runners pound the pavement, watch out for cars, ice their shins, and pick asphalt out of their knees when they stumble. For those looking for a different kind of marathon- one with oak woodlands, leaping trout, and sunlight on rushing water- the California 100 could be the answer! This 100-mile one-day paddling race on the Sacramento River begins under the Sundial Bridge in Redding and finishes near Chico on May 25th.  Open to all paddle sport enthusiasts in sea kayaks, marathon canoes, surfskis, stand up paddleboards, outriggers,...  Read More
LET'S RODEO!
By | 03/19/2014
 If your Redding events calendar hasn't filled up for May yet, you should 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 a week-long event with excitement for all ages. It kicks off with a steak feed BBQ and dance (with karaoke championships, no less!) at the rodeo arena on May 10th, and following days include barrel racing and mutton bustin'- where future Rodeo Champs ride the wool off some sheep! The silver tour rodeo officially opens on May14th and the Champions Challenge performance...  Read More
LET YOUR COLORS RUN!
By | 03/04/2014
 The Gnarly Neon is coming back to Redding on May 3rd to make sure everyone is behaving colorfully! This 5K-of-growing-fame features live bands, djs, crazy costumes, clouds of crazy colors, a super fun after party, oh and some running. All runners, walkers, skippers, and hoppers (and teams therein) are encouraged to wear their whitest running gear OR their wackiest costume. Extra points if your costume is wacky AND white.The Gnarly Neon 5K benefits the Redding Recreation Youth Scholarship Fund, so sign up for some fun (and laundry obligations...) while making a difference in the community! Don't worry about any lack of...  Read More
REDDING FEELS THE LOVE
By | 02/14/2014
So you're in Redding for Valentine's Day, huh? As if there wasn't enough pressure on this sugar-coated holiday, now you have to travel and romance at the same time! Luckily, Redding loves love and has plenty of options for you and your cuddlemuffin. For details on any of the following, visit our EVENTS page.Maybe your beloved is a classic who prefers their Valentine's to come in two flavors: chocolate and grape. Well, a little more sophisticated than that... try the all-weekend-long Chocolate and Wine Indulgence at Whispering Oaks Winery. $15/person lets you savor three wines paired with divine treats from...  Read More
25TH ANNUAL KOOL APRIL NITES
By | 02/07/2014
Wake up and smell the exhaust fumes! Hear the roar of the hot engines... gawk at the custom paint.... taste the old-fashioned burgers at that 50's joint out on Highway 273. The 25th annual Kool April Nites will run April 19 through 27, 2014! Great cars, great music, great food, bobby sox and ponytails- Kool April Nites is bigger and better than ever! This major Redding event has long solidified itself as the ultimate destination for classic car aficionados and neophytes alike, and at 25 years, it's only getting warmed up! At every Kool April Nites week long event you'll find...  Read More
A CONVERSATION WITH LAURA BUSH
By | 02/06/2014
Inspirational individuals impact the world and feed the dreams, passions, and visions of others. Visit Redding this Sunday, March 17th, 3:30 p.m. at the Redding Civic Auditorium and, be inspired by one of the most beloved American First Ladies, Mrs. Laura Bush. Hear from Laura as she shares her story and her continued passion for global healthcare innovations, empowering women in emerging democracies, education reform, and supporting the men and women who have served in Americas military. Young and old alike will be inspired to impact their community and world by A Conversation with Laura Bush.While in Redding take advantage of...  Read More
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