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.
The main classic car show and award ceremony are held on the grounds of the Redding Convention Center, at Park Marina & Auditorium Drive. The specialty car show, “Dreamworks,” takes place inside the Convention Center. Raffle City and some vendors are also inside this building. The nightly concerts are also inside the Convention Center. The non-profit pancake breakfast is in the same area. Friday evening’s cruise runs from Hilltop Dr to Dana Drive to Churn Creek Rd to Cypress Avenue. The drag races are held at the Redding Drag Strip, which is off Airport Rd east of Rancho Rd. They are not affiliated with Kool April Nites.
1979 or older. Your vehicle must also be street legal and insured. This is for the Cruise and Car Show. There are no exceptions.
The Cruise on Friday night starts at 6:30 PM and ends at 8:00 PM. The street closures for the cruise start at 5:30. It is recommended that you get up to an area with in the cruise route early (before the closure begins) and wait for the cruise to start at 6:30 PM.
You do not need your wristbands or tickets for the cruise.
The City of Redding will start by closing the north bound off ramp to Hilltop Drive and the east bound SR44 off ramp to Hilltop Drive at 5:30 PM.**Please do not try to enter the cruise route from these locations after 5:30 PM**
If you are coming from the Redding Civic Auditorium and it is after 5:30 PM you will need to enter the route area from Dana Drive at Churn Creek Road or Cypress Ave at Hilltop Drive. You MUST have your Cruise/Parking pass affixed to the passenger side windshield to be allowed onto the cruise route. The Cruise/Parking pass MUST match the vehicle you have registered for the show.
- Exit SR 44 at Victor Ave and go to Dana Drive to enter at Churn Creek Road
- Exit I-5 at Cypress Ave and go to Hilltop Drive to enter at Hilltop Drive
These locations will remain open for registered vehicles arriving after the cruise has begun and the cruise route is closed to vehicles other than registered for Kool April Nites.
See the website for registration and more information about the show.