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Bring On Spring With “Redding Unrestricted” Visitors Enjoy Unlimited Adventures Over Three Full Days of Fun, April 25-27 REDDING, CA – (April 3, 2014) Bring on spring with “Redding Unrestricted,” a celebration of this spectacular northern California town known for outdoor adventure. Redding has packed a bounty of fantastic activities, all packed into one weekend: April 25-27, 2014. From wine tasting to car shows, fishing, jazz, and mountain biking, the end of April promises to be the perfect cure for spring fever. •

Downtown Wine Walk April 26, 2014, 2pm – 6pm If you like wine, then you’ll love the Downtown Wine Walk. Join five of the most popular wine bars in downtown Redding to celebrate spring with tastings and light appetizers. Tickets are $20 per person.

Kool April Nites April 19 – 27, 2014 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 features amazing classic cars, jet car, drag strip racing, live music, delicious food, bobby sox and ponytails. Celebrate the culmination of the nine day event with Cruise night and live music on Friday the 25th, the BIG SHOW and music on Saturday the 26th, and Awards Day featuring a pancake breakfast on the 27 th.

NorCal Jazz Festival April 26, 2014, 2pm – 8pm Celebrate "America's Music" with the NorCal Jazz Festival, a new and lively event offering a unique regional approach to Jazz. Enjoy Redding as it is filled with the music of live jazz bands including Charles Valona Trio, The Usual Suspects, Bernie Baker and Allison Scull, and others at Old City Hall in downtown Redding.

Shasta Lemurian Classic April 26, 2014, 9am Get a little dirty in Redding’s favorite mountain biker race above Whiskeytown Lake: the Lemurian Shasta Classic, renowned for its epic loop, huge climbs and long, technical descents. 1

Bike riders from every level of experience are invited to take part in one of three courses: an extremely challenging and difficult long course, a more modest intermediate course, and an easier, but technically challenging short course. Participants and spectators might catch a glimpse of an elusive Lemurian. Register in advance to join the fun. •

Opening day of Fishing Season April 25, 2014, 9am – 3pm Ready, set, FISH! While Redding offers year round fishing on the Sacramento River, the city still celebrates the official opening day of fishing in small-area streams with fanfare! The entire family will enjoy hanging out with fishing pros, shopping for the latest equipment from venders like Sims, Ross, and Sage, and showing off their skill in a fly casting competition. Choose from a complimentary breakfast or lunch, all at the famous Fly Shop in Redding. Fishing begins on Saturday, April 26 at Fall River, McCloud River, Clear Creek, Battle Creek, Bailey Creek, and Hat Creek, all fair game for hooking rainbow trout, steelhead, salmon, and the occasional brown trout.

Historic Walk @Turtle Bay April 26, 2014, 6pm – 8pm Turtle Bay Exploration Park is a unique 300 acre campus in the heart of Redding. People come from around the world to visit and the world-famous, Sundial Bridge designed by Santiago Calatrava, the museum, and the beautiful Sacramento River. This special tour covers “the rest of the story!” Learn about the rich history of the people who lived in Turtle Bay for thousands of years – the location was home to a large village where Indians caught salmon and collected acorns. Later, a sawmill was built there and the site contributed the gravel critical for building the Shasta Dam. Evidence of this history still exists, if you know where to look. The walk will answer questions like: “What connection does Turtle Bay have with Ishi, the last ‘wild’ Indian in California?”

Whole Earth and Watershed Festival April 26, 2014, 10 am – 4 pm It wouldn't be Redding Unrestricted without Redding's Green Festival: The Whole Earth and Watershed Festival! This open-air commitment to clean air includes 120+ innovative exhibitors, give-aways, art, delicious local food, live music, and interactive, educational fun for the entire family. This year's festival has features like the Earth First Young Children's Zone (pre-school-5th), the Watershed Passport Program (k-12), free rides from the Redding Area Bus Authority, recycling opportunities, and the Whole Earth Hustle 1 mi/ 5K Fun Run. This community-wide event celebrating social, economic, and environmental solutions for ourselves and our planet takes over Redding City Hall April 26th.

Waterfall Week 2 April 19-27, 2014 Take the Whiskeytown Waterfall Challenge during National Park Week, April 19-April 27. Pick up your free Waterfall Challenge Passport from the visitor center, then hike to Brandy Creek, Boulder Creek, Crystal Creek and Whiskeytown Falls. Return the passport to receive a special gift (while supplies last). You can also join a free ranger-led hike, offered daily to Whiskeytown, Brandy Creek or Boulder Creek Falls at 9:00 a.m., and at 2 p.m. to Crystal Creek Falls. About Redding California Sundial Bridge is just one of the many tourist attractions in the northern California city of Redding, which offers visitors every outdoor adventure imaginable from snow shoeing to paddle boarding. Known for beautiful streams, rivers, and lakes, Redding is 4th on Forbes’ Magazine’s list of the nation’s top 10 trout fishing towns, and is the only west coast city to make the list. Redding’s hundreds of miles of walking, biking, hiking, and equestrian trails are so picturesque, the San Francisco Chronicle declared it “the gem of the US trail system.” Redding boasts more than 300 sunny days each year for residents and visitors to enjoy its many delights. For more information visit ### Media Contacts: Susan Hartzler Mental Marketing 818-585-8641 Krista Buckel Marketing Director for Visit Redding 530-225-4103


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