2018 Freedom Festival


Enjoy the atmosphere of excitement and fun with live music, summertime food, and great company with family and friends. The sprawling lawn at the Redding Civic Center is the epicenter of the fabled fireworks show, so bring your blankets and lawn chairs. Once the sun sets, ready yourself to witness a fireworks show of epic beauty and grandeur.

Cost: Free
Address: Redding Civic Center – 700 Auditorium Drive, Redding, CA 96001


5:00/6:00 p.m. – Food Concessions Open. Support local non-profit organizations, who will be selling BBQ, nachos, pizza, kettle corn and frozen treats.

7:00 p.m. – Welcome

7:10 p.m. – Guest DJ – Netsound

8:00 p.m. – Shasta College Symphonic Band

9:00 p.m. – Dusty Foster

9:30 pm – Guest Patriot – Chris McCandless

10:00 p.m. – Fireworks light up the night sky with the biggest show in the North State.

The fireworks display will be simulcast by North State Public Radio KFPR Radio 88.9 FM and Q97 KNCQ-FM Radio 97.3 FM.
Safety Reminders:

• No alcohol, smoking, e-cigarettes, or dogs on the premises.
• The Sundial Bridge closes at 9:00 p.m. and will remain closed until cleared by the Fire Marshal.
• Highway 44 off-ramps to the Civic Auditorium will be closed when the lots are full and will not re-open until after the fireworks display concludes and pedestrians are cleared.
• No over-night parking. Park in designated areas only.
• Personal-use fireworks are illegal in all of Shasta County.
We would like to acknowledge and thank The McConnell Foundation for generously underwriting the night’s fireworks display.

Press Release

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