The Shasta Cascade region is a year-round playground for outdoor enthusiasts and local events celebrate its natural bounty, from crawdads to wild rice. An annual Tribute to the Trees at Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens pays homage to Mother Nature with orchestral music (throw a picnic blanket and uncork a bottle). Spring ushers in fungi foraging season and McCloud rejoices with an annual Mushroom Festival every Memorial Day weekend. There’s even a Big Foot Jamboree in Happy Camp, offering equal parts silliness and serious info for dedicated Sasquatch-seekers. Dogwood Days, Cruise Nights, a Paul Bunyan Festival—this quiet corner of California may be known as an outdoor-lover’s paradise, but you can’t spend all your time hiking, camping, and fishing.