Events

There's a lot of things happening just about all year long up here on the North Coast. Below we present only a partial list.
 

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January 2017

  • Arts Alive, First Saturday of every month, Art, music and shopping in Old Town Eureka
  • Arts Arcata, Second Friday of each month, Arcata Plaza
  • Downtown Fortuna First Friday, First Friday of each month, Art, music, and shopping deals in downtown Fortuna, Main st.
  • 15th Annual Bridal Faire, January 21, 2017, River Lodge, Fortuna
  • HikShari Train Guided Bird Walks. Guided Audubon birdwalks 3rd Sunday of each month.  Meet at the foot of Del Norte Street in Eureka at 9 a.m.
  • Clam Beach Run, January 28th 2017 The Clam Beach Run is known as one of the world's most scenic running events, beginning in Trinidad, crossing through the Little River and ending after a five mile stretch on Clam Beach. (707) 677-1610

February 2017

  • Arts Alive, First Saturday of every month, Art, music and shopping in Old Town Eureka
  • Eureka Crab Crawl Festival Date February TBA 2016. 1st Annual Crab Crawl Festival, Tour local restaurants and enjoy crab themed specials Friday, Saturday will feature a festival at the bottom of C street with food booths, crab races and crabbing demonstrations. 
  • Arts Arcata, Second Friday of each month, Arcata Plaza
  • HikShari Train Guided Bird Walks. Guided Audubon birdwalks 3rd Sunday of each month.  Meet at the foot of Del Norte Street in Eureka at 9 a.m.

March 2017

  • Arts Alive, First Saturday of every month, Art, music and shopping in Old Town Eureka
  • Arts Arcata, Second Friday of each month, Arcata Plaza
  • Redwood Coast Jazz Festival, March 30-April 2, 2017, Several venues in Eureka offer Four Days of music, dancing and fun. This is one of the country's great small town jazz festivals. With fantastic food AND free bus service to each venue. (707) 445-3378
  • HikShari Train Guided Bird Walks. Guided Audubon birdwalks 3rd Sunday of each month.  Meet at the foot of Del Norte Street in Eureka at 9 a.m.
  • Foggy Bottoms Milk Run, March 12, 2017, Watch for runners wearing wild bottoms during this family run with 3 different courses through the Ferndale dairy lands and back to Main Street in the Victorian Village. (707) 822-1861
  • Daffodils By the River, March 25-26th, 2017, Springtime in Humboldt Means Daffodils! More than 600 varieties will be on display, River Lodge, Fortuna

April 2017

  • Arcata Farmers' Market, April - November, The best local produce! Saturday mornings on the Arcata Plaza, Arcata. (707) 441-9999
  • Arts Arcata, Second Friday of each month, Arcata Plaza
  • Arts Alive, First Saturday of every month, Art, music and shopping in Old Town Eureka
  • Godwit Days Bird Migration Festival, April 19-25, 2017, Humboldt Bay, Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center, Arcata. A spring migration bird festival. Nearly 100 field trips, workshops and boating excursions will be offered. 800-908-WING or (707) 826-7050
  • HikShari Train Guided Bird Walks. Guided Audubon birdwalks 3rd Sunday of each month.  Meet at the foot of Del Norte Street in Eureka at 9 a.m.
  • Dolbeer Steam Donkey Days, April 30th, 2017, (707) 445-6567.
  • Rhodenderon Festival and Parade April 29th, 2017. 9am - 6 pm Eureka (707) 834-0278

May 2017

  • Kinetic Grand Championship, the original Kinetic Sculpture Race - Memorial Day Weekend 2017, (707) 733-3841
  • Arts Arcata, Second Friday of each month, Arcata Plaza
  • Tour of the Unknown Coast (Bicycle Event), May 29-30,2017, (707) 845-6117
  • Ave of the Giants Marathon, May 7th 2017, Humboldt Redwoods State Park, full and half marathons. Run or walk through the giant redwoods. One of the most scenic marathons in the country. (707) 822-1861
  • May Day Living History and Artisan Faire, TBA Blue Ox Millworks Historic Park, (707) 444-3437
  • HikShari Train Guided Bird Walks. Guided Audubon birdwalks 3rd Sunday of each month.  Meet at the foot of Del Norte Street in Eureka at 9 a.m.

June 2017

  • North Coast Open Studios, June 3-4th, 2017, 11am - 5pm, Visit art studios throughout the county, 
  • Summer Art's and Music Festival,  June 3-4th, 2017, Benbow (707) 923-3368
  • Arts Arcata, Second Friday of each month, Arcata Plaza
  • Annual Portuguese Holy Ghost Festival, Dates June 3rd, 2017 at the Ferndale Portuguese Hall, Celebrate Portuguese music and history with dinner, dancing, and an auction, 707-786-4346
  • Fortuna Farmers Market, Tuesdays, 3-6pm, 10th & L Street
  • Arcata Farmers' Market, April - November, The best local produce! Saturday mornings on the Arcata Plaza, Arcata. (707) 441-9999
  • Arcata Bay Oyster Festival,  June 17th, 2017, On the Arcata Plaza. Eat away the day! Humboldt Bay produces 70 percent of California's oysters! Taste the best of the best. This event is ranked 7th out of the world's top 10 food festivals. (707) 822-4500
  • HikShari Train Guided Bird Walks. Guided Audubon birdwalks 3rd Sunday of each month.  Meet at the foot of Del Norte Street in Eureka at 9 a.m.
  • Art & Wine in the Park, June 11th 2017, Rohner Park, Fortuna, (707) 725-9261
  • Mad River Festival June 15-16th, 2017, A theater arts extravaganza!, Blue Lake, (707) 668-5663
  • Redwood Run Biker weekend, June 9th-11th, 2017, Piercy
  • Annual Trinidad Fish Festival, June 18th, 2017, (707) 677-1610
  • Redwood Acres Best of Humboldt Fair, June 22-25th, 2017, 445-3037
  • Humboldt Crabs Baseball, Arcata Ball Park, 9th and Main. This semi-pro baseball team, founded in 1945, is the oldest continuously operating collegiate summer baseball team in the country. The season runs June thru August. (707) 826-2333

July 2017

  • Fortuna Fireworks Festival, July 3rd, 2016, (707) 725-9261
  • Ferndale 4th of July Celebration, July 4th, Includes fire truck rides, a parade, and a picnic - starts at 10am, fireworks at 9:30pm,  (707) 786-9515
  • Eureka 4th of July Festival, July 4th 2016, This fesitval spans 5 blocks and includes over 100 vendors selling foods, crafts, and other items. There will also be live music on two stages, classic cars, kid activities, and fire trucks. The festival starts at 10am and a fireworks show over the bay will be at 10pm.
  • Arcata Farmers' Market, April - November, The best local produce! Saturday mornings on the Arcata Plaza, Arcata. (707) 441-9999
  • Arts Arcata, Second Friday of each month, Arcata Plaza
  • Fortuna Farmers Market, Tuesdays, 3-6pm, 10th & L Street
  • Mad River SummerFest  TBA, 2017 11am-7pm
  • Humboldt FolkLife Festival, July 8th-15th 2017, Folk Music!
  • HikShari Train Guided Bird Walks. Guided Audubon birdwalks 3rd Sunday of each month.  Meet at the foot of Del Norte Street in Eureka at 9 a.m.
  • Fortuna Rodeo Week, July 10th -July 16th 2017, (707) 725-3959
  • Fortuna Redwood AutoXpo, July21st - July23rd, 2017, 2016, (707) 725-3916
  • Westhaven Blackberry Festival, TBA, 2017, 10am-6pm, There will be blackberries, jams, and barbecue for sale all in benefit of the Westhaven Volunteer Fire Department. 446 6th Ave, Trinidad

August 2017

  • Wildwood Days - Aug 11th -13th, 2017, Rio Dell, (707) 764-3329
  • Reggae on the River  August 3rd-6th,2017, (707) 923-3368
  • Humboldt Bay Marathon, August 13th 2017
  • Humboldt County Fair  August 23rd - September 4th, 2017, Ferndale, (707) 786-9511,
  • Arcata Farmers' Market, April - November, The best local produce! Saturday mornings on the Arcata Plaza, Arcata. (707) 441-9999
  • Arts Arcata, Second Friday of each month, Arcata Plaza
  • Bridgefest  August 19th, 2017, UFO festival
  • HikShari Train Guided Bird Walks. Guided Audubon birdwalks 3rd Sunday of each month.  Meet at the foot of Del Norte Street in Eureka at 9 a.m.
  • Fortuna Farmers Market, Tuesdays, 3-6pm, 10th & L Street
  • Hops in Humboldt, Saturday, August 26th, 2017, (707) 725-9261

September 2017

  • Cruz’n Eureka Car Show, September 7th-9th, 2017, (707) 444-9636
  • Arts Arcata, Second Friday of each month, Arcata Plaza
  • Arcata Farmers' Market, April - November, The best local produce! Saturday mornings on the Arcata Plaza, Arcata. (707) 441-9999
  • Fortuna Farmers Market, Tuesdays, 3-6pm, 10th & L Street
  • Fortuna Concert Series, Fall 2016-Winter 2017 (September - May),
  • Chicken Wing Festival, Sept 9th 2017, "This event will attract wing lovers from far and wide to enjoy a day of Celebrating Chicken Wings while raising money and awareness to fight meth use in Humboldt County.", (707) 442-7662
  • HikShari Train Guided Bird Walks. Guided Audubon birdwalks 3rd Sunday of each month.  Meet at the foot of Del Norte Street in Eureka at 9 a.m.
  • Lost Coast 4x4s 14th Annual River Bar Clean-up, Date TBA 2017, 9am, Volunteers gather under Fernbridge to help clean up the banks of the Eel River. Free lunch is included, and participants are eligable for prizes. (707) 407-3707
  • Taste of Trinidad, TBA 2017, Showcases local wines and appetizers in Trinidad

October 2017

November 2017

  • Hempfest, TBA 2017, (707) 923-3368
  • Gem and Mineral Show, TBA 2017, (707) 826-0908
  • Arcata Farmers' Market, April - November, The best local produce! Saturday mornings on the Arcata Plaza, Arcata. (707) 441-9999
  • Arts Arcata, Second Friday of each month, Arcata Plaza
  • Arcata Holiday Craft Market, Date TBA 2017, Arcata  Community Center 4pm
  • Mushroom Fair TBA 2017, Redwood Acres Fairgrounds
    Eureka (707) 822-8856
  • Craftsman's Days Blue Ox Millworks Historic Park- Every year, the 2 days after Thanksgiving
    2015, (707) 444-3437
  • HikShari Train Guided Bird Walks. Guided Audubon birdwalks 3rd Sunday of each month.  Meet at the foot of Del Norte Street in Eureka at 9 a.m.
  • Fortuna River Lodge Craft Faire, TBA, 2017, 10am to 3pm Quality, handmade crafts, River Lodge, Fortuna
  • Blessing of the Fleet, Thanksgiving Day at 10am, Trinidad Pier
  • Humboldt County Author Festival, TBA 2017

December 2017

  • Electric Lighted Parade, TBA 2017, Fortuna (707) 725-3959
  • Arts Arcata, Second Friday of each month, Arcata Plaza
  • KEKA Trucker’s Christmas Parade, Eureka, TBA, 2017 (707) 442-5744
  • Fortuna Christmas Music Festival, TBA 2017, Fortuna River Lodge
    (707) 725-3959
  • Victorian Christmas, TBA 2017. Locals and business owners dress in Victorian fashion and step back in time along Main Street in the Victorian Village of Ferndale. Holiday shopping something here is extraordinary, as is the entertainment by Mirth First, a traditional Barbershop Quartet, plus strolling carolers and the Scotia band. (707) 786-4477
  • HikShari Train Guided Bird Walks. Guided Audubon birdwalks 3rd Sunday of each month.  Meet at the foot of Del Norte Street in Eureka at 9 a.m.
  • Holiday Crafts and Music Festival Redwood Acres Fairgrounds. TBA, 2017. The annual Humboldt Artisans' Christmas craft sale with live music. (707) 445-3037
  • Christmas Convoy Trucker's Parade - Starts at the Redwood Acres Fairgronds, TBA 2017, Eureka.
  • Lighting of America's Tallest Living Christmas Tree, TBA, 2017, Ferndale. A tradition since 1934. Music and fun. (707) 786-4477
  • Christmas Lighted Tractor Parade, TBA,  6 pm 2017. Main Street, Ferndale. (707) 786-4299

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