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.

Photo-Kinetic Sculpture Race

January 2017

  • Arts Arcata, Second Friday of each month, Arcata Plaza
  • 15th Annual Bridal Faire, Sunday, January 21, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm, River Lodge, Fortuna
  • Hikshari Train Guided Bird Walks, Guided Audubon bird walks 3rd Sunday of each month. Meet at the foot or Del Norte Street in Eureka at 9 a.m.
  • Clam Beach Run, January 28, 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
  • Eureka Crab Celebration, Cancelled Due to Crab Strike 2017. 1st Annual Crab Celebration, 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. 

February 2017

  • Hikshari Train Guided Bird Walks, Guided Audubon bird walks 3rd Sunday of each month. Meet at the foot or Del Norte Street in Eureka at 9 a.m.
  • Arts Alive , Saturday Feb 4th 2017, Old Town Eureka, (707) 442-9054. Locations throughout downtown and Old Town Eureka serve samplings of the local cuisine from some of Humboldt County's finest restaurants - live music is be featured at many of the venues.

March 2017

  • Arts Alive , Saturday March 4th 2017, Old Town Eureka, (707) 442-9054. Locations throughout downtown and Old Town Eureka serve samplings of the local cuisine from some of Humboldt County's finest restaurants - live music is be featured at many of the venues.
  • Foggy Bottom 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
  • Redwood Coast Music 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 music festivals. With fantastic food AND free bus service to each venue. (707) 445-3378
  • Hikshari Train Guided Bird Walks, Guided Audubon bird walks 3rd Sunday of each month. Meet at the foot or Del Norte Street in Eureka at 9 a.m.
  • Daffodils By the River, March 25th - 26th 2017, Springtime in Humboldt Means Daffodils! More than 600 varieties will be on display, River Lodge, Fortuna

April 2017

  • Arts Alive , Saturday April 1st 2017, Old Town Eureka, (707) 442-9054. Locations throughout downtown and Old Town Eureka serve samplings of the local cuisine from some of Humboldt County's finest restaurants - live music is be featured at many of the venues.
  • Ferndale Easter Egg Hunt, April 15th, 2017, at Fireman's Park (if there's rain, at Valley Lumber, Shaw & Berding Sts.), (707) 786-4477
  • Arcata Farmers' Market, April - November, The best local produce! Saturday mornings on the Arcata Plaza, Arcata. (707) 441-9999
  • 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 bird walks 3rd Sunday of each month. Meet at the foot or Del Norte Street in Eureka at 9 a.m.
  • Dolbeer Steam Donkey Days, April 30th 2017, Fort Humboldt State Historic Park (707) 443-2957,
  • Rhododendron Festival and Parade, April 29 2017, 9-6pm, Eureka, (707) 834-0278

May 2017

  • Arts Alive , Saturday May 1st 2017, Old Town Eureka, (707) 442-9054. Locations throughout downtown and Old Town Eureka serve samplings of the local cuisine from some of Humboldt County's finest restaurants - live music is be featured at many of the venues.
  • Musical Theater - Beauty and the Beast - Ferndale Repertory Theatre May 4th - June 4th 2017, 707-786-5483
  • Kinetic Grand Championship, the original Kinetic Sculpture Race - Memorial Day Weekend 2017, (707) 733-3841
  • Tour of the Unknown Coast (Bicycle Event), May 29th - May 30th 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
  • Hikshari Train Guided Bird Walks, Guided Audubon bird walks 3rd Sunday of each month. Meet at the foot or Del Norte Street in Eureka  at 9 a.m.
  • May Day Living History and Artisan Faire, TBA Blue Ox Millworks Historic Park, (707) 444-3437
  • Ferndale Memorial Day Parade, 2016, 10am

June 2017

  • Summer Arts and Music Festival, Saturday June 3rd and 4th 2017, Benbow (707) 923-3368
  • Arts Alive , Saturday June 3rd, 2017, Old Town Eureka, (707) 442-9054. Locations throughout downtown and Old Town Eureka serve samplings of the local cuisine from some of Humboldt County's finest restaurants - live music is be featured at many of the venues.
  • North Coast Open Studios, June 3rd - 4th 2017 ,11am - 5pm, Visit art studios throughout the county, 
  • Fortuna City Wide Yard Sale, TBA 2017, 9am - 3pm
  • Fortuna Farmers Market, Tuesdays, 3-6 pm, 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
  • Art & Wine in the Park, June 11th 2017, Rohner Park, Fortuna, (707) 725-9261
  • Mad River Festival  June 15th - 16th 2017, A theater arts extravaganza!, Blue Lake, (707) 668-5663
  • Redwood Run Biker weekend, June 9th - 11th 2017, Piercy
  • Hikshari Train Guided Bird Walks, Guided Audubon bird walks 3rd Sunday of each month. Meet at the foot or Del Norte Street in Eureka  at 9 a.m.
  • Annual Trinidad Fish Festival, June 18th 2017, (707) 677-1610
  • Redwood Acres Best of Humboldt Fair, June 22nd - 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

  • Arts Alive , Saturday July 1st 2017, Old Town Eureka, (707) 442-9054. Locations throughout downtown and Old Town Eureka serve samplings of the local cuisine from some of Humboldt County's finest restaurants - live music is be featured at many of the venues.
  • Fortuna Fireworks Festival, July 3rd, 2017, Yes this is the night before the 4th (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, 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.
  • Swauger Station Days, July 10, 2016  Loleta Firemans Pavilion
  • Annual Portuguese Holy Ghost Festival, Dates June 3rd-4th 2017 at the Ferndale Portuguese Hall, Celebrate Portuguese music and history with dinner, dancing, and an auction, 707-786-4346
  • Arcata Farmers' Market, April 2nd- November 19th 9am-2pm The best local produce! Saturday mornings on the Arcata Plaza, Arcata. (707) 441-9999
  • Fortuna Farmers Market, Tuesdays, 3-6pm, 10th & L Street
  • Mad River SummerFest,  TBA 2017
  • Humboldt FolkLife Festival, July 8th-July 15th 2017, Folk Music!
  • Fortuna Rodeo Week, July 10-16th 2017, (707) 725-3959
  • Fortuna Redwood AutoXpo, July 21st, 22nd, & 23rd, 2017, (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
  • Hikshari Train Guided Bird Walks, Guided Audubon bird walks 3rd Sunday of each month. Meet at the foot or Del Norte Street in Eureka at 9 a.m.

August 2017

  • Arts Alive , Saturday August 5th 2017, Old Town Eureka, (707) 442-9054. Locations throughout downtown and Old Town Eureka serve samplings of the local cuisine from some of Humboldt County's finest restaurants - live music is be featured at many of the venues.
  • Reggae on the River August 3rd - August 6th, 2017, (707) 923-3368
  • Humboldt County Fair August 23rd to 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
  • Hikshari Train Guided Bird Walks, Guided Audubon bird walks 3rd Sunday of each month. Meet at the foot or Del Norte Street in Eureka at 9 a.m.
  • Bridgefest UFO festival August 19th, 2017 (707)-777-1775
  • Fortuna Farmers Market, Tuesdays, 3-6pm, 10th & L Street
  • Hops in Humboldt, Saturday  August 26th, 2017, Fortuna's Rohner Park 1-5 pm(707) 725-9261
  • Wildwood Days, August 11th - 13th, 2017, Rio Dell, (707) 764-3329
  • Humboldt Bay Marathon, August 13th 2017

September 2017

  • Arts Alive , Saturday September 2nd 2017, Old Town Eureka, (707) 442-9054. Locations throughout downtown and Old Town Eureka serve samplings of the local cuisine from some of Humboldt County's finest restaurants - live music is be featured at many of the venues.
  • Cruz’n Eureka Car Show, September 7th, 8th, & 9th, 2017, (707) 444-9636
  • Arcata Farmers' Market, April - November, The best local produce! Saturday mornings on the Arcata Plaza, Arcata. (707) 441-9999
  • Fortuna Farmers Market, Tuesdays, 3-6 pm, 10th & L Street
  • Fortuna Concert Series, Fall 2015-Winter 2017 (September - May),
  • Chicken Wing Festival, September 9th, 2017, 11am to 4 pm "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
  • Humboldt County Mud Run, September 17th 2017, Humboldt County Fairgrounds, 1 pm
  • Hikshari Train Guided Bird Walks, Guided Audubon bird walks 3rd Sunday of each month. Meet at the foot or 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

October 2017

  • Arts Alive , Saturday October 7th 2017, Old Town Eureka, (707) 442-9054. Locations throughout downtown and Old Town Eureka serve samplings of the local cuisine from some of Humboldt County's finest restaurants - live music is be featured at many of the venues.
  • Fortuna Apple Harvest Festival, TBA 2017, (707) 725-3959, (707) 725-9261
  • 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
  • Police Department Disaster Fair, TBA 2017, View and tour various safety vehicles and a Helicopter!, at the police department on 11th St
  • Pastels on the Plaza, TBA,  2017, Arcata, Call Northcoast Children's Services at (707) 825-1302 for more info
  • Wildrivers 101 Film Festival, TBA 2017, (707) 444-6633
  • Hikshari Train Guided Bird Walks, Guided Audubon bird walks 3rd Sunday of each month. Meet at the foot or Del Norte Street in Eureka  at 9 a.m.
  • Humboldt Redwoods Marathon, 9 a.m. October 15, 2017, (707) 845-6111
  • Medieval Festival of Courage, October 7th & 8th, 2017, 10 am to 5 pm (707) 825-8804
  • Grave Matters and Untimely Departures, Date TBA 2017, Fortuna’s Sunrise Cemetery, 1pm–6 pm
  • Boo At The Zoo,  TBA 2017, A halloween themed day of games, crafts, treats, and of course, the animal residents of the Sequoia park zoo. (707) 441-4263

November 2017

  • Arts Alive , Saturday November 4th 2017, Old Town Eureka, (707) 442-9054. Locations throughout downtown and Old Town Eureka serve samplings of the local cuisine from some of Humboldt County's finest restaurants - live music is be featured at many of the venues.
  • Hempfest, November 11th-13th, 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
  • Mushroom Fair TBA 2017, Redwood Acres Fairgrounds
    Eureka (707) 822-8856
  • Craftsman's Days Blue Ox Millworks Historic Park- Every year the two days after Thanksgiving
    2015, (707) 444-3437
  • Hikshari Train Guided Bird Walks, Guided Audubon bird walks 3rd Sunday of each month. Meet at the foot or Del Norte Street in Eureka at 9 a.m.
  • Fortuna River Lodge Craft Faire, TBA, 2017, Quality, handmade crafts, River Lodge, Fortuna
  • Blessing of the Fleet, Thanksgiving Day at 10am, Trinidad Pier
  • Humboldt County Author Festival, Date TBA 2017

December 2017

  • Arts Alive , Saturday December 2nd 2017, Old Town Eureka, (707) 442-9054. Locations throughout downtown and Old Town Eureka serve samplings of the local cuisine from some of Humboldt County's finest restaurants - live music is be featured at many of the venues.
  • Redwood Village Open House, TBA 2017, 6-9 pm Fortuna (707) 725-3959
  • Strongs Creek Plaza Open House, TBA 2017, Fortuna
  • Fortuna Main Street Arts TBA 2017, Enjoy visual and performance arts, live music and refreshments throughout downtown Fortuna. 5:00 -8 PM
  • Fortuna’s Free Children’s Movie, TBA 2016, Fortuna
  • Christmas Home Tour, TBA 2017,Fortuna (707) 725-3959
  • Electric Lighted Parade, TBA 2017, Fortuna (707) 725-3959
  • Fortuna Downtown Open House, Fortuna, TBA 2017, Local businesses provide music and refreshments, along with special deals for shoppers. (707) 725-3959
  • KEKA Trucker’s Christmas Parade, Eureka, TBA 2017 (707) 442-5744
  • Fortuna Christmas Music Festival, TBA 2017, Fortuna River Lodge
    (707) 725-3959
  • Garden Club Christmas and Home Tour, TBA 2017, Fortuna
  • Holiday Crafts and Music Festival Redwood Acres Fairgrounds. TBA, 2017. The annual Humboldt Artisans' Christmas craft sale with live music. (707) 445-3037
  • Hikshari Train Guided Bird Walks, Guided Audubon bird walks 3rd Sunday of each month. Meet at the foot or Del Norte Street in Eureka at 9 a.m.
  • 37th Annual Winter Arts Faire, TBA, 2017.  923-3368
  • 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, 2017. Main Street, Ferndale. (707) 786-4299

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