AUGUST Calendar of Events 2012

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  • Dates: August 1, 2012 - August 31, 2012
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Humboldt Crabs Baseball

Thru Aug 7 Arcata Going into their 68th season, the Humboldt Crabs are America's oldest continuously operated summer collegiate baseball program. Home games Wed., Fri, Sat & Sun Ballpark 9th & F Streets. 707.826.2333

Woody Guthrie's American Song & Cabaret
Thru Aug 19 Ferndale Performances by the Ferndale Repertory Theatre on alternating weekends. 707.786.5483


Redwood Art Association 54th Annual Summer Exhibition
Thru Aug 17 Eureka A collection of some of Humboldt Counties finest artists. 603 F St., Sun – Wed, noon – 5pm special Arts Alive! Saturday, August 4, 6:00pm 9:00pm 707.268.0755

Summer Concert Series on the boardwalk
Aug 2 Thursday Eureka Old Town - Tom Rigney and Flambeau – Cajun Swing 6 - 8 pm FREE Foot of “C” Street. 707.442.9054


Full Moon Rafting on Trinity River
Aug 2 Thursday Willow Creek Six Rivers Rafting, Raft into the Sunset – enjoy the Trinity River and dinner on a private beach 707.599.4221


Trinidad Art Nights!
Aug 3 Friday Trinidad First Fridays, a night for the exploration and celebration of the diversity and talent of local artists in the spirit that can only be discovered in Trinidad. Main Street 6 - 9pm 707.677.3188


Humboldt Light Opera Company - Cinderella
Aug 3 – 18 Arcata Live theatre at Van Duzer Theater. Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella. Fri-Sun 18. Evening at 7:30 pm, Sun 2 pm. One Harpst St., to reserve 707.822.1318 or 707.445.4310.


Full Moon Paddle on the bay
Aug 3 Friday Eureka/Woodley Island Paddle at twilight with the full moon rising serenely over the waters of Humboldt Bay. Bring a date - bring the kids. 7 – 9pm $50 kayak and guide provided. Hum-Boats Dock A, Woodley Island Marina 707.443.5157

Arts Alive! - First Saturday
Aug 4 Saturday Eureka Old Town & Downtown Dozens of galleries and businesses showcase the works of local & regional artists. Music & special exhibits throughout the evening. From 6-9 pm 707.442.9054


Buddy Brown Blues Festival
Aug 4 Saturday Blue Lake Perigot Park Across from Blue Lake City Hall Enjoy Humboldt Electric and Acoustic Blues in honor of Buddy Brown. Music starts at 11am and goes all day. 707.822.5394

Fern Cottage Living History
Aug 4 & 5 Ferndale National War Assn. of San Francisco. Three miles west of Ferndale at 2121 Centerville Road; from Ferndale's Main Street, take Ocean Avenue west (Ocean becomes Centerville). 707.786.4835


Summer Concert Series on the boardwalk
Aug 9 Thursday Eureka Old Town - Twice as Good (Blues) 6 - 8 pm FREE Foot of “C” Street. 707.442.9054


Arts! Arcata - Second Friday
Aug 10 Friday Citywide Arcata This artwalk reveals the richness and diversity of Arcata’s local arts community. For venues & artists go to

Zootini Gala
Aug 11 Saturday Eureka A high-style fundraiser including up close and personal animal encounters, gourmet food, live and silent auctions. $45, 5:30pm - 9pm 3414 W St. 707.442.5649


Hike the Sounding Seas & Eel River Estuary Preserves
Aug 12 Sunday Ferndale Ranger-guided tour of the sloughs, wetlands, dunes and beach; Centerville Beach to the south spit of the Eel River. Register by calling Rangers Jerome or Zach 707.762.4724.


Aug 11 Saturday Eureka The biggest dog festival in Humboldt County. The Mutt Strutt winds its way thru Old Town 11am. This is a fundraiser for The Sequoia Human Society. A no-kill animal shelter. Live Music 10 - 5pm. $15 Halvorsen Park at foot of “L” 707.442.782

Birdwalks at the Wildlife Refuge
Aug 12 Sunday Loleta Second Sunday guided bird hike - Audubon Society walk leaders. It's free & beginners welcome. 9:00am 1020 Ranch Rd. 707.733.5406





County Fair Gala
Aug 14 Tuesday Ferndale Preview to the Fair and is held the evening prior to the Fair opening. Flower Show wine, hor d'ouerves and Social. Humboldt County Fairgrounds 2150 5th St. 6:30-8:30pm $15 707.786.9185


Humboldt County Fair
Aug 15 - 26 Ferndale Carnival rides, horse racing, live music, exhibits and much, much more. Fairgrounds 1250 5th St., 707.786.9511

Sewell Gallery Third Friday's Special Event
Aug 17 Friday Eureka Live music at the Sewell Fine Art Gallery at 7:00pm Refreshments - Admission 423 F St. 707.269.0617


Arts Night! 3rd Friday McKinleyville
Aug 17 Friday Citywide Features local art, jewelry, music and food. 6 – 8 pm 707.834.6460


Salmon, Oysters, Ales & Rails
Aug 18 Saturday Eureka/Samoa At the Samoa railroad roundhouse. BBQ and ride the rails on crew car speeder. Cookhouse Rd., Noon – 4:30pm 707.443.1947


Jazz Jam in the Rotunda
Aug 19 Sunday Eureka Every third Sunday of the month Morris Graves Museum of Art has free jazz in the rotunda.
636 F St. 2:00 - 4:30pm 707.442.0278

Hike the Sounding Seas & Eel River Estuary Preserves
Aug 19 Sunday Ferndale Ranger-guided tour of the sloughs, wetlands, dunes and beach; Centerville Beach to the south spit of the Eel River. Register by calling Rangers Jerome or Zach 707.762.4724.


Bridgefest - UFO Festival
Aug 25 Saturday Bridgeville The best time to visit Bridgeville is in August when the old bridge span swarms with flying saucers, extraterrestrials and curious humanoids. 10am-5pm free 707.777.1775

Birding on the Madaket

Aug 25 Saturday Eureka Expert bird guide, David Fix, guides this tour around Humboldt Bay looking at birds, harbor seals, sea lions, and harbor porpoises. Foot of C St., $25 includes beer or wine beverage 4pm - 6pm meet 3:45pm 707.826.7050


Hops in Humboldt
Aug 25 Saturday Fortuna Sample a taste from over 30 micro-breweries -- live music, crafts booths & food. Rohner Park. 11am - 6pm $30. 707.725.9261



EUREKA: Visit the Morris Graves Museum of Art. Wed–Sun, Noon–5pm. 636 F St. 707-442-0278. Ride in a horse drawn carriage thru old town. 2nd & F Sts. 707-601-3638 Take a Haunted Tour of Historic Old Town most evenings 707.672.5012. Walk the Humboldt Bay Wildlife Refuge 1020 Ranch Rd. Loleta, 707-733-5406 Visit the Sequoia Park & Zoo – Monkeys, pink flamingos, aviary, petting zoo, playground & park, a cafe and more. 3414 W St., Tues – Sun 10 – 5pm 707-441-4263 Jump on board the Madaket for a water tour of Humboldt Bay. Foot of “C” St., at the plaza on the boardwalk 707-445-1910. The Samoa Drag Striphas races most weekends starting on Friday nights with legal street drags. 707 442 6753 Catch a sunset on the bay in a kayak. Hum-Boats 707-443-5157

ARCATA: Tour the Arcata Marsh Redwood Regional Audubon Society bird watching tours every Sat. 8:30 am. Meet at the parking lot South “I” St. 707-826-2359

Visit the new Humboldt Bay Nature Center – Find out about the dunes. Self-guided trails 220 Stamp Lane, Manila 707-444-1397. Natural History Museum Interest for kids and adults alike. 1315 G St. Tue - Sat 10 - 5pm 707-826-4479. Arcata Farmers Market is back One of the oldest certified organic frmers markets in California. Arcata Plaza. Saturdays 9am - 2pm 7th & G Streets. 707-441-9999.