Fortuna Christmas Music Festival

  • Recurrence: Recurring on the 2nd Sunday of December
  • Location: Fortuna River Lodge
  • Address: 1800 Riverwalk Dr.
  • Fortuna, CA 95540
  • Phone: (707) 725-3959
  • Time: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Price: FREE

Tubas, accordions, mariachi, choirs, bands and a full orchestra will perform at Fortuna’s Christmas Music Festival. The Festival brings together a selection of talent from all over Humboldt County to deliver a musical gift to the community at Fortuna’s River Lodge.

The line-up for the 43rd annual event is
12:30 PM Scotia Band
1:00 PM Fortuna High School Camarada Singers
1:30 PM Eureka Brass
2:00 PM Mariachi Real de Mexico
2:30 PM College of the Redwoods Concert Band
3:00 PM Tuba Christmas
3:30 PM Fortuna High School Symphonic Band
4:00 PM A Company of Voices
4:30 PM All Seasons Orchestra
5:00 PM Festival Finale

The festival ends at 5:20p.m. with an audience sing-along finale featuring Silent Night and the Hallelujah Chorus. Don’t worry about knowing all the words, the audience is backed by many of the day’s choir singers and lyrics are on the program.

The festival is free, but several charitable groups benefit from donations at the event: refreshments benefit the Fortuna Junior Academy and cash donations are accepted for the Santa’s Sleigh toy and clothing drive.

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