Summer Arts & Music Festival

An Idyllic weekend gathering for the entire family

Situated amongst towering ancient redwoods on a bend of the majestic Eel River. 


This favorite family event features more than 120 diverse performances by performers local to international on 4+ stages.

Over 150 handmade craft and food booths, an outrageous kid zone, all-media fine arts exhibit, the Generation Green tent and lots more.

Gates open at 9:30am and entertainment begins at 10am both days. Admission is at the gate only. For more information call 923-3368 or visit


Enjoying old friends and new, over California wines, micro-brews or soft drinks throughout the day is all part of the fun. Nightfall of both days, brings the top featured acts to the bright lights of the main stage with a sky full of stars above.

From humble, grassroots beginnings, through to the festival's present status as the most comprehensive celebration of arts and culture in Humboldt County, the Summer Arts and Music Festival has always offered patrons an idyllic weekend gathering for the entire family, attracting visitors from all over California and beyond.  

Primary parking areas to the south of the festival will be along south Benbow Dr. and in the Bear Pen lot.

  The festival is located 2 miles south of Garberville on Hwy 101.  Paid parking available in Benbow.  Free parking and free shuttle service from Redway, Garberville, Meadows Business Park, and the Bear Pen lot (on Benbow Dr. south of the festival venue).  Follow sigs for exact parking and shuttle locations.

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