IMPORTANT Travel Updates:
September 16, 2021
Planning to visit Humboldt County?
Here is some important information to ensure your trip is SAFE, stress-free and enjoyable:

Traffic Delays - Last Chance Grade:If you are traveling north to Crescent City or south into Humboldt, expect 30-minute traffic delays on Hwy 101 south of Crescent City, Del Norte County. For updated information visit: https://lastchancegrade.com/schedule

Wildfires:
After temporarily closing some California National Forests for public safety, the USDA Forest Service has announced the  Six Rivers National Forest in eastern Humboldt County has been re-opened.

As of September 12th, the Knob Fire burning in the vicinity of Willow Creek has been 100% contained.
If planning to travel on HWY 299, please check the CalTrans website for the most recent road conditions: https://roads.dot.ca.gov

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Events for the current month

In Humboldt County on California's Redwood Coast

We are excited that events are happening again. Details are being updated as information becomes available. See the bottom for a selection of general things to do highlights. And before making plans, please check the event website or Facebook page.

 

Flynn Creek Circus – Annual Event
Aug 1, Sun. – Arcata:
Original story line, high caliber artists and powerful imagery, the show is daring, edgy and hilarious. 1275 8th Street.  Hours and cost vary, please see website: www.arcataplayhouse.org/events/flynn-creek-circus/

Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival – Annual Event
Aug 1, Sun. - Eureka: A wide range of classical piano pieces. 2pm, FREE, donation suggested. Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 F St.

Humboldt Flea Market
Aug 1, Sun. - Arcata: Antiques, collectables, handmade and everything else! 9am-3pm. $2, under 13 FREE. 321 Dr. M.L.K. Jr Pkwy.

Summer Music in the Botanical Garden
Aug 1, 15, Sun. - Eureka: Picnic & listen to live music. Open 10am, Music 1-3pm. $10/$5. 7707 Tompkins Hill Rd.

Wildwood Days – Annual Event
Aug 5- 8, Thur – Sun. - Rio Dell:  Parade Sat at noon & fireworks at 9:45pm, car show, music and food.  Four days full of fun family events.  www.facebook.com/Wildwood-Days-154865577904540/

Concerts on the Boardwalk
Aug 5, 12, 19, Thur. - Eureka: Summer concert series on Thursdays. 6-8pm. FREE. 1st & "C" Street. www.eurekamainstreet.org/eureka-summer-concert-series

Music in the Park
Aug 5, 12, 19, Thur. - McKinleyville: Bring a lawn chair and enjoy live music. 6-8pm. FREE. Pierson Park, 1608 Pickett Rd.

Friday Night Market
Aug 6, 13, 20, 27, Fri. - Eureka: Live music, vendor market & farmers’ market & Trolley Rides! 5:30-8pm. The waterfront at 1st & C St.

Friday Night at the Refuge
Aug 6, 13, 20, 27, Fri. - Loleta: Enjoy an early evening walk at the Refuge. Visitor center & Shorebird Loop Trail will be open until 8pm. 1020 Ranch Rd. 707.733.5406

Reggae on the River – canceled 2021

Eureka’s Annual Street Art Festival– Annual Event
Aug 7-14, Week long – All over Eureka: Local artists will be painting 11+ murals along the 101 corridor. Daily tours and special events. https://www.eurekastreetartfestival.com/about

Buddy Brown Blues Festival - Annual Event
Aug 7, Sat. - Blue Lake: 
Best local blues musicians. 10:30am-6:30pm. $12. Perigot Park, 312 South Railroad Ave. https://humboldtfolklife.com/buddy-brown-blues-festival

Floating Lantern Ceremony - Annual Event
Aug 7, Sat. - Arcata:
All are invited to offer spiritual consolation for people we miss, departed loved ones, ancestors, cultures and all we hold dear. 7pm-9pm ceremony at the Marsh, Klopp Lake, end of South I Street.  9am-1:30pm make a lantern at the Farmer's Market in the Arcata Plaza. Free and all are welcome.  https://arcatalanternfloatingceremony.org/

Lanphere Dunes Guided Walk
Aug 7, Sat. - Arcata/Manila:  Exploration of a beautiful and diverse dune system in the Pacific Northwest. 10am-1pm. FREE. Reservations required: Call 707.444.1397 or info@friendsofthedunes.org

Arts Alive
Aug 7, Sat. - Eureka: Old town/downtown galleries & businesses showcase local & regional artists, trolley rides. 6-9pm. Call for more info. 707-442-9054

Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Birdwalk (RRAS)
Aug 7 & 28, Sat. – Arcata: Bring your binoculars for a great morning birding. 8:30-11:00am. Free. Klopp Lake, end of South I St. Reservations REQUIRED, TEXT ONLY 707.499.1247 with walk date, name & phone number for each person.

Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Birdwalk (FOAM)
Aug 7, 14, 21 & 28 Sat. – Arcata: 90-minute walk & topics incl, ecology, birds, plants, and history. 2pm. FREE. 569 So. G St.

Humboldt Bay Marathon & Half Marathon - Annual Event
Aug 8, Sun. - Eureka: 
Run begins and ends at Madaket Plaza, 1st & C Streets in Eureka. www.humboldtbaymarathon.com

Birdwalk at Wildlife Refuge
Aug 8, Sun. - Loleta: Guided by Audubon Society walk leaders at Humboldt Bay Wildlife Refuge. 9am-11/12pm. Free. 1020 Ranch Rd. Reservations REQUIRED, TEXT ONLY 707.499.1247 with walk date, name & phone number for each person.

Mateel Reggae Legacy: Steel Pulse
Aug 9, Mon. - Redway: Grammy winning, UK-based iconic reggae band. 6pm. $35-$45. 59 Rusk Ln. http://mateel.org/

Trinidad Bay Art & Music Festival – Annual Event
Aug 13, 14, 15 & 20, 21, 22  Fri, Sat, Sun. - Trinidad:
A cozy festival with world-class musicians, surrounded by Pacific beauty. Times vary. $30-$180. Trinidad Town Hall, 409 Trinity St. 707.845.1125.  www.tbamfest.com

Arts! Arcata
Aug 13, 14, 15, Fri-Sun. - Arcata: Galleries & businesses showcase local artists. Start at the Arcata Plaza @ 9th & G St.

Speeder Rides: Slough Bridge
Aug 14, Sat. - Eureka: Ride the rails on a historic Crew Car Speeder. 10am-4pm. $4-$8. Waterfront Dr. under Samoa bridge (SR255).

Audubon Birdwalk Hikshari' Trail (Eureka Waterfront)
Aug 15, Sun. - Eureka: Guided birdwalk on the Elk River trail. 9am. FREE. Foot of W. Del Norte St. Reservations REQUIRED, TEXT ONLY 707.499.1247 with walk date, name & phone number for each person.

Humboldt County Fair Gala Preview – Annual Event
Aug 17, Tue. – Ferndale: Preview the plants and flowers inside the Humboldt County Fair's Flower House before the fair officially opens. Live music, wine and hors d'oeuvres. 5:30-7:30pm. $15 for one, $25 for two. For more info, call Mary at (916) 662-5268.

Humboldt County Fair - Annual Event
Aug 18-29 - Ferndale: Horse races, carnival rides, live music, exhibits and more, since 1896. Fairgrounds, 1250 5th St. 707.786.9511  www.humboldtcountyfair.org

Wine & Jazz at MGMA
Aug 22, Sun. - Eureka: The Laura Hennings Band. 3-5pm. $5-$2.  Morris Graves Museum of Art. 636 “F” St.707.442.0278

"Bird of the Inner Eye" chamber opera
Aug 27, 28 & 29 – Arcata: An original chamber opera by Gina Leishman and Joan Schirle, based on the letters of painter Morris Graves. Times vary. Arcata Playhouse, 1251 9th St.  https://www.arcataplayhouse.org/events/

Hops in Humboldt  - Annual Event
Aug 28, Sat. - Fortuna: Sample a taste from over 35 micro brewers, music, crafts & food. 12-5pm. $30-$100. Rohner Park, 9 Park St. This is a 21 and over event. No dogs please.  www.hopsinhumboldt.com

Salmon, Oysters, Ales & Rails & BBQ – Annual Event
Aug 28, Sat. – Samoa: BBQ salmon and oysters, live music, vendors & railroad rides. 10am-4pm. Cookhouse, 908 Vance Ave.

Trinidad Art Nights
Aug 28, Sat. – Trinidad: Music, arts and entertainment. 6-9pm. Free. Start at the Gallery, 490 Trinity Street.

 

QUICK LIST OF THINGS TO DO
 

  • Humboldt Botanical Garden – Eureka: 7707 Tompkins Hill Road. Wed-Sun, 10am-5pm. 707.442.5139
  • Humboldt Bay Wildlife Refuge – Loleta:  1020 Ranch Rd. Daily, 8am-sunset. 707.733.5406
  • Humboldt State University Campus Tours-Arcata: By reservation, www.humboldt.edu/visit/schedule-visit
  • Madaket Cruise on Humboldt Bay – Eureka: Cruise & learn the history of the Bay & waterfront. 707.445.1910
    www.humboldtbaymaritimemuseum.com/madaket-cruises.html
  • Outdoor Fun for Kids  EdVentures: Go on a scavenger quest in one of the participating parks www.redwood-edventures.org
  • Ride in a Horse drawn carriage thru Old Town – Eureka:  2nd & F Sts. 646.591.2058
  • Sequoia Park & Zoo & Redwood Sky Walk – Eureka:  Visit the Fun Sized Zoo. 100 feet above the forest floor, view redwoods from the canopy. 3414 W St. Tues-Sun, 10am-5pm. 707.441.4263
  • Humboldt Bay Oyster Tour – Eureka:   Reserve 36hrs in advance at www.humboldtbayoystertours.com 707.836.3168
  • Blue Ox Millworks Tour – Eureka: Victorian millworks, blacksmith, machine shop, ceramics, stained glass & farm animals.
    1 “X” St. Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm 707.444.3437
  • Fern Cottage – Ferndale: Guided & self-guided Tours of an historic 1870’s, 30 room farmhouse. 2121 Centerville Rd.
    Please call to reserve 707.786.4835.
  • Haunted History Tour of Old Town – Eureka: Most evenings upon request, call 707.672.5012
  • Horseback Tours into Redwood National Park – Orick: RedwoodCreekBuckarettes.com or call 707.499.2943
  • Pacific Outfitters Adventures Tours – Countywide:  Hiking, kayaking & surfing, call 707.443.6328
  • HumBoats Kayak Adventures – Eureka:  Tours and rentals.  Humboldt Bay,  SUPS Woodley Island, A Dock  707.443.5157
  • Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center – Eureka: Kayaks, canoes & paddle board rentals Fri-Sun, 921 Waterfront Dr. 707.443.4222
  • Lost Coast Adventure Tours - Take you & your group hiking, biking, canoeing, camping, on a ropes course adventure, horseback riding, surfing, diving, on a scenic drive, or to do any other activity our diverse area has to offer. 707.986.9895

Stop in at the Eureka Visitor Center, 240 E St. Eureka

Open Daily, 10am-5pm
 

VISIT AN ART GALLERY or MUSEUM EXHIBIT

 

Arcata Artisans
Arcata
: Fine Art & Craft co-operative gallery & gift shop. Wed-Mon, 11am-4pm. 883 H St. 707.825.9133

The Blacksmith Shop
Ferndale
: A collection of master blacksmithing & glass blowing. Daily, 10am-5pm. 455 Main St. 707.786.4216

Clarke Historical Museum
Eureka
: Art showcase, in addition to ongoing Victorian period exhibit & impressive display of Native American basketry & regalia. Daily, 10am-5pm. 240 “E” St. 707.443.1947

Chapman's Gem, Mineral Shop & Museum
Fortuna:
Fossils, Rocks & Gems. Daily, 10am-5pm. On Hwy 101, 4 miles South of Fortuna. 707.725.2714

Humboldt Bay Maritime Museum
Samoa:
Shipwrecks & shipbuilding, lighthouses & ferry launches, first explorers & ship models. Weds-Sun, 9am-4pm. 908 Vance Ave. 707.444.9440

Morris Graves Museum of Art
Eureka
: Humboldt County's art museum. In the historic Carnegie building at 636 F Street. Wed-Sun, 12-5pm. 707.442.0278

Old Town Art Gallery
Eureka:
The oldest non-profit, cooperative art gallery in Humboldt County, showing casing local artists. Tues-Sun, 11am-5pm. 417 2nd St. 707.445.2315

Redwood Art Association
Eureka
: A collection of some of Humboldt County’s finest artists. Wed-Sun, Noon-5pm. 603 "F" St.  707.268.0755

Trinidad Art Gallery
Trinidad
: Original art by local artists. Daily, 10am-5pm. 490 Trinity St. 707.677.3770

Trinidad Museum
Trinidad:
Emphasis on the original Tsurai Village, Yurok traditions, European contact, the Gold Rush, whaling, fishing, shipping, logging and the Trinidad Head lighthouse. Thur-Sun, 12:30-4pm. 400 Janis Court. 707. 677.3883 or 707.677.3816

 

 

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