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.
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 Bigfoot Daze – 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- CANCELED 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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 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).
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
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