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  • Eureka, CA 95501

AUGUST 2021

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
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 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


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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