Please note that venues may require different Covid protocols. Please contact the venue directly and be respectful to the wonderful artists and groups that make Humboldt County so vibrant.
Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Birdwalk (RRAS) Every Sat in April - 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 Tour (FOAM) Every Sat in April – Arcata: 90-minute walk & topics incl, ecology, birds, plants, and history. 2pm. FREE. 569 So. G St.
Guided Walks at Founders Grove with Naturalist Griff Every Sat in April – Weott: Join John “Griff” Griffith, the wildlife conservationist and explore the beauty of Humboldt Redwoods State Park. 11am-Noon. FREE. Founders Grove, 17119 State Park Route 254/ Avenue of the Giants.
Friday Night at the Refuge Apr 1, Fri - Loleta: The Salmon Creek Unit Shorebird Loop Trail will be open 8am to 8pm. Enjoy a walk during the evening hours. No evening programs are scheduled at this time. FREE. 1020 Ranch Rd.
Arts Alive Apr 2, Sat - Eureka: Art, live music, shopping & dining in Old Town and Downtown. Free admission to the Morris Graves Museum of Art & music by Good Company. 636 “F” St. 6-9pm.
Hike and Bike Day at Redwood National Apr 2, Sat – Orick: Bike, hike or walk your dog along the ten-mile road (closed to cars), which meanders among some of the most impressive old growth groves in Redwood National & State Parks. 707.488.2039
Lanphere Dunes Guided Walk Apr 2, 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 email@example.com
Humboldt Flea Market Apr 3, Sun - Arcata: Antiques, collectables, handmade and everything else! 9am-3pm. $2, under 13 FREE. 321 Dr. M.L.K. Jr Pkwy.
Guided Nature Walk at Wildlife Refuge Apr 6, Wed – Loleta: Enjoy a guided 2 mile walk with naturalist Louise Bacon-Ogden. Please wear a mask and practice social distancing. 9-11am. 1020 Ranch Rd. Please call 707.733.5406 if you plan to attend.
Arts! Arcata Apr 8, Fri - Arcata: Galleries & businesses showcase local artists. Start at the Arcata Plaza @ 9th & G St. 4-8pm. Please see website for details, https://arcatamainstreet.com/artsarcata
Laurie Lewis Apr 8, Fri – Arcata: Laurie Lewis has gathered fans and honors for her powerful and emotive voice and her versatile, dynamic songwriting. 8-10pm. $15. Arcata Playhouse, 1215 9th St. https://www.arcataplayhouse.org/events/
Eureka Symphony Apr 8 & 9, Fri & Sat. – Eureka: The evening begins with the dramatic “Suite #1” from Bizet’s “Carmen.” The rest of the program will feature the fabulous husband and wife team of soprano Lucy Fitz Gibbon and pianist Ryan MacAvoy McCullough. 8pm. $19-$49. Arkley Center Performing Arts, 412 "G" St. 707.845.3655
The Bartow Project Apr 8, 9 & 10 Fri, Sat & Sun – Blue Lake: Four short films about the art and life of Wiyot artist Rick Bartow. 8-9:30pm. $15-$20. Dell’Arte Carlo Theatre, 131 H Street. 707.668.5663 dellarte.com/online-season/2021-2022-season
Fortuna Concert Series Apr 9, Sat – Fortuna: Lisa Lynne & Aryeh Frankfurter are a multi-instrumentalist duo with Celtic Harps, Swedish Nyckelharpa, Ukrainian Bandura, Bouzouki, Cittern and more. Doors 6:45, music 7:30pm. $10. 610 Main St. 707.682.6092. fortunaconcertseries.com
Redwood Poetry Festival in SoHum Apr 9, Sat – Redway: Poets from across the country will be performing along with amazing local Word Humboldt poets plus DJ Goldylocks and live music. 4-10pm. $10. Mateel Community Center, 59 Rusk Lane. http://mateel.org/
Eureka Chinatown Walking Tours Apr 9, Sat – Eureka: Walking tour exploring the history of the Chinese population in Eureka and Humboldt County. 4-5:30pm. $10-$20. Start at Clarke Historical Museum, 240 E St. http://www.clarkemuseum.org/chinatown-walking-tours.html
Guy Fieri Book Signing Apr 9, Sat – Ferndale: Celebrate the release of Ferndale Museum’s new cookbook with a book signing by Guy, famous chef and beloved hometown figure. Ferndale Museum, 515 Shaw St. 11am-12:30pm. Birdwalk at Wildlife Refuge Apr 10, Sun - Loleta: Guided by Audubon Society walk leaders at Humboldt Bay Wildlife Refuge. 9am-11am. Free. 1020 Ranch Rd. Reservations REQUIRED, TEXT ONLY 707.499.1247 with walk date, name & phone number for each person. Godwit Days Spring Migration Bird Festival – annual event Apr 15-17, Fri-Sun – Arcata & online: A hybrid festival … the most popular trips from past years and added a couple of new ones, as well as four virtual sessions. Last day to register is Wednesday, April 13! Please go to the website for more information. www.godwitdays.org Perilous Plunge – annual event Apr 16, Sat – Eureka Boardwalk: 21th annual zany fundraiser for kids Discovery Museum. Watch costumed folk jump from the Eureka waterfront into Humboldt Bay at the foot of “F” St. Parade @ 11am and Plunge @ 12pm.
Easter Egg Hunt Apr 16, Sat – Ferndale: Hunt for candy-filled eggs hidden by Ferndale Scouts and enjoy a meet & greet with the Easter bunny. 10:30-11:30am. 100 Berding St.
Samoa Dunes and Wetlands Guided Walk Apr 16, Sat – Arcata: Visit this ecologically diverse property. 10am-12:30pm. Free. Masks & reservations required contact Friends of the Dunes at 707.444.1397 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Humboldt International Film Festival Apr 19-22, Tues – Fri – Arcata: A student-run short film festival showcasing many independent filmmakers' works from around the world. Including the Bartow Project. https://www.hsufilmfestival.com - Times vary. Minor Theater, 1001 H St. 707.822.3456 https://www.minortheatre.com/
The Redwood Riverwalk Hootenanny 420 Event Apr 20, Wed – Fortuna: The Redwood Riverwalk Hotel will be welcoming guests for afternoon of art, live music, eclectic gifts, games, and food. 4-6pm. Free. 1859 Alamar Way.
420 Smoke Off - Community BBQ and Picnic Apr 20, Wed – Redway: Smoked and grilled meats, vegetables and seafood wine, beer and live music! Noon-10pm. Free. Mateel Community Center, 59 Rusk Lane. http://mateel.org/
Inked Hearts Tattoo Expo: Heart of the Dragon– annual event Apr 21-24, Thur-Sun - Blue Lake: An Invitational style tattoo show that features many renowned artists! Opens at 11am. $15-$35. Blue Lake Casino, 777 Casino Way. 707.668.9770
Papaya Lounge: Rumble Royale Apr 22 & 23, Fri & Sat – Arcata: A music, comedy and variety evening with a very fruity attitude. Doors, drinks & food open at 5pm, show starts at 7:30pm. $30-$160. Septentrio Winery, 650 6th St. www.papayalounge.com
The Bartow Project Apr 23, Sat – Arcata: Four short films about the art and life of Wiyot artist Rick Bartow. 1pm. $15-$20. Minor Theatre, 1001 H St. 707.826.3456 www.minortheatre.com
Wedding and Event Faire – annual event Apr 24, Sun - Fortuna: Bridal Fair with over 30 vendors. 1-4 pm. $10. 1800 Riverwalk Dr. 707.725.7572.
Humboldt Wine Festival – annual event Apr 30, Sat – Arcata: Featuring over a dozen Humboldt and Trinity County wineries and cideries, 21+ Only. 3-6pm. $50-$55. Baywood Golf & Country Club, 3600 Buttermilk Ln. www.humboldtwinefest.com
Rhododendron Parade Apr 30, Sat – Arcata: The whole town comes out to watch a festival of floats and marching bands parade by as they pay homage to the lovely rhododendron. Parade starts at 10am at 7th & E Sts. and travels south on H St. https://eurekarhodyparade.com/
CANCELED for 2022 California Indian Big Time & Social Gathering Humboldt Orchid Society Show Dolbeer Donkey Days
ENJOY THE PERFORMING ARTS
Arcata Playhouse – Family Fun Series Apr 2 - 16, Arcata: A fantastic assortment of events for families. All in and around the new Red & Blue Circus Tent at near 8th & L Sts. Activities, times and costs vary, please see website. https://www.arcataplayhouse.org/familyfunseries/ Ferndale Repertory Theatre – Man of La Mancha Apr 1 - 10, Fri, Sat & Sun - Ferndale: Inspired by Don Quixote and set during the Spanish Inquisition, the original 1965 production won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Times and ticket prices vary. 447 Main St. 707.786.5483 www.ferndalerep.org
QUICK LIST OF THINGS TO DO
Arcata Farmers Markets: Every Saturday 10am-2pm. Arcata Plaza, 9th & G Sts. www.northcoastgrowersassociation.org/
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 the Eureka Visitor Center 240 E St. Eureka Wed – Sun, 11am – 4pm
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, 11am-4pm. 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