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 May – 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 May – 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 May – 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.
Avenue of the Giants Marathon – Annual Event May 1, Sun - Humboldt Redwoods State Park: Marathon, half marathon & 10K. Run, walk or cheer on one of the nation's most scenic courses. Portions of the Avenue will be closed during the race which begins at 7:45am www.theave.org
Art Talk Sunday May 1, Sun - Eureka: Art Talk, Tour, and Hands on Workshop with Artist Nancy Tobin! 2pm. Suggested donation $5/$2. Morris Graves Museum of Art. 636 “F” St. Spring Wildflower Show May 1, Sun – Eureka: Hundreds of flowers from fields, forests & marshes county-wide. Sun 10am-4pm. Free. Jefferson Community Center, 100 B St. www.northcoastcnps.org
Chamber Players of the Redwoods May 1, Sun – Eureka: Music you love played by musicians you know. 2pm. Free – donations welcome. Christ Episcopal Church, 15th and H Sts. Please wear a mask and bring proof of vaccination.
Humboldt Flea Market May 1, 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 May 4, 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.
Particle Kid with openers The Starhoppers May 5, Thur – Ferndale: An experimental future-folk project from Los Angeles-based musician and visual artist Micah Nelson. 7:30-10:00pm. $30. The Old Steeple, 246 Berding St. 707.786.7030 www.ferndalemusiccompany.com/
Absynth Quartet May 6, Fri – Ferndale: Fire Breathing Indie Grass from Arcata! $20. 7:30-10:00pm. The Old Steeple, 246 Berding St. 707.786.7030 www.ferndalemusiccompany.com/
Friday Night at the Refuge May 6, 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.
Fortuna First Fridays May 6, Fri – Fortuna: Art, live music and great food – businesses stay open late. Starts at 6pm. Free. Downtown Fortuna and all around town. www.facebook.com/FortunasFirstFridays
Hike and Bike Day at Redwood National May 7, 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
Arts Alive May 7, Sat - Eureka: Art, live music, shopping & dining in Old Town and Downtown. Free admission to the Morris Graves Museum of Art. 636 “F” St. 6-9pm. Year of the Tiger Celebration and music by Silver and Nails. 6pm. Clark Museum, 240 E St.
Lanphere Dunes Guided Walk May 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 email@example.com
Birdwalk at Wildlife Refuge May 8, 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.
Arts! Arcata May 13, 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
Eureka Chinatown Walking Tours May 14, 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. www.clarkemuseum.org/chinatown-walking-tours.html
Eureka Speeder / Train Rides May 14, Sat - Eureka Slough - Ride across the Eureka Slough bridge & along the bay to the former California Redwood mill. 10am - 4pm. Halvorson Park, 1003-1057 Waterfront Dr. near the Samoa Bridge. timberheritage.org
Fortuna Concert Series Apr 14, Sat – Fortuna: The Pitts Family Quartet. Finale Celebration. Doors will open at 5:30, music 7:30pm. $10. 610 Main St. 707.682.6092. fortunaconcertseries.com
Family Arts Day May 15, Sat – Eureka: Arts projects and activities designed for families and youth 5-12 years. Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 “F” St 2-4 pm. Suggested donation $2-$5 Adults, Children under 17 free .707.442.0278
Afternoon of Jazz at MGMA May 15, Sun – Eureka: Tristan Norton Quartet. 3-5pm. $5/$2, under 18 free. Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 F St. 707.442.0278. https://humboldtarts.org/wine-and-jazz
Audubon Birdwalk Hikshari' Trail (Eureka Waterfront) May 15, Sun - Eureka: Guided birdwalk on the Elk River trail. 9am. FREE. Foot of W. Del Norte St. Paved and wheelchair accessible. Reservations REQUIRED, TEXT ONLY 707.499.1247 with walk date, name & phone number for each person.
Eureka Symphony May 20 & 21, Fri & Sat. – Eureka: Alluring Influences - Jenny Scheinman. 8pm. $19-$49. Arkley Center Performing Arts, 412 "G" St. 707.845.3655 Rutabaga Ball – Annual Event May 21, Sat – Arcata: A competition like no other! Who will be the next Rutabaga Queen? Doors 6pm, Show 7pm. $16. Under the Arcata Playhouse Big Top Tent on 9th St. http://bit.ly/RutaBall22
Samoa Dunes and Wetlands Guided Walk May 21, Sat – Arcata: Visit this ecologically diverse property. 10am-12:30pm. Free. Masks & reservations required contact Friends of the Dunes at 707.444.1397 or info@friendsofthedunes.
World Goth Day Festival May 22, Sun – Ferndale: Everything Goth, art, clothes, music. 10am-6pm. $5. The Old Steeple, 246 Berding St. 707.786.7030. www.ferndalemusiccompany.com/
Kinetic Grand Championship – Annual Event May 28-30, Sat-Mon - Arcata to Ferndale: World's original art triathlon takes place Memorial Day weekend. Human powered artwork/vehicles by land and by sea. Free. Please see website for details wwww.kineticgrandchampionship.com
Samoa Speeder / Train Rides May 28, Sat, Eureka Slough - Ride across the Eureka Slough bridge & along the bay to the former California Redwood mill. 10am - 4pm. Start on Waterfront Dr. under Samoa Bridge. timberheritage.org
Trinidad Art Night May 28, Sat – Trinidad: Explore & celebrate with local artists. Performance and youth activities. 6-9pm. FREE. Throughout Trinidad. Start at the Trinidad Art Gallery, 490 Trinity St.
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 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