Events for Current Month

  • Address: 422 1st St.
  • Eureka, CA 95501

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.

MAY 2022


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 info@friendsofthedunes.org

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.

Redwood Coast Kite Festival & Artisan Fair
May 21 & 22, Sat & Sun – Eureka:
Kite show and artisan fair. 10am-5pm. Free. Halvorson Park, 1003 Waterfront Dr.   www.humboldtkiters.org/festival

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.

Memorial Day Celebration in Ferndale
May 30, Mon- Ferndale:
10 a.m. parade and solemn remembrance of the day. Free. 1100 Main St. www.visitferndale.com/events

 

ENJOY THE PERFORMING ARTS


Ferndale Repertory Theatre – Rocky Horror Picture Show
May 19 - June 19 – Ferndale
A loving homage to classic horror with an irresistible rock’n’roll score. 440 Main St. Call or see website for times and tickets. 707.786.5483  www.ferndalerep.org

Dell’Arte – Clown: Fools Delight
May 5 – 7, Thurs - Sat. Blue Lake - Annual Dell’Arte Clown Showcase. Carlo Theater. 131 H St. 8pm. Tickets $10. 707.668.5663  www.dellarte.com

QUICK LIST OF THINGS TO DO

  • Farmers Markets Countywide: www.northcoastgrowersassociation.org
  • 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: BEGINS MAY 14: 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 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  

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