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  • Eureka, CA 95501

AUGUST 2022

Humboldt Crabs Baseball
Jun thru Aug - Arcata Ballpark: Family Fun. America's oldest continuously operated summer collegiate baseball program.  $4-$10. 888 F St.  707.840.5665. See website for details. www.humboldtcrabs.com/

Friday Night Market
EVERY Fri – Eureka: Farmers Market, arts and crafts, bar and more in Old Town Eureka, E St & 2nd St. Free. 5:30 8:30pm. https://www.humboldtmade.com/eureka-friday-night-market

Sunday Art Market & Summer Concert Series Arcata

EVERY Sun - Arcata: Art market with local vendors and community organizations (11am-4pm). Live music from local bands (2-4pm). Free. Arcata Plaza, 8th & G Streets. https://arcatamainstreet.com/summer-concert-series

Music in the Park
EVERY Thu – McKinleyville: Live music from local bands. Free. 6 – 8pm. Pierson Park, 1608 Pierson Rd.

Eureka’s Annual Street Art Festival
– Annual Event
Aug 1-6, Mon-Sat – Eureka Bridge District:
Local artists will be painting murals between 101 and the waterfront. Daily tours and special events. 8/6/22 Block Party 12-6pm taking place under the Samoa Bridge on Waterfront Drive. https://www.eurekastreetartfestival.com/about

Guided Nature Walk at Wildlife Refuge
Aug 3, 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.

Concerts on the Boardwalk
Aug 4, Thu - Eureka: Summer concert series. This week: Blonde Ambition. 6-8pm. FREE. Madaket Plaza, 1 C St.
https://eurekamainstreet.org/summer-concert-series-4

Wildwood Days – Annual Event
Aug 4- 7, 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/

Fortuna First Fridays
Aug 5, Fri – Fortuna: Art, live music and great food – businesses stay open late. Starts 6pm. Free. Downtown Fortuna and all around town. www.facebook.com/FortunasFirstFridays

Friday Night at the Refuge
Aug 5, 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.

Trinidad Bay Art & Music Festival – Annual Event
Aug 5, 6, 7 & 12, 13, 14  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. & Sundays at 2pm Holy Trinity Church, Parker and Hector Sts. 707.845.1125.  www.tbamfest.com

Buddy Brown Blues Festival - Annual
Aug 6, 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 6, 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 6, 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 6, Sat - Eureka: Art, live music, shopping & dining in Old Town and Downtown. 6-9pm. Free admission to the Morris Graves Museum of Art.  636 “F” St., Live music by Tyger Byle.

Summer Music Series in the Garden
Aug 7, Sun - Eureka: James Zeller Trio, 40’s Jazz. Picnic & Lounge on the lawn. Garden opens 10am, music 1pm. $5-$15. 7707 Tompkins Hill Rd. 707.442.5139. No Dogs. www.hbgf.org/gardens     


Humboldt Flea Market
Aug 7, Sun - Arcata:
Antiques, collectables, handmade and everything else! 9am-3pm. $2. 321 Dr. M.L.K. Jr Pkwy.

Concerts on the Boardwalk
Aug 11, Thu - Eureka: Summer concert series. This week: Tom Rigney & Flambeau 6-8pm. FREE. Madaket Plaza, 1 C St.
https://eurekamainstreet.org/summer-concert-series-4

Arts! Arcata
Aug 12, 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

Woofstock – Annual
Aug 13, Sat – Eureka: Family festival fun with a battle of the bands – supports the Sequoia Humane Society. 12pm-6pm. $5. Halvorsen Park.
1003-1057 Waterfront Dr.

Reggae Legacy
– Annual Even
Aug 13-14, Sat-Sun – Redway:
Enjoy reggae music from 3 bands. 5pm. $30-$35. Mateel Community Center. 59 Rusk Ln.  https://mateel.org/

Eureka Speeder / Train Rides
Aug 13, 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

Eureka Chinatown Walking Tours
Aug 13, 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

Humboldt Bay Marathon & Half Marathon - Annual Event
Aug 14, Sun - Eureka: 
Run begins and ends at Madaket Plaza, 1st & C Streets in Eureka. www.humboldtbaymarathon.com

Obon Festival
Aug 14, Sun – Arcata: Buddhist ceremony originating in Japan meant to honor ancestral spirits. Enjoy Taiko drummers, children’s activities, Bon dancing and food trucks. 4-8pm. Free. 1251 9th St. 

Redwood Acres Flea Market
Aug 14, Sun - Eureka:
100 vendor tables and all kinds of wares. 9am-3pm. $2, under 12 FREE. Redwood Acers, 3750 Harris St.

Birdwalk at Wildlife Refuge
Aug 14, 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.

Humboldt County Fair - Annual Event
Aug 18-28 (Closed Mon) - Ferndale: Horse races, carnival rides, live music, exhibits and more, since 1896. Fairgrounds, 1250 5th St. 707.786.9511 www.humboldtcountyfair.org

Concerts on the Boardwalk
Aug 18, Thu - Eureka: Summer concert series. This week: Beer Drinkers & Hellraisers. 6-8pm. FREE. Madaket Plaza, 1 C St. https://eurekamainstreet.org/summer-concert-series-4

Bridgeville UFO Festival  - Annual Event
Aug 20, Sat. - Bridgeville:
Food, vendors, alien parade, art & crafts, and raffle. 11am-5pm. FREE. 38717 Kneeland Rd. http://www.bridgevillecommunitycenter.org/bridgefest.html

Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival
Aug 20, Sat. – Eureka:
Classical music in a beautiful venue. 2pm. Donations requested, no one turned away. 636 F St.  https://www.trinityalpscmf.org/

Samoa Dunes and Wetlands Guided Walk
Aug 20, 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.


Moonstone Classic!
Aug 21, Sun – Westhaven:
Surf & volleyball competition. Local food, yoga and more. 8am onward. FREE. Moonstone Beach Rd. https://www.trinidadcoastallandtrust.org/moonstone-classic.html

Very Victorian Tea – Annual Event
Aug 21, Sun – Eureka: Victorian Tea Party. Costumes encouraged. Tea and food. 2pm – 4pm. $40. 1000 F St.  https://www.clarkemuseum.org/a-very-victorian-tea.html

Summer Music Series in the Garden
Aug 21, Sun - Eureka: Paula Jones Band, Jazz. Picnic & Lounge on the lawn. Garden opens 10am, music 1pm. $5-$15. 7707 Tompkins Hill Rd. 707.442.5139. No Dogs. www.hbgf.org/gardens     

Audubon Birdwalk Hikshari' Trail (Eureka Waterfront)
Aug 21, 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.

Blue Lake Sunday Market
Aug 21, Sun – Blue Lake:
Farmers Market with live music, artisan crafts and libations. Free. 1-5pm. Downtown Blue Lake.


Hops in Humboldt  - Annual Event
Aug 27, Sat. - Fortuna: Sample a taste from over 35 micro brewers, music, crafts & food. 12-6pm. $25-$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 (Not on annual events page)
Aug 27, Sat. – Samoa: BBQ salmon and oysters, live music, vendors & railroad rides. 10am-4pm. Cookhouse, 908 Vance Ave.

Trinidad Art Night
Aug 27, 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. with a reception 6-9pm with monthly featured artists.

Blue Lake Sunday Market
Aug 28, Sun – Blue Lake:
Farmers Market with live music, artisan crafts and libations. Free. 1-5pm. Downtown Blue Lake.

 

ENJOY THE PERFORMING ARTS

Redwood Curtain Theater – The Children
Aug 5, 6, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20 – Eureka:
A contemporary comic drama where a nuclear power plant has failed. Times vary. $20. 220 1st St. https://www.redwoodcurtain.com/events-one

North Coast Rep Theater – Midsummer Night’s Dream
Aug 26, 27, 28 – Eureka:
A surreal journey full of love, mischief, and magic in one of Shakespeare's most beloved plays. Times vary. $18-$20. 300 5th St. 707.442.6278. https://ncrt.net/

 

QUICK LIST OF THINGS TO DO

  • Arcata Marsh Audubon Guided Bird Tour: Every Sat. 8:30am Klopp Lake, So. I St
  • Arcata Marsh Tour: Every Sat. 90-minute walk & discussion of various topics. 2pm. Free. 569 So. G St.
  • Farmers Markets Countywide: www.northcoastgrowersassociation.org
  • Humboldt Botanical Garden – Eureka: 7707 Tompkins Hill Road. Tue-Sun, 10am-5pm. 707.442.5139
  • Humboldt Bay Wildlife Refuge – Loleta:  1020 Ranch Rd. Daily, 8am-5pm. 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. May 14 – Oct 2. 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 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. Open Daily, 10am-6pm. 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 Thu-Mon, 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, Daily 10am-5pm

VISIT AN ART GALLERY or MUSEUM EXHIBIT

Arcata Artisans
Arcata
: Fine Art & Craft co-operative gallery & gift shop. Daily, 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. Tue-Sun, 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, 12-4pm. 400 Janis Court. 707. 677.3883 or 707.677.3816

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