Events for Current Month

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  • Eureka, CA 95501

MAY 2023

Guided Nature Walk at Wildlife Refuge
May 3, Wed – Loleta:
Guided 2 mile walk with naturalist Louise Bacon-Ogden. 9-11am. 1020 Ranch Rd. Please call 707.733.5406 if you plan to attend.

The Fig Twig Mother's Day Market
May 5 & 6, Fri & Sat – Eureka:
80 vendors of handmade, vintage & up-cycled wares. Food trucks & craft cocktails. Fri 4-9pm $8 and Sat 10am-4pm $3. Redwood Acres Fairgrounds, 3750 Harris St.

Spring Wildflower Show
May 5-7, Fri-Sun – Eureka
: Hundreds of flowers from fields, forests & marshes county-wide. Friday 2-5pm & Art from 7-9pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-4pm. Free. Jefferson Community Center, 100 B St.

Friday Night at the Refuge
May 5, Fri - Loleta: Guided walk on the Shorebird Loop Trail starts at 6:30 pm at the Visitor Center. Free. 1020 Ranch Rd. 707.733.5406

Hike and Bike Day at Redwood National
May 6, 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. 707.465.7334

Lanphere Dunes Guided Walk
May 6, Sat - Arcata/Manila: 
Exploration of a beautiful and diverse dune system. 10am-1pm. FREE. RSVPs are required 707.444.1397 or  – to receive location.

Arts Alive
May 6, Sat - Eureka: Art, live music, shopping & dining in Old Town. 6-9pm. Plus free admission to the Morris Graves Museum of Art.  636 “F” St., Live music by Silver & Nails.

Chinese Lunar New Year - in May!
May 6, Sat – Eureka: Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit with Lion Dancers, Taiko Drums and enjoy food and vendor booths. 6-9pm. Free. Clarke Plaza, 2nd & E Sts.

Pre-Avenue of the Giants Marathon Spaghetti Dinner
May 6, Sat – Redcrest:
Get your carbs in before the race. Beer & wine for purchase. 4-8pm. $15 adults, $10 -12 and under. Redcrest Community Grange, 115 Sorenson Rd.

Avenue of the Giants Marathon – Annual Event
May 7, 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

Humboldt Flea Market
May 7, Sun - Arcata:
Antiques, collectables, handmade and everything else! 9am-3pm. $2, under 13 FREE. 321 Dr. M.L.K. Jr Pkwy.

Redwood Acres Flea Market
May 7, Sun - Eureka: All kinds of wares. 9am-3pm. $3, under 14 FREE. Redwood Acres, 3750 Harris St.

Art Talk Sunday
May 7, Sun - Eureka:
Stock Schlueter discusses the current exhibit, “Brush Work.” 2pm. Suggested donation $5/$2. Morris Graves Museum of Art.  636 “F” St.

Chamber Players of the Redwoods
May 7, Sun – Eureka:
Local musicians. Please wear a mask if you are not vaccinated. 5pm. Free, donations welcome. Christ Episcopal Church, 625 15th St.

College of the Redwoods Commencement
May 11-13
– Times and locations vary, see:
Arts! Arcata
May 12, Fri - Arcata:
Galleries & businesses showcase local artists. Wine and live music at some locations. Start at the Arcata Plaza @ 9th & G St. 4-8pm.

DIVA Burlesque Arcata
May 12, Fri - Arcata: Local burlesque performers strut their stuff! 8pm-9:30pm. $20 at EventBrite or CASH at the door. The Exit Theatre, 890 G St, 2nd Floor.

Cal Poly Humboldt Commencement  
May 13, Sat – Arcata: Cal Poly Redwood Bowl, One Harpst St. Begins at 9am.

Eureka Chamber Music Series
May 13, Sat
– Eureka: Lucy Fitz Gibbon & Ryan McCullough. 7:30pm. $20-$40. Calvary Lutheran Church, 716 South Ave. 707-273-6975.

Fortuna Concert Series
May 13, Sat – Fortuna: Good Company. Doors will open at 6:45, music 7:30pm. $10. 610 Main St. 707.682.6092.

Birdwalk at Wildlife Refuge
May 14, Sun - Loleta:
Meet Redwood Region Audubon Society leaders for a mild walk. 9am-11am. Free. 1020 Ranch Rd. Reservations required, please email

Eureka Chamber Music Series
May 14, Sun
– Arcata: Lucy Fitz Gibbon & Ryan McCullough. 3pm. $10-$20. Lutheran Church Arcata, 151 E 16th St. 707-273-6975.

Samoa Dunes and Wetlands Guided Walk
May 20, Sat – Arcata:
Visit this ecologically diverse property. 10am-12:30pm. Free. Reservations required contact Friends of the Dunes at 707.444.1397 or info@friendsofthedunes.

Redwood Coast Kite Festival & Artisan Fair
May 20 & 21, Sat & Sun – Eureka:
Kite show and artisan fair. Free. Halvorson Park, 1003 Waterfront Dr.

Goth Day Revisited!
May 20, Sat – Ferndale:
Everything Goth, art, clothes, music. 1-6pm vendors & 7-9pm music. $10. The Old Steeple, 246 Berding St. 707.786.7030.

Art & Nature at the Refuge
May 21, Sun - Loleta:
Exploration activities for all ages and abilities, materials supplied. Free. drop-in 1pm -4pm. Humboldt Bay Wildlife Refuge, 1020 Ranch Rd. 707.733.5406 

Audubon Birdwalk Hikshari' Trail (Eureka Waterfront)
May 21, Sun - Eureka: Guided birdwalk on the Eureka Waterfront Trail. 9am. FREE. Foot of W. Del Norte St. Paved and wheelchair accessible. Reservations required, please email to sign up.

Kinetic Grand Championship – Annual Event
May 27-29, 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

Rutabaga Ball - Annual Event
May 27, Sat – Eureka:  A competition like no other! Who will be the next Rutabaga Queen? Doors 7pm, Show 8pm. $15. Synapsis, 1675 Union St.

Southern Humboldt Birding Trip
May 27, Sat – Garberville:
Gentle 2-3 mile walk. Around 8:30am. Free. Tooby Park, 934 Sprowl Creek Rd. Call Ann at 707-296-8720 for start time and info.
Trinidad Art Night
May 27, Sat – Trinidad: 
Explore & celebrate with local artists. Art classes, youth activities & open mic. 6-9pm. FREE. Throughout town, start at the gallery, 490 Trinity St. 

Memorial Day Celebration in Ferndale
May 29, Mon - Ferndale:
10 a.m. parade and solemn remembrance of the day. Free. 1100 Main St.


Dell’Arte – Clown
May 4–6 - Blue Lake:
Annual Dell’Arte Clown Showcase. Carlo Theater. 131 H St. 8pm. Tickets $10. 707.668.5663

Redwood Curtain Theatre – The Book of Will
May 4-13 – Eureka: If not for two actors, we would have lost half of Shakespeare’s plays forever! Times vary see website. $10-$20. 220 First St. 707.440.9208.

NCRT – No Exit
May 5-21 - Eureka:
By Jean-Paul Sarte. Three strangers are trapped in one mysterious room. Fri & Sat @ 8pm, Sun @ 2pm. $18-$20. 300 5th St. 707.442.6278.

NCRT - The MetroManiacs
May 12-28 - Eureka:
French farce at full force--David Ive's modern adaptation of Le Metromaine. Fri & Sat @ 8pm, Sun @ 2pm. $18-$20. 300 5th St. 707.442.6278

Arcata Playhouse - Mothers: Two Solo Stories
May 13 & 14 – Arcata: Randall Denham and Marabeth McSeveney take the stage to explore the enduring and complex relationship of the mother-child bond. Sat 7pm, Sun 5pm. $20. Playhouse, 1251 9th St. 707.822.1575


Arcata Marsh Audubon Guided Tour:
Every Sat. 8:30am. Klopp Lake, end of South I St. Free.
Arcata Marsh Tour:
Every Sat. 2pm. 90-minute walk & various topics. 569 So. G St. Free.
Arcata Farmers Market: Every Sat. 9am-2pm. Arcata Plaza, 9th & G Sts.
Farmers Markets Countywide:
Blue Ox Millworks Tour – Eureka: Victorian millworks, blacksmith, machine shop, ceramics, stained glass & farm animals. 1 “X” St. Call to reserve, 707.444.3437.
Cal Poly Natural History Museum – Arcata: Many hands-on exhibits. Tue-Sat 10am-5pm. 1242 G St.
Fern Cottage – Ferndale: 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
Holly Yashi – Arcata: Jewelry as Art Tours weekdays @ 11am & 2pm. 1300 Ninth St, 707.822.5132
Horseback Tours into Redwood National Park – Orick: or call 707.499.2943
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
Humboldt Bay Oyster Tour – Eureka:   Reserve 36hrs in advance at 707.836.3168
Humboldt Bay Wildlife Refuge – Loleta:  1020 Ranch Rd. Daily, 8am-5pm. 707.733.5406
Humboldt Botanical Garden – Eureka: 7707 Tompkins Hill Road. Tue-Sun, 10am-5pm. 707.442.5139
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
Lost Coast Brewery Tour – Eureka:  1600 Sunset Dr. 707.267.9651
Bigfoot Adventure Academy – Countywide:  Hiking, kayaking & surfing, call 707.443.6328
Ride in a Horse drawn carriage thru Old Town – Eureka:  2nd & F Sts. 646.591.2058
Sequoia Park & Zoo & Redwood Sky Walk – Eureka:  – Connect with the Wild Inside at California's oldest Zoo!  Be transported100 feet above the redwood forest floor. 3414 W St. Tu-Su 10am-5pm. 707.441.4263
Telonicher Marine Lab – Trinidad: Tours, touch tanks & tidepooling. M-F, 9am-4:30pm. 570 Ewing Street, 707-826-3671

Stop in the Eureka Visitor Center, 108 F St. Eureka



Arcata Artisans
Fine Art & Craft co-operative gallery & gift shop. Daily, 11am-4pm. 883 H St. 707.825.9133

The Blacksmith Shop
A collection of master blacksmithing & glass blowing. Daily, 10am-5pm. 455 Main St. 707.786.4216

Cal Poly Natural History Museum
Discover a unique collection of fossils, minerals, animal specimens, and interactive activities. Tues-Sat 10am-5pm. 1242 G St. 707.826.4479

Clarke Historical Museum
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
Fossils, Rocks & Gems. Daily, 10am-5pm. On Hwy 101, 4 miles South of Fortuna. 707.725.2714

Humboldt Bay Maritime Museum
Shipwrecks & shipbuilding, lighthouses & ferry launches, first explorers & ship models. Weds-Sun, 9am-4pm. 908 Vance Ave. 707.444.9440

Madaket Cruise on Humboldt Bay – Eureka:
Cruise & learn the history of the bay & waterfront. STARTS May 14.  707.445.1910

Morris Graves Museum of Art
Humboldt County's art museum. In the historic Carnegie building at 636 F Street. Suggested donation $2-5. Wed-Sun, 12-5pm. 707.442.0278

Old Town Art Gallery
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
A collection of some of Humboldt County’s finest artists. Wed-Sun, Noon-5pm. 603 "F" St.  707.268.0755

Trinidad Art Gallery
Local artists. Daily, 11am-4pm. 490 Trinity St. 707.677.3770

Trinidad Museum
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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