Events for Current Month

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  • Eureka, CA 95501

MAY 2024

Guided Nature Walk at Wildlife Refuge
May 1, Wed – Loleta:
Guided 2 mile walk with naturalist Louise Bacon-Ogden. 9-11am. free. 1020 Ranch Rd. Please call 707.733.5406 if you plan to attend.

Friends of the Arcata Marsh Lecture
May 1, Wed - Arcata: David Loya, City of Arcata, outlines initiatives to address sea level rise planning. 7pm. Free. Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center, 569 S. “G” St.

Spring Wildflower Show
May 3-5, Fri-Sun – Eureka
: Hundreds of flowers from fields, forests & marshes county-wide. Friday 2-8pm & Art from 7-9pm, Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday 10am-4pm. Free. Jefferson Community Center, 100 B St.

DIVA Burlesque Arcata
May 3, 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.

May The Forest Be With You
May 4, Sat – Orick: A celebration of galactic adventures and the natural beauty the redwoods. Movie screening, costume contest, food, hikes & self-guided treasure hunt. Free. 11am-2pm. Prairie Creek Redwoods, 127011 Newton B. Drury Pkwy.

Maker Faire at Sea Goat Farmstand
May 4, Sat – McKinleyville: Join local makers for workshops, kids activities, food trucks and live music. 11am-7pm. Free admission, workshop fee varies. 1450 Hiller Rd.

Eureka Chinatown Street Festival
May 4, Sat – Eureka: Celebrate the Year of the Dragon with Lion Dancers & Taiko Drums and enjoy food and vendor booths. 4-9pm. Free. E St, between 1st & 3rd.

Arts Alive Eureka
May 4, Sat - Eureka: Art, live music, shopping & dining in Old Town. 6-9pm. Free admission to the Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 F St. & Ink People’s Brenda Tuxford Gallery, 422 First St.

Avenue of the Giants Marathon – Annual Event
May 5, Sun - Humboldt Redwoods State Park:
Marathon, half marathon & 10K. Run, walk or cheer! Some road closures during the race which begins at 7:45am

Redwood Acres Flea Market
May 5, Sun - Eureka: Antiques, housewares, art, everything! 9am-3pm. $3, 12 & under Free. Redwood Acres, 3750 Harris St. 

College of the Redwoods Commencement
May 9-11, Thu–Sat,
Times & locations vary, see:

The Fig Twig Mother's Day Market
May 10 & 11, Fri & Sat – Eureka:
Seventy vendors of handmade, vintage & up-cycled wares. Food trucks & craft cocktails. Fri 4-9pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Cost: Fri (+Sat) $8 & Sat $5. Redwood Acres Fairgrounds, 3750 Harris St.

Arts! Arcata
May 10, Fri - Arcata:
Galleries & businesses showcase local artists. Wine and live music at some locations. 4-8pm. Start at the Arcata Plaza @ 9th & G St.

Cal Poly Humboldt Commencement  
May 11, Sat – Arcata: Cal Poly Redwood Bowl, One Harpst St. Begins at 9am.

Celebration of Lao Culture Food & Art
May 11, Sat – Loleta:
Buddhist ceremony 9am-12pm. Performance 1-2pm. Celebration 6pm-12am.

Opening Day Bigfoot Museum
May 4, Sat – Willow Creek: Refreshments & kid activities. 11am-2pm. Free. 38949 HWY 299.

Eureka Speeder / Train Rides
May 11, Sat - Eureka Slough
- Ride across the Eureka Slough bridge & along the bay to the former California Redwood mill. 10am-4pm. $8-$5. Start on Waterfront Dr. under Samoa Bridge. 

Fortuna Concert Series
May 11, Sat – Fortuna: Scotia Ragtime Band. Doors will open at 6:45, music 7:30pm. $15. 610 Main St. 707.682.6092.

Birdwalk at Wildlife Refuge
May 12, Sun - Loleta:
Meet Redwood Region Audubon Society leaders for a mild walk. 9am-11am. Free. 1020 Ranch Rd. Reservations required, email

Humboldt Flea Market
May 12, Sun - Arcata:
Antiques, collectables & handmade. 9am-3pm. $3, 12 & under free. 321 Dr. M.L.K. Jr Pkwy.

FOAM Second Sunday Cycling Tour
May 12, Sun – Arcata: Friends of the Arcata Marsh docent-led bicycle tour. Bring your own bike or rent one at the Arcata Plaza. 2-3:30pm. Free. Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center, 569 S G St.

Chamber Players of the Redwoods
May 12, Sun – Eureka:
Local musicians. Please wear a mask if you are not vaccinated. 5pm. Free, donations welcome. Christ Episcopal Church, 625 15th St.

Redwood Coast Kite Festival & Artisan Fair – Annual Event
May 18 & 19, Sat & Sun – Eureka:
Kite show and artisan fair. Free. Halvorson Park, 1003 Waterfront Dr.

Audubon Birdwalk Hikshari' Trail (Eureka Waterfront)
May 19, Sun - Eureka: Guided birdwalk on the Eureka Waterfront Trail. 9am. FREE. Foot of W. Del Norte St. Wheelchair accessible. Reservations required, please email

Art & Nature at the Refuge
May 19, Sun - Loleta:
For all ages and abilities, materials supplied. FREE. drop-in 1pm-4pm. Humboldt Bay Wildlife Refuge, 1020 Ranch Rd. Call to confirm 707.733.5406

Afternoon of Jazz at MGMA
May 19, Sun – Eureka: Tristan Norton and Friends. 3-5pm. $5/$2. Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 F St. 707.442.0278.

Kinetic Grand Championship – Annual Event
May 25-27, Sat-Mon - Arcata to Ferndale
: World's original art triathlon takes place Memorial Day weekend. Human powered artwork/vehicles by land, sand and by sea. Free. Uniquely Humboldt!

Rutabaga Ball – Annual Event
May 25, Sat – Eureka:  A competition like no other! Who will be the next Rutabaga Queen? Doors 7pm, Show 8pm. $15. Synapsis, 1675 Union St.

Trinidad Art Night
May 25, Sat – Trinidad:
Explore & celebrate with local artists. 5:30-8:30pm. FREE. Throughout town, start at the gallery, 490 Trinity St. 

Ferndale Music Company at the Old Steeple
May 26, Sun – Ferndale:
Led Kaapana. $30 at the door. 7:30-10pm. 246 Berding Street.

Memorial Day Celebration in Ferndale
May 27, Mon - Ferndale:
10 a.m. parade and remembrance of the day. Free. 1100 Main St.

Forest Moon Festival
May 31-June 2, Humboldt & Del Norte Counties: 41th Anniversary Celebration of Star Wars Trilogy. Events throughout two counties. Details:

Friday Night Market
May 31, Fri - Eureka: Farmers Market, arts and crafts, live music & dancing in Old Town Eureka, 2nd & E Sts. Free. 5:30-8:30pm

North Coast Open Studios - Annual Event
May 31, Fri – Countywide:
Select studios open from 6-9pm.
Jun 1-2 & 8-9, Sat & Sun – Countywide: Humboldt artists open their doors to share their work and their process. 10am–5pm Directions to artist studios and more info can be found at

Pony Express Days - Annual Event
May 31, Thu – McKinleyville:
Chili Cookoff, you judge! 5:30pm. Pierson Park, 1608 Pickett Rd.
Jun 1, Sat - McKinleyville:
Parade starts at Murray Rd and Central Ave. Family fun festival. 11am start. See website for details

Eureka Symphony
May 31 & June 1, Fri & Sat – Eureka:
A Study in Contrasts. 7:30pm. $19-$49. Arkley Center, 412 G St. 707.845.3655


Exit Theatre - The American Dream and Zoo Story
May 4 – 19, Arcata:
Two plays by Edward Albee, directed by John Heckel. Fri & Sat 7pm, Sun 3pm. $10-$15. Cash Only at the door or visit

Redwood Curtain Theatre - A New Brain
May 10 – June 9, Eureka:
Music, meaning and mortality are examined in this symphony of humor and darkness. Fri & Sat @ 8pm, Sun @ 2pm. $18-$20. 300 5th St. 707.442.6278.

Ferndale Repertory Theatre - The Prom
May 24 – Jun 16, Ferndale:
On a mission to transform lives, Broadway’s brassiest foursome join forces with a courageous girl and the town’s citizens and the result is love that brings them all together. Fri & Sat @7:30pm, Sun @2pm. $18-$20. 447 Main St. 707.786.5483


Arcata Farmers Market:
Community party and live music. Every Sat. 9am-2pm. Arcata Plaza, 9th & G Sts. 
Arcata Marsh Audubon Guided Tour:
Every Sat. 8:30am. Klopp Lake, end of South I St. Free.
Bigfoot Adventure Academy – Countywide:  Hiking, kayaking & surfing, call 844.926.6566
Blue Ox Millworks – Eureka: Victorian millworks, hand crafts & farm animals. One X St. 707.444.3437
Friends of the Arcata Marsh Tour: Every Sat. 2pm. 90-minute walk. 569 So. G St. Free.
Haunted History Tour of Old Town – Eureka:
Most evenings upon request, call 707.672.5012
Holly Yashi – Arcata: Jewelry as Art Tours, Tue – Fri at 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. 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. Walk daily, 8am-5pm. Call for Visitor Center hours 707.733.5406
Humboldt Botanical Garden – Eureka: 7707 Tompkins Hill Road. Tue-Sun, 10am-4pm. 707.442.5139
Kayak Trinidad: Kayak & paddleboard rentals, lessons & tours. Various locations. 707.329.0085
Lost Coast Brewery Tour – Eureka:  1600 Sunset Dr. call to reserve 707.267.9651
Madaket Cruise on Humboldt Bay – Eureka: Cruise the bay & waterfront. 707.445.1910   STARTS MAY 14.
Old Town Carriage – Eureka: A unique guided tour and carriage ride through Old Town. 2nd & F Sts. 646.591.2058
Sequoia Park & Zoo & Redwood Sky Walk – Eureka:  – Connect with the Wild Inside at California's oldest Zoo!  Be transported 100 feet above the redwood forest floor. 3414 W St. Daily 10am-5:30pm. 707.441.4263
Telonicher Marine Lab – Trinidad: Tours & touch tanks. Mon-Fri, 9am-4:30pm, Sat & Sun 10am-4pm. 570 Ewing Street.

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



Arcata Artisans
: Fine art & craft co-operative gallery & gift shop. Daily 10am-5pm. 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

Brenda Tuxford Gallery
Eureka: A multi-use exhibition space focuses on creating opportunities for emerging artists. Thu & Fri, 12-5pm & 1st Sat of each month, 6-9pm. 422 1st St. 707.443.5097

Cal Poly Natural History Museum
Arcata: Discover a unique collection of fossils, minerals, animal specimens, and interactive exhibits. 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. Wed-Sun, 11am-4pm. 240 E St. 707.443.1947

Chapman's Gem, Mineral Shop & Museum
Fossils, Ro
cks & Gems. Daily, 10am-5pm. On Hwy 101, 4 miles South of Fortuna. 707.725.2714

Ferndale Arts Gallery
An artist’s cooperative in the Victorian village of Ferndale. Daily, 10am-5pm. 535 Main St. 707.786.7051

Humboldt Bay Maritime Museum
Shipwrecks & shipbuilding, lighthouses & ferries, explorers & models. 77 Cookhouse Rd. Wed-Sun, 9am-4pm. 707.444.9440

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

Old Town Art Gallery
The oldest non-profit, cooperative art gallery in Humboldt. Tue-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 in a picturesque seaside village. Daily, 10am-5pm. 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. Thu-Sun, 12:30-4pm. 400 Janis Court. 707.677.3883

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