Events for Current Month

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

MAY 2019

Guided Nature Walk at Wildlife Refuge
May 1 Wed. Loleta - Guided hike with Naturalist Louise Bacon-Ogden - It's free & beginners are welcome. 1020 Ranch Rd.  9am   707.733.5406 

First Friday Night at the Refuge
May 3 Fri.  Loleta - Enjoy an early evening walk at the Refuge.  Visitor center & Shorebird Loop Trail & Visitor Center will be open until 8pm.  
1020 Ranch Rd. 707.733.5406  

Spring Wildflower Show
May 3 - 5 Fri-Sun. Eureka - Talks, walks & more. Hundreds of flowers from fields, forests & marshes county-wide. 100 B St, Jefferson Community Center. Fri, Sat, Sun  -  Freshwater Farms Sat & Sun  5851 Myrtle Ave.,   Fri. 2-8 Sat. & Sun. 10-4  

Redwood Parkway Opens to Bikers & Hikers
May 4 Sat.  Orick - bike, hike or walk your dog along the ten-mile road, which meanders among some of the most impressive old growth groves in Redwood National & State Parks. 707.465.7765
Lanphere Dunes Guided Walk
May 4 Sat. Arcata/Manila - Exploration of a beautiful and diverse dune system in the Pacific Northwest. 10am FREE Call to reserve 707.444.1397
Mini Masters  Kids Club
May 4 Sat.  Eureka - Morris Graves Museum of Art - Workshops designed for children 2-8 years old, all ages are welcome. 12-2pm 636 F St  $5/$2 members & under 17 free 707.442.0278

Wildlife Tracking Workshops
May 4 Sat. Arcata/ Natural History Museum.  Learn about our local wildlife with Phil Johnston, first Saturday of every month.  9am-4:30pm.  Call to reserve 707.826.4473

Brew at the Zoo
May 4 Sat. Eureka Sequoia Zoo - Embark on a suds safari - enjoy beer from several NorCal breweries. Live music. Benefit for zoo. 3414 W St. 4-8pm 21+ $35/$40/$45. 707.442.5649 Cabs will be available outside the zoo to ensure everyone gets home safely

Humboldt Historical Lecture
May 4 Sat. Eureka - Public Library -  1313 3rd St.,  Library Meeting Room 1:00pm 707.445.4342

Women in Trades - College of the Redwoods
May 4 Sat., Eureka - Come see demos & talk to women who work in trades like construction, manufacturing, woodworking, automotive, forestry, drafting and welding! This all ages event is free and open to the public. 7351 Tompkins Hill Rd. 10am - 2pm Free.
Arts Alive
May 4 Sat. Eureka - Old Town/Downtown galleries & businesses showcase local & regional artists. 6-9pm.  707-442-9054

Avenue of the Giants Marathon
May 5  Sun. Humboldt Redwoods St Park - Run, walk or watch on one of the nation's most scenic courses.
Portions of the Avenue will be closed during the race which begins at 8am

Art Talk Sunday
May 5  Sun. Eureka - Morris Graves Museum of Art.  636 F St. 2pm  $5/$2 members & under 17 free    707.442.0278

Indoor Flea Market
May 5  Sun. Eureka - Indoor flea market at Redwood Acres Fairgrounds. 8am-3pm. 3750 Harris St.

Redwood Coast Music Festival
May 9 - 12 Thurs–Sun.  Eureka   Annual four days of non-stop music & dancing, with jitney service to all venues.  Seven Venues - 30 Bands - 100 sets of fantastic live music.  Jazz, Swing, Blues, Country, Zydeco & Rockabilly. Tickets - All Event / Single Day / Single Event  707.445.3378

•    A Taste of Main Street   May 9 Thurs. Eureka - Let the festival begin.  Start with samples of the local cuisine. Live music at some venues.  Downtown & Old Town 5-8pm for ticket book  707.442.9054
•    Kick Off Dance to the Redwood Coast Music Festival    May 9 Thurs. Eureka - The Hot Baked Goods with Clint Baker.  Adorni Center 1011 Waterfront Drive  7:30 -10pm. Info 707.445.3378

Arts! Arcata
May 10 Fri. Arcata - Galleries & businesses showcase local artists 6-9pm. Start at the Plaza.

Crew Speeder Rides - Timber Heritage Association
May 11, Sat,  Eureka Slough - Ride across the Eureka Slough bridge & along the bay to the former California Redwood mill.  10am - 4pm. Start on Waterfront Dr. at under Samoa Bridge.
College of the Redwoods Commencement  

May 18  Sat. Eureka -  Ceremonies begin at 11am. 7351 Tompkins Hill Road

Humboldt State University Commencement  May 18 Sat. Arcata - Outdoor ceremony One Harpst St. 8:30am, Noon, & 3 pm

Family Arts Day
May 11 Sat. Eureka - Morris Graves Museum of Art. 2-4 p.m.  FREE With Museum Admission. 707.442.0278

Fortuna Concert Series
May 11 Sat. Fortuna – Jorgey Mack  7:30pm 610 Main St. $10/$8   707.682.6092
Celebrate Craftsmanship at the Blue Ox
May 11 & 12 Sat. & Sun.  Eureka - Our May Artisan Fair welcomes spring with music, food and fun! Enjoy demonstrations on traditional crafts such as woodworking, blacksmithing, ceramics, spinning and weaving. 1 “X” St.  

Birdwalk at Wildlife Refuge
May 12 Sun. Loleta - Guided bird hike with Audubon Society walk leaders. It's free & beginners are welcome. 1020 Ranch Rd. 9am.  707.733.5406
Kinetic Classic Mothers' Day Kids Race
May 12, Sun.  Eureka - Sacco Amphitheater, 1101 Waterfront  Dr.  Kid Powered Art Racing - NOON Kick Off parade, Kids 8th grade & younger . Food, Fun, Prizes, Special Treats for Mom, Face Painting and the cutest Kinetinauts in Humboldt!  

Afternoon of Dance
May 12 Sun.  Eureka - Morris Graves Museum of Art. 636 F St., 2pm $5/$2 members & under 17 free  707.442.0278

Art Night! McKinleyville
May 17 Fri. McKinleyville - Features local art, jewelry, music & food Central Ave  6-8pm  707-834-6460
Eureka Symphony  -  Memorable Melodies
May 17 & 18  Fri & Sat  Eureka - Libby Larsen’s Deep Summer Music, Variations on a Rococo Theme Op. 33 by Tchaikovsky Inventive Voices: Festive Overture by Shostakovich, Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain, Symphony No. 1 in C Major by Ludwig van Beethoven Arkley Center Performing Arts, 412 "G" St. 8pm 707.845.3655

Friends of the Arcata Marsh Lecture
Mar 17 Fri. Arcata - 3rd Friday Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center 569 South G Street. 7:30pm. Free. 707.826.2359

Art & Nature at the Refuge
May 19 Sun.  Loleta - 3rd Sunday of every month, art & nature exploration activities for all ages and abilities. It's free! drop-in 1pm -4pm. 1020 Ranch Rd., Humboldt Bay Wildlife Refuge. (707) 733-5406
Steam-Up at Fort Humboldt
May 18 Sat.  Eureka - Free rides on the Falk & Bear Harbor steam locomotives. 3431 Fort Ave, Ft. Humboldt State Historic Pk.
9:30AM - 4:00 PM

Birdwalk Hikshari' Trail (Eureka Waterfront)
May 19 Sun. Eureka - Audubon guided birdwalk along the Elk River access trail. Meet at Foot of W. Del Norte Street 9am 707.499.1247   

Wine & Jazz at Morris Graves Museum of Art
May 19 Sun. Eureka - 636 Ft St. 3-5pm $5/$2 members & under 17 free  707.442.0278
Kinetic Grand Championship
May 25-27 Sat-Mon. Arcata to Ferndale - World's original art triathlon takes place Memorial Day weekend. Human powered vehicles by land and by sea.
Memorial Day Parade
May 27 Mon Ferndale - 10 a.m. parade and solemn remembrance of the day.  Main Street
Pony Express Days
May 29 – Jun 2 Wed. McKinleyville - Family fun! Chili cook-off, barn dance, pancake breakfast, parade, and festival. 707.839.2449   


Redwood Curtain - Prodigal Son
April 25 - May 18  Eureka -  Live theatre in Old Town Eureka. Prodigal Son by John Patrick Shanley.  It is the 1960’s and a 17 year-old boy from the Bronx suddenly finds himself in a private school in New Hampshire. Drama  220 First St., Thurs, Fri, Sat 8pm & Sun 2pm. 707.443.7688

Ferndale Repertory Theatre – Mama Mia
May 2 - June 2, 2019
With a score built from ABBA’s greatest hits, Mamma Mia! is a hilarious and touching musical perfect for daughters, mothers, and the men who date them. Live performance.  440 Main St. Fri, Sat, and Sun. $18/$16/$10. 707.786.5483
Dell’Arte  - Clown
May 9 - 11 Thurs-Sat. Blue Lake - Carlo Theater. 131 H St. 8pm. Tickets $12/$10. 707.668.5663

Dell'Arte - Thesis Festival
May 16 – 19 & 23 – 26  Blue Lake - Dell’Arte International five new one-act plays created by this year’s graduating MFA class.  Thurs–Sun, 8pm. 131 “H” St. Pay what you can. Reserve  707.668.5663
North Coast Repertory Theatre - Cabaret
May 17-Jun 16 Thurs-Sat. Eureka  -  The Musical That Redefined Broadway.  Winner of fifteen Tony awards, Cabaret is groundbreaking, gritty, and sexy. Fri & Sat 8pm, Sun 2 pm. 300 5th St.. 707.442.6278



•    Madaket Cruise on Humboldt Bay at the foot of “C” St on the boardwalk.  Cruise & learn the history of Humboldt Bay and Eureka’s Waterfront.    Mid-May to October.  707.445.1910

  •  Sequoia Park & Zoo – Eureka:  3414 W St. Tues–Sun 10–5pm.  707.441.4263
  • Humboldt Botanical Garden – Eureka: 7351 Tompkins Hill Road Wed-Sat 10am-2pm, Sun 11am-3pm 707.442.5139
  • Fern Cottage – Ferndale: Guided & self-guided Tours Thurs-Sat  707.786.4835
  • Blue Ox Millworks Tour – Eureka: Victorian millworks, blacksmith & machine shop   1  “X” St. Mon-Fri 9am-5pm Sat 9am-4pm 707.444.3437
  • Chapman's Gem, Mineral Shop & Museum – Fortuna:  Fossils, Rocks & Gems.  24 Metropolitan Rd Hwy 101 everyday 10-5pm
  • Haunted History Tour of Old Town – Eureka: most evenings upon request. 707.672.5012
  • Chocolate Factory Tour – Eureka:  Dick Taylor Chocolates 4 W. 4th St.,  CALL 707.798.6010
  • Lost Coast Brewery Tour – Eureka:  1600 Sunset Dr.  everyday 11am – 5pm 707.267.9651
  • Arcata Farmers' Market Fresh local organic produce & flora on the Plaza. Live Music Sat 10am-2pm
  • Ride in a Horse drawn carriage thru Old Town – Eureka:  2nd & F Sts. Eureka 646.591.2058
  • Horseback Tours into Redwood National Park, 707.499.2943
  • Hike the Dunes at Humboldt Bay Nature Center – Arcata/Manila  220 Stamp Lane Manila 707.444.1397
  • Humboldt Bay Wildlife Refuge – Loleta:  1020 Ranch Rd. Download Nature App & discover wildlife on the trails  
  • Arcata Marsh Audubon Guided Bird Tour Every Saturday 8:30am Klopp Lake, So. I St.
  • Arcata Marsh Tours:  Every Saturday. Rain or shine 2pm Interpretive Center, 569 South G St.
  • Marine Lab in Trinidad 570 Ewing St., Call for hours 707.826.3671
  • Humboats Kayak Adventures – Eureka:  Tours and rentals.  Humboldt Bay,  SUPS Woodley Island, A Dock
  • Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center – Eureka: kayaks, canoes & stand up paddle boards. Rentals & instruction  921 Waterfront Dr.,  707.443.4222
  • Kayak Zak’s: Kayak, SUP rentals Stone Lagoon   707.498.1130 
  • Pacific Outfitters Adventures Tours & Instruction - Redwood National & State Parks: Hiking, fishing, kayaking 707.443.6328  
  • Outdoor Fun for Kids  EdVentures: Go on a scavenger quest in one of the participating parks and earn a Redwoods EdVenture Patch.

    Stop in the Eureka Visitor Center 240 E St. Eureka, Open Tues - Sat 10-6pm & Sun 11-4pm 707.572.4227


Arcata Artisans
Arcata - 883 H St.  Fine Art & Craft co-operative gallery & gift shop. Artist's receptions 2nd Fri month during Arts!Arcata.  Mon-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun Noon-4pm  707.825.9133

Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center - Monthly Art Exhibit
Arcata – 569 S. "G" St. Local artist exhibits of wildlife. Tues-Sun  9am-5pm Mon 1-5pm 707.826.2359

Clarke Historical Museum
Eureka – 240 “E” St. Art showcase, in addition to ongoing Victorian period exhibit & impressive display of Native American basketry & regalia. Special exhibit of Bliss Victorian Doll Houses. Bank building Tue-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-4pm.  707.443.1947

Holly Yashi - Jewelry as Art
Arcata Known throughout the world for its colors & design. Watch it being made. Viewing room, Mon-Sat 10am-5pm  Tours weekdays @ 11am.  1300 Ninth St., 800.274.2714   

Humboldt Bay Maritime Museum
Cookhouse Rd., Samoa across from the Cookhouse  Tues-Sat 11-4pm

Morris Graves Museum of Art
Eureka - 636 “F” St, Hours: Humboldt County's only art museum. Artists reception and live music on First Sat Arts Alive 6-9pm. Images of Water, Annual Exhibit April 3 thru May 12.  Gallery hours: Noon-5pm, Wed-Sun

Natural History Museum
Arcata 1242 G St Tues-Sat 10am-5pm  707.826.4479

Redwood Art Association Gallery

Eureka - 603 "F" St. Founded in 1956 by a group of artists with a goal of promoting visual art in our community. 61st Annual Spring Exhibition Mar 20 - April 19 Gallery hours: Wed-Sun noon-5pm, Arts Alive receptions 6-9pm 707.268.0755

Samoa Cookhouse Logging Museum & Historic Photographs
Across the Samoa Bridge off Cookhouse Rd 707.442.1659

The Blacksmith Shop
Ferndale The finest & largest collection of master blacksmithing & glass blowing in the US 455 Main St   7 days a week 9:30am-5pm  707.443.2075

Trinidad Art Gallery
Local artist cooperative - Original art  490 Trinity St., 7 days. Gallery hours: 10am-5pm 707.677.3770

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