Fireworks in Fortuna - July 3rd July 3 WED. - Fortuna: Celebrate a little early with Family Fun, BBQ & Kids Activities 5:30 – 8:30pm, Live music and Fireworks after 9pm. Newburg Park 707.496.7894
Fireworks at Benbow SR July 4 Thurs. - Benbow: Celebrate Independence Day in the Benbow Valley. . Fireworks at 9:30pm. Come early for a good parking spot! Benbow State Park recreation will be open and collecting Day use fees. There will be food and drinks available on Fairway Drive!
July 4th Celebration Ferndale July 4 Thurs. Main St.: Fire engine rides 10am, parade at noon. After the parade, live music, food and fun activities on Main Street until 6 p.m. 707.786.4477
Jubilee in Arcata July 4 Thurs. - Arcata Plaza: Day long festival, arts & crafts, food & live music, Kids Zone, Bubbles Parade, Humboldt Aerial Collective more. 10:30am-5:30pm Crabs Baseball autographs at 12:15 game at 2:30, 707.822.3619
4th of July Street Fair and Fireworks Jul 4 Thurs. - Eureka: Come play along the Eureka boardwalk, and celebrate Independence Day with great food, live music, and fun for all ages. The festival spans five city blocks along Second Street. Vendor booths will feature a wide variety of foods, crafts, commercial items, fine art and community groups getting the word out about their organizations. Fireworks on the Bay 9:30pm.
Arts! Arcata Jul 5 Fri. - Arcata: Galleries & businesses showcase local artists 6-9pm. Start at the Plaza. www.ArcataMainStreet.com
First Friday Night at the Refuge Jul 5 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
Trinidad Art Nights! Jul 5 Fri.- Trinidad: Explore & celebrate with local artists. Live music. 6-9pm through-out Trinidad.
Friday Night Market Jul 5 Fri. - Eureka: Music festival, vendor market & farmer's market 5-9pm Clarke Plaza, 240 E St. (707) 798-6411
Lanphere Dunes Guided Walk Jul 6, Sat. - Arcata/Manila: Exploration of a beautiful and diverse dune system in the Pacific Northwest. 10am meet at Pacific Union School, 3001 Janes Rd. Call to reserve 707.444.1397 www.friendsofthedunes.org
Mini-Masters Kids Club Jul 6 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 www.humboldtarts.org
Concerts on the Boardwalk Jul 11 Thurs. - Eureka: Summer Concert. Nat Bosworth - Hot Country Market Square "C" St., 6-8pm. FREE. www.eurekamainstreet.org
Thurs. Nite Out in Old Town Jul 11 Thurs. - Eureka: Extended happy hour drink and/or food specials at participating businesses throughout Downtown and Old Town Eureka. 5-9pm
Music in the Park Jul 11 Thurs. - McKinleyville: Every Thurs. "Tide Pool High Divers" Pierson Park, 1608 Pickett Rd., 6pm - 8pm FREE
Friday Night Market Jul 12, Fri. - Eureka: Music festival, vendor market & farmer's market 5-9pm Clarke Plaza, 240 E St.
Bikes by the Bay Jul 12 & 13, Fri. & Sat. - Eureka/Samoa Drag Strip Poker Run, Music, Show & Shine www.ubnchumboldt.com
Annual Folklife Festival Jul 13 - 20 Blue Lake & Arcata: Full week of music, dance & more. Several venues www.humboldtfolklife.org
Orick Rodeo Jul 13 & 14, Sat & Sun. - Orick: Events the whole family can enjoy, whether you watch from the bleachers or participate, this small town ADA accessible event begins at 9:00 a.m. with all the local favorites. End of Drydens Rd.
Family Arts Day Jul 13 Sat. - Eureka: Morris Graves Museum of Art. 2-4 p.m. FREE With Museum Admission. 707.442.0278
Wine & Jazz at MGMA Jul 21 Sun. - Eureka: Morris Graves Museum of Art. 636 Ft St. 3-5pm $5/$2 members & under 17 free 707.442.0278 www.humboldtarts.org
Music in the Park Jul 25 Thurs. - McKinleyville: Every Thurs. "Band O Loko" Pierson Park, 1608 Pickett Rd., 6pm - 8pm FREE
Concerts on the Boardwalk Jul 25 Thurs. - Eureka: Summer Concert. Johnny Young Band (Favorite Country Hits) Market Square "C" St., 6-8pm. FREE. www.eurekamainstreet.org
Thurs. Nite Out in Old Town Jul 25 Thurs. - Eureka: Extended happy hour drink and/or food specials at participating businesses throughout Downtown and Old Town Eureka. 5-9pm
Friday Night Market Jul 26 Fri. - Eureka: Music festival, vendor market & farmer's market 5-9pm Clarke Plaza, 240 E St. (707) 798-6411
AutoXpo Jul 26 - 28 Fri - Sun - Fortuna: One of the Redwood Coast's Biggest Car Shows. Main St., Redwood Village, Rohner Park www.redwoodautoxpo.org
2nd Annual Eureka Street Art Festival Jul 27 - Aug 3, - Eureka: During the week-long festival, local and international artists paint murals & create street art in downtown Eureka along the 6th & 7th St. corridor between "C" & "H" Streets. Festival culminates with a Block Pary on 6th Street Between "C" & "H" Streets, Saturday August 3rd. Noon to 6pm
Heart of the Redwoods Quilt Show Jul 27 & 28, Sat. & Sun. - Eureka: Show features over 200 Quilt and Quilted Items, Vendors & Quilt Sales, presented by Redwood Empire Quilters Guild. Redwood Acres Fairgrounds, 3750 Harris St., 10am-5pm
Roll on the Mattole Jul 27 Sat. - Petrolia: Mattole Grange. Annual misic event features fire fighter's challenge, kids games, food booths 36512 Mattole Rd. Noon to Midnight Admission $25 - $30 fundraiser for volunteer fire dept. http://www.honeydewfire.com/
Blackberry Festival Jul 28 Sun. - Westhaven/Trinidad: Pies, jams, burgers & beverages 10am 6pm 446 6th Ave. Benefit for Westhaven Fire Dept.
Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival Jul 28 Sun. - Eureka: Perfect event for families & newcomers to the world of classical music – world-class musicians perform. 2pm Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 F St. Donation suggested.
Arcata Marsh Slower-Speed Tour Jul 30 Tues- Arcata : See the marsh at a slow pace 2pm - 45 to 60 minutes across even, level ground. Meet at parking lot on So. "I" St off Samoa Blvd. Call First 707.826.2359
ENJOY THE PERFORMING ARTS
Redwood Curtain - Intimate Apparel July 5 - 27 Eureka - Live theatre in Old Town Eureka. The play offers poignant commentary on an era when the cut and color of one’s dress—and of course, skin—determined whom one could and could not marry, sleep with, even talk to in public.” 220 First St., Thurs, Fri, Sat 8pm & Sun 2pm. 707.443.7688 redwoodcurtain.com
North Coast Repertory Theatre - Tartuffe Jul 18 - Aug 11. Thurs-Sat. Eureka - Orgon and his mother have fallen under the influence of the falsely pious charlatan Tartuffe. Orgon’s family will do anything to help him see Tartuffe’s blatant lies. Thus begins the set-up for the no-prisoners over-the-top farce so wickedly funny that Louis XIV forbid its public performance!Fri & Sat 8pm, Sun 2 pm. 300 5th St.. 707.442.6278 www.ncrt.net
Dell’Arte- Mad River Festival Jun 20-Jul 21. Blue Lake - A month of original Dell' Arte performances. Carlo Theater. 131 H St. 8pm. Tickets $12/$10. 707.668.5663 www.dellarte.com
Walking tour of Old TownEureka every Saturday afternoon til August 17th. Meet at Clarke Historical Museum 240 "E" St. 1:45pm for 2pm tour. FREE
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
Humboldt Crabs Baseball Jun 1 thru Aug 5 Arcata Ballpark- Family Fun. America's oldest continuously operated summer collegiate baseball program. $4-9. 9th & F St. 707.826.2333 Special theme nights:• HumBrews Night: June 1, • Superhero Night: June 7 • Wear Camouflage Night: June 8 • Under the Sea Night: June 14" • SpongeBob Square Pants Night: June 15 • Father's Day: June 16 Giveaways • Cowbell Night: June 28 • Pirate Night: June 29
Sequoia Park & Zoo – Eureka: Otter tube and petting Zoo. 3414 W St. Tues–Sun 10–5pm. 707.441.4263 www.sequoiaparkzoo.net
Lost Coast Adventure Tours - Take you & your group (up to 10 people) 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
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 707.443.5157www.Humboats.com
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. www.redwood-edventures.org Stop in the Eureka Visitor Center 240 E St. Eureka, Open Tues - Sat 10-6pm & Sun 11-4pm 707.572.4227
VISIT AN ART GALLERY or MUSEUM EXHIBIT
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
Morris Graves Museum of Art Eureka - 636 “F” St, Hours: Humboldt County's only art museum. In the historic Carnegie building. Artists reception and live music on First Sat Arts Alive 6-9pm. Gallery hours: Noon-5pm, Wed-Sun
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. Gallery hours: Wed-Sun noon-5pm, Arts Alive receptions 6-9pm 707.268.0755
Clarke Historical Museum Eureka – 240 “E” St. Art showcase, in addition to ongoing Victorian period exhibit & impressive display of Native American basketry & regalia. Bank building Tue-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-4pm. 707.443.1947
Chapman's Gem, Mineral Shop & Museum – Fortuna - Fossils, Rocks & Gems. 24 Metropolitan Rd Hwy 101 10-5pm 707.725.2714
Humboldt Bay Maritime Museum Cookhouse Rd., Samoa across from the Cookhouse. Learn about the seafaring heritage of the area. From the first ship to enter the bay to the interesting lives of lighthouse keepers. Tues-Sat 11-4pm
Samoa Cookhouse Logging Museum & Historic Photographs Across the Samoa Bridge off Cookhouse Rd 707.442.1659
Trinidad Museum - The museum has five exhibit rooms, which emphasize the original Tsurai Village, Yurok traditions, European contact, the Gold Rush, whaling, fishing, shipping, logging, and the Trinidad Head lighthouse. 400 Janis Court, off Patrick’s Point Dr Open Thursday-Sunday 12:30-4PM 707. 677.3883
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