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  • Eureka, CA 95501

AUGUST 2019

Humboldt Crabs Baseball

Jun 1 thru Aug 4 - Arcata
Ballpark. America's oldest continuously operated summer collegiate baseball program. $4-$9. 9th & F St. 707.840.5665    http://humboldtcrabs.com/

Eureka’s Second Annual Street Art Festival
– Annual Event
July 27 thru Aug 3 Sat thru Sat- Eureka.
International artists will be painting murals and creating street art throughout downtown (6th & 7th Street corridor between "C" & "H" Streets).      https://www.visiteureka.com/eureka-street-art-festival

Concerts on the Boardwalk

Aug 1, Thurs. - Eureka.
Summer Concert Series. Tom Rigney (Cajun/Zydeco). Market Square "C" St., 6-8pm. FREE.

Music in the Park
Aug 1, Thurs. - McKinleyville.
Family fun, listen to live music and play lawn games. Pierson Park, 1608 Pickett Road 6-8pm FREE

First Friday Night at the Refuge
Aug 2, 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      www.fws.gov/refuge/humboldt_bay/

Trinidad Art Nights!
Aug 2, Fri. - Trinidad.
Explore & celebrate with local artists. Live music, Performance, and Youth Activities. 6-9pm thru-out Trinidad.

Friday Night Market
Aug 2, Fri. - Eureka.
Music festival, vendor market & farmers’ market. 5-8pm. Clarke Plaza, 240 E St. 

Wildwood Days – Annual Event
Aug 2 thru 4, Fri thru Sun - Rio Dell. 
Parade Sat at noon, car show, music and food.  Three days full of fun family events.

Natural History Museum - Wildlife Tracking Workshop
Aug 3, Sat. – Arcata.
Starts at 9:30 for an all-day wildlife tracking workshop with Phil Johnston. Meet at 1242 G Street. Please call 826-4479 to register. Space is limited.        http://www2.humboldt.edu/natmus/

Buddy Brown Blues Festival- Annual Event
Aug 3, Sat. - Blue Lake. 
Best of our local Blues musicians from 11am - all day.  Perigot Park  $12 at the gate, https://www.humboldtfolklife.org/buddy-brown-blues-festival

Lanphere Dunes Guided Walk
Aug 3, 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 Reading Club
Aug 3, Sat. - Eureka:
Morris Graves Museum of Art @ 636 F St. FREE 12 -2 pm. Literacy workshops designed for children 2-8 years old, all ages are welcome. Sponsored by PBS North Coast.  707.442.0278 https://humboldtarts.org/parents

Arts Alive
Aug 3, Sat. - Eureka:
Old town/downtown galleries & businesses showcase local & regional artists. 6-9pm. 707-442-9054.

Mateel Community Center Reggae Legacy
Aug 3, 4, Sat & Sun – Redway:
Weekend of reggae, honoring the life of Carol Bruno. 59 Rusk Ln. $35 - $129, Kids 12 and under free.  http://mateel.org/mateel-forever-reggae-legacy-toots-and-the-maytals-august-4th/

Art Talk Sunday
Aug 4, Sun. - Eureka:
Morris Graves Museum of Art. @ 636 F St. 2pm $5/$2 members & under 17 free 707.442.0278

Summer Music Series in the Garden
Aug 4, Sun. - Eureka:
1 - 3pm   Garden opens 10am.  Bring your family & a picnic lunch! www.hbgf.org

Indoor Flea Market
Aug 4, Sun. - Eureka:
Indoor flea market at Redwood Acres Fairgrounds, 3750 Harris Street. 8am-3pm.

Guided Nature Walk at Wildlife Refuge
Aug 7, Wed. - Loleta:
Hike with Naturalist Louise Bacon-Ogden. Free & beginners are welcome. 1020 Ranch Rd @ 9am 707.733.5406

Concerts on the Boardwalk
Aug 8, Thurs. - Eureka:
Summer Concert Series. Big City Swing Committee (Retro Swing).  Market Square "C" St., 6-8pm. FREE

Music in the Park
Aug 8, Thurs. - McKinleyville:
Family fun, listen to live music and play lawn games. Pierson Park, 1608 Pickett Road 6-8pm FREE

Friday Night Market
Aug 9, Fri. - Eureka:
Music festival, vendor market & farmer's market 5-8pm Clarke Plaza, 240 E St.

Arts! Arcata
Aug 9, Fri. - Arcata:
Galleries & businesses showcase local artists 6-9pm. Start at the Arcata Plaza. www.arcatamainstreet.com/arts-arcata

Trinidad Bay Art & Music Festival – Annual Event
Aug 9 – 11, Fri. Sat. Sun. - Trinidad:
409 Trinity St, Expanded to two weekends (also Aug 16-18)!  A cozy festival with world-class musicians, surrounded by Pacific beauty.  Trinidad Town Hall  707.845.1125   https://www.tbamfest.com/copy-of-home

Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival – Annual Event
Aug 10, Sat - Willow Creek:
China Creek Amphitheater, 40526 CA-299, 7pm, FREE - Donation: $20 https://www.trinityalpscmf.org/

Zootini - Annual Event
Aug 10, Sat - Eureka:
Raise a glass at Sequoia Park Zoo's annual high-style fund raiser. 3414 "W" St. Dinner, auction & dancing.  5 – 9:45pm  http://www.sequoiaparkzoo.net/event/zootini-4/

Family Arts Day
Aug 10, Sat. - Eureka:
Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 F St. 2-4 p.m. FREE with museum admission & kids under 17. 707.442.0278

Floating Lantern Ceremony - Annual Event
Aug 10. Sat. - Arcata Marsh:
All are invited to offer spiritual consolation for people we miss, departed loved ones, ancestors, cultures and all we hold dear. Klopp Lake, So "I" St.  7:30pm ceremony, 9am-1:30pm make a lantern at the Farmer's Market in the Arcata Plaza. https://www.cityofarcata.org/365/Lantern-Floating-Ceremony

Humboldt Bay Marathon & Marina Mile  - Annual Event
Aug 11, Sun - Eureka/Arcata: 
Run along the bay. Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K and 1 Mile runs.  Qualifier for the Boston Marathon.  www.humboldtbaymarathon.com

Afternoon of Dance
Aug 11, Sun – Eureka:
Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 F St., 2pm $5/$2 member &under 17 free. 707.442.0278 https://humboldtarts.org/content/afternoon-dance

Birdwalk at Wildlife Refuge
Aug 11, Sun. - Loleta:
Guided bird hike with Audubon Society walk leaders. It's free & beginners are welcome. 1020 Ranch Rd. 9am. 707.733.5406           www.fws.gov/refuge/humboldt_bay/

Humboldt County Fair Gala Preview– Annual Event
Aug 14, Wed. – Ferndale:
Preview the plants and flowers inside the Humboldt County Fair's Flower House before the fair officially opens. Live music, wine and hors d'oeuvres. $15 for One, $25 for Two. For more info, call Mary at (916) 662-5268.

Concerts on the Boardwalk
Aug 15, Thurs. - Eureka:
Summer Concert Series.  Heartless (Heart Tribute Band). Market Square "C" St., 6-8pm. FREE.

Music in the Park
Aug 15, Thurs. - McKinleyville:
Family fun, listen to live music and play lawn games. Pierson Park, 1608 Pickett Road 6-8pm FREE

Flynn Creek Circus– Annual Event
Aug 15 - 18, Thurs - Sun - Arcata:
International cast under a vintage big top tent. No animal acts. 1275 8th St.  www.flynncreekcircus

Humboldt County Fair- Annual Event
Aug 15 - 25, (Closed 8/19) - Ferndale:
Horse races, carnival rides, live music, exhibits and more.  Ferndale tradition since 1896.  1250 5th St. fairgrounds 707.786.5111  www.humboldtcountyfair.org

Third Fridays
Aug 16, Fri. – Arcata:
The historic Creamery District (between “N” & “L” and 8th & 10th Streets) will be abuzz with Third Fridays, highlighting local artisans, cider, food, and a family friendly atmosphere. 6-9pm.  https://creameryfestival.org/schedule

Friday Night Market
Aug 16, Fri. - Eureka:
Music festival, vendor market & farmer's market 5-8pm Clarke Plaza, 240 E St.  (707) 798-6411

Friends of the Arcata Marsh Lecture
Aug 16, Fri. - Arcata:
Every 3rd Friday @ 7:30pm. Free. Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center, 569 S. G Street Call 707.826.2359

Trinidad Bay Art & Music Festival – Annual Event
Aug 16 – 18, Fri, Sat, Sun - Trinidad:
409 Trinity St, Expanded to two weekends!  A cozy festival with world-class musicians, surrounded by Pacific beauty.  Trinidad Town Hall  707.845.1125   https://www.tbamfest.com/copy-of-home

Steam-Up at Fort Humboldt

Aug 17, Sat. – Eureka:
Free rides on the Falk and Bear Harbor steam locomotives. 10am-4pm

Movies in the Park 
Aug 17, Sat. - Eureka: 
Captain Marvel.  Free family fun. Music at 7pm. Movie at dusk ~8:45. 3550 W Street.

Bridgeville UFO Festival  - Annual Event
Aug 17, Sat. - Bridgeville:
Free & open to public and aliens alike.   Off-the-bridge flying saucer contest, art & crafts, BBQ. 11am-5pm   http://www.bridgevillecommunitycenter.org/bridgefest.html

Audubon Birdwalk Hikshari' Trail (Eureka Waterfront)
Aug 18, Sun. - Eureka:
Guided birdwalk along the Elk River access trail. Meet at Foot of W. Del Norte Street @ 9am 707.499.1247 www.rras.org/events or www.savetheredwoods.org/events/

Summer Music Series in the Garden
Aug 18, Sun – Eureka:
1 - 3pm   Garden opens 10am.  Bring your family & a picnic lunch! www.hbgf.org

Wine & Jazz at MGMA
Aug 18, Sun. - Eureka:
Morris Graves Museum of Art. 636 “F” St. 3-5pm $5/$2 members, under 17 and families with an EBT card are free 707.442.0278             https://humboldtarts.org/content/wine-jazz

Friday Night Market
Aug 23, Fri. - Eureka:
Music festival, vendor market & farmer's market 5-8pm Clarke Plaza, 240 E St.  (707) 798-6411

Salmon, Oysters, Ales & Rails & BBQ – Annual Event
Aug 24, Sat. – Samoa:
BBQ salmon and oysters, live music, vendor booths. Cookhouse Road. 10am-4pm.

Hops in Humboldt  - Annual Event
Aug 24, Sat. - Fortuna
: Sample a taste from over 35 micro brewers, music, crafts & food. In Rohner Park, 9 Park Street @ 1pm-5pm. This is a 21 and over event.       www.hopsinhumboldt.com

Birding on the Madaket
Aug 25, Sun. - Eureka:
Join in a leisurely birding cruise around Humboldt Bay aboard the historic Madaket vessel. Launch @ 4pm.  $35,  "C" St Dock  707.826.7050

Arcata Marsh Slower-Speed Tour
Aug 27, Tues. – Arcata:
See the marsh at a slow pace starts @ 2pm.  45 to 60 minutes across even, level ground. Meet at FIRST parking lot on South "I" St. off Samoa Blvd. 707.826.2359 – Please call if you wish to attend.

Friday Night Market
Aug 30, Fri. - Eureka:
Music festival, vendor market & farmer's market 5-8pm Clarke Plaza, 240 E St.

Bigfoot Days Celebration – Annual Event
Aug 31, Sat. – Willow Creek:
Family friendly festival, Parade at 10am on Main Street, ice cream social, logging competition and activities for kids and adults, food and live music.  10am – 6pm.  https://willowcreekchamber.com/bigfoot-daze/

Taste of the Cove
Aug 31, Sat. – Shelter Cove: Fish Fry and BBQ, live music, raffle and a lot of fun stuff for the kids.1-5pm. Mal Coombs Park. Adults = $35, Kids 6-12 = $15, 5 and under FREE.

ENJOY THE PERFORMING ARTS

Humboldt Light Opera Company – Anne of Green Gables, the Musical
August 1 thru 11- Ferndale.
The Heart Theatre, 447 Main Street. Thurs, Fri, & Sat at 7:30 p.m., Sun at 2 p.m. Please visit website for tickets https://www.hloc.org/anne-of-green-gables.html   or call  707.407.0924

Redwood Curtain 20th Anniversary Cabaret
Aug 16, Fri. – Eureka:
Includes singers, dancers, burlesque, and even a special magic act, plus special performances by founders Peggy Metzger and Clint Rebik. Doors open @ 7pm w/ cash bar, show starts a@ 8pm. $20.        http://www.redwoodcurtain.com/

North Coast Repertory Theatre – Tartuffe
Jul 19 - Aug 11, Weekly - Eureka:
Fri & Sat 8pm, Sun 2 pm. 300 5th St. 707.442.6278  www.ncrt.net

 

QUICK LIST OF THINGS TO DO

  • Walking tour of Old Town Eureka every Saturday till August 17th.  Meet at Clarke Historical Museum 240 "E" St. 1:45pm for 2pm tour.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Hike the Dunes at Humboldt Bay Nature Center – Arcata/Manila  220 Stamp Lane Manila 707.444.1397
  • Humboldt Botanical Garden – Eureka: 7351 Tompkins Hill Road Wed-Sat 10am-2pm, Sun 11am-3pm 707.442.5139
  • Humboldt Bay Wildlife Refuge – Loleta:  1020 Ranch Rd. Download Nature App & discover wildlife on the trails
  • Humboldt State University Campus Tours: 10am & 2pm Mon-Fri / Noon Sat. start at the Student Business Services building. 707.826.6270.
  • Marine Lab in Trinidad 570 Ewing St., Call for hours 707.826.3671
  • Outdoor Fun for Kids  EdVentures: Go on a scavenger quest in one of the participating parks.    www.redwood-edventures.org
  • Ride in a Horse drawn carriage thru Old Town – Eureka:  2nd & F Sts. Eureka 646.591.2058
  • Sequoia Park & Zoo – Eureka:  3414 W St. Tues–Sun 10–5pm.  707.441.4263
  • Chocolate Factory Tour – Eureka:  Dick Taylor Chocolates 4 W. 4th St.,  CALL 707.798.6010
  • Humboldt Bay Oyster Tour – Eureka:   Reserve 36hrs advance. 707.836.3168 humboldtbayoystertours.com
  • Lost Coast Brewery Tour – Eureka:  1600 Sunset Dr.  everyday 11am – 5pm 707.267.9651
  • Blue Ox Millworks Tour – Eureka: Victorian millworks, blacksmith & machine shop   1  “X” St. Mon-Fri 9am-5pm Sat 9am-4pm 707.444.3437
  • Holly Yashi - Jewelry as Art Tours, Mon-Sat 10am-5pm.  Tours weekdays @ 11am.  1300 Ninth St., 800.274.2714 
  • Fern Cottage – Ferndale: Guided & self-guided Tours Thurs-Sat  707.786.4835
  • Haunted History Tour of Old Town – Eureka: most evenings upon request. 707.672.5012
  • Horseback Tours into Redwood National Park, RedwoodCreekBuckarettes.com 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 & stand up paddle board rentals 10am-4pm 7 days, 921 Waterfront Dr., 707.443.4222
  • 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
  • ·  Pacific Outfitters Adventures Tours & Instruction - Redwood National & State Parks: Hiking, fishing, kayaking 707.443.6328

 

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

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

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

Chapman's Gem, Mineral Shop & Museum
Fortuna -
Fossils, Rocks & Gems. 4 miles South of Fortuna on Hwy 101. 10-5pm

Humboldt Bay Maritime Museum -
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

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

Natural History Museum

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

Old Town Art Gallery
Eureka
– 417 2nd St., The oldest non-profit, cooperative art gallery in Humboldt County showing local artists.  Reception during Arts Alive – 1st Sat.  Mon – Sun 10am-5pm  707. 445.2315

Redwood Art Association
Eureka
- A collection of some of Humboldt County’s finest artists. 603 "F" St.  Gallery Hours Wed - Sun Noon-5 pm 707.268.0755

Samoa Cookhouse Logging Museum & Historic Photographs
Samoa- Across the Samoa Bridge off Cookhouse Rd. Seven days a week 9:30am-5pm – “family style” restaurant  707.442.1659

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

Trinidad Museum
Trinidad-
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

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