Trinidad Art Nights! Oct 4, Fri. – Trinidad: Explore & celebrate with local artists. Performance and youth activities. 6-9pm. FREE. Throughout Trinidad.
Wine by the Sea – Annual Event Oct 5, Sat. – Manila: Enjoy beautiful ocean views while sampling local wine and food and listening to live music. 3-6pm. $40-$45.
Pastels on the Plaza – Annual Event Oct 5, Sat. - Arcata: Stroll the Arcata Plaza and watch our local artists create pastel works of art on the sidewalk. 9am-4pm. FREE.
Prairie Creek Redwoods 5K Run/Walk – Annual Event Oct 5, Sat. - Orick: Run in the redwoods. Benefit for Redwood Parks Conservancy. 8:30am registration; 10am run. $35 adult, $25 kids 12 and under. Newton B. Drury Parkway, park headquarters. redwoodparksconservancy.org/6th-annual-run-redwoods-5k
Humboldt Sponsors Rummage Sale – Annual Event Oct 5, Sat. - Eureka: All three buildings of Redwood Acres Fairgrounds will be full of great bargains for the entire family - gently used and even new items generously donated by local merchants. Benefits youth in Humboldt County. 9am-3pm. FREE. 3750 Harris St.
Arts Alive Oct 5, Sat. – Eureka: In Old Town & downtown galleries & businesses host local & regional artists & musicians. 6-9pm. FREE. 707-442-9054
Lanphere Dunes Guided Walk Oct 5, Sat. – Manila: Exploration of a beautiful and diverse dune system. 10am-1pm. FREE. Meet at Pacific Union School, 3001 Janes Rd. Arcata. Call to reserve. 707.444.1397 www.friendsofthedunes.org/calendar
Mini Masters Kids Reading Club Oct 5, Sat. - Eureka: Literacy workshop, art project and a take home book for kids 2-8 years old, all ages welcome. Sponsored by PBS North Coast. 12-2pm. FREE. 636 “F” Street. 707.442.0278 humboldtarts.org/mini-masters
Humboldt Historical Lecture Oct 5, Sat. - Eureka: Monthly topic.1pm. FREE. Public Library, 1313 3rd St. www.humboldthistory.org/libraryprogram
Medieval Festival of Courage – Annual Event Oct 5 & 6, Sat & Sun - Blue Lake: 17th annual, featuring The Knights of Mayhem & full contact tournament jousting. Music by Tempest. 2870 Glendale Dr., Christie Ranch. 10am-5pm. $6 adults, $3 kids 12 and under. No dogs.medievalfestivalofcourage.org
Apple Harvest Festival – Annual Event Oct 5 & 6, Sat & Sun. - Fortuna: Citywide festival including apple & cider tasting, live music, hayrides, vendors, BBQ & more. Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 11am-3pm. FREE. fortunaappleharvest.org/
Eureka Heritage Society Home Tour – Annual Event Oct 6, Sun. – Eureka: Step inside of 10 of Eureka's favorite historic structures. Live music, refreshments and vintage cars. 12-5pm Please see website for tickets and locations eurekaheritage.com/home-page/eureka-heritage-society-2019-home-tour/
Art Talk Sunday Oct 6, Sun. - Eureka: Visiting & local artists. 2pm. $5/$2 members & under 17 free. Morris Graves Museum of Art. 636 “F” Street.
Redwood Art Association - Open Paint Out – Annual Event Oct 7 – 11, Mon-Fri. – Eureka: Artists can paint anywhere in all of beautiful Humboldt County. Awards will be presented on Oct. 11 from 7-9pm. 603 “F” Street. See website for additional gallery hours.www.redwoodart.us/exhibitions3/paintout19/paintout.htm
Arts! Arcata Oct 11, Fri. - Arcata: Galleries & businesses show local artists. 6-9pm. Start at Arcata Plaza. www.arcatamainstreet.com/arts-arcata
Eureka Chamber Music Series Oct 11, Fri. - Eureka: Pacifica String Quartet. Doors 7pm, Performance 7:30pm. Adults $30, Seniors $20, Student $10. Calvary Lutheran Church, 716 South Ave. www.eurekachambermusic.org/details
Loleta Antique Show – Annual Event Oct 11 - 13, Fri - Sun. – Loleta: One of the largest antique shows in Northern California. Sponsored by the Loleta Volunteer Fire Department since 1971. Fri. 10am-7pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-4pm. $3. Fireman's Pavilion, 824 Loleta Dr. Also see Oct. 13 “Crew Speeder Rides”
Redwood Pride – Annual Event Oct 12, Sat. - Eureka: Celebrate our LGBTQIA+ community with a day-long event: Community Festival, Pride Parade, Street Fair & Pride Night Party! Locations and times vary, please see website. FREE admission. redwoodpride.com/
Hoptoberfest – Annual Event Oct 12, Sat. - Blue Lake: Taste samples from the region’s finest breweries. Enjoy live music and great local food. 11:30am-5pm. $30-$50. Benefits Blue Lake Schools. Perigot Park, 312 South Railroad Ave. hoptoberfest.ticketleap.com/2019-humboldt-hoptoberfest/
Fortuna Concert Series Oct 12, Sat. – Fortuna: Chubritza – international music. Doors 6:45, concert 7:30pm. $10. 610 Main Street. www.fortunaconcertseries.com
Barn Dance Oct 12, Sat. - Arcata: Music by Striped Pig Stringband.Everyone is welcome! No experience necessary, all dances will be taught. Doors at 6:30, dance at 7pm. $10, $5 for students, seniors and members. Kids 12 and under FREE. Veterans Hall, 1425 “J” St.
Family Arts Day Oct 12, Sat. - Eureka: Arts projects for families and youth 5-12 years. 2-4pm. Adults $5/$2, under 18 FREE. Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 “F” Street. 707.442.0278 humboldtarts.org/family-arts-day
Humboldt Redwoods Marathon (Boston Qualifier) – Annual Event Oct 13, Sun. - Avenue of the Giants: Run or cheer California's most scenic foot race. Marathon, 1/2 marathon & 5K. Road closures and controlled traffic from 8am-2pm. Please see website for times and location. www.redwoodsmarathon.org
Crew Speeder Rides Oct 13, Sun. - Loleta: A scenic trip on Timber Heritage’s speeder car. 10am-4pm. Adults $8, Seniors $7, Kids 3-10 $4, 2 and under FREE. Rides start and end at the park, 105 Shadowbrook Street. Also see Oct. 11-13 “Loleta Antique Show”
Humboldt Flea Market Oct 13, Sun. - Eureka: 180 tables of antiques, toys, jewelry and more! 8am-3pm. Adults $2, kids under 13 FREE. 3750 Harris Street.
Afternoon of Dance Oct 13, Sun. - Eureka: Learn some new steps. 2pm. Adults $5/$2, under 18 FREE. Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 “F” St.
Birdwalk at Wildlife Refuge Oct 13, Sun. - Loleta: Guided bird hike with Audubon Society leaders, beginners welcome. 9am. FREE. 1020 Ranch Rd. 707.733.5406
Humboldt Roller Derby Oct 19, Sat. – Eureka: Root Force vs. Sonoma Roller Derby & Redwood Rollers vs. Bellingham Roller Betties. Opens at 5pm, game at 6pm. $12-$15, kids under 10 FREE. 3750 Harris St. Redwood Acres Fairgrounds. humboldtrollerderby.com/
Audubon Birdwalk Hikshari' Trail (Eureka Waterfront) Oct 20, Sun. - Eureka: Guided birdwalk on the Elk River trail. 9am. FREE. Meet at foot of West Del Norte Street. 707.499.1247
Wine & Jazz at MGMA Oct 20, Sun. - Eureka: After performance, audience is invited to bring their instrument and jam with the band. 3-5pm. $5/$2, under 18 FREE. Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 Ft St. 707.442.0278. humboldtarts.org/wine-and-jazz
Haunted Kinetic Lab of Horrors – Annual Event Oct 24, 25, 26 & 31 Thu, Fri, Sat & Halloween – Arcata: Haunted tour of the facility. Ages 13+ strongly recommended. 7pm to Midnight. $13 or 2 for $25. 820 “N” St. 707.822.4805 www.kineticsculpturelab.com/events.php
Trick-or-Treat Downtown & Old Town Eureka – Annual Event Oct 26, Sat. – Eureka: Participating businesses will have a sign in their window indicating that they are open for Trick-or-Treaters. Children 12 and under with an adult. 2-4pm. FREE. (707) 442-9054 eurekamainstreet.org/trick-or-treat-0
Eureka Halloween Carnival – Annual Event Oct 26, Sat. - Eureka: Classic carnival games, face painting, candy and prizes. Kids 12 an under must be accompanied by an adult. 3-6pm. FREE. Sequoia Park, 3414 “W” St. eurekamainstreet.org/halloween-carnival-sequoia-park
Boo at the Zoo - Annual Event Oct 27, Sun. – Eureka: Sequoia Zoo crafts & games, animal pumpkin stomp & chomp, costume parade. 12-4pm. Adults $10, seniors/military $7, kids $6, under 2 FREE. 3414 “W” St. 707.441.4263 sequoiaparkzoo.net
Grave Matters & Untimely Departures Ghostly Tours – Annual Event Oct 27, Sun. - Fortuna: Tales of some of the town’s more notorious past inhabitants are told amidst the tombstones of Sunrise Cemetery. 2-6pm. 50 minute tours leave every 10 minutes. Park at Newburg Park in Fortuna and take the shuttle. Tours $15. 707.725.7645
Arcata Marsh Slower-Speed Tour Oct 29, Tues. - Arcata: Walk the marsh at a slow pace, across even, level ground. 2pm. FREE. From Samoa Blvd, take “I” Street South aprox. ½ mile and park where the road turns sharply to the right. 707.826.2359 – Please call if you wish to attend.
Trick or Treating on the Plaza – Annual Event Oct 31, Thurs. - Arcata: Free treats from participating stores (4-6pm). A parade @ 4pm, live music & performance & fire show @ 7pm. FREE. www.arcatamainstreet.com/trick-or-treating
ENJOY THE PERFORMING ARTS
North Coast Repertory Theatre – Spider’s Web Oct 4 - 6 – Eureka: Tension, laughter, and murder take center stage in Agatha Christie’s comedy whodunit. Fridays & Saturdays @ 8pm, Sundays @ 2pm. $18 adults, $16 students and seniors. 300 5th St. 707.442.6278 www.ncrt.net
Ferndale Repertory Theatre – The Three Musketeers Oct 4 - 27 – Ferndale: Based on the timeless romance by Alexandre Dumas, this is a tale of heroism, treachery, close escapes, and above all, honor!Times and ticket prices vary.447 Main St. 707.786.5483 www.ferndalerep.org
Redwood Curtain Theatre – Rabbit Hole Oct 31 - Nov 23 - Eureka: Winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize. Becca and Howie Corbett have everything a family could want, until… Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8pm & 2pm matinee on Nov 10 and 17th. 220 1st St. 707.443.7688. www.redwoodcurtain.com
QUICK LIST OF THINGS TO DO
Thursday Night Out – Eureka: Weekly extended happy hour drink and/or food specials in Downtown and Old Town. eurekamainstreet.org/thursday-night-out-0
Countywide Farmers Markets: Fresh food, flowers, live music and community. www.northcoastgrowersassociation.org/
Madaket Cruise on Humboldt Bay – Eureka: Cruise & learn the history of Humboldt Bay and Eureka’s Waterfront. At the foot of “C” Street on the boardwalk. 707.445.1910 (through October 5)
Arcata Marsh Audubon Guided Bird Tour Every Saturday 8:30am. Klopp Lake, parking lot at the end of South “I” Street.
Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Birdwalk Every Saturday, rain or shine. 2pm. Interpretive Center, 569 South “G” Street.
Hike the Dunes at Humboldt Bay Nature Center – Arcata/Manila: 220 Stamp Lane. 707.444.1397 www.friendsofthedunes.org/
Humboldt Bay Wildlife Refuge – Loleta: Download “Discover Nature Apps” to your phone & find wildlife on the trails. 1020 Ranch Rd.
Humboldt State University Campus Tours – Arcata: 10am & 2pm Mon-Fri / Noon Sat. Student Business Services building. 707.826.6270
HSU Marine Lab – Trinidad: Call for hours 707.826.3671. 570 Ewing St.
Outdoor Fun for Kids EdVentures: Go on a scavenger quest in one of the parks throughout the county. www.redwood-edventures.org
Ride in a Horse drawn carriage thru Old Town – Eureka: 1st & “F” St. Book a ride at 646.591.2058 or www.oldtowncarriageco.com
Sequoia Park & Zoo – Eureka: Mon 12-4pm, Tues–Sun 10–5pm. 3414 “W” St. 707.441.4263
Chocolate Factory Tour– Eureka: Dick Taylor Chocolate 4w. 4th St. 707.798.6010 dicktaylorchocolate.com
Humboldt Bay Oyster Tour – Eureka: Reserve 36hrs in advance. 707.836.3168 205 “G” St. humboldtbayoystertours.com
Lost Coast Brewery Tour – Eureka: 24hrs in advance to schedule a free tour. 707.267.9651 1600 Sunset Dr.
Blue Ox Millworks Tour – Eureka: Victorian millworks, blacksmith & machine shop. Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-4pm (Apr-Nov).1 “X” St. 707.444.3437 www.blueoxmill.com/historic-park-tour-rates.htm
Holly Yashi - Jewelry as Art Tours – Arcata: Mon-Fri 11am and 2pm. 1300 Ninth St. 800.274.2714
Fern Cottage – Ferndale: Call to schedule a tour. $10, 8ys and under free. 2121 Centerville Rd. 707.786.4835 (Closed Dec 16th-Feb 1st)
Haunted History Tour of Old Town – Eureka: Most evenings upon request. 707.672.5012
Horseback Tours into Redwood National Park – Orick: 1000 Drydens Rd. 707.499.2943 RedwoodCreekBuckarettes.com
HumBoats Kayak Adventures – Eureka: Tours and rentals on Humboldt Bay, SUPS Woodley Island, A Dock. 707.443.5157
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center – Eureka: Kayaks, canoes & stand up paddle board rentals. 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, horseback riding, surfing, diving, on a scenic drive, or to do any other activity our diverse county has to offer. 707. 986.9895
Pacific Outfitters Adventures Tours & Instruction - Redwood National & State Parks: Hiking, fishing, kayaking and surfing. 844.926.6566
Stop in the Eureka Visitor Center 240 “E” St. Eureka, Open Tues - Sat 9am-5pm & Sun 11am-4pm 707.798.6411
VISIT AN ART GALLERY or MUSEUM EXHIBIT
Arcata Artisans Arcata - Fine Art & Craft co-operative gallery & gift shop. Mon-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun Noon-4pm. 883 “H” St. 707.825.9133 (Artist's receptions 2nd Fri month during Arts! Arcata)
Clarke Historical Museum Eureka - Art showcase, in addition to an ongoing Victorian period exhibit & impressive display of Native American basketry & regalia. Tue-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 11am-4pm. 240 “E” St. 707.443.1947
Chapman's Gem, Mineral Shop & Museum Fortuna - The Chapmans have traveled to all 50 States and every continent to acquire this vast collection of fossils, rocks & gems. 10am-5pm every day. 4 miles South of Fortuna on Hwy 101. 707.725.2714
Humboldt Bay Maritime Museum Samoa - 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, 11am-4pm. 77 Cookhouse Rd. 707.444.9440
Morris Graves Museum of Art Eureka - Exhibitions from artists, both local and from around the world, as well as a permanent collection of work by Morris Graves. In the historic Carnegie building. Wed-Sun 12-5pm. 636 “F” St. 707.442.0278 humboldtarts.org/visit
Natural History Museum Arcata - Tues-Sat, 10am-5pm. 1242 “G” St. 707.826.4479 humboldt.edu/natmus/index.html
Old Town Art Gallery Eureka - The oldest non-profit, cooperative art gallery in Humboldt County showing local artist. 10am-5pm every day. 417 2nd St. 707. 445.2315 eurekaoldtownartgallery.com/ (Reception during Arts Alive – 1st Sat. 6-9pm)
Redwood Art Association Eureka - A collection of some of Humboldt County’s finest artists. Wed – Sun, Noon-5 pm. 603 “F” St. 707.268.0755
Trinidad Art Gallery Trinidad – Local artist cooperative. 10am-5pm every day. 490 Trinity St. 707.677.3770 www.trinidadartgallery.com