Four days of fun are just around the river bend Rio Dell’s Wildwood Days! Join the picturesque community for live music, libations, car show delicious food, local vendors, soap box race, bocce & softball tournaments, parade and kids zone. Full event calendar and details are available online. Event admission is free. Hosted by the Rio Dell Chamber of Commerce.

 

HAPI (Humboldt Asians & Pacific Islanders in Solidarity) hosts the 3rd Annual Obon Festival on Sunday, August 11 from 4-8pm in Arcata’s Creamery District (9th & L St). This traditional Japanese festival honors the spirits of those who have passed.  There will be food, art, taiko drums & dancing, plus a visit from Rev. Rinban Sakamoto from the San Jose Buddhist Church. Pay tribute to a loved one at the community altar. More information is available at hapihumboldt.org.

The 2024 Humboldt Bay Marathon and Half-Marathon will take place on August 11 along the scenic Eureka Waterfront and Hikshari Trail. The course is paved and generally flat throughout. More information and registration is available online. 

 

Photo by Yoon Kim.

The picturesque seaside town of Trinidad is home to a summer concert & art series, where an esteemed lineup of musicians will play at the Trinidad Town Hall amidst a gallery of beautiful local artwork. Festival passes and individual concert tickets, and full details are available online.

  • Friday, August 2nd, 7:00 PM | Baroque Consort
  • Saturday, August 3rd, 7:00 PM | Temporary Resonance Piano Trio
  • Sunday, August 4th, 3:00 PM | Tenor Song Cycle
  • Friday, August 9th, 7:00 PM | Cello and Piano Masterworks
  • Saturday, August 10th, 7:00 PM | Marimba and Violin Showstoppers
  • Sunday, August 11th, 3:00 PM | Festival Strings Finale and Painting sesh!

The Eureka Street Art Festival is a week-long, city-wide event that takes place each summer, where artists from near and far adorn select buildings in Downtown and Old Town Eureka, adding to the growing menagerie of murals. Throughout the week, watch the creation of large-scale pieces of world-class art and get involved through artist talks, daily tours, and special events. The festival culminates in a large block party to celebrate the completion of the art. Details and festival map are available online. 

 

The  33rd Annual Redwood AutoXpo returns to sunny Fortuna from July 26-28. This epic car show brings together stunning vintage, antique and unique vehicles from all over the US. Ogle an array of drool-worthy, expertly restored and superbly souped up cars, motorcycles and more parked up and down Fortuna’s main street. There will be food and drink vendors to help you refuel, too. Events include a Cruise, the Swap Meet, the Artisans Faire, tractor pulls, Sock Hop and plenty of family-friendly activities. Full details available online. Admission to the general event is free.

A delightful afternoon awaits you at the Clarke Museum’s Very Victorian Tea Party. Dress your best arrive in style at the enchanting Magdalena Zanone House, where you’ll indulge in delectable British treats, a complimentary mimosa and of course, a steaming cup (or three of tea). There will be an auction, a historical fashion show, a harpist, and a “fanciest hat” contest. Splendid! The Tea Party takes place on Saturday, August 10 from 2-5pm. Tickets and more information are available online.

Look up! The first ever Rumble Over the Redwoods flies into Humboldt County August 10-11 at California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport (ACV). This two-day airshow and event features a jaw-dropping lineup of performances and fun activities for the whole family. Gates open at 9am, with flights beginning at noon. Tickets available in advance, prices vary, and will be available for $40 at the gate. Parking is free. For more information visit https://www.rumbleovertheredwoods.com/

The Eureka Old Town Farmers Market is held every Tuesday from 10am-1pm from July 2nd – October 29th. Located at F and 2nd streets in Eureka, you’ll find an array of locally grown organic produce, meat, eggs and more. Hosted by the North Coast Growers Association.

Eureka’s Old Town Vintage Market returns on July 11th with an awesome lineup of local artist, makers, vintage, pickers, and local culinary creators. Take to the streets on July 21 from 10am-4pm to peruse unique wares, dance to tunes by DJ Goldylocks and nosh on tasty food all afternoon. 211 G St, Eureka.

Hosted by Redwood Retro and LifeGrime. Stay up to date on upcoming markets via Instagram @oldtownvintagemarket

Eureka Mainstreet presents the Summer Concert Series. An awesome lineup of bands and musicians take the stage very Thursday evening from 6-8pm at Madaket Plaza as part of this free concert series. Gather with friends and family in the heart of Eureka’s Old Town next to the waterfront all summer long.

  • June 13th – Michelle Lambert (Pop/Folk)
  • June 20th – Undercovers (Cover Band)
  • June 27th – Dave Perez Band (Latin Hits)
  • July 4th – *No concert*
  • July 11th – Fargo Brothers (Rhythm and Blues)
  • July 18th – Jacob Westfall (Country)
  • July 25th – LC Diamonds (Classic Hits)
  • Aug 1st – HairStrike Band (80’s Hair Metal)
  • Aug 8th – Funky Dozen (70’s Music)
  • Aug 15th – Decades (Music from the Decades)
  • Aug 22nd – Disturbing the Peace (Rock/Country Covers)

Check out  complete details online.

Grab your banjos and dancing shoes and head over to sunny Blue Lake for 45th annual Humboldt Folklife Festival from July 16-20.  This weeklong celebration is packed with music, dance, workshops, food and drinks at Dell’Arte. Musicans from all over the world (and many of your favorite local acts) come together in high spirits for this event.

Tickets and full details, including line up available online at: https://humboldtfolklife.com/humboldtfolklifefestival

The 103rd Fortuna Rodeo returns with 9-days of bull riding, boot scootin’, barrel racing fun. Festivities include a 5k marathon Rodeo Run, a Chili Cook Off, kids carnival and family activities, Fireman’s games, bull riders, a performance from the Quadiators, cold brews, live music, dancing, and so much more! Head on over to the Rohner Park Rodeo Grounds (1 Park St, Fortuna) and join in this historic Humboldt County event.

Full schedule and events details available at https://fortunarodeo.com/

Wander the Blue Ox Millworks site (1 X Street in Eureka) with your favorite brew in hand, and peruse photos and collectables from Humboldt County’s brewing history. There will be vendors, food trucks, live music and more. 11am-5pm on July 27.

Full details and tickets are available

The Benbow Historic Inn Summer Music Series returns from June 11-September 27. Chris Brannon and Tony Nester play classic and folk rock tunes Tuesdays-Fridays from 6-9pm on the patio of the Inn. With a cocktail in hand, there’s no better way to spend summer evenings.

445 Lake Benbow Drive, Garberville

Many would argue that Humboldt County’s favorite summer past time is baseball. Arcata is home to the Humboldt Crabs – the oldest, continuously-operated, collegiate, independent, wood-bat, summer baseball team in the country. So bring your friends, grab a hot dog and a local brew, dance in the bleachers to the one and only live Crabgrass Band, and root, root, root for the home team! Be sure to check the schedule & dress up for themed home games!

The 2024 home game schedule and tickets are available online at www.humboldtcrabs.com.

A celebration of local produce and goods, the Arcata Plaza comes alive on Saturday mornings. Live music, hot food to go, dozens of local producers selling seasonal veggies, meat and more pop up along the streets of the Plaza. Free entry.

​Open every Saturday, year round, rain or shine!

  • April – November: 9am – 2pm
  • December – March: 10am – 2pm

Hosted by the North Coast Growers Association.

Northern Nights is a three-day festival in the redwoods celebrating nature, music, art, wellness, cannabis and community. Camp beneath the Old Growth canopy and cool off in the Eel River at the Mendocino/Humboldt County line. There will be food and art vendors, lounge areas, wellness workshops and 5 unique stages upon which an amazing lineup of electronic artists are set to perform. This is a multifaceted experience you won’t forget.

For tickets, the line up and more information visit northernights.org.

Experience the Old Town Renaissance at the Eureka Friday Night Markets. Every Friday evening from 5:30-8:30pm the community flocks to Old Town Eureka for live music, food trucks, local brews and to shop an array of locally made crafts, clothing, home decor and more.

 

https://www.fridaynight.market/

The Mateel Community Center’s beloved music festival Reggae on the River triumphantly returns to Humboldt County this summer. This year’s event will take place from August 2-4, and includes three days of camping, music, art, dance, good vibes and more along the banks of the Eel River.

Tickets go on sale on Jan. 17. For more information, visit: https://www.reggaeontheriver.com/

First Saturday of the Month, 6-9pm

On the first Saturday of every month, Old Town Eureka transforms into myriad venues for music and art. Galleries, restaurants, bars and businesses welcome patrons and spectators with exhibits, demonstrations, live performances and more. Celebrating the work of local artists, Arts Alive is just one of the many ways that Humboldt County lives up to claim “most artists per capita.”

Full Event Details Here

Cannabis is at the heart of Humboldt’s history, culture and economy. Join cannabis craft farmers, industry members and the local community at the 2024 Cannifest in celebration of the crop for which Humboldt is known world round! Festivities take place at the waterfront Halvorsen Park. This two-day event includes the Yes We Cann Parade, the HeadStash Championship, a functional glassblowing competition, seed swap, opportunities to meet the farmers, ganja-themed games, an awesome lineup of DJs and musicians, educational opportunities, live art, food vendors, a local makers market, family friendly activities and more.

Full details and tickets are available at cannifest.com. 

Humboldt Roller Derby hosts a hard-hitting double header against visiting rivals at Redwood Acres Fairgrounds. Concessions and local beer available on site. Doors at 5pm. First game at 6pm. $15 door, $12 advance, kids under 10 are free. Come watch real, live roller derby – the only contact sport on wheels!

For event details and tickets, visit www.humboldtrollerderby.com