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 Victorian Village of Ferndale celebrates Independence Day with an All-American parade through it’s historic Main Street. Parade begins at noon on Thursday, July 4. BBQ commences after the parade at the Veteran’s Building.

Find more information online.

Fortuna’s Annual Independence Day celebration takes place on Wednesday, July 3 at Newburg Park. There will be food vendors, music, kids activities, and of course, fireworks.

Find more information on Facebook.

 

 

On Saturday, June 23, explore Humboldt County’s past with The Eureka Heritage Society’s Historic Home & Garden Tour. Eight Houses & Gardens are open this year with a special tour of the renovated Eureka Veterans Memorial Hall. There will be refreshments, live music, and more. The tour runs from noon-5pm and  starts at Annie B. Ryan House & Gardens, 1000 F St., Eureka.

Visit www.eurekaheritagesociety.com for more tickets and information. Tickets are also available  at Green Lot, Eureka Books, Bev’s Real Kids, Green’s Pharmacy and Rings Pharmacy.

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/

Second Friday of the Month, 4-8pm

Downtown Arcata hosts an evening of art and music on the second Friday of every month. Businesses, restaurants, bars and galleries open late to foster the town’s creative community and showcase the work of local artists.

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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