Old Town Eureka has a history as a favorite area for fishermen and loggers in days gone by. You'll find shops and restaurants featuring hardwood floors, Victorian architecture, redwood framing and railings, and turn of the century ambiance. Old Town has more than 20 square blocks and alleys to explore, featuring 25 - 30 specialty shops, numerous book stores, art galleries, and museums. A great way to spend a day.
Gorgeous downtown Ferndale is Humboldt County's most filmed area, having served as the set for a number of major studio motion pictures. It features one of America's most authentic 19th century shopping districts with Victorian architecture, boutiques, bakeries, delicatessens, ice cream shops, theaters, butchers, barber shops, and confectionaries.
The Arcata Plaza offers a variety of stores, restaurants, bars and businesses. On the Plaza, the Farmer's Market offers fresh local products every Saturday, 9am to 1pm, April through October.
Arts! Alive - Eureka Old Town / Downtown Eureka, The first Saturday evening of each month. Enjoy refreshments and entertainment along the waterfront, Old Town and downtown where historic galleries and businesses showcase the works of local & regional artists. 707-442-9054
Arkley Center for the Performing Arts 412 G Street , Eureka, The historic Sweasey Theater in Eureka has been renovated to become the Arkley Center for the Performing Arts. The Arkley Center produces eight to 12 national and international shows each season along with providing a performing arts center for the community. 707-442-1956
North Coast Repertory Theatre - NCRT 300 5th St., Eureka After a day in the redwoods, enjoy an evening of live theater! NCRT presents big city entertainment in an intimate old playhouse. 707-442-NCRT (6278)
Discovery Walks - Eureka Guided walks and held the fourth Saturday each month. Explore Eureka's architecture, history and culture.707.443.4586
Redwood Acres Fair and Rodeo Every year in June, 3750 Harris Street, Eureka. Music, livestock, exhibits of all kinds, stock car racing, and the rodeo highlight this popular fair. (707) 445-3037
4th of July Festival & Fireworks in Eureka Every Independence Day! Along 2nd Street in Old Town. Festivities all day followed by fireworks over the bay at 10:00 pm. Live music, craft booths, carnival, motorcycle show and more! 707-442-9054
Blues By The Bay Every Year in August, Halvorsen Park Eureka (on the waterfront), Two day outdoor blues festival featuring live sets by world renowned blues musicians. 707-445-3378
Cruz'N Eureka Car Show Every Year in September, A weekend of classic cars and cool entertainment. Don't miss this superb annual automobile extravaganza. 707-725-3599
Arts! Arcata! Throughout the city of Arcata, Displays the richness and diversity of our local arts community the second Friday of each month. 707 822 4500
Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center 569 S. G Street, Ongoing exhibits, new Art Exhibits monthly, a student art contest each year. The Marsh is a nationally known birding destination. 707 826 2359
Humboldt Crabs Baseball 9th & F Streets, Arcata. The Crabs is the oldest continuously operating summer collegiate baseball team in the country. All games at the Arcata Ballpark ("Fenway West"). Season runs June through August. 707-826-2333
Humboldt Bay Dunes Nature Walks, Lanphere, Ma-le'l and Manila Dunes, Manila. The Friends of the Dunes will take you on a close look at the the dunes of Arcata/Humboldt Bay on Saturdays & Sundays. (707) 444-1397
Hops in Humboldt Every year in August Rohner Park, Fortuna. Beer, beer and more beer. Our award winning local breweries host others from throughout California and Oregon. Live music, food and did we mention beer? 707-725-9261
Kinetic Grand Championship Memorial Day Weekend every year. Arcata Plaza to Main Street, Ferndale. People-powered machines make their way from Arcata to Ferndale over land and sea, in this artistic three-day race. (707) 499-0643
Humboldt County Fair Every year in August, 5th Street , Humboldt County Fairgrounds, Ferndale. Ten days of live horseracing; carnival rides; live entertainment; art, livestock shows, and home products. (707) 786-9511