Area Events

Kinetic Sculpture Race
Kinetic Sculpture Race
Only in Humboldt County could an event as bizarre as the Kinetic Sculpture Race survive and thrive for over thirty years! Each Memorial Day weekend, dozens of teams set out on a three-day odyssey through city streets, sand, mud and water aboard self-built, human-powered vehicles, each one a work of art. The wacky behavior, obscure race rules and general merriment contribute to an event that's unforgettable.

Photograph by Don Forthuber. Courtesy of Humboldt County CVB

Pastels On the Plaza
One of the most popular local events, Pastels on the Plaza is held each October in the town of Arcata. Local artists create incredible, if ephemeral, works of art to benefit local charities. This is just one expression of the wonderful talent and deep appreciation of the arts to be found on the Redwood Coast.

Photo by Don Forthuber. Courtesy of Humboldt County CVB

Pastels On the Plaza
Foggy Bottoms Milk Run
Foggy Bottoms Milk Run
A highlight of the year for Humboldt County's very active running community is the Foggy Bottoms Milk Run, held each March in and around the dairy town of Ferndale. Runners from across the United States are attracted to this fun event, but mostly its just local folks getting out to run through verdant farmlands

Photograph by Don Forthuber. Courtesy of Humboldt County CVB

Blues by the Bay
Blues by the Bay
Come celebrate the 11th Anniversary of Blues by the Bay in beautiful Eureka, Calif., July 14th & 15th at picturesque Halvorsen Park, located on Humboldt Bay. The incredible view from this bayside park will be the backdrop for a spectacular line up of world premier blues musicians. Food and beverage, art and craft vendors, and micro-brew beers from many local breweries will be available.

Photograph Courtesy of Blues by the Bay

Redwood Acres Fair and Rodeo
Come and enjoy this annual Fair featuring music, livestock shows, still exhibits and rodeo. Music, entertainment on the midway and walk around, commercial exhibits, train rides, climbing wall, food, and much much more!

Photo Courtesy of Redwood Acres Fair and Rodeo

Redwood Acres Fair and Rodeo