Local Events to Attend

Wondering what local events to attend in Humboldt County? You can take your pick from classical music concerts to arts nights to farmers’ markets to events that are unmistakably Humboldt-ian. Here are some of the things you can look forward to for the rest of the season:

Annual Events, Festivals and Fairs

Oktoberfest. On October 19 at the Fortuna Rohner Park.

Humboldt Redwoods Marathon. October 20. The course will be along the Avenue of the Giants in Humboldt Redwoods State Park.

Halloween Carnival & Dinner on October 25 at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds in Ferndale.

Haunted Kinetic Lab of Horrors. October 25, 26, 27, and 31st in Arcata, from 7 p.m. to midnight.

Trick Or Treat On & Around the Plaza in the Arcata Main Street area. October 31.

Halloween Carnival on October 31 at the Arcata Community Center.

32nd Annual Northwest Intertribal Gathering & Elders Dinner. November 9 at the Redwood Acres Fairgrounds in Eureka.

Holiday Craft Fair. November 16 to 17 at the River Lodge Conference Center in Fortuna.

Ferndale Victorian Holidays. November 23, Main Street.

Blessing of the Fleet. November 28 at the Trinidad Pier. A community Thanksgiving Day tradition.

Thanksgiving Day Walk at the Arcata Marsh. November 28.

Craftsman’s Days. November 29-30 at the Blue Ox Millworks Historic Park in Eureka.

The Visual Arts

Arts! Arcata. October 11 and November 8 at over 40 locations in the community. This event is held every second Friday of the month.

First Friday Arts Night at Fortuna. November 1 at different locations, mostly in the downtown area. Every first Friday of the month.

Arts Alive at Eureka. November 2 at the Downtown and Old Town areas. This nationally recognized arts walk is held on the first Saturday of each month.

Arts Night! Mckinleyville. October 18 at around 10 different locations. Held every third Friday every month.


The Eureka Symphony Fall Concert. The opening weekend is on October 11-12 (Friday-Saturday) at the HSU Van Duzer Theatre. Also coming up is the Holiday Concert, which will be on December 6-7 at the Eureka First Assembly of God.

North Coast Repertory Theatre’s performance of You Can’t Take It With You is running until October 12 in Eureka.

Ferndale Repertory Theatre’s performance of Our Town will run from October 10-November 3 at Ferndale.

Fortuna Concert Series at The Monday Club. Performances by pianist Frank Wiens on October 12 and SquarPeg on November 9.

Farmers’ Markets

Arcata. Sundays at the Arcata Plaza. May through mid-November.

Eureka. Tuesdays at Old Town Eureka, Thursdays at Henderson Center. June through October.

Ferndale. Saturdays at the Main Street parking lot. May through October.

Fortuna. Tuesdays on 10th St. May through October.

Garberville. Fridays at the Town Square. May through October.

McKinleyville. Thursdays at the McKinleyville Shopping Center. June to October.

Miranda. Tuesdays in front of the Avenue Café. May through October.

Shelter Cove. Tuesdays in a location next to the marina. May through October.

Trinidad. Sundays at the lot behind Murphy’s Store. May through October.

Willow Creek. Sundays in a location near the Willow Creek-China Flat Museum. May through October.

You can be sure to always find something to do in Humboldt County. If you’d like to learn more about area events or if you’re looking for homes for sale in Humboldt County, do explore the site. We’ve put up some local resources here and you can also contact us at your convenience if you need more insights on the region’s housing market or lifestyle.