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Reggae on the River

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Location: Benbow State Recreation Area, CA

Taking place at Benbow Lake State Recreation Area in Garberville, CA, this internationally renowned festival draws attendees from all over the world for a weekend of the best in reggae and world music. Set against a backdrop of ancient redwoods and the majestic Eel River, this family-friendly event offers up nearly 100 vendor booths and an opportunity to soak up the irie southern Humboldt community vibe.

Event Website: Reggae on the River

North Country Fair

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Location: Arcata, CA

The North Country Fair is an annual two-day festival held on the Arcata Plaza in Arcata, CA every September since it's inception in 1974. The fair includes around 200 craft, food, and information booths, two parades, two stages, and a lawn performance area.

Event Website: North Country Fair

Kinetic Grand Championship

Kinetic Grand Championship
Location: Arcata, Eureka and Ferndale, CA

The Kinetic Grand Championship is a 3-day, 42-mile bicycle race over land, sand, mud and water. Many refer to the Kinetic Grand Championship as the “Triathlon of the Art World.”

Blues by the Bay

Location: Eureka, CA

Blues by the Bay is held in beautiful Eureka, California at picturesque Halvorsen Park, located on Humboldt Bay. The incredible view from this bayside park is the backdrop for a spectacular line up of world premier blues musicians.

Event Website: Blues by the Bay

Redwood Coast Jazz Festival

Redwood Coast Jazz Festival
Location: Eureka, CA

Four fun-filled days of traditional Dixieland Jazz, swing, calypso, zydeco and more! Happening all over town with food, beverages and nonstop fun everywhere!

Arcata Bay Oyster Festival

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Location: Arcata, CA

Arcata Main Street's Oyster Festival has become a tradition for local restaurateurs, executive chefs, and caterers to show off their culinary skills by preparing oysters in every imaginable way. Try them roasted, barbecued, fried, on a pizza, in a secret sauce or just plain raw with a hint of garlic and lime! However your taste buds desire this oceanic delicacy, you are sure to find it on the Arcata Plaza.

Pastels on the Plaza

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Location: Arcata, CA

Local artists meet on the Arcata Plaza for a Saturday morning of “sidewalk” art. Local businesses make a donation to Northcoast Children's Services for each of the squares. Pastels on the Plaza is one of the largest art events on the north coast, and a major fundraiser for Northcoast Children's Services local children’s programs.

Event Website: Pastels on the Plaza


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Location: Eureka, CA

The biggest dog festival in Humboldt County kicks off with the Mutt Strut - a Dog Parade through Old Town where canines and their human companions raise pledges to help homeless animals.

Event Website: Woofstock

Boo at the Zoo

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Location: Eureka, CA

Discover slimy, slithery, creepy & crawly creatures at Sequoia Park Zoo's 14th annual Boo at the Zoo! Bring the whole family to this dreadfully delightful event filled with games, crafts, and treats. Arrive in costume and receive a free popcorn snack—then enter our 1st annual Costume Parade & Contest for a chance to win some great prizes!

Rhododendron Parade and Festival

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Location: Eureka, CA

The Old Town Rotary Club of Eureka, with the City of Eureka and the Eureka Chamber of Commerce present an annual Rhododendron Parade and Festival. Over 100 beautifully decorated floats and other parade entries make their way through town exhibiting 1000's of gorgeous rhododendrons.
The rhododendron is an evergreen shrub noted for its brightly colored clusters of large flowers.

Event Website: Rhododendron Parade

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