There's a lot of things happening just about all year long up here on the North Coast.
Below we present only a partial list.
Thru Aug 1 - Arcata
Going into their 70th season, America's oldest continuously operated summer collegiate baseball program. Home games Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun Ballpark 9th & F Sts. $6-$8
Mad River Festival
Thru Aug 3 - Blue Lake
Performances by Dell'Arte thru-out the month ending with pageant street parade on Annie Mary Day.
Jul 25-27 - Fortuna
Possibly the Redwood Coast's Biggest Car Show, and more with tractors, hit and miss engine, crafts and swap meet. Citywide.
Gem Faire in Eureka
Jul 25-27 - Eureka
One of the largest gem, jewelry & bead shows in the US. Redwood Acres Fairgrounds, 3750 Harris St., Eureka. Fri. 12pm-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm. Free admission
Aug 2 - Sequoia Park Zoo
Join your friends at Sequoia Park Zoo for Zootini; Saturday August 2 for a high-style fundraiser. You'll enjoy up close and personal animal encounters, gourmet food, live and silent auctions.
Plays in the Park
Plays in the Park is the pilot project of SkyClad Theater, a Dream-Maker Project of The Ink People Center for the Arts in partnership with the City of Arcata Recreation Division and the North Coast Repertory Theater.
Humboldt County Fair
Aug 13 - Aug 24 - Ferndale
Live and satellite horse racing, mule racing, carnival rides and games, death defying stunts, live entertainment, competitive and interesting exhibits, plenty of livestock events, great fair-time foods, special programs, and the old-fashioned fun of a county-wide "family" reunion.
Steam-Up at Fort Humboldt
Aug 16 - Eureka
Free rides on the Falk and Bear Harbor steam locomotives. While you are here, tour the historic fort buildings and the Logging Museum. Pack a lunch and spend the day in this beautiful park setting overlooking Humboldt Bay.
Hops in Humboldt
Aug 23 - Fortuna
Microbrew tasting and music festival in the heart of Fortuna. 30 microbreweries giving tastes. Food vendors, "beer games", tasters' choice awards and bands!
Beer Fest & BBQ Smoke-Off
Aug 31 - Redway
Offering local grill masters an opportunity to put their best recipes to the test in a BBQ showdown, while regional breweries and home-brewers face off in a tasters choice competition, this year?s Smoke Off will also showcase the bluesy funk of Cold Blue Water and indie rockers, 3 Legged Dog, to guarantee your Labor Day Sunday is definitely a fun day!