Humboldt County is certainly famous for its towering Redwood trees and rugged, unpopulated coastlines but a lesser-known fact about this area is that we have great music, event and theatre venues! Arcata, Eureka and even rural Redway are popular sideshow stops for some of entertainments’ greatest names. Humboldt County may be remote in many ways but it’s a hot spot for touring musicians, comedians and other special events.
Presenting a wide array of events including live theater, music, variety arts, poetry, speakers, and films, the Arcata Playhouse is a cultural hub for the community. The venue is regularly used by local organizations for everything from weddings to elementary school plays to environmental documentaries.
The Arcata Theatre Lounge is a 1938 Art Deco cinema that has been reborn as an entertainment venue.
Veterans in the Arcata, Mckinleyville, and Trinidad area working together to build community.
Home of the Eureka Symphony and North Coast Dance which puts on two or more productions a year at the Arkley Center, including the Nutcracker!
Bear River Casino Resort prides itself on bringing some of the most exciting events to the area having put on some of the largest music & food festivals, as well as sporting events and concerts on the North Coast.
Local tasting room and 4,000+ square foot beer garden featuring 32 taps of beverages including beer, wine and cider. The Bigfoot Taproom, highlights an assortment of local beer, cider, and wine made in the heart of Humboldt and Bigfoot country.
This tap room that is a neighborhood meeting place, one that is loved by the community and enjoyed by all. A playful gathering spot for socializing with friends and family, enjoying music, creating memories and admiring the beauty of Humboldt County.
Blondies’ mission is to provide fresh, healthy food to the community and bring people together in a positive space. Their stage hosts a variety of fun and engaging shows, Figure Drawing 6-8:30pm (Wednesday), a Legendary Open Mic (Thursday), Live Music from local and touring bands (Friday & Saturday) and the open Jazz Jam (Sunday). Community fundraisers, touring bands, you never know what unique event you will experience at Blondies.
Located just five miles east of Arcata, California, and just seconds off Highway 299, Blue Lake Casino Hotel is easy to find and centrally located in Humboldt County on California’s world renowned Redwood Coast! Owned and operated by the Blue Lake Rancheria, the casino offers slots and table games, several dining options including Alice’s Restaurant and Sushi Blue, a newly remodeled 3-diamond rated hotel, and Fuel & Fun which is our fuel station, mini-casino, and convenience store with the lowest fuel prices on the Redwood Coast.
Redway’s historical roadhouse right off the 101, along the old highway, in Redwood country!
Found on the North Coast where the ancient Redwood forests meet rolling ocean waves, Cal Poly Humboldt offers a hands-on, impactful education that’s crafting careers and launching industries.
Calvary Lutheran Church in Eureka, California
A small, family-friendly Mexican restaurant located in the heart of Victorian Ferndale, near the northern tip of California’s Lost Coast. They offer homemade Mexican food, inspiring wine, and refreshing cerveza. They serve lunch and dinner, make all of their food fresh, every day, and welcome hungry locals and world travelers!
Dell’Arte International is the North American center for theatre training, research and performance of the actor-creator. DAI consists of a professional, international touring ensemble, the Dell’Arte Company; the Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre, offering a one-year certificate Professional Training Program; and an annual summer theatre and performing art festival.
CenterArts has been producing events on the Cal Poly Humboldt campus and the wider Humboldt County community since 1983.
Live Music, Brews, Cocktails and Karaoke!
Feel like jamming along to some live music? How about watching MMA fights in an 600-seat theater? That’s what you’re going to find at The Heights Casino in Trinidad, CA, plus so much more! Whatever your jam might be—karaoke, a live DJ, a night watching the fights, or the best bands playing near Eureka and Arcata—The Heights has you covered.
The Almost World Famous Crisp Lounge is the first ever ganja sports bar on planet earth. Owners Dean and Amanda Crisp have taken their passion of cannabis farming to the next level in hopes of providing the Humboldt Community a safe and enjoyable space to be social around cannabis.
Their ganja sports bar is a full experience of cannabis consumption, highlighting fresh baked pie and infused beverage mocktails. Their social club and bar-like environment offers drinks from brands like Heineken, Pabst, and Lagunitas. Check out the events page for our Crisp Lounge event and sport line-ups.
Christ Episcopal Church Eureka seeks to glorify God, follow Jesus Christ, and serve all people through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Founded by Eureka High School teacher Cecile Clarke, the museum has been housed in the landmark Bank of Eureka building since 1960. The Clarke Museum proudly displays the rich history of Humboldt County, which includes vibrant Native American cultures, gold rush settlements, the lumber industry, prosperous ranching, farming and livelihoods wrung from the sea. Walking through period rooms and changing exhibits, visitors can glimpse Victorian elegance, remarkable craftsmanship, and everyday work, home, life and play from Humboldt County’s past.
Eel River Brewing Company has blazed a trail in the craft brew industry over the past twenty years. Continuing their unfailing commitment to quality, taste and consistency is their diverse offerings of excellent craft beer. Much like the tenacious people who brew it, this beer is award-winning. Edgy. Different. Daring. Spirited. And you’re going to love it.
Drawing on the rich artistic history of California’s Northcoast, The Epitome Gallery promotes the advancement of artistic expression for artists, muralists, street artists, poets, & Hip Hop Culture, by providing art supplies, spray paint, poetry books, art books, designer toys, as well as a cozy intimate performance space and art exhibition space. The Epitome Gallery encourages & promotes personal expression, exploration & inspires action towards positive cultural change through freedom of expression. The Epitome Gallery is supporting artists and creators to harness their voice through art, poetry and music.
A full-service independent bookstore located in Old Town Eureka, on California’s far northern coast. They sell new, used, and antiquarian books along with a variety of book-adjacent goods (and kites!) to help your imagination soar. The store is staffed with readers who are ready to help you find your next favorite book or track down a hard-to-find tome from years past.
The mission of ECMS is to bring a diverse offering of world-class live chamber music to the North Coast.
Friendly, family fun.
The Eureka Concert & Film Center is dedicated to the education of the general public in film, theatre, music and other art forms, rehabilitating and maintaining its historic facilities for instruction and public performances, displays, exhibits and other events.
The Eureka Woman’s Club is a non-profit organization that is a member of international, national and California Federations of Women’s Clubs. Programs and projects are generated on all levels. As part of California’s Area A, thier Redwood district meets four times a year and consists of six clubs: EWC, Crescent City Women’s Club, Garberville Civic Club, McKinleyville Federated Women’s Club, Trinidad Civic Club and Wha-Nika Club of Blue Lake. EWC members are welcome and encouraged to attend these gatherings.
EXIT Theatre operates theaters in California in San Francisco and Arcata as well as producing in other alternative venues and community spaces. In addition to new works, reimagined classics, and experimental performance, they host regular magic, burlesque, improv, and storytelling events throughout the year. Come take a walk on the wild side!
Fatböl clothing is founded on the principles of Art, Music, Clothing, and Culture. Deeply rooted in Humboldt County, California, we are dedicated to the musicians, artists, djs, and dancers, of both our local and extended community. They love collaborating with creative characters of all kinds.
Ferndale Repertory Theatre, affectionately FRT, is the oldest (and largest) of the North Coast’s resident community theatres. The company, which began as Ferndale Little Theatre in 1972, is housed at the Hart Theatre building, built in 1920 in the Victorian Village of Ferndale.
The Fieldbrook Market & Eatery is here to serve you. Stop by for some basic groceries, something delicious from our in-house menu or stay for a drink. They offer a nice selection of local & domestic goods stocked in our market as well as a space for you to unwind with dining tables and a beer garden. You can choose from six local beers, cider & kombucha on tap & a nice selection of local & domestic wines. Menu is seasonal & organic whenever possible. Takeout is available.
Robert Hodgson and Judy Hodgson turned their weekend hobby of making wine into a business in 1976. Over the years, the winery has kept production low and quality high, winning many top awards in wine competitions. Their daughter, Leah was responsible for starting the Fieldbrook Kitchen and wood-fired pizza and live music on weekends.
Check out their new Tasting Room & Kitchen and developing live music venue featuring local bands. They also host birthday parties, showers and other small celebrations.
A contemporary performance and event space for artists in Humboldt County.
The Monday Club Building is River Lodge’s sister meeting/ event facility, perfect for baby and bridal showers, small weddings, birthdays, memorial services and meetings. With its excellent acoustics, small stage and comfortable, charming setting, the Monday Club Building can host up to 200 guests and has plenty of room outside for beautiful pictures in the gazebo and with the landscape.
A 227-seat recital hall with two Steinway concert grand pianos. Venue is for everything from solo recitals to large ensembles.
Local cafe serving local coffee and tea, housemade pastries, breakfast and lunch.
What GYPPO ALE MILL wants to do is celebrate all the groups that make this place so dynamic, bringing the back-to-landers and loggers, the conservatives and the liberals together over a great beer brewed in the hills of Southern Humboldt.
High Tide Lounge is Eureka’s first indoor cannabis consumption venue. Located in the heart of beautiful Old Town at 300 F St. they feature a variety of smoking accessories including Stundenglass gravity bongs, glassware, and dab rigs. All are welcome for a relaxed smoke session, night out with friends, or just to enjoy the environment and entertainment!
Lovingly restored, the Historic Eagle House once again serves as a community hub and gathering space — hosting live music and events in our Grand Theatre Ballroom and Phatsy Kline’s Parlor Lounge. The historic Inn at 2nd & C holds 23 beautiful victorian rooms and suites; private event and meeting spaces; and a meditation room and yoga studio. Occupying the space where the original Buon Gusto stood, the Tavern 1888 is the Historic Eagle House’s newest addition to the local fine dining restaurant scene with elevated coastal cuisine that’s locally sourced from Humboldt’s land, sea & air.
Local Tasting Room with Beer, Wine, Cider, Cheese, Prepared Meats, and Smoked Fish.
Humboldt Bay Social Club is a rustic-chic boutique hotel with a welcoming bar, casual dining and event space located on the rugged Samoa Peninsula of Humboldt Bay.
HUMBOLDT BOTANICAL GARDEN (Seasonal)
The Humboldt Botanical Garden provides direction for the building of a world-class botanical garden for the Northern California region. The Gardens are constructed on a 44.5 -acre site south of Eureka near the Humboldt Bay adjacent to the College of the Redwoods.
“We love cider, and we figured other people do, too. So, why not give people something crisp and delicious. We’re Humboldt Cider Company and we’re here to bring you a cider you want to keep drinking!”
One of Eureka’s largest and most impressive buildings, the Humboldt Masonic Temple which has been in use at the southeast corner of Fifth and G Streets for over seventy years.
Award Winning Wings, Humboldt Grass Fed Beef, Arcata Organic Tofu, Sports Bar, Best Venue in Humboldt
One of the most photographed locations in the world and also one of the most interesting private members clubs in the nation. An enchanting experience brimming with an exquisite fusion of delectable culinary masterpieces and unforgettable social encounters.
Conference room for rent at Cal Poly Humboldt.
The Little Red Lion is a cocktail lounge in Eureka, California.
What started as a crazy experiment soon grew into a fledgling brewery based out of a 100-year-old building in downtown Eureka. Lost Coast continued to expand, gaining fans around the globe and outgrowing a couple brewing facilities along the way. They’re now located just south of Eureka, brewing out of a custom-built brewery that’s designed to grow with the company.
Humboldt County #1 Sports Bar! 18 Flat Screen TV’s Including; Football, basketball, baseball, Soccer, Golf, as well as PPV Boxing, UFC Fights and College Sports too!
The Lutheran Church of Arcata is present in the community to love and serve all people, guided by the teaching and example of Jesus Christ.
The Eureka Summer Concerts Series is celebrating its 24th season! Enjoy great concerts live from 6-8 p.m. on the Boardwalk at C Street in Old Town Eureka. We’ve got award-winning artists, local favorites, and international acts!
Microbrews and American pub fare. To-go menu, kegs and growlers with pick-up outside the beer garden tent. Call-in orders.
“Our goal is to bring the community a family friendly atmosphere with great pizza, draft beer, cider & soda. We will have 20 taps of delicious draft goodness. Our pizza menu is centered around build your own pies with a list of toppings, but there’s always the house favorites to choose from.”
Craft cocktails, small plates, and good vibes in Shelter Cove, California.
The Mateel Community Center has fostered the arts in rural Northern California for approximately forty years. Serving as the cultural hub of the Southern Humboldt community, they provide arts, educational, and social service programs, and present a myriad of multicultural musical, theatrical, dance, comedy, film, craft, and rental events.
For years, the Mazzotti’s restaurants have brought the north coast the finest italian food possible! Their continued concentration is family recipes, warm environment and family friendly atmosphere in their newly renovated space featuring vibrant nightlife with a craft bar from wallace and heinz, vip lounges and a prominent stage for after hour live music.
Thirteen studio compound with over 20 artists, open daily, by appointment and Arts Alive!
Moonstone Crossing wines are made from select grapes grown in small, hillside vineyards from the Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, and Amador appellations. Moonstone Crossing wines are hand-crafted in small quantities using traditional-style winemaking techniques. The wines are neither pumped, fined nor filtered, with only a minimum of sulfites added in the winemaking and bottling process. Specializing in hearty, full-bodied, rich-flavored red varietals, present and future offerings include Sangiovese, Barbera, Zinfandel and Old Vine Zinfandel, Cabernet franc, Syrah, Petit Sirah, Merlot, Cabernet sauvignon, Carignane, Nebbiolo, Aglianico, Pinotage, and more!
Founded in 1966, The Humboldt Arts Council is committed to providing support and opportunities to the many painters, ceramists, writers, musicians, actors, dancers, poets, and cultural historians who live and work in Humboldt County.
In 2000, the Humboldt Arts Council opened the doors of the Morris Graves Museum of Art, Humboldt County’s only art museum and home to hundreds of inspiring works of art, 7 galleries, a courtyard sculpture garden, the Humboldt Artists Gallery, museum store, classroom facilities, and performance rotunda.
“Our mission is simple: Help McKinleyville and its businesses thrive.
The community owes much of its unique character to local shops, restaurants and vendors, while each store owes its journey toward success to the support of local shoppers.
We honor this relationship through events like Pony Express Days, Music in the Park and Corks, Forks & Kegs, which remind us how important it is for communities to work together.”
The North Coast Repertory Theatre is proud to be Eureka’s longest running live theatre establishment. Started in 1983 as a splinter from the long-running Ferndale Repertory Theatre, NCRT moved to its current location in 1984 and began producing 3-6 plays per season. The season was expanded to six shows in 2000.
NCRT currently produces six main stage productions per year as well as a variety of second stage performances. The venue is also available for rental to outside performing arts groups and schools.
Craft cocktail bar with beer, wine, outdoor patio garden in a tasteful and relaxed atmosphere.
Northtown Coffee serves as the epicenter of Arcata’s bustling coffee culture. This establishment, with its unassuming charm, has woven itself into the fabric of the community. The aroma of freshly roasted beans dances through the air, luring passersby into its cozy interiors. Here, coffee isn’t just a beverage; it’s a celebration of craftsmanship and community.
Northtown Coffee’s uniqueness lies in its commitment to showcasing local artistry. The walls of the café proudly display the works of Humboldt’s talented artists, creating an atmosphere where creativity flourishes alongside the coffee’s aroma. As you savor each sip, you’re not only tasting the carefully brewed flavors but also experiencing the artistic essence that defines Humboldt County.
OAK Deli & Brewery strives to be a gathering place you want to bring your family and friends to eat healthy and drink simply. They provide something for everyone, from classic Italian subs to fresh mediterranean salads or a comforting bowl of soup. Try a themed charcuterie boards to satisfy everyone in your group.
You can always expect to find a few of our own house beers on tap. They brew 25-100 gallon batches twice weekly and grind their malts on the day of brewing. It really couldn’t be any fresher. And if beer isn’t your thing, they also have hard cider, wine, champagne, organic sodas and fresh squeezed OJ. Whatever you’re feeling, they have got something for you.
Old Growth Cellars is a boutique winery in Eureka, California. They start with the best grapes California has to offer and handcraft each varietal in small batches right here in Humboldt County. Stop by the tasting room for a remarkable and relaxed wine tasting experience.
Voted best coffeehouse and best roasting company by reader of the Northcoast Journal!
OLD TOWN GAZEBO/FRIDAY NIGHT MARKET (SEASONAL)
Humboldt Made is a community of Makers, Artisans, Entrepreneurs, Farmers and local Leaders who drive sustainable ideas and change across the Redwood Coast economy. They execute projects that positively impact the community through public outreach and engagement, resource management, strategic growth facilitation, networking and community event production.
Outer Space is an all-ages, volunteer run arts & music center on Wiyot land, CA since 2017.
An exceptional beer selection that constantly changes, suiting anyone’s needs. For the most up-to-date tap list check out their Instagram. They’ve also got beer to go in Growler Fills and Pint jars. If you ride your bicycle in you get a larger 20 oz. beer!
The Historic Eagle House hosts many community events, live music, and gatherings in their Grand Theater Ballroom, Yoga room and Phatsy Kline’s Parlor Lounge, Eureka’s best cocktail bar and restaurant. Spaces are also available for rent.
Indoor skatepark and event venue.
Redwood Acres Fairgrounds is a thriving community resource within Humboldt County, bustling with wholesome family fun, unique opportunities, events and positive local growth. As such, they support farming, livestock, fisheries, resource stewardship and provide a valuable resource for agricultural education and activities.
Redwood Acres has embarked on an adaptive path of positive renewal that will enhance and guide the fairgrounds and events facility and thus enable their ongoing mission of community support while remaining a safe and enjoyable venue for our patrons.
Family owned and operated since 2010, you can find Redwood Curtain Brewing Company’s brewing facility and tasting room in Arcata, and taproom in Myrtletown/Eureka.
The mission of Redwood Curtain theatre is to present the best plays of the contemporary theatre, and bold new interpretations of the classics, with a consistent drive towards quality and the fresh exploration of the human condition.
The VFW is a bar for vets who’ve been in combat. It’s a safe place for like minded individuals.
To Create a dynamic theatrical venue where we foster & support opportunities in the performing arts that inspire, educate, & empower our community.
Redwood Raks Collective is a vibrant community-driven cultural center with a mission to foster movement education and human connection through a diverse array of classes and events.
Redwood Retro is a vintage shop and music venue located in the heart of Old Town Eureka. They are fueled by art, sustainability, and uplifting the local community. Their curated collection includes favorable styles from the far and recent past to adorn your temple, be it home space or body.
House infused cocktails, craft beers, local wines, fine imported teas, and Humboldt-made savory and sweet snacks, in Arcata, California, at the edge of the world renowned Arcata Marsh wildlife sanctuary. Plus live events at our venue and single-screen movie theatre The Miniplex!
Cold and best food on the river! Great assortment of beer, wine and mixed drinks plus soft serve ice cream!
The only comedy club between the Bay area and Portland.
Nestled on a river flat, the Lodge is the ultimate homebase for a California Redwood Adventure. Scotia Lodge was reimagined and opened to guests in July 2021. The Lodge is open for overnight stays, events, and drinking and dining. Main and Mill serves breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as simple drinks in our Dining Lounge. WonderBar offers craft cocktails in an Art Deco-styled lounge on our lower level.
Providing public access while protecting the beauty of California’s Trinidad coast. Dedicated to providing coastal access while protecting the natural beauty and character of the Humboldt County Coast from Little River to Big Lagoon.
Counter service only eatery open for indoor & outdoor dining and carry out.
Local hometown bar. Delicious craft cocktails, draft beer, kombucha and cold brew coffee on tap
The Synapsis Performance Collective is a DreamMaker Program of the Ink People. Through the Synapsis Performance Collective, artists, performers, and community members work together to create opportunities for community wellbeing through art and performance. The Synapsis Performance Collective often produces community performances at Synapsis Union but their activities may be found anywhere in the wider community.
The Boardroom is pair of restaurants and “tasting rooms” for the Ryan Creek Root Cellar brand of fine meats located at Redwood Acres Fairgrounds in Eureka and Ferndale, CA. Their menu features slow-smoked specialties perfected during Covid, along with our traditional boards “boards” and small plates built with fine meats, cheeses, and fermented foods made in-house in the European tradition. Meat options typically include specialty salami, summer sausage, Canadian-style bacon, pepperoni, smoked duck, and other small batch seasonal offerings.
Launched in April 2022, The Boardroom Ferndale is the second casual restaurant and “tasting room” for the Ryan Creek Root Cellar brand of fine meats. Their flagship restaurant “The Boardroom Eureka” also serves as our manufacturing center, located at Redwood Acres Fairgrounds in Eureka, CA.
Food, art, community es tuyas! A small, family-friendly Mexican restaurant located in the heart of Victorian Ferndale, near the northern tip of California’s Lost Coast. They offer homemade Mexican food, inspiring wine, and refreshing cerveza. They serve lunch and dinner, make all of their food fresh, every day, and welcome hungry locals and world travelers.
The only club in Humboldt! Live Djs, live bands, great food, great beer- EVERY NIGHT!
The Logger Bar is a drinking institution and neighborhood gathering spot that preserves the town’s logging history with historic photos and antiquated logging equipment. Our full-service bar offers hand-crafted cocktails, fresh-pressed juices, a non-alcoholic drink menu and 13 taps that serve the coldest beer in town.
Located in the Victorian Village of Ferndale, California, The Old Steeple resides in the 115+ year-old former Methodist church alongside Ferndale Music Company. This gorgeous example of turn-of-the-century Victorian architecture in the historic heart of the Redwoods features gorgeous stained glass windows, ADA accessibility, 225 seats and professional sound, creating an ideal setting for intimate concerts and beautiful weddings.
A gastropub now open in Arcata’s creamery District.
A fun dive bar with a funky interior and creative drink specials. Friendly staff and great outdoor space to just relax.
We just want to play music and serve beer.
New Orleans inspired custom built bar, seasonal craft cocktails, local fresh ingredients, live jazz and blues music.
We are a collaborative crafting space and tea lounge in Arcata, CA that celebrates expression in the many forms it can be dreamed up! As an up & coming space we are continuously re-meeting our purposes in community. We are here to learn, play, & grow together!
We reestablished the Vista Del Mar in December of 2016. The establishment has been in operation for a hundred years and has gone through many changes. Once a place for loggers, fishermen, rough and tumble bikers and cowboys, it’s now a local watering hole for people from all walks of life. We have 22 rotating beer taps, and a full bar. Delicious food including; fish & chips, burgers, clam chowder, and Cubano Sandwiches. We offer; shuffle board, karaoke, live music and more.
Wine Bar in Eureka
Homemade Mexican cuisine with a contemporary twist, BIG homemade flavor, glasses of exciting Spanish wine, bottles of cold beer, vibrant art, and a deep sense of community rooted in friends & family. Pop in for a bite, step up to the bar, sit outside or make new connections dining at our community table; the choice es tuyas!
The JVD Auditorium is the main stage of the department, and is the location for many Theatre Arts productions. The JVD Auditorium is located on the second floor of the Theatre Arts Building.
Wrangletown Cider Company produces, dry, farmhouse-style Ciders from small, family owned orchards in Humboldt County, CA. It is also the home to North Story Wines which produces Vineyard Designate wines from Humboldt and Mendocino County Vineyards.