It’s the last week of July and thankfully-mild weather is keeping fire season at bay while also causing a confusing set of wardrobe needs on the coast. Overcast vibes and weirdly premature holiday decorations in shops are leaving some fearing Summer is on it’s way out – but the full scope of activities and summer events are just ramping up, so don’t put away your plans to play yet!
SPECIAL EVENTS THIS WEEKEND
FRIDAY, JULY 29TH
WE DIDN’T FIND ANY!? Please email if we missed something! [email protected]
SATURDAY, JULY 30TH
BEAUTY OF THE LOST COAST HIKE: NEEDLE ROCK TO BEAR HARBOR
9A – Join Sanctuary Forest on Saturday, July 30th for the Beauty of the Lost Coast Hike: Needle Rock to Bear Harbor. Hikers will be treated to spectacular views of the rugged coastline, abundant wildlife and plants, and stories about the history of Bear Harbor and the Sinkyone Wilderness. Meet at 9 a.m. at the Sanctuary Forest office, and bring lunch and plenty of water for this six mile round trip hike. RSVPs are required for this hike due to uncertain road repair plans in the works for the road to Needle Rock. (707) 986-1087
10A-4P – FREE EVENT! Join us for the 8th annual Get Out and Play Day! There will be adult and kid friendly activities taking place all over Eureka. And the best part… All activities are FREE! Click the link to be taken to the Facebook page with the full lineup of activities.
10A – Garage Sale, Estate Sale, Flea Market, Craft Fair, Art Auction
Opening up the club to sell some stuff! Local comics, artists, crafters, hoarders, counterfitters and knock off slangers will have all kids of stuff for sale….spend $25 and get a ticket to the main comedy show at 9 pm!
10A – 3P At the Cooper Gulch Skate Park, Skate Contest, Raffle and Best Trick. Registration @ 10A, 12 & under starts @ 11:30A, Hope to see you there !!!
12P-12A- Annual benefit for the Honeydew Volunteer Fire Department. Food and craft vendors, fireman’s muster and a full day of music featuring Delta, Asleep N Acreek, Mattole Mud Stompers, Black Sage Runners, Hill Honey & the Wildcats, Wild Otis, Steelhead and Barnfire. The HVFD’s only fundraiser of the year, this outdoor, family friendly event includes craft and food vendors, and live music with BarnFire, Stealhead, Wild Otis, Hill Honey & the Wildcats and more. Support enables the HVFD to purchase medical and fire fighting, equipment & supplies, for incident response. No shaded parking, no dogs, no glass containers and no camping at the Grange allowed. Tickets at the gate. Thanks for supporting the Honeydew Volunteer Fire Company. Adults $30 Seniors & Students with ID $25 Kids 12 & under FREE
12-1P Come join us at the Beneficial Living Center in Arcata (G st across from the marsh) to trade some plants! Bring seeds, starters, cuttings, mature plants, or anything else you want to swap for something new!r
1-5P Hosted by Redwood Pride. At the Jefferson Community Center, Eureka.
BIKE PARTY TO LA PATRIA RESTAURANT IN FIELDS LANDING
5P – Anyone up for a picturesque bike ride to an intriguing, out-of-the-way restaurant? After riding just 4 miles, sit down for a Saturday Mexican dinner — or just beer and a snack — before heading the 4 miles back. (You’ll of course make it longer if you include riding round trip to the starting point.)Meet at the Hikshari’ Trail North Parking Lot, off of Truesdale Ave. on the south side of the Bayshore Mall. Take the Trail to Herrick Ave., then get onto the wide shoulder of Hwy. 101 for about 3/4 miles. Avoid the highway for about a mile by taking Humboldt Hill Rd. and re-entering at King Salmon Ave. Then exit for the restaurant at Fields Landing.This is the route used by the Kinetic Grand Championship, and it’s fairly safe. However, everyone should have a reliable bike, wear a helmet, be able to ride a straight line, and be comfortable maneuvering according to the same rules as cars (except when riding on shoulders). This is a friendly ride: the pace and grouping will be adjusted so no one needs to ride alone. E-bikes OK! Please read the About section for what to expect on our rides. And please come prepared to fix your or another’s flat tire should one occur!
SUNDAY, JULY 31ST …and into the week ahead.
8A-11A – Come join us for breakfast! Books, juice, warm drinks, and your choice of either biscuits and gravy with eggs or pancakes with eggs and ham or sausage. $8.00 for adults, $4.00 for Kids 12 & under, Trinidad School Gymnasium
WESTHAVEN WILD BLACKBERRY FESTIVAL
10A-4P – This event is proudly sponsored by the Westhaven Ladies Club, all of the proceeds go to help our Westhaven Volunteer Fire Department. This exciting event will be held on Sunday July 31st at the Westhaven Fire Hall (6th Ave exit 2 miles South of Trinidad) from 10am ’til 4pm.Join us for:
-Homemade pies (hurry because they sell out quick)/Jams/Barbecue/Kids activities/Fire Trucks/Smokey the Bear!/Live Music/Artisan Vendors/Beer, Wine, Mimosas…We can’t wait to see you there!
10:30A at the Arcata Community Center. Hosted by Humboldt Nerf. Check the link for the Facebook event page.
2-3P Come join us at Rohner park in the back parking lot by the baseball fields to trade some plants! Bring seeds, starters, cuttings, mature plants, or anything else you want to swap for something new!
ICHI THE SPIDER – SHADOW PUPPET SHOW
7P at the Sanctuary, Arcata. Full details in the link!
HUMBOLDT LIGHT OPERA CASTING CALL
HLOC cordially invites every current or former performer to participate in “49 Years of Musical Theater, Celebrating our Past, Creating our Future,” a musical revue that will shine the spotlight on the company’s rich musical history and their bright future. All are invited to share in this magical event scheduled for the weekend of August 13 and 14. This is an open invitation to anyone who has ever been in one of the company’s many productions. If interested, please go to www.hloc.org, scroll down on the home page, and follow the link to the “Revue Interest Form.” Fill out the brief form and send it back so you, too, can be part of this once in a lifetime revue! 707-630-5013
8/1 – 8/6 – 5:30 P – This August 1st – 6th, the Eureka Street Art Festival will be bringing 11 new murals to the Bridge District – from the 101 corridor on the north side of town to the waterfront. Includes daily art walks at 5:30. Click the link for maps, bios, and COMPLETE details. Save the date for the 8/6 Block Party.
NORTH COAST JUNIOR LIFEGUARD PROGRAM
8/1 The North Coast Junior Lifeguard program is accepting enrollment for kids ages 7-18 for all sessions in Trinidad. Sessions are 5 consecutive days from 10am-3pm (Dates on flyer). The Junior Lifeguard Program emphasizes teamwork, leadership, and aquatic safety while introducing young people to safe marine and aquatic recreation opportunities. The program is designed to provide water safety education while improving participant’s physical conditioning, their understanding and respect for the environment, for themselves, their parents, and their peers. Students of all abilities and skill levels may participate! Sign up at ReserveCalifornia.com (LINK IN TITLE) under “Activities”. Category: Junior Lifeguard. Place: Trinidad State Beach.(707) 677-3132
8/1-8/3 Monster making and Teen Wardrobe T-Shirt Classes at Notions in Eureka. Click the link for full details.
SAVE THE DATE!
WILDWOOD DAYS – 8/4-8/2/22
BEST OF HUMBOLDT PARTY – 8/13/22
HUMBOLDT COUNTY FAIR – 8/18/22
HOPS IN HUMBOLDT – 8/27/22
SIP OF SUMMER – 9/24/22
SAVAGE HENRY ANNUAL COMEDY FESTIVAL 10/6-8/2022
DON’T FORGET TO EXPLORE THE HUGE WORMHOLE OF ACTIVITIES, EVENTS, PERFORMANCES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN THE LINKS BELOW – THERE’S DEFINITELY MORE TO DO…
If you’re ready to get out on the town – we went to extra lengths this week to be sure this list is complete! Tons of options, all weekend long to see a huge variety of music, comedy, open mics, outdoor venues, trivia and more.
JUST FOR KIDS
Right about now Summer can get a little antsy. There are so many amazing camps and local activities for our lucky kids. New camps are getting added weekly, so keep checking the list!
KIDS STUFF TO DO IN HUMBODLT – PLUS ULTIMATE SUMMER CAMP GUIDE
With the continued opening up of community post pandemic, we’re seeing more and more classes and offerings. Many free activities and interesting ongoing event opportunities here.
STAY BUSY, LEARN A SKILL, MEET SOMEONE NEW!
Our amazing local non-profits are always hosting an array of events that benefit the people and land of our community. We’re lucky to have so many powerful and supportive groups that keep the backbone of Humboldt alive and well. Consider offering a few hours of your time, donating cash or goods or participating in a fundraiser for any number of our community organizations.
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