Welcome to Arcata!2023-07-17T16:20:24-07:00

Arcata is a community nestled in the redwoods on the North Coast of California brimming with coastal views, amazing food and culture. Our beautiful forests, one-of-a-kind marsh, and small-town atmosphere are what so many come to visit us for, but our community spirit, unique culture, and unbeatable experiences are what keep them coming back. Discover the magic for yourself and #VisitArcata.

About Arcata
Business Directory
Business Resources
Business Directory

Oyster Fest Returns!

The Annual Arcata Bay Oyster Festival is back this summer on June 15th! Come out and enjoy delicious local oysters from dozens of vendors as well as brews from around Humboldt County! This year’s competition will feature five categories including Best Overall Oyster, Best Hot Oyster, Best Cold Oyster, Best Local Ingredients, and Best Presentation. To get tickets and learn more about how you can enjoy these savory bivalves visit www.arcatabayoysterfestival.com and if you’re looking for some other fun activities to get up to while you’re in town, take a look at Things to Do!

Godwit Days Birding Festival

The Godwit Days Spring Migration Birding Festival is taking place on April 18-21! This year’s event features world-renowned birder, Alvaro Jaramillo as a keynote speaker as well as experts from the Sequoia Park Zoo. Register now to take part in a variety of birding trips around Humboldt County and enjoy the spectacle of the Marbled Godwit! Visit godwitdays.org for more information and to register. And while you’re in town, enjoy our amazing local restaurants! Learn more at Eat & Drink.

The North Country Fair is September 16th & 17th!

The North Country Fair is back on September 16th and 17th! You won’t want to miss this fun-filled weekend featuring tons of local crafts, artwork and food! A local tradition since 1974, the North Country Fair stays true to its roots. And things wouldn’t be complete without the All Species Parade on Saturday and the Samba Parade on Sunday!

For more information, check out www.northcountryfair.org

Go to Top