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.
Get Your Wings On… Fairy Festival Is Here!
The Fairy Festival is an all-ages festival to bring out the whimsical magic in all of us. This year there will be two stages with shows, live music, and a costume contest! Plus, delicious food booths that help support local schools, designated play areas for kids, lounges for the adults, amazing art vendors, and dances!
Ready to get magical? Get in on all the details at arcatafairyfestival.com
Oyster Fest Is Coming!
The world-renowned Oyster Fest is gearing up for Saturday, June 10th! Come enjoy delicious, Humboldt local Oysters and brews with us as Oyster Fest makes its return to the Arcata Plaza! Tickets will be on sale soon at arcatamainstreet.com
Kinetic Grand Championship Returns Memorial Day Weekend!
The Kinetic Grand Championship returns this Memorial Day weekend! Come spend the long weekend watching this exciting 50-mile long race of art sculptures as they traverse land, sand, mud and even water!
Learn more about the Kinetic Grand Championship here.
Shop Local Arcata!
Arcata is home to some of the most unique shops on the North Coast! From food to fashion to art we have it all! Come connect with real, sustainable, local businesses and feel the vibrant culture! For the best spots in town, make sure to check out our business directory!