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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.

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Pastels on the Plaza

Pastels on the Plaza is back on Saturday, October 7th! During this day, hundreds of artists will create murals using pastels on the sidewalk around the plaza. The City of Arcata and Playhouse Arts will also be celebrating recently painted fire hydrants at this event. Come by and check it out from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.! All donations benefit Northcoast Children’s Services and more information can be found at ncsheadstart.org. And keep the good vibes going by enjoying lunch from one of our many restaurants right here in town! Check out our Eat and Drink page for all the local spots.

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

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