3 Places to Shop for Thrifty Treasure

3 Places to Shop for Thrifty Treasure

A community that prides itself on eco-groovy lifestyles and recycled fashion, Arcata is unapologetically a thrift store town. While visitors can easily pass an afternoon shopping on the Plaza, venture off the beaten track to find these thrifty hot spots. By purchasing...

Humboldt Crabs

Humboldt Crabs

The oldest continually operated summer collegiate baseball team in country, the Humboldt Crabs are everyone’s favorite team on the North Coast. Playing ball in downtown Arcata since 1945, the friendly Crabs stadium is a great place to enjoy entertainment in Arcata’s...

4th of July on the Arcata Plaza

4th of July on the Arcata Plaza

Did you know that the 4th of July is the longest running festival on the Arcata Plaza? For over 150 years!Come celebrate with us in true Arcata fashion by starting the day off blowing bubbles in the Bubbles parade! We'll meet at 10:00 a.m. at the shop, Bubbles,...

Where to Enjoy Local Art

Where to Enjoy Local Art

Locally, it’s a matter of pride that more artists (per capita) call Humboldt County home than anywhere else in California. This tradition of artistic heritage is easy to see on a visit to Arcata, where local artists are represented in galleries, co-ops, and murals. To...

29th Annual Oyster Festival on Saturday, June 15, 2019

29th Annual Oyster Festival on Saturday, June 15, 2019

Over 15,000 people gather each year on the Arcata Plaza for Oyster Fest, which is the largest one-day event in Humboldt County. This festival has something for all ages to enjoy! Arcata Main Street's 29th Annual Arcata Bay Oyster Festival will take place on Saturday,...

Rain, Rain, Go Away: Indoor Fun for All

Rain, Rain, Go Away: Indoor Fun for All

In Humboldt County, our reputation for grey and cloudy weather is a touch exaggerated. We regularly enjoy blue skies and sunshine year-round in Arcata. But by late spring, it can start to feel like each rainy day might never end! So far, 2019 has brought a wealth of...

24th Annual Godwit Days Festival on April 17- 23, 2019

24th Annual Godwit Days Festival on April 17- 23, 2019

The Godwit Days Festival celebrates the Marbled Godwit and offers Arcata visitors the opportunity to explore the Redwood Coast by participating in a wide array of birding activities for all ages. Attendees will have the opportunity to go on birding trips to view...

Where to Catch Humboldt Surfers in Action

Where to Catch Humboldt Surfers in Action

Across the blue planet, 20 million people take pleasure in surfing waves wherever saltwater meets land. As a reward for nerve and athleticism required, surfers are granted entrée into the life aquatic. Often described as a spiritual experience, surfers alone know the...

2 Places to Learn Something New

2 Places to Learn Something New

Between beachcombing, strolling under the redwoods, and enjoying Arcata’s diverse food scene, the days go by quickly enough. But for the overambitious among us, how about adding an educational element to your next vacation? Learning a new skill while...