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...

3 Places to Take Your Furry Best Friend

3 Places to Take Your Furry Best Friend

Mad River Brewery in Blue LakeArcata’s sunshiny neighbor to the east, Blue Lake has been home to Mad River Brewery since 1989. Cranking out refreshing batches of Steelhead Pale Ale for the entire nation to enjoy, the brewery boasts a destination restaurant and...

Local Favorites

Local Favorites

The Creamery District A hundred years ago, the white buildings of the Creamery District were the epicenter of Arcata’s bustling dairy industry, where 1,500 pounds of Golden State Swiss Cheese was produced per day. Today, the industrial neighborhood has become an...

3 Places to Go Birdwatching

3 Places to Go Birdwatching

Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary The Arcata Marsh is world-famous as an innovative wastewater management facility where 225 acres of wetlands are open to the public through a network of scenic trails. Birders are wise to visit during spring and fall, when the...