Showtime!

Showtime!

As the winter chill sets in, grab your tickets and bundle up for a night of entertainment at one of Arcata’s iconic theater houses. Arcata Theatre Lounge Affectionately known as “ATL” to locals, the Arcata Theatre Lounge has been a historic fixture on G Street for the...

How to Enhance a Visit to Arcata With Legal Cannabis 

How to Enhance a Visit to Arcata With Legal Cannabis 

Rolling into Arcata, located in the heart of Humboldt County, the region’s legacy for world-class cannabis isn’t easily seen by the naked eye. Unlike rolling vineyards in Napa or the fluorescent lights of Amsterdam, locals and city leaders are striving to retain...

September is Eat Local Month in Arcata

September is Eat Local Month in Arcata

As summer softens into fall, the Humboldt days of September take on an extra rosy glow. Blackberries are still sitting fat and juicy on the vine, but we can also partake in the traditional foods of harvesttime: apples, pears, squash, and pumpkins are here or soon to...

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...