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...
51st Annual Kinetic Grand Championship on May 25, 26 & 27, 2019

51st Annual Kinetic Grand Championship on May 25, 26 & 27, 2019

This year, the Kinetic Grand Championship is celebrating its 50th Anniversary! Don’t be confused by the elaborate sculptures and costumes, the Kinetic Grand Championship is not a parade. Kinetic Sculptures are all-terrain human-powered art vehicles, designed and...