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...
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...
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...