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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
4 Hikes if You Have an Hour

4 Hikes if You Have an Hour

Stretching your legs after the scenic drive to Humboldt is a great idea. Here are 4 hikes, each in completely unique microclimates, to enjoy in short order. The Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary An eco-friendly solution to managing the city’s gray water, Arcata’s...