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 engineered to race over road, water, mud and sand.

Founded by metal sculptor Hobart Brown in 1969, the Kinetic Grand Championship began as two-block race down Main Street in Ferndale, CA. Over the years, the race has become a 3-day marathon spanning 50 miles of Humboldt County’s towns, beaches, trails and rivers happening each year on Memorial Day Weekend. This unique North Coast tradition is a fun, exciting and free event for the whole family to enjoy.

The 2019 Kinetic Grand Championship kicks off on the Arcata Plaza at 12 PM on Saturday, May 25, and there are many opportunities for spectators to watch kinetic teams race for the glory! For more information about the 51st Annual Kinetic Grand Championship and to access a full spectator’s guide, click here.

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