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It's the first weekend of the 122nd Humboldt County Fair, y'all! Between now and Aug. 26, Humboldtians can get all the livestock, curly fries, Zipper rides, horse racing, and Guy Fieri they can handle with just a quick jaunt over the bridge to Ferndale. Click the event page in your Lowdown listings below for a quick rundown of this year's fair special events and/or find something less American to do, comrade.


Eureka Street Art Festival

Old Town Eureka / 9 a.m. / Free

"Join us for a colorful week in the Street! Artists will be coming from around the corner and around the world to paint murals and install street art throughout Opera Alley, which runs between 2nd and 3rd Streets in Old Town."

eurekastreetartfestival@gmail.com / Web site

122nd Humboldt County Fair

Humboldt County Fairgrounds / 10 a.m. / $10 / $35 carnival wristband / $5 kids / $7 seniors

You love the fair! Rides! Food! Livestock! Guy Fieri! Click for a list of special days at the 2018 fair.

786-9511 / humcofair@frontiernet.net / Web site

Eureka Friday Night Market

Old Town Eureka / 5-8 p.m.

Friday Nights are about to get real fun in Old Town, Eureka! Join us for a farmers market, craft booths, live music, food trucks, Humboldt Made member booths, and a beer and wine garden every Friday.

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Friday Night Flicks

Arcata Ball Park / 7:30-10:15 p.m. / Free

August 17 features E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial and Friday, August 24 features Isle of Dogs.

822-7091 / rec@cityofarcata.org / Web site

The Wizard of Oz

Van Duzer Theater / 7:30-9:30 p.m. / $19 / $14 matinee / $16 sides

"Among the 80+ cast members, ranging from 2 years young to 80 years young, on this stage you will find the beloved Dorothy, Toto and the rest of your favorite, and perhaps, not-so-favorite, characters. This family-friendly production has something for audience members of all ages."

630-5013 / info@hloc.org / Web site

TBAM! Trinidad Bay Art & Music Festival

See Event Description / 8-10 p.m. / $30 / $200 Eight performances

"For the 30+ world-class classical musicians, TBAM is a homecoming. Many of them were born and raised here, others moved here to become part of Humboldt’s robust musical culture."

845-1125 / juliefulkerson@mac.com / Web site

Hazy by Nature Release @ Eel River Brewing

Eel River Brewing Company / 5:30-11 a.m.

725-2739 / marketing@eelriverbrewing.com /

Calling Creative Crafters to Arcata’a Holiday Craft Market

Arcata Community Center / 9 a.m.-5 p.m. / $120 / $100 senior room booth / $135 end booth

Arcata Recreation invites crafters wishing to showcase their original craftwork to vend.

822-7091 / rec@cityofarcata.org / Web site

Garberville Farmers' Market

See Event Description / 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

559-246-2246 / sohumfm@yahoo.com / Web site

Free Barbecue Fundraiser for Firefighters

See Event Description / 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Children's Summer Lunch Program

See Event Description / noon-2 p.m. / Free / $None Children 18 years and under

June 18th marks the start of Food for People’s Children’s Summer Lunch Program, providing a free lunch’s for children on summer weekdays at different county-wide sites.

445-3166 / csmith@foodforpeople.org / Web site

Back to School Bullyproof Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Youth Camp

See Event Description / noon-3 p.m. / $160 / $45 Drop in

School is nearly upon us, this week-long class will give your child the tools they need to deal with bullies!

822-6278 / info@HumboldtJiuJitsu.com / Web site

Bully Proof Summer Camp

See Event Description / noon-3 p.m. / $160 / $45 Drop In Daily

"Kids between the ages 6 to 14 can learn effective self-defense skills, both psychological and physical, plus experience fun and games at the Back-to School-Bully Proof Summer Camp."

822-6278 / info@humboldtjujitsu.com / Web site

Drop-in Volunteering at SCRAP Humboldt

SCRAP Humboldt / 1-6 p.m. / Free

Do you love fun tasks, organizing or helping the environment? Stop by SCRAP and lend your hand!

822-2452 / volunteer@scraphumboldt.org / Web site

Tibetan Vipassana Teaching

Arcata Veterans Memorial Building / 3-6 p.m. / Free / $90 Suggested Donation (Price which will cover costs)

Namchak Khen Rinpoche comes to Arcata to share the precious teachings of Tibetan Vipassana.

296-3444 / info@ewamkusumling.com / Web site

KMUD's Summer Music Series

KMUD - Redwood Community Radio, Inc. / 5-11 p.m. / Free

KMUD is having a Summer Music Series at the KMUD studio every other Friday night. There will be awesome live bands followed by a movie on the lawn. Each event will have a different theme so stay tuned to KMUD to hear what is coming up next.

923-2513 / allison@kmud.org / Web site

Latin Peppers at Eureka Night Market

See Event Description / 5-8 p.m. / Free

798-6411 / info@visiteureka.com / Web site

Daily Art Walk

The Black Faun Gallery / 5:30 p.m. / Free

Join us for a daily Art Walk as part of the Eureka Street Art Festival.

eurekastreetartfestival@gmail.com / Web site

Salsa Dance Lessons!

Redwood Raks World Dance Studio / 6-7:30 p.m. / $7 / 18+

All levels welcome!

816-2809 / SalsaAtSix@gmail.com / Web site

Cadillac Ranch

Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6-8:30 p.m. / Free

668-4151 / music@madriverbrewing.com / Web site

McKinleyville Arts Night

McKinleyville Business Dist. / 6-8 p.m.

Celebration of arts, food and fun in McKinleyville held the third Friday of each month.

Blue Lotus Jazz

Larrupin Cafe / 6 p.m. / Free

Jazz on the patio.

677-0230 / davewilsonguitarist@yahoo.com / Web site

Judith Surber: Reservation High

Northtown Books / 7-9 p.m.

822-2834 / info@northtownbooks.com / Web site

Third Friday Blues: Summertime Fun Blues w/ Seabury Gould and Mark Jenny!

Westhaven Center for the Arts / 7-9 p.m. / $5 / $20 sliding scale

845-8167 / Web site

Trinidad Bay Art and Music Festival

Trinidad Town Hall / 8 p.m. / $30 / $200 Tickets for 8 Concert Series

For a second year, world-class musicians from Humboldt will be returning home to perform live concerts in this historic, intimate and extraordinary village, leaving you with lasting impressions.

845-1125 / juliefulkerson@mac.com / Web site

Ghost Program

SpeakEasy / 8:30 p.m. / 21+

Gettin' down in Opera Alley.

444-2244 / Web site


Central Station / 9 p.m.

Again, you know what karaoke is.

839-2013 /


Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 9 p.m. / Free

It's a cover band!

668-9770 / Web site

Brews n’ Bass

Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m.

826-2739 / Web site

Hill Street Band

See Event Description / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free

733-9644 / karlaramirez@bearrivercasino.com /


Toby and Jacks / 10 p.m.



Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+

Plaza ass shaking.

822-0919 /


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