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Where Will Humboldtians Be Publicly Observing the Fourth of July?

Land, free. Home, brave. There will be hot dogs.

Yes, you could ring in Independence Day at the river, or in your backyard or in Canada, sure. But in the wicked off chance you'd like to be around other Humboldt folk on this most red, white and blue of holidays consider scrolling your July 4th Lowdown below for details on various locations around the county where you can a) celebrate these here United States and/or b) witness colorful explosions. Yow.


Eureka 4th of July Festival

Old Town Eureka / 10 a.m.-5 p.m. / Free

The festival spans five city blocks along Second Street. Vendor booths will feature a wide variety of foods, crafts, commercial items, fine art and community groups getting the word out about their organizations. Live music will be featured on three stages.

442-9054 / amanda@eurekamainstreet.org / Web site

4th of July Jubilee and Bubbles Promenade

Arcata Plaza / 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Come celebrate 4th of July with us (and many other wonderful musical acts) on the Arcata Plaza! Enjoy musical performances from The Undercovers, Lyndsey Battle, Stevie Culture & the Irie Rockers, Conman Bolo, and Community African Dance & Drum Arcata!

822-3619 / Web site

4th Of July Celebration

Inn at 2nd and C Streets / 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

All day celebration. Street barbecue. Music from The Yokels at 5 p.m.

specialevents.eaglehouse@gmail.com / Web site

Ferndale 4th of July Parade

Main Street, Ferndale / noon

Celebrate independence with good old-fashioned family fun in Ferndale! Stay for Ferndale's 4th of July Parade featuring cool cars, kazoos and the crazy antics of the local lawnmower brigade on historic Main Street at noon!

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Humboldt Crabs vs. Solano Mudcats

Arcata Ball Park / 2:30 p.m. / $9 / $4 under 12 / $6 students/seniors

Your hometown heroes whoop up on some other lesser team. Peanuts, crackerjacks, etc.

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Eureka Summer Concert Series

Madaket Plaza / 6 p.m.

This week featuring funk band Clean Sweep. The Eureka Summer Concerts Series is celebrating its 21st season! The concerts are free to the public Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m.

442-9054 / Web site

SoHum Fourth of July Fireworks Show

Benbow Lake State Rec. Area / 9:30 p.m.

17th annual event. Picnic tables and barbecues on site, so bring your family and food to join in the celebration. Fireworks approximately at 9:30 p.m.

4th of July Book Sale Benefit

See Event Description / 10 a.m.-5 p.m. / Free

822-5711 / wilpf@humboldt1.com / Web site

Henderson Center Farmers' Market

Henderson Center / 10 a.m.-1 p.m. / Free

Freshen up your week and celebrate the bounty of fresh, Humboldt-grown food and plants at the Henderson Center farmers’ market on F Street!

441-9999 / info@northcoastgrowersassociation.org / Web site

4th of July Extravaganza

See Event Description / noon-10 p.m. / Free

Are you looking for a safe family friendly place to celebrate Independence Day? The Gyppo Ale has got you covered with a full week of events scheduled.

986-7700 / Web site

4th of July Live Music Series

Gyppo Ale Mill / 2-10 p.m. / Free

Kick the holiday weekend off with some good vibes and join us on the beer garden stage as we welcome, count them, THREE bands!

986-7700 / family@gyppo.com / Web site

McKinleyville Farmers' Market

Eureka Natural Foods-McKinleyville / 3:30-6:30 p.m. / Free

Freshen up your week and celebrate the bounty of fresh, Humboldt-grown food and plants at the McKinleyville farmers’ market!

441-9999 / info@northcoastgrowersassociation.org / Web site

Willow Creek Farmers' Market

See Event Description / 4:30-7:30 p.m. / Free

The perfect spot to beat the heat while you freshen up your week. Stop by on your way back from the river to enjoy farm fresh, locally grown, and GMO-Free fruit and veggies, wine, prepared food and more.

441-9999 / info@northcoastgrowersassociation.org / Web site

Band O Loko

Lighthouse Grill / 5-8 p.m. / Free

Band O Loko bring thier homegrown originals to The Lighthouse Grill.

444-8946 / donsneighbor@yahoo.com / Web site

No Big Deal

Humboldt Cider Company Tap Room / 5-8 p.m. / Free

We'd love to celebrate the holiday with you! Grab a drink and take a listen to live acoustic music from the No Big Deal duo!

497-6320 / maricela@humboldtcidercompany.com / Web site

Dinner Music

Humboldt Bay Provisions / 6 p.m.

Each Thursday a local musician comes and serenades the crowd!

Humboldt Cribbage Club

Moose Lodge / 6:15 p.m. / $8

Muggins! Get your weekly crib on.

444-3161 /

Seabury Gould and Evan Morden

Gallagher's Irish Pub and Restaurant / 6:30 p.m.

Irish/Celtic music.

442-1177 / Web site

Open Mic with Mike Anderson

Old Town Coffee And Chocolates (Old Town) / 6:30-8:30 p.m. / Free

Usually some singer/guitarists, a couple spoken word guys and then that one wildcard oddity that makes you go "hmm."

445-8600 / OldTownCoffeeEureka@yahoo.com / Web site

Humboldt Folklife Society Sing-Along

Arcata Community Center / 7 p.m.

Sing your favorite folk, rock and pop songs with leader Joel Sonenshein. Songbooks provided, just bring your voice.

Open Mic

Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.

Perform yer stuff. Make some chums.

822-3453 / Web site

Laidback Lounge

Phatsy Kline's Parlor Lounge / 7:30 p.m.

Fraktal Productions and The Historic Eagle House present Laidback Lounge every Thursday featuring local DJs playing jazz, soul, funk, Latin and more.

444-3344 / Web site

Karaoke w/ Lightning Boom Productions

Bear River Casino Resort / 8 p.m. / 21+

Why not?

733-9644 / Web site

GOAT Karaoke Nights 🎤🐐🎵

The Miniplex at Richards' Goat Tavern / 9 p.m. / 21+

Sing at The Goat!

630-5000 / richardsgoat@gmail.com / Web site

Rude Lion Sound

Sidelines / 9:30 p.m. / 21+

Hip hop krunkage for your butt.

822-0919 /


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