Redwood Coast Event Calendar

Redwood Coast Event Calendar

There are many events that are held annually in the towns along the Northern California coast. If you are planning an RV trip to the Northern California area you might consider planning your trip when an event of interest is to be held.

Events are held almost every month in 2013 with Jazz and Blues fetivals, a kinetic race, festivals and a rodeo. While you are here you can also check out some of the unique microbreweries and Wineries. And of course the Northern California Coast is known for some excelent seefood resturaunts and fine dining.

February 2013
Trinidad Clam Beach Run and Walk
March 2013
Eureka Redwood Coast Jazz Festival
Loleta Aleutian Goose Fly off
April 2013
Arcata Godwit Days Birding Festival
May 2013
Kenitic Sculpture Race (see notes below)
Weott Avenue of the Giants Marathon
Ferndale Tour of Unknown Coast
June 2013
Arcata Arcata Oyster Festival
Blue Lake Mad River Festival
July 2013
Blue Lake Mad River Festival
Fortuna Fortuna Rodeo Week
Fortuna Redwood AutoXpo
August 2013
Ferndale Humboldt County Fair
Fortuna Hops in Humboldt
September 2013
Eureka Blues by the Bay
Willow Creek Bigfoot Days
Arcata North Country Fair
October 2013
Arcata Pastels on the Plaza
Fortuna Apples Harvest Festival
November 2013
Eureka Blue Ox Millworks Craftsman's Days
December 2013
Eureka Truckers Christmas Convoy
Ferndale Lighted Tractor Parade

Kinetic Grand Championship

One of the more interesting family events is the Kinetic Sculpture Race held in May. For 2013 this 3 day event will be held on Memorial Day weekend from May 25th to May 27th. This is a human powered machine race where the contestants are judged on the creativity of the machine, the theatrical presentation of the machine as well as its pilots, engineering skill, and finally the speed of the machine.

You can check out some of the Kinetic Grand Championship race videos here.

The race is a three day event that starts in Arcata, Ca and finishes the first day in Eureka. The second day takes participants from Eureka, Ca to Crab Park at the beach near Loleta. From Crab park participants on the third day finish the rout to Ferndale, Ca. The course take the Kinetic (man powered) machines over streets, sand dunes and water testing the ability to pilot the vehicle through a number of different obstacles.

Redwood Coast Jazz Festival

The Redwood coast Jazz Festival is held in Eureka, California with the 2013 event being held from March 21 through March 24. Merchants throughout Eureka pitch in to add to the event the showcases Dixieland Jazz, Zydeco, Calypso and Swing bands. This is a great time to check out all the museums, art galleries and antique shops in Eureka as well as the Victorian architecture of many of the homes and buildings you will find there.

Farmers Markets

Through much of the year you will find farmers markets being held in Arcata, Eureka and McKinleyville. The Arcata Farmers Market as well as the Eureka Farmers market has live music being played as well as being able to check out the produce and canned and jarred goods.

Eureka Old Town 10am - 1pm
Arcata Pacific Outfitters 3:30pm - 6:30pm
Fortuna 3pm - 6pm
Miranda 2pm - 5pm
Shelter Cove 11am - 3pm
Eureka Henderson Center 10am - 1pm
McKinleyville 3:30pm - 6:30pm
Arcata Plaza 9am - 2pm
Ferndale 10:30am - 2pm
Trinidad 10am - 2pm

This area has a long “Flower Child” history and this is often shown in the dress and actions of many of the people attending these events. Jugglers, people walking around playing drums and other instruments and just the manner of dress of many of the visitors makes this and entertaining event worth checking out.

The Saturday Market in Arcata goes from April to November from about 9 in the morning to about 2 in the afternoon with music playing from about 10 am. There are also Tuesday and Thrusday market days in Eureka, Arcata and McKinleyville.


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