Egg Hunt Southern Humboldt Community Park
Artist of the Emerald Coast Annual showcase of local fine art, wine and music. www.mateel.org.
Avenue of the Giants Marathon Run through the biggest trees in the world. www.theave.org.
KMUD Block Party Three full-sized swimming pools to keep the kids busy, live music all day and evening, food and libations. 923-2513.
Grasshopper Peak Run 30K or 10.5 mile run through Humboldt Redwoods State Park, www.grasshopperpeakredwoodsrun.com.
Redwood Run An old-school biker party with motorcycles, music and wild times. www.redwoodrun.org.
Rodeo in the Redwoods and Rodeo Parade Barrel racing, junior rodeo, parade, greased pigs, animal scramble and crowning the king and queen are all part of this fun weekend. Southern Humboldt Community Park, www.garbervillerodeo.org.
Summer Arts and Music Festival More than 150 arts, crafts, food and info booths, global to local music and dance, and a myriad of attractions and activities for all ages. www.mateel.org
4th of July Picnic & Fireworks at Benbow Picnic tables and barbecues on site, so bring your family and food to join in the celebration.
Roll on the Mattole A wildland firefighter challenge, vendor booths, kids area and live music to benefit the Honeydew Volunteer Fire Company. www.honeydewfire.com.
Reggae on the River One of the longest running reggae music festivals in the world, featuring multiple live bands, food, vendors and more.
SPRING THROUGH FALL
Southern Humboldt Farmers Markets
Miranda Farmers Market
Every Tuesday from 2-6 p.m. May through October. At Miranda Gardens Resort.
Shelter Cove Farmers Market Every Tuesday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
May through October. 986-7229. Downtown Shelter Cove.
Southern Humboldt Farmers Market Every Friday from 11 a.m.-
3 p.m. May through
mid-November. Garberville Town Square.
Prairie Creek Redwoods Half Marathon and 5K Two runs through the beautiful redwoods. www.redwoodparksassociation.org
Humboldt Hills Hoedown Day-long festival of bluegrass, country and related genres of music, with a kids zone with games and activities, food, beer and wine. www.mateel.org.
A Taste of the Cove Fresh food and a variety of grilled items including local wild-caught seafood. The event also features kids’ activities and live music.
Heart of the Redwoods Community Hospice Annual Fundraiser. Garberville, www.heartoftheredwoods
Sanctuary Forest Anniversary Celebration Celebrating the restoration, conservation and cooperative collaboration in the Mattole watershed.
Art is Alive: Outdoor event with live music and art, vendors, food, beer & wine tasting, and fun for all ages.
Halloween Boogie Dance at
the Mateel Community Center,
Humboldt Redwoods Marathon
Take a run beneath Humboldt’s home-grown redwood canopy. Marathon, half marathon and 5K. www.redwoods
Fall Splendor at the Mateel Fashion and Trashion Show fundraiser featuring live music, food, cocktails, vendors, dance performances and more.
Recycled Youth Teen theater program. Mateel Community Center,
Winter Arts Faire Artisan booths, music, children’s storytelling, local food and drink and a visit from Santa. www.mateel.org.
Soroptimist Lighted Christmas Parade Trucks trimmed with bright lights roll through town. Garberville.
Annual Tree Lighting By the Humboldt Redwoods Interpretive Association.
Toyland Christmas at the Historic Benbow Inn Sing Christmas carols and welcome Santa amid Toyland decorations and wonderful holiday lights. 923-2124.
Toys for Tots Run Toy collection drive for area children, sponsored by Kiwanis Club of the Redwoods, www.kiwanisrwr.com.
New Year’s Eve Gala at the Historic Benbow Inn Dinner, dancing, a Champagne toast at midnight and fireworks. 923-2124.
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