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ANNUAL EVENTS


 
 

spring

April

Egg Hunt  Southern Humboldt Community Park

Artist of the Emerald Coast  Annual showcase of local fine art, wine and music. www.mateel.org.

May

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.

SUMMER

June

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

July

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.

August

Reggae on the River  One of the longest running reggae music festivals in the world, featuring multiple live bands, food, vendors and more.
www.reggaeontheriver.com.

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.

 

 

 

FALL

September

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
communityhospice.org

Sanctuary Forest Anniversary Celebration  Celebrating the restoration, conservation and cooperative collaboration in the Mattole watershed.

October

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,
www.mateel.org

Humboldt Redwoods Marathon
Take a run beneath Humboldt’s home-grown redwood canopy. Marathon, half marathon and 5K. www.redwoods
marathon.org.

Fall Splendor at the Mateel  Fashion and Trashion Show fundraiser featuring live music, food, cocktails, vendors, dance performances and more.
www.mateel.org.

November

Recycled Youth  Teen theater program. Mateel Community Center,
www.mateel.org. 

WINTER

DECEMBER

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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