Annual Humboldt County Events

Kinetic Grand Championship: Memorial Day weekend every year! May 25-27 2019
A local tradition since 1969, the Kinetic Race is no parade!  In the Kinetic Grand Championship bodies of art and artist’s bodies are put to the test.  There’s 50 miles to go, over land, sand, water, and mud. 
Kinetic Sculptures are all-terrain human-powered art vehicles, engineered to race over road, water, mud and sand. They are impressive works of sculpture and engineering loaded with “kinetic thrills” like animated faces, fire cannons, and unusual drive mechanisms. Kinetic Racing teams consist of pilots, pit crews and peons. Pilots power their sculpture and steer, the pit crews assists the pilots in transforming the vehicle for the various challenges and fixing mechanical issues, and peons, well, they do whatever is needed for the team to get Glory.

Humboldt HomeBrew Festival: Saturday April 6, 2019 2pm-7:30 pm At The Arcata Community Center
The North Coast Professional Chapter of Engineers Without Borders presents the 9th Annual Humboldt Homebrew Festival. Your ticket purchase affords you the opportunity to taste over 80 different high-quality homebrewed beers, snacks, hors d’oeuvres and enjoy the sounds of local musicians and bands. All proceeds go to support the North Coast Professional Chapter of Engineers Without Borders projects. Over 60 brewers compete for the People’s Choice Award and hundreds of patrons attend to enjoy and judge these fine beers. For more information on the event please visit:

The Oyster Festival: Saturday June 15, 2019 on the Arcata Plaza!
It’s a celebration of North Coast culture where chefs, merchants, volunteers, and guests revel in award-winning oysters and other tasty nonoyster delicacies, local beverages, live local music, and art. Not to be missed!

The Redwood Run Saturday June 7, 2019 in Garberville!
2 nights of camping, music, games, bikes and camaraderie, among the towering Redwoods of the North Coast of California, to kick off the riding season. Buy your tickets early to enjoy free perks.

Humboldt Botanical Gardens Free Admission Day April 18 10am-2pm
Free admission to the Garden every Third Thursday of the month through May. Bring your whole family and experience rare species, native plants, and Mediterranean climate landscapes in a beautiful setting.

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