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Upcoming Community Events on the North Coast, August-October 2023

Updated: Sep 25, 2023

There are lots of exciting community events on the North Coast coming up in the next two months that we want to share with you and warmly invite you to participate in. We hope to see you soon!

August 19th - 59th Annual Klamath Salmon Festival - Klamath, CA

On Saturday, August 19th, the Yurok Tribe is hosting their 59th Annual Klamath Salmon Festival. The Yurok Tribal Court is sponsoring the Ney-Puey Run and Walk at the Festival. Meet at Yurok Country Visitor Center (101 Klamath Blvd, Klamath, CA 95548). Bib pick-up, race swag, and same-day registration starts at 7:00am, the 5k Run/Walk starts at 8:00am, and the Color Run/Fun Walk starts at 9:30am. Find more info at and


August 26th - Azalea Restoration Volunteer Event - Trinidad, CA

On Saturday, August 26th from 9am-noon, EPIC and the California State Parks North Coast Redwoods District are hosting our final habitat restoration volunteer event of the summer at Humboldt Lagoons State Park. We will be removing invasive plants to improve azalea habitat. These skills are great for anyone interested in a career in natural resources! Work locations are less than 1/2 mile from the meeting location. Bring water, snacks, and sturdy shoes. Gloves and tools will be provided. Meeting place to be announced. For more info, please contact California State Parks Forestry Aide Desten Mertens


September 1st - Forest Defense Movie Night - Arcata, CA

On Friday, September 1st at 6pm, Forest Defense is hosting a Forest Defense Movie Night in Cal Poly Humboldt’s Art Building B, Room 102! They are screening the documentary Who Bombed Judi Bari?, which portrays the story of Judi Bari, an Earth First organizer who was car bombed in 1990 and targeted by the FBI. Remember the Headwaters days? If you don't, come learn about the rich history of forest defense in Northern California. If you do remember, come bridge the gap between your generation that saved the Headwaters forest and the next generation of young forest lovers. Free admission and snacks!


September 9th-10th - Cannifest - Eureka, CA

On Saturday, September 9th from 11am-10pm and Sunday, September 10th from noon-10pm, Cannifest Humboldt 2023 is happening at Halvorsen Waterfront Park (1003-1057 Waterfront Dr between L St & R St, Eureka, CA 95501). This cannabis festival and trade gathering will be a licensed consumption event featuring the 2023 Cannifest Bowl Headstash Championship, a Seed Swap Circus, live music, keynote speakers, food vendors, nonprofits tabling (including yours truly), and so much more! Find EPIC’s table from 11am-7:30pm on Saturday and noon-7:30pm on Sunday. Find more info at


September 15th - JAG Meeting - Fort Bragg, CA

On Friday, September 15th from 8:45am-12:45pm, the Jackson Advisory Group (JAG) is meeting at the First Presbyterian Church of Fort Bragg (367 South Sanderson Way, Fort Bragg, CA 95437). Join the Save Jackson Coalition at the JAG meeting to oppose the new THPs proposed by CAL FIRE, and call for a new management plan that includes community and Tribal input, and environmental review. There will be public comment on each agenda item and again at 12:30pm, so if you can't make it until then please still come! Read the full press release at


September 16th-17th - 49th Annual North Country Fair - Arcata, CA

On Saturday and Sunday, September 16th-17th from 10am-6pm, the Same Old People nonprofit is hosting the 49th Annual North Country Fair on the Arcata Plaza (844 H St, Arcata, CA 95521). A Humboldt County tradition since 1974, North Country Fair celebrates and advocates for a healthy environment, cooperation and community, a vibrant alternative economy, and justice for every person and all forms of life. Come check out local art, crafts, handmade goods, cottage foods, nonprofits, music, kid's activities, dance and entertainers, including the All Species Parade on Saturday at 1pm and the Samba Parade on Sunday at 1pm. EPIC will be tabling at booth #78 on the plaza diagonal closest to G St and 9th St. Find more info at


September 30th - Richardson Grove Centennial Celebration - Garberville, CA

On Saturday, September 30th from 12-4pm, the California State Parks North Coast Redwoods District is hosting the Richardson Grove Centennial Celebration at Richardson Grove State Park Visitor Center and Day Use Area (1600 U.S. 101, Garberville, CA 95542). Join us in celebrating Richardson Grove’s 100 years as a state park with live music by Arcata's Object Heavy, food, games, and more! The event is free and open to all. Find more info at


October 14th - Great Redwood Trail Community Event - Redcrest, CA

On Saturday, October 14th from 11am-3pm, Friends of the Eel River, KEET-TV and the Humboldt Trails Council are co-hosting the Great Redwood Trail Community Event at the Dyerville Overlook (Exit 663 off Highway 101, near Founders Grove)! This event will be a family-friendly day of fun and a space to share information about the trail planning process with the local community and invite feedback from community members. Interested in tabling or volunteering? Contact for details by October 2nd. Find more information at


October 20th - Casey Neill & Jerry Joseph EPIC Benefit Concert - Arcata, CA

On Friday, October 20th, Casey Neill & the Norway Rats and Jerry Joseph are playing a live concert as a fundraiser for EPIC at the Arcata Playhouse (1251 9th St, Arcata, CA 95521)! Doors open at 6:30pm, show 7-10pm. Also look forward to local beer and wine, signature Playhouse popcorn, and other drinks and snacks. $20 advance / $25 door / under 18 free. Space is limited, so get your tickets online now! Also read more on our blog and share our event on Facebook!


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