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How Humboldt Celebrates the Fourth

Fourth of July, peeps! Yes, you could hole up in your fenced off backyard with illegal fireworks and explode the fruits of freedom that way. But if any part of your preferred American experience has to do with being a part of community perhaps you should do one of the following things:

As for your Lost Coast Outpost, we're gonna start they day off at the river. But we'll be hungry when we return. Invite us to your barbecue! We'll bring an acoustic guitar and sing "You're a Grand Ol' Flag!" That's a fair trade, right?

-Andrew Goff

EVENTS

Fourth of July Extravaganza

Elk Country RV Resort and Campground / 9 a.m.

Horseshoes, washer toss, duck derby, balloon toss. Parade starts at noon, as does the barbecue which runs until 9 p.m.

488-2181 / Web site

Fourth of July Jubilee Festival

Arcata Plaza / 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Live music, local food and craft vendors, and free kids activities. Hosted by the Arcata Chamber of Commerce.

Fourth of July in Ferndale

Ferndale / 10 a.m.

Parade down Main Street at noon. Fireworks at the fairgrounds at night.

Fourth of July Street Fair/Fireworks

Old Town/Downtown Eureka / 10 a.m.-11 p.m.

America! Live music, vendor booths, food, crafts, art, classic cars, fire trucks. Fireworks at 10 p.m. with rockin' soundtrack by KWPT The Point!!!

Humboldt Crabs vs. Solano Mudcats

Arcata Ball Park / 12:30 p.m. / $8

Hometown baseball, baby.

Web site

SoHum Fourth of July Fireworks

Benbow Lake State Rec. Area / 10 p.m.

SoHum gets patriotic.

Henderson Center Farmers' Market

Henderson Center / 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Locally grown food. Live music. Runs from June to October.

Happy Growler Day

Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / noon-5:30 p.m. / Free

826-7222 / david.franklin@redwoodcurtainbrewing.com / Web site

McKinleyville Farmers' Market

McKinleyville Shopping Center / 3:30-6:30 p.m.

Locally grown food. Runs from June to October.

268-1800 / Web site

Eureka Summer Concert Series

C Street Market Square / 6 p.m.

Featuring oldies group The Hot Rods.

Blue Lotus Jazz

Angelina Inn / 6-9 p.m.

Romantic jazz with your dinner?

725-5200 / davewilsonguitarist@yahoo.com / Web site

HSU Guitar Group

Libation / 7 p.m.

825-7596 / Web site

Open Mic

Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.

Perform yer stuff. Make some chums.

822-3453 / Web site

Francis Vanek and Steve Smith

Persimmons Garden Gallery / 7 p.m.

Jazz with tenor saxophone player Francis Vanek, keyboard player Steve Smith and drummer Michael Curran.

923-2748 / Web site

Karaoke w/ KJ Leonard

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 8 p.m.

When selecting your song, please keep in mind your audience would like to dance.

668-9770 / Web site

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay

Bear River Casino Resort / 8 p.m.

Please don't do "Bohemian Rhapsody." That never works.

733-9644 / Web site

Kindred Spirits

Clam Beach Inn / 8:30 p.m.

839-0545 /

Open Jam

The Forks / 8:30 p.m. / 21+

With Jimi Jeff.

530-629-2679 /

Pressure/Anya DJs

Nocturnum / 9 p.m. / 21+

Dirty Thursdays bump 'n' grind boogie down.

499-0163 /

Accurate Productions

Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+

S.I.N. and Service Night DJ night.

800-684-2464 / Web site

Rude Lion Sound

Sidelines / 9:30 p.m. / 21+

Hip hop krunkage for your butt.

822-0919 /

Datablend

#MongolianNightz / 10 p.m.-2 a.m. / 21+

Weekly exposition of local innovators in EDM hip hop, and bass music.

Web site

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Garberville Theater
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre