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Where to Watch Fireworks in Humboldt and Marvin Gaye Singing the National Anthem

Your Lost Coast Outpost is gonna get out of here and put some barbecue in its face. So really super briefly: If you want to celebrate America by blowing up a small piece of it, you have your options in Eureka, SoHum and Ferndale. Also, the Arcata Plaza will be its own unique brand of colorful today (they just gotta play by their own rules up there, don't they?)

Anywho, be safe, amateur explosion wranglers. And now, please watch Marvin Gaye sing the Star-Spangled Banner at the 1983 NBA All-Star Game, 'cuz it's the best.

EVENTS

Fourth of July Festival and Fireworks

Old Town Eureka / 10 a.m.

The heart of Eureka will be packed with more than 100 vendors, live music on two stages, classic cars, kids' activities and firetrucks. The fireworks display starts over the bay at 10 p.m.

Fourth of July Jubilee

Arcata Plaza / 10 a.m.

Even Arcata gets into the spirit! More than 60 arts and crafts booths, music, food and a kids' zone, featuring games, crafts and face painting. Samba Quente performs at noon.

Fourth of July Celebration

Main Street, Ferndale / 10 a.m.

The Cream City celebrates Amercia! Fire engine rides are from 10 a.m. to noon, followed by the parade. After the parade, enjoy a picnic and the Broadway Americana musical revue. The fairgrounds open at 7 p.m. for fireworks at dark.

Humboldt Crabs vs. Solano Mudcats

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

Root on your hometown baseball team as they whoop up on some hapless bums.

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Trinidad Arts Night

Trinidad / 6-9 p.m.

Kinda like Garberville Arts Alive, but in Trinidad.

God Bless America

The Siren's Song Tavern / 9 p.m. / 18+

With DJs Hypha, Wu Wei, Wrye and more.

442-8778 / thesirenssongtavern@gmail.com / Web site

Shuffle 4th Of July Party w/Pressure Anya

Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 9:30 p.m.

Patriotic ass swinging.

Free Hula Show

Old Town Eureka / 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. / Free

497-7244 / dsander1@arcatanet.com /

Mindfulness Meditation

Sun Yi's Academy of Tae Kwon Do Arcata / noon-1 a.m. / Free

845-0238 / sacredfireenergetics@gmail.com / Web site

Doug Fir & the 2x4s

Old Town Gazebo / 1:30-3 p.m. / Free

441-1087 / fbacik@townofscotia.com / Web site

Free Hula Show

Old Town Eureka / 2:15-3:15 p.m. / Free

497-7244 / dsander1@arcatanet.com /

Fortuna's First Friday

Fortuna / 6-9 p.m.

Art, music, fun and great deals from local merchants in the friendly city.

Guilty Apple

Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6 p.m.

Local alt folk.

668-4151 / Web site

Papa Paul

Gallagher's Irish Pub and Restaurant / 6:30 p.m.

Local folk/rock.

442-1177 / Web site

Owl Paws

The Siren's Song Tavern / 7 p.m.

442-8778 / thesirenssongtavern@gmail.com / Web site

Austin Alley and the Rustlers

Bear River Casino Resort / 9 p.m. / 21+

Local country institution.

733-9644 / Web site

Doug Fir and the 2x4s

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+

"Multigenerational rock and roll band comprised of fathers and sons playing classic rock and beyond."

441-1087 / fbacik@townofscotia.com / Web site

Barfly Karaoke

Bar Fly Pub and Grub / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+

You know what karaoke is.

443-3770 / Web site

Jim Lahman Band

Old Town Coffee And Chocolates (Old Town) / 9 p.m.

Local blues/rock band.

445-8600 / Web site

SoHum Fireworks

Benbow / 10 p.m. / $8

SoHum kabooms! USA! USA! USA!

DJs

Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+

Plaza ass shaking.

822-0919 /

Kindred Spirits

Clam Beach Inn / 10 p.m.

839-0545 /

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre