You probably should have already clued into the fact that Humboldt's most fabulous annual weekend was imminent. We are in the midst of Humboldt Pride Week which has already included a flash mob, softball games, benefit dinners and a boat party. Woot.
But today is the main event. The Humboldt Pride Revolution Parade and Festival will dominate Eureka all day. The sure-to-be colorful parade starts at 11:30 at First and C streets and will be led by Grand Marshall'd by Queer Humboldt's Todd Larsen. The procession will make its way to Halvorsen Park for the festival portion of the day which features your standard booths, food and beverage as well as sights and sounds by Caravan of Glam and Pressure/Anya.
Two Saturday after parties of note:
- Palm Lounge: The Glamorous Pride After Party will feature continues fabulousness courtesy the aforementioned Caravan.
- The Siren's Song Tavern: The Rainbow Glow party will feature the lovely Red Carpet Girls+ providing dragtastic delights.
Take pride, Humboldt.
The Lowdown Fun Committee
As a Pro-Adorable American, I support the Wrangletown Barn Dance, which supports Garfield School, which is the most adorable school in the whole county. Sorry, Orick schoolhouse - it was a good run.
Also, Paddlefest. And what Andy said.
The Golden Tarp Competition! But just to sell grill cheeses in the parking lot.
Humboldt Bay Paddlefest
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center / 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. / Free
Paddlefest celebrates the beauty of Humboldt Bay bringing aquatic sports, local community members and organizations, and the HSU campus together for a day of fun and play on the bay.
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Humboldt Pride Parade and Festival
Halvorsen Park / 11:45 a.m.-6 p.m. / Free
11:45 a.m. parade begins at 1st and C in old town Eureka with Grand Marshall Todd Larsen from Queer Humboldt. Festival at noon at Halvorsen Park featuring food booths, wine, beer and beverages. Music and dancing with DJs Pressure/Anya.
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Golden Tarp Light Deprivation Cannabis Competition
Mateel Community Center / noon-10 p.m. / $30 / $50 VIP
Sample and vote on the top 15 entrants (cannabis recommendation required), all of which will have been tested by Pure Analytics. The bud with the most voters will win this year’s Golden Tarp Award.
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Third Annual Redwood Coast Dahlia Festival
Humboldt County Fairgrounds / noon-7 p.m. / $5 / Free Children under 12
Gardening booths, nature-inspired arts and crafts and music by Kenny Ray and the Mighty Rovers, La Musique Diabolique and the Soulful Sidekicks.
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Professor Willikers Puppet Slam
Arcata Playhouse / 8 p.m. / $10 / $8 students/members
Short form adult puppetry performance featuring live music by Tim Gray and Marla Joy and puppeteers David Ferney, Sean Powers, Mark Dupre, James Hildebrandt and special guests Mookie Cornish and Xstine Cook from the Calgary International Festival of Animated Objects!
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Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m. / $55 / $10 HSU student
Able to leap octaves in a single bound, Bobby McFerrin uses his superhuman vocal powers to transform himself into a one-person, five-piece band! One of the natural wonders of the musical world, he is a vocal explorer whose voice can replicate the sound of almost any instrument.
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Wrangletown Barn Dance
Freshwater Grange / 8 p.m.-midnight / $7 / Free kids 12 and under
Live music from Sam McNeill and Blake Ritter; Sue Moon calls the dance in the town formerly known as Wrangletown. Benefits Garfield Elementary school. $5 for cowboy beans and cornbread.
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Humboldt Pride Rainbow Glow
The Siren's Song Tavern / 9 p.m.
After a day at the Pride Festival enjoy performances by The Red Carpet Girls+, Pop-Up Drag plus dancing with DJ Razorburns.
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Women's Empowerment Event
Wharfinger Building / 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Submitted: "World-renowned teachers and empowering women for a day of beauty, learning and fulfillment. You will leave this event, knowing yourself as who you really are, what your purpose is and how to express it."
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Color Humboldt Run
Rohner Park / 9 a.m.-noon
Filled with music, contests, and tons of color! 100% of all money raised supports the work of The MGC.
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Run in the Redwoods Half Marathon and 5K
Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park / 9 a.m. / Free / $50 Half Marathon Runners / $25 5K Runners
A portion of the funds will be used to improve the Revelation Trail for the blind, located adjacent to the Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park Visitor Center.
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Ma-le'l Dunes North (Off Young Lane) / 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. / Free
Help restore the USFWS Ma-le'l Dunes by removing invasive plants.
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Patrick’s Point State Park / 10 a.m. / Free / Free 0
Park for free as we investigate our Native Plant Garden, visit Sumeg Village, explore the Rim Trail, wander out to Wedding Rock, and much more. This approximately 3 mile hike takes us through gently rolling forests and meadows, and along panoramic vistas of our dramatic, rocky coast.
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Babies at the Library
Trinidad Library / 11 a.m.-noon / Free
Bring your baby, aged 3 months to 2 years, to the library for songs, rhymes and playtime. It's a baby and parent meet-up in a book-filled environment.
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Storytelling Festival by the Sea
Arcata Presbyterian Church / 11 a.m.-10 p.m. / $30 / Free 12 and under / $10 Sat. Workshop - 13 and up / $25 All Sat. Pass - 13 and up / $10 Sat. Night - 13 and up / $10 Sat. - 13 and up / $30 All Fest. Pass - 13 and up / $10 Friday Night - 13 and up
The North Coast Storytellers' present acclaimed storyteller Elizabeth Ellis, the warm and welcoming Mary Lawrence and the celebrated American Indian storyteller Frank Lake. Two day event.
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Nettie Ruben Presentation
Clarke Historical Museum / 1-3 p.m. / Free
”Nettie Ruben’s work is amazing in spanning the whole range of basket types. Moreover she was undoubtedly the most innovative of Karuk basket weavers... This exhibit is both a tribute to the great basket weaver and the culture she represents” -Ron Johnson, Special Curator.
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Family Arts Day
Morris Graves Museum of Art / 2 p.m.-4 a.m. / $5 / Free MGMA members/ Children 17 and Under / $2 Seniors/Students
Explore the current art exhibitions, get inspired and create your own unique art projects.
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Nature Story Time
Humboldt Coastal Nature Center / 2-3 p.m. / Free
Geared for ages 3-6, story time will focus on local wildlife and will be followed by a simple craft project.
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Symphony of the Soil
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 6:30 p.m.
This must-see film inspires our understanding that treating the soil right can help solve pressing environmental problems including climate change, dead zones, water scarcity and world hunger. Showing sponsored by Locally Delicious.
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Jeff DeMark and Friends
Studio 299 Center for the Arts / 7-9 p.m. / Free
Writer/musician Jeff DeMark and friends return to perform stories and music on the lawn.
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The Latin Peppers
Fortuna Monday Club / 7:30 p.m. / $10
Led by trombonist and arranger Jimmy Durslag, the group plays classic and contemporary Latin jazz and dance music.
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Redwood Curtain Theatre / 8 p.m. / $15 / $10 Thursdays
England, 1605: Shagspere is commissioned by the prime minister to write the “true historie” of the Gunpowder Plot. And it must have witches! A witty and high-stakes political thriller with contemporary resonances, this intriguing play gallops from the great Globe to the Tower of London.
Sink and Swim
Logger Bar / 8:30 p.m. / Free / 21+
Portland's high energy folk, country, and bluegrass string band music provided by former Arcatans, Jessica Renee Malone, Kimbo Slice Kumada, James Rossi, Max Tanti, and Andrew DeRossett. Kicking off the night will be Griddle Cakes.
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- GIVER: 1:55, 4:20, 6:45, 9:15
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