Creamery Festival

Arcata's historic Creamery district comes to life August 23-25 with pageantry, performance and people. This three day event features violinist Jenny Schienman and sax quartet The Tiptons, salsa band Ponche', an outdoor showing of Buster Keaton's silent classic "The General" with a live score performed by Gregg Moore and ensemble and a Big Top Vaudeville Variety show.


Friday, August 23
opening night events all free

Elemental: An Outdoor Pageant Spectacle featuring a community lantern procession, giant puppets, stilt walkers, and giant shadow performance all throughout the district. 8pm

Buster Keaton's silent classic
"The General " with a live score by Gregg Moore and band 9 pm

Ponche ' salsa dancing in the Big Top tent with an eight piece band 10:30 pm

Saturday, August 24
Live Music and Variety on two stages
Arts & Craft booths, kids area by Scrap Humboldt, art installations and more!
11 am - 5 pm FREE

Local bands schedule

Holly Yashi Stage
(in the old Arcata Recycling Center)

6:30 pm Randles/LaBolle/Amirkan (Special dinner hour)

Playhouse Outdoor Stage

Jenny Scheinman & The Tiptons 8 pm
Tickets $15 general & $13 students and members (Big Top tent)

Wet the Hippo 11 pm
Los Angeles sketch comedy troupe (Arcata Playhouse) Tickets $10

Sunday, August 25

Arcata Interfaith Gospel Choir 11 am FREE

(Big Top tent)

Scotia band 12:30 pm FREE
(Playhouse Outdoor stage)

Big Top Vaudeville Variety Show 2 pm
with Leapin Louis, Shoehorn, Coventry and Kalusa, New Eccentrics, Steven Weven, a live band and more! Tickets $10 & $7
(Big Top tent)