Summer Arts and Music Festival

Coming up on the weekend of June 1st and 2nd, 2013 the Mateel Community Center will kick off the summer festival season with the 37th annual Summer Arts and Music Festival at Benbow Lake State Recreation Area. 

A beloved local tradition to celebrate the arrival of summer, this favorite family event will again offer the most comprehensive and affordable celebration of arts and culture in Humboldt County, with more than 100 diverse performances on 4+ stages, over 150 handmade craft and food booths, an all-media Fine Arts Showcase, Outrageous Kid Zone, Belly Dance Temple, the Generation Green Tent, and so much more. 

Admission for the festival will be at the gate only for price of $15 per day or $25 for the weekend pass. Kids 12 & under are free. Gates open at 9:30am both days and the fun wraps up at 10pm. Free shuttle service is offered continuously from Redway, Garberville and Richardson Grove campgrounds. A limited amount of paid parking is also available in Benbow.