Humboldt County is home to the eclectic, the creative, the bold and the daring. Within its borders thrive peace-seekers, adventurers, makers and innovators whose endeavors are inspired by the natural landscape and fostered by the community. The region boasts more artists per-capita than any other county in California and promotes the arts through festivals, on-going art walks and street fairs. Following the lead of the Back-to-the-Landers who sought refuge in Humboldt in the 1960s, the area is also a haven for sustainable business and for the environmentally conscious. Its no surprise that the county's pristine beauty attracts visitors but the colorful local culture has become a destination, in and of itself.


The Festival Circuit

(June 1, 2023) Humboldt County is a hot spot for a diverse selection of festivals that draws crowds from near and far every summer. Very few places in the world as remote as...

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Look to Your Culture

Artist Lyn Risling shares her journey

(December 8, 2022) Soft spoken and silver haired Lyn Risling is many things: teacher, activist, historian, linguist, mother, grandmother and dancer, to name a few. To the larger Humboldt County community, she is...

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Shoshanna Rose is helping
keep events alive and sparkling

(June 15, 2022) "I love it when people get together and make wonderful things happen," said Rose "Shoshanna" Anthony, a dancer, teacher, kids' party planner and longtime Arcata resident. Surprisingly, COVID-19 provided...

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Swimming the
Six Rivers

(June 15, 2022) Most locals know the Six Rivers after which we name our schools, businesses and beer refers to Six Rivers National Forest, a long, inland strip of forestland extending over...

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Up in the Trees

A stroll along Eureka’s Redwood Sky Walk

(September 20, 2021) Going for a walk in the redwoods at Sequoia Park in Eureka now includes a self-guided interpretive walk up. Instead of keeping to the forest floor, you can tour...

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Cacao Cocoon’s
Sweet Mission

(September 20, 2021) Food is more than what you eat — it’s also about people and the planet. For local chocolatiers Elissa Verdillo and Zach Funk, these values guide Cacao Cocoon, which...

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