UPDATE: Arts and Culture Schedule Update


(This update reflects the schedule as of September 5, 2018 and includes much more information).

  • When: Saturday, September 29th from 12pm-8:30pm.
  • Where: Halvorsen Park, 1003-1057 Waterfront Dr, Eureka, CA 95501, USA
  • Cost: FREE community event!

Tentative Schedule as of September 5, 2018

9:30am- 12pm: Roll n Stroll- Walk-a-Thon Style Fundraiser on the Waterfront Trail

  • Meet under Samoa Bridge off Waterfront Dr.
  • Registration at 9:30am
  • 2k begins at 10am • 5k begins at 10:30am
  • $20/donation towards Tri-County Independent Living and Sequoia Park Improvement Project

12pm-3pm: A Historic Tour – 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm at Bonnie Gool Dock. Take a walk through history with North Coast Repertory Theater on a guided theatrical tour of our local waterfront history

12pm-4pm: Discounted Water Rentals @ the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center
Enjoy discounted water rentals from 12pm-4pm

  • Single Kayaks and Paddleboards: $15
  • Double Kayaks and Canoes: $20

10am-5pm: Speeder Rides Beneath the Samoa Bridge

Take a ride on the historic speeders from the Timber Heritage Association. The speeders will be running from beneath the Samoa Bridge to the Eureka Slough bridge. This will be the first time the speeder will be running for the public over the Eureka Slough Bridge since the train stopped service many years ago

  • Meet beneath Samoa Bridge
  • Prices: $7/adult $6/senior $3/child

12pm-8pm: Kid’s Zone Arts & Crafts, Bounce House

Fairy fun with Shoshanna, activities with Discovery Museum, and unlimited bouncing

12:pm-8pm: PacOut Electric Bike Rentals

These are hi-end electric bikes that can reach speeds of 30 mph. This is a great way to see Eureka’s new Waterfront Trail! No reservations for these rentals, they will be first come, first serve. They are $20 / hour to rent. You can probably cover the entire Waterfront trail in that time. Meet at the Bonnie Gool Dock.

1pm, 3pm, & 5pm: PacOut Kayak Tours

Pacific Outfitters will be offering Guided Kayak Tours of Eureka’s Waterfront Trail at the Bonnie Gool Dock at Halvorson Park at 1pm, 3pm, and 5pm. The cost is $20 / person and we provide your fabulous guide and all the gear! Findn out more at this link

12:00pm-8:30pm: Live Art

An electricity box and wooden water spout structure will be painted and transformed by two local artists. Watch Sierra Jenkins and Kati Texas turn these boxes into works of art!

Also, the retaining wall along waterfront drive will have over 15 artists working on their own original murals throughout the day.

12:00pm-6pm: Community Mural

Help create a community based mural and add your own original content! new

2pm-4pm: Interactive Benches-Art Talk

  • 1pm: Alme Allen on the trail just North of Samoa Bridge: Meet Alme and hear about how he created a unique piece representing Wiyot Culture.
  • 2pm: Yannis Stefanakis at the Wharfinger Building: Meet Yannis and hear about how he created an unique piece representing our local fishing industry
  • 3pm: Yannis Stefanakis at the Del Norte St. Pier: Meet Yannis and hear about how he created two unique pieces that double as a play structure

6pm-8pm: Build a Recycled Lantern

Come build your own handmade paper lantern with SCRAP Humboldt to use for our Light the Night Walk at 8pm!

8pm-8:30pm: Light the Night Walk

Bring your handmade lantern, light it up, and talk a night walk on the brand new Eureka Waterfront Trail!

Main Stage Schedule:

  • Noon-12:30pm: 555 Contemporary Dance Company
  • 12:30pm-1pm: Humboldt County Lao Dancers
  • 1pm-2pm. Humboldt Ukulele Group (H.U.G.)
  • 2pm-3pm The Yokels
  • 3pm-4pm: Redwood Coast Women’s Chorus Reserve
    The Redwood Coast Women’s Chorus is an offspring of The Redwood Coast Children’s Chorus, which began in 1978. We sing for fun – classic, world and folk music in several parts. We perform when it it feasible. The Women’s chorus is open for new members to join starting in October. Please check out their website.
  • 4pm-5pm: The Yokels
  • 5pm-5:30pm: The Sundance Ballet Company
    The Sundance Ballet Company is planning to premiere a new contemporary dance piece titled, Rococo. Rococo is a dance about the end of the medieval times and rise of Baroque style in 18th-century Europe, with asymmetrical patterns involving court dances and scrollwork. Celebrating the exuberance and theatrical illusions of this era, this new piece by Carrie Badeaux utilizes large stage props that seven of The Sundance Ballet Company dancers skillfully interact with.
  • 5:30pm-7:30pm: The Uptown Kings
  • 7:30-8pm: Circus of the Elements

Also, Kathe will play the celtic harp and will be performing a few pieces during the event. Website.

About The Event:

FREE!The California Arts Council awarded a $90,000 grant to the Ink People & City of Eureka as part of its Creative California Communities Program.

In support of this collaborative project an initiative has been made by The California Arts Council, Ink People, & City of Eureka to represent arts and culture Reviving the HeARTbeat of Eureka’s Waterfront.  The grant will be used to initiate a community celebration recognizing the grand opening of the waterfront trail during Eureka Arts & Culture Festival. This festival will take place on Saturday, September 29th  from 12pm-8:30pm. The focus of this event is to integrate Eureka arts and culture, and challenge and define local identity through eight uniquely Humboldt interactive benches/sculptures spaced along the length of the Eureka Waterfront Trail. The community will have the opportunity to celebrate the unveiling of the interactive benches/sculptures as one of colorful happenings.

The hub of the event with take place at Halvorsen Park where our community will sprinkle throughout the park and trail. There will be various interactive activities, recreation, art, crafts, and culture that reflect our beloved city, Eureka!

Roll & Stroll is a fund-raising event kicking off the festivities at 10am-12pm. This is a fundraising event where proceeds will go to the Sequoia Park Improvement Project – Old Growth New Adventures. There will be an option of two courses to participate in, a 2k or 5k for Tri-County Independent Living and Sequoia Park, Old and New Adventures refurbished playground. For more information contact: Charlie Bean at Charlie@tilinet.org or call (707) 445-8404 or learn more at: http://new.ci.eureka.ca.gov/depts/pnr/sequoia_park_improvement.asp

The Ink People Center for the Arts is a community-based, grassroots, artist-run, arts and culture organization that changes lives by connecting the community with resources for cultural development.  Through the Community Services Department a role of importance has been played the place-making partnership. Community Services has funded the research and development of the interpretive elements which have determined the themes used in the design directive for the place-making project.

For further information please contact the Empower Eureka Coordinator at empowereureka@ci.eureka.ca.gov or (707) 441-4248.

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