GOPD 2021 Schedule

Get Out & Play Day returns July 31!

Here’s the schedule so far. It’s subject to change of course.

You can download a PDF with all the events; including information about our photo contest by clicking on this link.

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Summer In Heart of Eureka Ends This Week!

How do you play?

  • Pick up a booklet from any participating merchant
  • Follow the clues and answer the questions in the booklet
  • Drop off your booklet at the Clarke Historical Museum by the deadline in the booklet. All completed booklets will be entered into a random prize drawing to win items donated from participating businesses.

Photo Contest Too!

There is also a social media-based photo contest so you can share your adventure and be eligible for even more prizes, which, of course, you can play without entering any facilities.

  • Take a photo in Old Town or Downtown by Saturday, August 15.
  • Tag it with #TheHeartOfEureka

Participating Merchants

You can print out your own booklet if you wish by following this link.

  1. Scrapper’s Edge
  2. Humboldt Herbals
  3. Redwood Music Mart
  4. Good Relations
  5. Kinetic Museum Eureka
  6. Tailwaggers 2 Thrift Shop (Sequoia Humane Society)
  7. Living the Dream Ice Cream
  8. Madrone Taphouse
  9. Old Town Art Gallery
  10. Art Center Space
  11. Otto+Olive
  12. Eureka Rubber Stamp Company
  13. Many Hands Gallery
  14. Stonesthrow Boutique
  15. Proper Wellness Center
  16. Taste of Bim
  17. Old Town Coffee & Chocolates
  18. Abraxas Shoes and Leather
  19. Om Sweat Om

A special thanks goes out to Eureka Main Street, Clarke Historic Museum, Scrapper’s Edge, and the participating businesses who made this possible.

Visit the website about this fun promotion at TheHeartOfEureka.com 

UPDATE: Print Your Own Booklet for Summer Scavenger Hunt

This update reflects a more specific date when the booklets will be available and also provides a PDF that can be downloaded and printed.

Have you been looking for a way to help your community during these tough times?

Well, get ready to do that and have fun in Old Town and Downtown Eureka (“The Heart of Eureka.”) This is designed to be a socially-distant outdoor-based, safe activity. Masks and social distancing is required to participate. 

How does it work?

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Eureka to Launch Community Scavenger Hunt to Revitalize Old Town and Downtown Eureka

Have you been looking for a way to help your community during these tough times?

Well, get ready to do that starting Friday, July 24, 2020 (updated) and have fun in Old Town and Downtown Eureka (“The Heart of Eureka.”)

We know there is a positive shift and an improved collective attitude in our community when we bring people together for a common goal, and since the pandemic has challenged us on so many fronts,  we are excited to announce an opportunity to reunite, reconnect, and recover by simply visiting Old Town and Downtown for a playful adventure for all ages: a self-led Community Scavenger Hunt in the “Heart of Eureka”.

How does it work?

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UPDATE: Old Town Walking Tours Start Time Changed

This update reflects that the tours’ start time will now be at noon instead of 1PM.

Take the family on an interactive history lesson of Old Town

This hour-long walking tour will reveal Eureka’s long history as a Victorian seaport and lumber town. There will be three opportunities on Get Out & Play Day so make sure you don’t miss it!

This tour meets and ends at the Clarke Museum.

Details:

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Old Town Walking Tours Every Saturday Through August

Take the family on an interactive history lesson of Old Town

This hour-long walking tour will reveal Eureka’s long history as a Victorian seaport and lumber town. There will be three opportunities on Get Out & Play Day so make sure you don’t miss it!

This tour meets and ends at the Clarke Museum.

Details:

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Old Town Walking Tours On Get Out and Play Day

Take the family on an interactive history lesson of Old Town

Join us for free tours of historic Old Town Eureka as part of #GOPD2019.

This hour-long walking tour will reveal Eureka’s long history as a Victorian seaport and lumber town. There will be three opportunities on Get Out & Play Day so make sure you don’t miss it!

This tour meets and ends at the Clarke Museum which has free admission on this day only AND a free street fair with drinks, music, food, activities, and more! You can learn more about the street fair here.

Details:

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Old Town Walking Tours Begin in July

Take the family on an interactive history lesson of Old Town

FREE!The city of Eureka’s Outdoor Recreation Program, Explore Eureka, in partnership with the Clarke Museum, is presenting weekly “Historical Walking Tours” in Old Town Eureka beginning July 7th and running every Saturday until the last weekend of August – including on Get Out and Play Day (#gop2018)

The tours offer an interactive history lesson and are designed to be fun for the whole family. Tours take you up close and personal with the buildings and history of Old Town.

Details:

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FREE: Living History Day at the Clarke Museum

FREE!Living History Day is a chance to experience a glimmer of Humboldt County history.

Come down and experience what it was like to enter a Victorian-era pharmacy by enjoying some free draft root beer at our soda fountain, poured by local historian Ray Hillman.

Root beer will be provided by Lost Coast Brewery. Talk to a soldier from Fort Humboldt, played by historical actor Bill Kohse. We will also have a variety of touchable historical objects on display, as well as hands-on activities related to local earthquake and tsunami events.

Details:

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UPDATED: FREE Family Event Celebrating Sequoia Park’s History

New Events have been added to the Illuminating the Past Event at Sequoia Park on April 21.

Time Travel to Sequoia Parks’s Past

Here’s an UPDATED overview of what will be happening on April 21, 2016:

  • NEW ADDITION>> Actors from the North Coast Repertory Theater will be live and in costume as period residents from Eureka’s yesterday to guide tours, answer questions and pose for photos.ncrt-logo-right

 

  • NEW ADDITION>> The Clarke Museum will be on hand with their “Museum in a Box”, providing interactive artifacts from local history. The Clarke Museum will also be offering FREE passes to the Museum for those who partake in and complete the “Hunt Through History” Scavenger Hunt.clarke-museum
  • Historic Night Tours: Join period residents of Humboldt County who have traveled through time to guide you down a special one night only lit path and explain what daily life was like in the days of old.
  • Interactive Historical Activities: From informational booths on logging history to a “make your own” vintage toy booth & old school games (jacks or marbles anyone?), get a hands on experience on how our forefathers & foremothers grew up!
  • Live Musical Performance from Humboldt Bay Brass: Humboldt Bay Brass will be performing live in the Gazebo premiering an arrangement of music from the past 150 years including historic music written in and about the north coast! (The Humboldt Bay Brass Band is a music ensemble in the British tradition, directed by Dr. Gil Cline of the Department of Music at HSU.)

Details:

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