Our Events

Arts! Arcata Friday, February 10, 2017
Welcome to Arts! Arcata - Second Friday, Every Month Arts! Arcata, produced by Arcata Main Street and the downtown community, is a great opportunity to meet local artists and enjoy being downtown at a safe, family friendly year-round community...
Season of Wonder and Light Friday, December 1, 2017
Arcata Holiday Open House - Arcata Main Street, local businesses, and members of our community come together every year for this celebration, in the heart of historic Arcata. Everyone is invited to downtown Arcata to enjoy holiday sights, sounds...
Oyster Festival Saturday, June 17, 2017
Arcata Bay’s Oyster Festival is the prized pearl of summer festivals, where food lovers will have the opportunity to tantalize their taste buds with fabulous oysters and food. Attendees will drink our local beer and wine, and dance the day away to...
Halloween on the Plaza Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Come Trick or Treat on the Plaza from 4-6pm! We close the streets in the Downtown to encourage walking and enjoying our sights, with treats being handed out by our downtown merchants. Lots of activities on the Plaza and all around the Downtown....



Arcata Main Street seeks local artists to design this year’s Arcata Bay Oyster Festival poster. The winning artist will receive $500 for their design. All submissions will be displayed during Arts! Arcata and our annual open-house meeting in March. A private panel will decide the final poster design and may use the poster as inspiration for a commemorative t-shirt and 2017 event branding. The artist is not required to create a t-shirt design but may use this as guidance. The festival is June 17, from 10am – 5pm.

A trio of Humboldt State University professors will deliver their favorite lecture in downtown Arcata this fall, as part of a new broadcast/podcast series produced by Arcata Main Street and KHSU.

ARCATA - Christmas spirit was in the air in Arcata Friday. Arcata Main Street organizers decked out the plaza and prepped for the Season of Wonder and Light events that took place Friday night.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 10:00am to 5:30pm

About Arcata Main Street

Arcata Main Street is a non-profit organization that works to create a vibrant downtown Arcata. We do this by fostering business vitality, providing opportunities for community events, and organizing projects and initiatives that respond to community needs.