Our Events

Season of Wonder and Light Friday, December 2, 2016
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, and cheer throughout the month...
Oyster Festival Saturday, June 18, 2016
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...
Arts! Arcata Friday, September 9, 2016
Arts! Arcata, each and every month on the 2nd Friday, transforms downtown Arcata into an arts district, featuring the work of dozens of visual artists and live musicians at locations throughout downtown and beyond. The event is free to the public...
Halloween on the Plaza Monday, October 31, 2016
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....


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.

Arcata Main Street thanks everyone who attended our second annual Oyster Fest Kickoff Reception on May 28 in the Plaza View Room.

Upcoming Events

Monday, October 31, 2016 - 16:00 to 18:00
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 18:00 to 19:00

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.