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May 25, 2019, 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM @ Arcata Plaza from 9 AM to 12 PM
Manila Dunes 12 PM to 3 PM
Dead Man's Drop at the Dunes 3 PM until the last team passes
Halvorsen Park Finish Line Party 1 PM until nightfall
Founded by metal sculptor Hobart Brown in 1969, the Kinetic Grand Championship began as two-block race down Main Street in Ferndale, CA. Over the years, the race has become a 3-day marathon spanning 50 miles of Humboldt County’s towns, beaches, trails and rivers happening each year on Memorial Day Weekend. This unique North Coast tradition is a fun, exciting and free event for the whole family to enjoy. The 2019 Kinetic Grand Championship kicks off on the Arcata Plaza at 12 PM on Saturday, May 25, and there are many opportunities for spectators to watch kinetic teams race for the glory!
May 25, 2019, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Arcata Plaza
A wide array of local, farm fresh foods are available at the year-round Arcata Plaza Farmers’ Market! Visit the market each week to enjoy the freshest fruits and vegetables, humanely raised meats and eggs, honey, jams, flowers and plant starts. Depending on the time of year, local goat cheese and fresh caught fish can also be found. This market also features the very best bands of Humboldt County, with performances each week from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM. The Arcata Plaza Farmers' Market is open every Saturday rain or shine! Please leave your 4-legged friends at home because multiple State, County and Municipal regulations prohibit pets at Certified Farmers' Markets and food facilities. Please also note that smoking of any kind or unauthorized vending is not permitted.
May 25, 2019, 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary
Bring your binoculars and have a great morning birding! Join Redwood Region Audubon Society volunteers for a guided bird walking tour of the Arcata Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary. No reservations are required! This free tour takes place rain or shine and is open to all-ages.
Participants are instructed to meet in the parking lot at the end of South I Street near Klopp Lake at 8:30 am.
May 25, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center
Join Friends of the Arcata Marsh (FOAM) volunteers for a tour of the wildlife sanctuary. This free tour takes place rain or shine! No reservations are necessary. Participants are instructed to meet at the Interpretive Center at 2 PM.
May 25, 2019, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Sunny Brae Park
The City of Arcata Environmental Services Department and the Humboldt Trails Council Volunteer Trail Stewards are seeking volunteers to assist with maintaining Sunny Brae Park on Saturday, May 25 from 9 AM to 1 PM. Work will include removing invasive plants. Volunteers of all ages are welcome, and work will take place rain or shine. Participants are asked to meet at 9 AM at the Sunny Brae Park entrance on Virginia Way. Parking will be available on Virginia Way and on the streets nearby. Volunteers are encouraged to bring water, gloves and to wear protective footwear and clothing. Extra gloves, tools and lunch will be provided. Participants who wish to depart early to watch the 51st Annual Kinetic Grand Championship kick-off are welcome to!